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In it’s purest form, the case for annihilationism is conducted within the parameters of that aspect of personal eschatology which deals with the eternal state and destiny of the unrighteous dead and constitutes one form of a multi-faceted range of options that exclude and reject the traditional doctrine of hell.
Hence, the argument for annihilationism is, essentially, one form of an argument against the existence of hell and the doctrine of eternal punishment therein.
The biblical argument for annihilationism proceeds largely on the basis of the particular language and imagery used to describe the eternal state of the unrighteous dead in the New Testament.
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 Annihilationism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Annihilationism is one of several doctrines of hell and judgement in the Christian religion.
Since the Reformation, annihilationism has periodically surfaced, as in the 1660 confession of the General Baptists.
By this definition, annihilationism is a form of punishment in which deprivation of existence occurs, and the punishment is eternal.
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 BijbelArchief - 1224 Artikel(en)
A second objection to annihilationism is Jesus' reference to 'eternal punishment' in contrast to 'eternal life' in Matthew 25:46.
A third objection raised against annihilationism is based on the parable, if that is what it was, of the rich man and Lazarus, as found in Luke 16:19-31.
A fourth objection against annihilationism is the concept of justice, the belief that God will judge people 'according to their deeds,' as stated in such passages as Revelation 20:12.
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 Is annihilationism Biblical?
Annihilationism is the belief that unbelievers will not experience an eternity of suffering in hell, but will rather be “extinguished” after death.
A belief in annihilationism is a result in a misunderstanding of one or more of the following doctrines: (1) the consequences of sin, (2) the justice of God, (3) the nature of Hell.
A more personal aspect of annihilationism is the idea that we could not possibly be happy in Heaven if we knew that some of our loved ones we suffering an eternity of torment in Hell.
www.gotquestions.org /annihilationism.html   (805 words)

 A Kinder, Gentler Theology of Hell?
Annihilationism has, as the Niagara Creed of 1878 foresaw, become a doctrine that plagues the evangelical church of the late twentieth century.
The purpose in the rest of this study, therefore, is to demonstrate that annihilationism is not an isolated deviation from orthodoxy, but is only a part of a larger theological breakdown.
It has been the purpose of this essay to demonstrate by a survey of the doctrinal categories that the doctrine of annihilationism as taught by a few contemporary evangelicals is a significant part of a multifaceted compromise of a biblical systematic theology.
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 Annihilationism info here at en.120-film.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Annihilationism is lone of plural doctrines of hell and judgement in the Christian religion.
It footings that the concluding karma of the wicked (sinners) is plenary destruction, coinciding to eternal unconsciousness.
By definition, annihilationism is a configuration of punishment in which deprivation of existence occurs, and the punishment is eternal.
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 The Lowedown
Annihilationism is "the view that unbelievers are finally annihilated and thus do not experience torment that is eternal in duration." [1] Because this doctrine has, in recent years, gained favor among a few well-known evangelical leaders, it seems prudent to examine the claims of this doctrine.
Proponents of Annihilationism unload a myriad of biblical references and terms to demonstrate the weight of their position.
There is general agreement on this point, but as has been shown, their view of death as meaning "cessation of life" is not warranted and violates the accepted meaning of the term, which is separation.
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 Annihilationism: An Unbiblical Doctrine
Annihilationism Reply: Some material was brought to my attention written by an annihilationist (hereafter designated "WK") who posted a reply to this article on a discussion forum hosted by my good buddy Kerry Gilliard.
annihilationism reply: Of this word Holding writes: "the meaning of this word and those related to it does not refer to 'destruction' in the modern sense that that word is used for the annihilation of something.
Annihilationism would have us believe that "punishment" refers here to a completed process that is eternal in its results.
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 dulcius ex asperis » 2004 » July » 22
Annihilationism is the claim that those who reject the lordship of Christ in this life will pass out of existence after their judgment, rather than suffer conscious anguish and punishment for their wickedness (which is the broadest statement of the traditional view).
Some variants of annihilationism say that there might be a period of conscious punishment for sins in this life, but that it is finite, and ends with the annihilation of those humans involved.
Annihilationism solves this inconsistency by simply ridding creation of the existence of such things that would oppose God.
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 IBA - Institute for Biblical Apologetics, Inc.
When we discuss the doctrine of annihilationism keep in mind that there are distinctions between annihiliationism and universalism and between annihilationism and conditional immortality.
Annihilationists would argue that the ultimate end of the wicked is annihilationism or extinction of being, regardless of what state of existence may or may not preceed this final annihilation event and further that the annihilation is eternal; the sentence will never be reversed.
Annihilationism is not a biblical doctrine but a dangerous doctrine which undermines the justice, love and law of God as revealed in scripture.
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 “Annihilationism” by B.B. Warfield
The common contention of the theories which form the first of these classes is that human life is bound up with the organism, and that therefore the entire man passes out of being with the dissolution of the organism.
It has become usual, therefore, to speak of them all as annihilationists or of them all as conditionalists; annihilationists because they all agree that the souls of the wicked cease to exist; conditionalists because they all agree that therefore persistence in life is conditioned on a right relation to God.
There is a particular form of conditionalism requiring special mention which seeks to avoid the difficulties of annihilationism, by teaching, not the total extinction of the souls of the wicked, but rather, as it is commonly phrased, their “transformation” into impersonal beings incapable of moral action, or indeed of any feeling.
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 Is Annihilationism Biblical?
The doctrine of annihilationism teaches that man was created immortal.
But those who continue in sin and reject Christ are by a positive act of God deprived of the gift of immortality and are ultimately destroyed.
There is no way that annihilationism or an extinction of consciousness can be forced into this passage.
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 Annihilationism - Theopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Annihilationism is the belief that the final fate of those who are not saved is literal and final death and destruction.
Universalism and Annihilationism affirm that evil will one day no longer exist, and Annihilationism and Eternal Torment both affirm that some will be punished eternally, without remedy.
The doctrine of Annihilationism is often, although not always, bound-up with the notion of Conditional Immortality, a belief that the soul is not innately immortal.
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 Talk:Annihilationism - Theopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Annihilationism is a view that is contrary to the Theopedia's conservative evangelical perspective, and we should not let proponents skew the presentation too much.
Annihilationism is fully consistent witht he statement of faith at Theopedia.
I consider that the original article was fairly visibly written in opposition to annihilationism, and at times in a way that I thought was not helpful for a good undestanding of the evangelical annihilationism POV.
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 Rev’d Dr. Leander Harding » Blog Archive » Annihilationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As to where annihilationism is written: I would point to the Lake of Fire into which the damned and Death and Hades are cast.
I suppose there are grades of annihilationism and the brand I was objecting to envisioned an annihilation upon the momet of death.
Actually, it would be “asymptotic annihilationism” (not “parabolic”), with the annihilation of the ungodly being the asymptote which is eternally approached but never reached.
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 THOUGHTS ON ANNIHILATIONISM    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Annihilationism is the doctrine that the souls of the wicked will be snuffed out of existence rather than be sent to an everlasting, conscious hell.
In addition to the lack of any definitive passages in favor of annihilationism, numerous texts support the doctrine of eternal conscious punishment.
Unlike parables which have no real persons in them, Jesus told the story of an actual beggar named Lazarus who went to heaven and of a rich man who died and went to hell and was in conscious torment (Luke 16:22-28).
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330) was the first to defend annihilationism explicitly.
Additionally, at least one of John Wesley's recorded sermons hints that a person may be "destroyed, body and soul, in hell", although the denominations that arose through his influence do not share this viewpoint
Annihilationists claim the torment is limited in duration or metaphorical in meaning, as shown Jude 1:7 in reference to the eternal fire and burning of Sodom and Gomorrah as well as in many other texts.
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The word is from the Latin nihil, "nothing," and expresses the position of those who hold that some, if not all, human souls will cease to exist after death.
The distinction between conditionalism and annihilationism, as indicated above, is frequently not observed, and these two terms are commonly used as practical synonyms.
It is worthy of note that, in the biblical record, those who spoke most about future punishment in its irrevocable finality are Jesus and the apostle John, the very ones who also represented most glowingly the supreme glory of God's love and the unshakable certainty of his ultimate triumph.
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 Flaws in the Arguments for Annihilationism
Several prominent evangelicals today subscribe to this doctrine of annihilationism, and their numbers are growing.
The origins of the doctrine known as “annihilationism” go all the way back to the 4th-century when a man named Arnobius first propagated a doctrine that unbelievers passed into “nonexistence” either at death or at the time of resurrection.
Throughout church history, leading church fathers have taken a strong stand against annihilationism (or conditionalism) in favor of the traditional (orthodox) view of hell as eternal punishment (everlasting) for those who choose to reject Jesus Christ and His gracious offer of eternal life.
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 Eternalism and annihilationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Next, to arrive at the view of annihilationism, is to say that everything that befalls a person is chiefly the result of outside forces.
The Buddha's own position, which rests with neither eternalism nor annihilationism, holds that the self is actual, but that it neither persists in this life, nor in the next life.
While the present day inclination of most Buddhists is to side with annihilationism, a strong case suggests the contrary, that the Buddha.
www.darkzen.com /thezennist/jan1996-Eternalism_and_annihilationism.html   (467 words)

 "Evangelical Annihilationism in Review" by J.I. Packer
The second way was annihilationism, which says that those in heaven will finally be all the humans there are, and speculates as to when unbelievers are extinguished.
Both men adopted annihilationism, in which they may be wrong, but they embraced it for the right reason — not because it fitted into their comfort zone, though it did, but because they thought they found it in the Bible.
Sometimes they urge that such references to continued distress as have been quoted refer only to the temporary experience of the lost before they are extinguished, but this is to beg the question by speculative eisegesis and to give up the original claim that the New Testament imagery of eternal loss naturally implies extinction.
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 Evangelical Affirmations - Chapter 4 - Response
Annihilationism assumes the immortality of the soul but teaches that God will forever annihilate all who are not saved; their immortality will be taken from them in judgment.
Recent evangelical infection with universalism, annihilationism and conditional immortality is to the point.
One last consideration which must be pointed out is that the breakdown of belief in the inspiration of Scripture and the growing peril of Universalism and annihilationism are preparing the way for future descendants of the evangelical church to be swept into the world of the cults and occult.
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 Annihilationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It rejects the Traditionalist view, that hell is a place of never ending torture and/or separation from God.
Today the doctrine is most often associated with groups descended from William Miller and the Adventist movement of the mid-1800s (see Millerites), including Seventh-day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and the various Advent Christian churches.
Annihilationists claim the torment is limited in duration or metaphorical in meaning.
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 Parableman: Annihilationism and Eternal Conscious Suffering
Later that season, they put a force field around another gate, opened it to the same planet (it was moving so slowly that it hadn't been pulled in yet), and then sent the gate into a sun, which promptly exploded.
All the other arguments I can think of for annihilationism are not derived from scripture but from a controversial philosophical assumption, e.g.
With annihilationism, it needs to be made clear that the person who has been annihilated in hell will never come back into existence.
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 The 3 Versions of Hell & In Support of ANNIHILATIONISM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
But near the end, in those six pages, Stott tentatively defended annihilationism-the view that unbelievers are finally annihilated and thus do not experience torment that is eternal in duration (as fundamentallists believe).
Perhaps emboldened by Stott's example, others followed and declared their commitment to annihilationism: Philip E. Hughes resigned from Westminster Seminary and wrote The True Image: The Origin and Destiny of Man in Christ (Eerdmans, 1989), toward the end of which he took an annihilationist stance.
Although technically not identical with annihilationism, conditionalism has come to be used as a synonym for it.
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