For Those That Believe In Annihilation

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Ok I have one question for you Christians who believe in Annihilation. I don't want this to turn into a thread of trying to convince people to believe in it.

1. Does the belief of Annihilation keep you in the Christian faith? So basically, if you found out for a fact the person's spirit is in eternal torment and not destroyed, would you continue to have faith in God? Or would you find God to be an evil being who tortures His creation?
 

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I came back to the faith before finding Annihilationism. I don't know if I'd stay without it, honestly. I'm not saying I'd deny it's truth, but I wouldn't be an active worshiper or anything, I don't think. But who knows. Maybe I'd eventually be able to move past it. Although it doesn't really matter because I think it's the most biblically consistent view.

There is my honest answer. I don't want people to think that I heard about this view and was a full believer overnight. It took about a year worth of reading my bible before I finally accepted all the biblical evidence for it. Honestly, it would be much less of a hassle to not hold this view. You get insulted and called a heretic and worse for this belief, but at the end of the day I have to stand up for what I believe is right and that is Annihilationism.
 

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I came back to the faith before finding Annihilationism. I don't know if I'd stay without it, honestly. I'm not saying I'd deny it's truth, but I wouldn't be an active worshiper or anything, I don't think. But who knows. Maybe I'd eventually be able to move past it. Although it doesn't really matter because I think it's the most biblically consistent view.

There is my honest answer. I don't want people to think that I heard about this view and was a full believer overnight. It took about a year worth of reading my bible before I finally accepted all the biblical evidence for it. Honestly, it would be much less of a hassle to not hold this view. You get insulted and called a heretic and worse for this belief, but at the end of the day I have to stand up for what I believe is right and that is Annihilationism.
Thanks for honest answer
 
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Don't believe that anyone comes to Christ because they think hell is just a visit to the dentist office...:rolleyes:
 
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The danger in believing in the "inhalation" theory is that not only is it in error of Holy Scripture, it also contaminates other scriptures, and makes them ineffective. As the Holy Spirit teaches his saints to compare truth with other truth, so they can gain revelations that could not be received any other way. If one truth is in error, it causes other errors to be believed, and eventually every thing you believe is a lie.

1Co 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

This is exactly what we are experiencing in the "wages of sin" thread.
 
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lol this is a pot smokers doctrine... they all get high and think about how great hell must be..:LOL:
 
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Ok I am going to bail out of this discussion for today, I don't want to get tossed off over this silly issue again! I hope all these threads are closed..the sooner the better
 
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I hope all these threads are closed..the sooner the better
Why? You can't handle a discussion?

There is one thing that is consistent among Christians and that is none of them can agree on the same thing. But that really doesn't matter as long as we can agree that Jesus is our Lord and savior. If we accept him as such we will live with him in heaven.
 
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1. Does the belief of Annihilation keep you in the Christian faith? So basically, if you found out for a fact the person's spirit is in eternal torment and not destroyed, would you continue to have faith in God? Or would you find God to be an evil being who tortures His creation?
No it doesn't keep me in the faith but it removes the cognitive dissonance I have had for years.

Let me ask you the reverse. If you came to see that annihilation was true would you continue in your faith? Or would you find God to be a pushover that doesn't deserve your respect?
 
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No it doesn't keep me in the faith but it removes the cognitive dissonance I have had for years.

Let me ask you the reverse. If you came to see that annihilation was true would you continue in your faith? Or would you find God to be a pushover that doesn't deserve your respect?
For me personally, it would be crazy to think anything negative about God. I will follow the Lord no matter what. He could tell me to kill my son, and not provide a lamb at the end, and I will ask no questions, that kid is a goner!
 
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For me personally, it would be crazy to think anything negative about God. I will follow the Lord no matter what. He could tell me to kill my son, and not provide a lamb at the end, and I will ask no questions, that kid is a goner!
I hope you don't start hearing voices that tell you to kill people for God.
 
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Seeing that the majority of Christians are Traditionalists, I think a better question is, "How fast would the churches empty if "Fire Insurance" was suddenly rendered unnecessary by Annihilationism?" I mean, Jesus Himself declares in Matthew 7:21-23 that the majority of professing believers sitting in church today are not motivated by LOVE for Him and DESIRE to stop doing the things that made necessary His death in the first place, but for some other selfish reason. Therefore, what else but fear of Eternal Torment could compel these self-centered, sin-loving "workers of iniquity" to keep at least one foot in the church?
 
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No it doesn't keep me in the faith but it removes the cognitive dissonance I have had for years.

Let me ask you the reverse. If you came to see that annihilation was true would you continue in your faith? Or would you find God to be a pushover that doesn't deserve your respect?
Well said.
 
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Ok I have one question for you Christians who believe in Annihilation. I don't want this to turn into a thread of trying to convince people to believe in it.

1. Does the belief of Annihilation keep you in the Christian faith? So basically, if you found out for a fact the person's spirit is in eternal torment and not destroyed, would you continue to have faith in God? Or would you find God to be an evil being who tortures His creation?
Annihilationism doesn't keep me in the faith, but it is certainly an obstacle to it for many, as many people will testify. Over and over, in our worldwide evangelistic meetings, when people discover the wages of sin is death, which Jesus suffered for us, and not Eternal Torment, which He did NOT suffer, they surrender their hearts to Him once and for all time.
 
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Well, anything God does is just. God has put individuals to death, but it's not murder since murder is unjust killing.

Annihilationism does take place each time souls choose to reject God and they find themselves in hell. It's a quarantine of evil.

Though more directly, Annihilationism has happened in earthy life too.

But with that, it can be very difficult to see. For example, it wouldn't surprise me if many Hitler supporters in Germany saw what was happening to holocaust victims as thought "God is giving then hat they deserve." For many of the prisoners, it seemed as though God went silent.

Westboro Baptist Church love it when disasters happen because they always believe it is God speaking directly to mankind and being just.

Annihilationism doesn't keep me within the Christian faith--truth does. It's not about being joyful (though sometimes that can be a cherry on top), and it's not about fear of being destroyed (though I do fear God and understand he could give me what I deserve which by no means is good)...I'm a Christian because it's the truth. When I was little, I believes in Santa Claus. It made me happy to believe he was real and I was often good because I believed he was real. If I was looking to believe in something to make me happy and good, I'd continue to believe in Santa Claus. But truth trumps everything and I'd rather embrace what is true.
 
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For me personally, it would be crazy to think anything negative about God. I will follow the Lord no matter what. He could tell me to kill my son, and not provide a lamb at the end, and I will ask no questions, that kid is a goner!
That's pretty incredible of you.
In all honesty, if God told me to kill my son, I suspect I would say no and disobey God. Or at the very least, would struggle with what to do.

My faith isn't nearly as strong as Abraham's and I suspect I'm not nearly as obedient as he was.

If God told me to kill my son, I would probably either believe I was going insane and hearing things or I would try to convince myself that I was going insane.
 
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