Originally posted by @rajk999
First of all the word eternity could also be interpreted , for an age or era. There are some really evil people that deserve torturing and not simply annihilation. Their sins caused the world tremendous pain and suffering. They murdered, raped, destroyed and suffered many thousands and millions. But God will decide who these are.
Life is for those who l ...[text shortened]... hose who did nothing good and nothing really bad.
Torment is for the Devil and his evil angels.
“Life is for those who live righteously
Simple death is for those who did nothing good and nothing really bad.
Torment is for the Devil and his evil angels.”
“Alex, I’ll bet it all on simple death.”
Even you, the chief RHP advocate of this view, must admit (not you, not really) that your triage scenario lacks the high drama that has all who think about it, dangling above the soon to be eternal lake of fire in the final reel, wondering if we’ve got our beliefs and sins in a forgivable row.
The dramatic view of those pitching Armageddon and eternal hellfire does more to make this pre-afterlife period we are in consequential
, and therefore involving of its audience, especially for the impressionable among us.
This is true regardless of whether the hellfire version is accurate, as nothing in this post or any other negates that possibility.
Worried? I’ll say it so they won’t have to:
That’s the idea.