Are Annihilationism and Universalism really kinda the same?

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Derek begins –

The best that I can tell, Annihilationist’ and Universalists have very similar concerns. Both do not like the idea that an all loving and all merciful God would punish a human being in Hell for all of eternity.

Annihilationism, Universalism and the Angelic Problem.

I’m not so sure, actually, that that is what really motivates everyone in the camps. But, read his post and see you agree with him, although he ignores hyperbolic speech, the back of the book, and the what not…

Or the fact that the eternal fire is prepared for the devil and his angels, and that seems to be only ones there in the back of the book.

And those who have so rejected the image of God which Christ renewed.

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2 Replies to “Are Annihilationism and Universalism really kinda the same?”

  1. I was thinking the other day that Annihilationism is quite in keeping with the idea of God wiping out the entire population in a flood. He wiped them out rather than tormenting them for eternity. Just a thought.

  2. Each of the three views: Annihilationism, Eternal Torment, and Universalism, can be thought of as one side of a triangle, each having one thing in common with one of the other views. Eternal Torment and Universalism are agreed that immortality will be given to all. Annihilationism and Eternal Torment are agreed that some will be punished eternally (in the sense that there’s no coming back). Annihilationism and Universalism are agreed that one day there will be no evil.

    Problem is – as the annihilationists know đŸ˜‰ , one of those beliefs is false, namely the one on which eternal torment and universalism agree.

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