16 Jul '14, 12am

@kayaoakes You might be interested in the evangelical discussion of conditionalism/annihilationism; e.g.

@kayaoakes You might be interested in the evangelical discussion of conditionalism/annihilationism; e.g.

In these closing chapters of Revelation, the word "torment" itself sometimes means a total destruction and death. The wicked city "Babylon," is pictured as a woman. In Chapter 18, her judgment is "torment and grief," which turns out to be death, mourning, and famine, and she is consumed by fire. It is not unthinkable, therefore, to understand "torment" of the devil, beast and false prophet as death and consumption by fire which is never reversed. Interestingly, there are no people in this verse--only the devil, beast and false prophet. The latter two are symbolic personifications of anti-Christian institutions: ungodly government (the Roman state) and antichrist religion (the emperor cult). By the time the vision reaches the point described in Revelation 20:10, all human followers of the beast and false prophet already have been killed, either by sword in the first diaboli...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/ask-a-conditionalist-resp...

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