jenna wrote:RickD wrote:jenna wrote:RickD wrote:jenna wrote:eternal punishMENT, yes. not eternal punishING. when one is thrown in the lake of fire, they burn up and are gone forever. they will not burn for eternity. they will simply be gone, with no chance of a resurrection.
I'm not sure if I even should respond to this, but here goes...
How is someone being burned up, annihilated, the same as eternal punishment?
You seriously can't comprehend this?
yes, i understand this. the eternal punishment is eternal death. as opposed to eternal life. when they are gone, it is eternally.
If someone is annihilated, how are they being punished? How is non-existence, punishment?
You really need to think about what you're saying. It's really not logical.
again, i know what i am saying. the punishment for sin is death. at the resurrection, those who do not qualify for the kingdom will be shown everything that they will not have, and then they will be burned up and cease to exist. how is this not a punishment?
Because one can't be punished forever and ever, if one is annihilated into nonexistence.