IF ANNIHILATION WERE TRUE
If hell was a place where you were destroyed and then ceased to exist (ie. you are annihilated - totally destroyed), then that means people like Hitler would suffer no eternal consequences for their crimes. It means that we may as well all "eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die" and ceast to exist. Surely non-existence cannot be seen as punishment. If you don't exist, there are no regrets, no suffering, nothing. You could do what you like in this life with no need to fear God's wrath in an eternal hell of suffering becasue on the day of judgement, you would cease to exist - that's if hell was not real, eternal torment. You think the world is a mess now. Imagine what it would be like if there was no conscience - none at all - in the heart of any man, woman or child. Imagine if there was no healthy fear of eternal consequences in hell holding people back. If death is the end and there is not hell as described above then good and evil are only what YOU want them to be; everyone would be a law unto themselves and this planet would not last five seconds!
Apart from these things, everything we have considered above about hell tells us very clearly that it is a place of torment, it is forever and there is no hope gettng out if you go there.
The idea hell is annihilation and that death is the end, fits very well with evolutionists who teach that your meaningless existence is just the result of random atoms bumping together. We all came from a big bang they say; a cosmic accident that sparked life in the universe. If this were true, that means you are just a meaningless accident - even your thoughts are meaningless because they too are just the result of random atoms bumping together. If you say you've found meaning and purpose in life, then you are deluded because that belief in itself is just the result of random atoms banging together.
In the end, death is just the end to a meaningless existence. That
is if you follow evolutionary theory through to its meaningless
However, your life is NOT meaningless. YOU were created for a purpose.
And that is the reason for hell. Hell is the final result of rejecting the purpose for which we were created. The purpose for which we were created is to have a relationship with God. Click Here and take the Good Person Test now and see if you are guilty or innocent of breaking that relationship. And if you are guilty, discover how you can start again with God today. Yes, if you need to, you can get right with God today! You can do this where you are, sitting in front of your computer. If you discover for yourself that you are guilty and deserving of hell, right now you can have your sins forgiven, be born again into God's family and have eternal life. God does not want you to go to hell. Don't put this off. Please, do it now.What did Jesus say about Hell