1A The possibilities (five viewpoints)
1B. Denial: “There is no such place. Christians just made it up.”
2B. Earthly suffering: “Hell is what you go through on earth.”
3B. Annihilation: “It refers to the final destruction of all evil persons.”
4B. Restoration: “All persons will ultimately be saved.”
Primarily centers the attention on the usage of words translated “eternal” or “forever” (age).
“Aionios” used 68 times unmeasured time. Contrasted with the word “temporary” (“proskaira”) in II Corinthians 4:18.
Used of blood of Jesus: Hebrews 13:20.
Used many times of the eternal life of the believer: Romans 6:23.
Used of the Holy Spirit: Hebrews 9:14.
“Aion” used 102 times refers to the moral and spiritual characteristics of a particular period of time. Greeks used this word to contrast with that which comes to an end.
5B. Unending torment: “Hell is a place of eternal suffering.”
2A. The proof that he does punish people forever in a place called hell.
1B. The biblical description of hell.
1C. Hades used 11 times (“unseen”); refers to dwelling place of the wicked dead.
3C. Lake of fire used five times in Revelation. Revelation 20:15; 21:8 (second death).
4C. Bottomless pit: pit of the abyss. Used nine times; refers to lower regions as the abode of demons, out of which they can be let loose at times.
5C. “Gehenna” used 12 times: Aramaic form of Hebrew Gehinnom of Valley of Hinnomdump.
6C. Outer Darkness: Matthew 8:12: 22:13; 25:30 (weeping and gnashing of teeth).
7C. Place of torment: Luke 16:28 (also called “Hades”verse 23).
2B. The specified duration of hell.
1C. Everlasting punishment: Matthew 25:46.
2C. Eternal condemnation: Mark 3:29 (sin).
3C. Eternal judgment: Hebrews 6:2.
4C. Everlasting destruction: II Thessalonians 1:9.
7C. Eternal torment: Revelation 19:20; 20:10.