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Topic: Annihilation

Episode Topic Audio

2021-05-07
Significance of A.D. 70: Are there lectures that go over all that happened in A.D. 70, as it seems to be very significant in your teaching? Recommended lecture; "When Shall These Things Be?" [Luke 21:20].
Atheist Objection to God's Judgment on the Wicked: How would you answer an atheist when referring to God's judgment and His perpetuation of war and annihilation of a culture? [2 Kings 19:35].


2021-03-24
Satan Creator of Hell: Did Satan miraculously create hell and then keeps people alive to torture them forever? If not, didn't your God do that evil? [Revelation 20, Revelation 2:11, Matthew 10:28].
Souls and Feeling Pain: Can souls feel pain in hell?


2021-03-19
Annihilation of the Canaanites: Are we to understand the cursing of the Canaanites was the justification of the annihilation? [Genesis 9:25, Genesis 15:16].



2021-02-05
Killing of the Midianites Contradictory: What about God saying you should not kill, but yet He directs the killing of the Midianites?



2021-01-29
God Sparing or Annihilating Children: Could you help me understand the difference of when God wiped out all the Canaanites, including children, and yet in other circumstances spared children because of their innocence? [Deuteronomy 1:39, Deuteronomy 2:34].



2021-01-21
God Directing Annihilation: Can you help me sort some of the conflicting ideas in scripture such as, "thou shall not kill", and "turn the other cheek", but then God has whole groups killed, such as the Canaanites, ? [Genesis 9:3, Acts 25:11, Matthew 5:38-40, Matthew 10:23].



2020-03-03
Hell & C.S. Lewis: What was C.S. Lewis' view about the Doctrine of Hell? Was he an annihilationist?



2020-12-31
Eastern & Coptic Churches View of Eternal Torment in Hell: Where does the Coptic or Eastern churches stand on the issue of eternal torment view of hell?



2020-12-21
Prophetic Warning: What do you think about my experience 34 years ago when I had a prompting from God to warn the world about nuclear destruction ?



2020-10-26
Eternal Torment: Why would God use the English words such as "eternal" and "everlasting" in regard to hell, if He knew how we would understand them, if it is not as we think as they translated it in English? [2 Peter 3, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Matthew 25:46, Revelation 20:10].
King James Bible Translation: Were the writers of the King James Bible inspired?


2020-10-26
Eternal Punishment in Hell: If you are familiar with the atheists called "the four horseman" (Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett, Harris), isn't their argument against hell and it's implied eternal torment and punishment, actually impotent in light of the various views of hell? [Genesis 2:17].



2020-09-29
Is Hell Eternal Torment?: Do you think that Hell is eternal torment? [Matthew 5:22].



2020-09-22
Pre-Trib, Mid-Trib, or Post-Trib: Why are there so many opinions on the pre-trib, mid-trib, and post-trib rapture? [John 6:39-40, John 6:44, John 6:54, I Thessalonians 4].
America Under God's Judgment: Is America under God's judgment?
Annhilation in Hell : Will people in hell eventually be extinguished?

2020-09-14
Annihilationist View of Torment in Hell: In the parable of the tares, from an annihilation point of view, how would they respond to the "weeping and gnashing of teeth" if the condemned are annihilated? [Matthew 13:41-42].



2020-07-14
Lazarus and the Rich Man: Does the story of "Lazarus and The Rich Man" tell us what hell is going to be like? [Revelation 20, Luke 16:19-31].



2020-06-16
Lake of Fire: What kind of bodies do the unrighteous have when they are cast into the Lake of Fire? [Revelation 20:14-15, Luke 12:48].



2020-05-29
Hell: Could you talk about the concept of hell, particularly the unacceptable idea of "eternal torment"? [John 3:16].



2020-05-20
Murder, Annihilation, Prophets-Then & Now: How do you harmonize the Old Testament prophets telling people to annihilate others, and modern prophets telling people to do things that are contrary to God's will and character?



2020-05-08
God's Intention in Creation: Can you clarify your position that God did not intend for this creation to be corrupted and people to fall? [Genesis].
God Omniscience Questioned in the Creation: If God is omniscient, why then would He go forward with the creation, knowing that it would be corrupted and He would have to wipe everyone out?
Sin in Heaven & No Free Will: Would it not follow that the only way there will be no sin is in heaven, is if our free will is taken from us?

2020-05-07
God Seems Evil in the Old Testament: Some Old Testament passages make God sound really evil, particularly when he has people massacred or annihilated. How come God just doesn't do it himself?
God Not Good All the Time: Is it legitimate to say that "God is good all the time" in light of all the terrible judgments in the Old Testament? [I Samuel 15].
God Sends Evil Spirit: When the Bible says that God sent an evil spirit, how do you understand that and harmonize that with a good God? [I Kings 22:22, Job 1, I Samuel 16, Judges 6-9, Judges 9:23].

2020-03-26
Hell-Which View: Would you articulate your own stand of the 3 views of hell? Do you believe that hell is eternal?
Importance of Understanding Hell: Isn't our understanding of hell far too important not to know? [2 Thessalonians 1].
Death and Hell: Is there anything in the Greek and Hebrew that better describes what kind of death we suffer, and how permanent it is, that will help us understand the consequence of sin and hell?

2020-03-06
Annihilation View of Hell & a Child: If the annihilation view of hell is correct, then what happens when a child dies? When are they held accountable? Are they in hell forever? [I Timothy 6:16, Matthew 10:28, 19:14, Isaiah 7:16].



2020-03-03
Hell & Catechetical Schools of Theology: What are the historical centers of theology you were talking about in your book on hell, and where can I find more information about their views?



2020-02-27
Sin-Eternal Offense to God: Regarding hell, does sin rack up an eternal offense, therefore must require eternal punishment from God?
Sin's Annihilation-God Wins: If people live in hell eternally, then doesn't it mean that sin is never really done away with and God never really annihilates sin?


2020-02-19
Conditional Immortality View of Hell: How does the "Conditional Immorality" view of hell see Revelation 20:10? [Revelation 20:10].



2020-02-12
The Earth-Beyond the Last Days: Could you help me understand the demise of the earth after Jesus returns? [2 Peter 3, Revelation 21-22, 21:5].
Annihilation View of Hell: Can you help me understand the various Biblical views of hell, especially the "annihilation view"?


2019-07-26
Different Views of Hell: Would you talk about the various views of hell? [Revelation 20:15, Hebrews 9:27]



2019-07-16
Baptism: Can Christians baptize one another? And what scripture can I use at a ceremony? [Acts 8:26-40]
Annihilation in Hell: What do you think of Arnold Murray's teaching about annihilation in hell?


2019-06-05
Hell-3 Views: What do you think about the Annihilistic (Conditional Immortality) view of hell? Especially in light of the current abortion policies, and the fate of unborn babies? [Matthew 25: 41-46].



2019-05-31
Hell (Steve's book): Just want to thank you (Steve Gregg) for the book you wrote about the scriptural views of hell (All You Want to Know about Hell, 3 Christian Views of God's Final Solution to the Problem of Sin).
Old Testament Saints Not in Heaven: Did the Old Testament saints not go to heaven? [Hebrews 9].


2019-05-29
Hell & Purgatory: What is the Catholic idea of purgatory? What are the three different views of hell you write about in your book? Where do you get your book?



2019-03-12
Hell-Annihilation: Does scripture really allow for the view of hell called "annihilation"?



2019-03-05
Hell-3 Views: Would you clarify your view of Hell (eternal torment, shame, everlasting contempt)? Can you explain Annihilationism [Dan 12:2]? Can you clarify the meaning of the word for "everlasting" in scripture (olam; eternal, everlasting, beyond the horizon).
Partial Preterism: Can you clarify "Partial Preterism?"


2019-02-20
Views of hell: What is your personal conviction hell?



2019-02-20
Differing Views of Hell: Can you tell me your views about Hell? What happens to the wicked? Are they annihilated?



2019-02-19
Everlasting Contempt: Does this apply to the view of hell of eternal torment, people sleeping in dust & the wicked having everlasting contempt? John 5 seems to be about hell. Transition from old covenant to the new covenant? Discussion of the traditional view of hell [Daniel 12:2]



2019-01-23
Book on Hell by Steve Gregg: How do I get your book on hell?
Apostles & Missionaries Today: What do you think about apostles today? And how do missionaries fit in with apostles? [2 Corinthians 8:23, 12:12, I Peter 1:1, 2 Peter].


2019-01-23
Three Views of Hell: What are the strongest arguments against "conditional immortality" (or annihilation)? [John 3:16].



2019-01-11
Annihilationist View of Hell: How does it make sense to be punished and then just be destroyed? Would that not prevent someone from reflecting back on the crimes?



2018-12-14
Degrees of Hell: Degrees of Hell...Caller doesn't know what he thinks about the 3 views of Hell, especially Annihilationism.



2018-12-13
3 Views of Hell - Annihilationism: I know about the 3 views of hell, & if it's total annihilation, what difference does it make to me if I'm an atheist?



2018-10-25
Differing Views of Hell: What about people who have never heard of Jesus, or, who just are not ready to accept Him yet?
Judged by Faith or Works or both: Are we judged by faith or works, or faith & works?


2018-10-25
Blessing Israel: Caller feels we need to bless Israel, whether it's pagan or not. [Genesis 12:3]
No Hell in OT: There's no mention of hell in the Old Testament, so doesn't that stand to reason that it's not going to be bad as some people think it is of an eternal torment? Wouldn't you think God would do everything they could do to warn people?


2018-08-08
Annihilation of the Wicked: Caller thinks the belief of annihilation of the wicked is the best way to go. [Matthew 13:24-30, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, 2 Peter 3]



2018-07-25
Calvinism & Arminianism: Calvinists believe that people have no choice, but still have to go to hell if you weren't chosen? That's like a person who is born blind being punished because he can't see. If Calvinists believed in annihilationism, that'd be ONE thing, but to think that you are predestined to Eternal Torment, that is another.



2018-06-08
Hell Eternal: Are we going to stay in hell forever? Did you say that the Bible doesn't say that?



2018-05-11
Views of Hell: What does the bible actually say about Hell?



2018-04-26
Disintegrated in Hell: I'm confused about hell, because I just heard that we are just disintegrated in hell, but then he said there was a lake of fire.



2018-04-24
Tormented forever in Hell: Hell & Mr. Fudge, 4 views of hell



2018-04-10
Wicked & Righteous after Death: What happens to the people both the righteous & the wicked after they die? Are the wicked really being tormented? Are Christian in the presence of the Lord immediately?



2018-03-12
Hell & Annihilationism: I was talking to a friend the other day who holds to the position of Annihilationism of hell, but when I read the parable of the sheep & the goats, the goats go to EVERLASTING/eternal punishment or hell.



2018-03-07
Jesus' payment for our Sins: Wouldn't Jesus have to have been annihilated to truly pay for our sins?



2018-02-14
Steve's View on Hell: What is your view on hell?



2018-01-19
Jesus of Nazareth Movie: What did you think of the Jesus of Nazareth movie?
Hell: (Agnostic Caller) What is the purpose of hell?


2018-01-17
Hell-Knowledge of the Views: I'm concerned about studying about hell that much because if I discover that the traditional view is wrong, I might have a hard time debating people challenge me that Eternal Torment is the correct view.



2018-01-01
Hell in the Old Testament: What does the Old Testament say about hell and judgment?



2017-10-30
The 3 Views of Hell: How would you try to explain that there are 3 viable views of what hell is & not just the one traditional torment view?gheg



2017-10-26
Predestination Exists: Caller thinks predestination exists because God knows everything.
Doctrine of Hell: Where does the doctrine of hell come from?


2017-09-19
Being Cast into Hell: When people are cast into hell are they burning forever & ever & ever?



2017-09-13
Wicked Person goes directly to Hell after Death: People who die go to hell because of Lazarus & the Rich Man, according to this caller. [Luke 16:19-31]



2017-05-25
Effectiveness of Prayer: Have you ever reviewed the effectiveness in prayer in medical publications?
Hell: Can you tell me about hell? I'm just getting to the point that I just want everyone saved!


2017-05-17
Hell & Perish: I question Greg Laurie meaning & definition "perish" in John 3:16 & what he says about hell. [John 3:16]



2017-05-16
Hell Ultimately Destroyed: My dad told me he was listening to somebody who said that eventually hell will be destroyed, do you have any evidence for this?
No More Sea: Is says in the Bible that there will be no more sea. What does that mean? [Revelation 21:1]


2017-05-09
Steve's Viewpoints of Hell: What are your view points of hell?



2017-04-03
Differing Views of Hell Have you heard about George w. Sarris who wrote an interesting book about hell?



2017-02-13
An Eternal Hell: If there is eternal life doesn't it stand to reason that there'd be an eternal hell?



2017-01-10
Fear of Torment in Hell: How biblical is the doctrine about torment of hell fire? Fearing God because you are afraid of hell fire is not a good way to get saved!



2016-03-21
Hell-Annihilationism: Caller has been studying about the 3 views of Hell, & is coming to the conclusion of Annihilationism, would like Steve's take on that view of Hell.



2016-02-26
Steve's Position on Hell: What is your position on hell?
Speaking in Tongues: Was wondering what you could tell me about Speaking in Tongues? It didn't really jive with what Scripture is talking about it.


2015-11-11
Remission of sins: i'd really like to know the meaning of this verse, the "remitting or retaining the sins of people". What does that mean? [John 20:23]
"All you want to know about Hell": Caller likes both books of Steve Gregg, "3 views of Hell", as well as "4 views Revelation". Steve comments.


2015-10-27
Annihilationism & Universal Reconciliationism: I was told there is no way i'm honoring the word of God if you even entertain the idea of universal reconciliation & don't believe in the traditional view of hell. What do you think about that? How does he know i'm being unfaithful to the Word of God just because I might disagree w/ the traditional view of hell?



2015-10-07
Thief on the Cross & Soul Sleep: An evangelist said that there is no way the thief on the cross could've gone w/ Christ to paradise THAT day because there is no conscious existence after death & Jesus didn't even go to Paradise that day. [Luke 23:40-43, John 20:14-17, Matthew 28:9]



2015-08-31
Hell: Only temporary torment for the view of conditional immortality & so what are the verses that support this, that the punishment will be proportionate? Gnashing & Weeping of teeth seem to be supporting the traditional view. [Luke 12:47-48, Matthew 11:22]



2015-07-16
Divorce for Financial Benefit: She will NOT do that after listening to Steve on that, divorce because it's more expedient financially!
Two Witnesses: Have the 2 Witnesses already happened or not? [Revelation 11]
Views on Hell book: It never made sense about the Traditional View of Hell, people burning forever & ever, it's so against God's character.

2015-07-01
Christianbook.com Selling Steve's Books: Caller just wanted to announce about how cheap Christianbook.com is selling Steve's Books for.
Hell: As a result of that call, Steve commented about Hell.


2015-05-13
Jesus Doing Away w/ the 10 Commandments: Jesus didn't do away w/ the 10 Commandments, but as a matter of fact, ENHANCED them, made adultery even MORE than just the act.
Binding of Satan: All the Binding of Satan is is him being alone for 1000 years by himself. [Revelation 20:1-3]
Hell not being Forever: Caller believes that we don't burn forever, but are annihilated.

2015-03-25
Traditional View of Hell: Separation from God is the actual punishment? If we are separated from God, how could we survive? [2 Thessalonians 1:9]



2015-02-24
Earth Never Passing Away & No Hell: A co-worker who was talking to a Jehovah's Witness says the earth will never pass away & that they don't believe in Hell.



2015-02-23
Alcohol & Drugs: Caller comments on previous call about drugs & alcohol.
Annihilationism: Comments about the first call regarding hell, but not universalism, but annihilationism.
Evolution for Creation: Can you combine both Creation & Evolution, God using Evolution for Creation?

2015-01-09
Hell: All these verses talk about hell, so don't they all mean the same thing? [Revelation 20:14, Mark 3:29, Matthew 18:9]



2015-01-09
The 3 Views of Hell: Regarding the Universal Reconciliation view, does God want to just restore us w/ His consuming fire?



2015-01-05
Followup about Hell: Steve does a followup re: the call he just had about hell.



2014-11-25
Feeling Saved: You don't always feel saved, you have ups & downs, but you still might be saved!
3 Views of Hell: What is your view of Hell, Traditional, Annihilationism, & Universal Reconciliationism?


2014-11-12
Eternal Security: Like Steve, caller doesn't believe in Once Saved, Always Saved, & wanted to comment about that.
Time & Annihilationism: Since there is no "time" in the spiritual world, doesn't it make sense that God is just going to poof the bad people out of existence?


2014-10-28
Steve Gregg's Position on Hell: I just heard a caller say that you've changed your position on hell. What do you believe about hell now?



2014-09-17
Seventh Day Adventism: Is there anything that SDAs teach in their eschatological scheme that you agree with or see value in?
Think to Change Times & Laws: But what about their belief that the Papacy changed "times & laws" in Daniel, that the Catholic Church changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday? [Daniel 7:25]
Annihilationism & EGW: One of the appealing things about SDA's is their belief about what happens to the wicked. Holding up Ellen G. White to a prophetic status. If she had just been declared a teacher.....

2014-06-26
Dangerous Views of Hell: Aren't the alternative views of hell that you teach doing a little bit of a disservice, saying that you will just be annihilated or that you have a possibility of repenting in hell?



2014-06-05
Original Sin: So it's not only the sin nature that is transcended from Adam & Eve's sin to us, but the guilt also being transcended down as well, Calvinists believe. What is their need or want to believe that? [Romans 5:12-21]
Conditional Immortality - Annihilationism: Conditional Immortality or annihilationism seems to be related. Doesn't the death penalty cancel out the sin debt? [Romans 6:7]


2014-05-30
Steve's View of End Time Events: What is Steve's view of what happens in the End Times?
3 Different Views of Hell: Caller's friend doesn't believe in an eternal hell forever, so was wondering about Steve's view about hell as well.


2014-05-16
Kingdom of God: What are some verses that the Kingdom of God is about Heaven as opposed to the Earth? [Daniel 2:44-45, 2 Peter 1:11]
Hell - Annihilationism: Caller leans towards annihilationism.


2014-05-06
No Forgiveness in the Age, Nor the Next: You were recently talking about Eternal not meaning Everlasting, for eternity, all the time. What about when Jesus said, "Not Forgiven in the Age, Nor the Next"? [Matthew 12:32]



2014-04-15
Hell - Annihilationism: Doesn't Annihilationism take away the need for a Savior? Doesn't it take away the whole grace idea if they just get to be snuffed out?



2014-04-03
Mother Teresa: Mother Teresa seemed a little harsh to someone witnessing to a person on their deathbed.
NIV: Able to learn much easier from the NIV, so it is profitable to use.
Conditional Immortality: He that is dead is justified from his sin, from what you gave in someone's answer about hell, you seemed to have changed your position a little bit. Is that true? [Romans 6:7]

2014-03-12
Hell: Discussion on the differing views of hell, especially the problems w/ annihilationism. [Romans 6:7]



2014-03-06
Hell - 3 Views (4 perhaps?): What is the 4th view of Hell that some of the books you cited mentioned? Are Annihiliationism & Universalism connected? Is it possible that some people will be annihilated & some will be resurrected?



2014-02-17
Dispensationalism & Premillennialism: I enjoyed your book about the 4 views of Revelation as I was making my transition to Partial Preterism.
Views of Hell, Traditional View, Eternal Torment: I want to talk about your views of hell now. What would you call Hell if you didn't call it the "traditional view"?
Bible stories resembling Babylonian Mythology: People have said that Christianity & the Bible have just copied stories from Babylonian Mythology. Do you have thoughts about this, especially regarding the Rich Man & Lazarus? [Luke 19:19-31]

2014-02-05
Hell: What is your view of Hell? Don't you believe it's "eternal"? [Luke 16]
Regeneration: Is there any Scripture that teaches we are regenerated BEFORE we put our faith in Christ?


2014-01-10
Hell - Annihilationism: Do you believe the Annihilationism view of Hell more than any other? [Isaiah 66:24 Daniel 12:2]



2013-02-11
Hell & Conditional Immortality: It doesn't seem like God would perpetuate sin forever by letting people be tormented forever instead of annihilated. [Revelation 21:4]



2013-02-08
Eternal Punishment verses Eternal Punishing: Don't Annihilationists have a problem with this passage of Scripture, because whatever you are applying to the term, "aiōnios", when you apply it to the righteous, don't you have to apply it to the wicked? [Matthew 25:46]
Death a Punisment: Is death a punishment or a penalty, consequence of sin, the curse of sin? [Genesis 2, Romans 8:18-22]


2013-02-07
Hell, Annihilation: Would the death of Jesus be more grandiose if Jesus died on the cross to prevent us from being tormented forever instead of thinking that we are just going to be annihilated?
God's Glory & Judgment during Eternal Hell: Would it exemplify God's glory & judgment of people burning forever in contrast to thinking we are just going to be annihilated? [2 Thessalonians 1:9]
More Discussion on Hell: Even more dilaogue about hell. (but this was a follow-up from the previous show, but the last half of the show is missing from the day before, so we missed what they were originally talking about.)

2013-01-29
Judgment of things done in the Body: Can you explain this passage of Scripture? That we are going to be judged for things in this life. So how can there be post mortem repentance (universal reconciliation)? [2 Corinthians 5:10-11]
A book on 3 Views of Hell: Do you know of a good source that explains the different views of Hell?

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