Hell (lake of fire) and Hades are two different places at two different times. Departed spirits of men go to Hades and await judgement. After judgement, the wicked will be cast into Hell. Arians always confuse the two!
1 Cor 15:53
All men's bodies will become immortal at the resurrection
Now this is a powerful argument against annihilation. If ALL MEN both good and WICKED put on immortality at the resurrection, then how do they then cease to exist? What kind of immortality is that? Hence eternal torment! Never to die again! Man's body is not immortal now, but will be made so. All men, whether good or wicked! Man survives death consciously, then at resurrection is made immortal!
How can the wicked suffer the second death if they are immortal and then suffer the second death? If the wicked die again, then how can:
"come about the saying that is written, "Death is swallowed up in victory?" 1 Cor 15:55".
Simple, mortal refers to the body part not the soul. when man dies he survives death consciously. After resurrection, his immortal spiritual body is given to him and he will never again be apart from his body. IMMORTAL. But the second death is not the separation of the body and soul, but the separation of man from God for eternity in hell!
Remember, the saying, "Death is swallowed up in victory" will come about at the final resurrection. If the wicked die PHYSICALLY again, then God was wrong when he said: "when this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "Death is swallowed up in victory."" Obviously this was not true, for the wicked are swallowed up in physical death and death keeps its victory forever!
|While living||We are a spirit with a physical body.|
|While dead in Hades||We are a spirit without a physical body.|
|After resurrection||We are a spirit with a spirit body, just like Christs! 1 Jn 3:2; Phil 3:20-21|
This argument is irrefutable unless one:
* denies that the wicked are even raised from the dead as Christadelphians do thus contradicting "there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked." Acts 24:15 (ref. Dan. 12:2; John 5:28-29)
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