This article presents a critique of Robert Peterson who defends the traditional interpretation of eternal torment against the challenge posed by annihilationism. The author critically examines key features of Peterson’s case and suggest that it has some major shortcomings and is ultimately unsuccessful. Annihilationists admit that the Bible teaches eternal punishment. They differ with the more traditional view of what this punishment entails.
The focus of this article is on the nature of eternal punishment. In contrast to the traditionally accepted viewpoint on this text, the author attempts to argue that God will bring his enemies to absolute destruction.