Biblically Refuting Annihilationism (Part Two) Annihilationists believe that a person goes to hell for a period of time and then is annihilated. In part two we look at Matthew 25:46 that declares: Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life. The word here for eternal is the Greek word aionios and means without end. How can someone go into eternal punishment if they are annihilated? Brannon explains the verbal gymnastics annihilationists have to be involved in to distort Matthew 25:46. If hell is not eternal then heaven is not eternal and God is not eternal because it is all the same Greek word that is used to described heaven, hell. and God. Topic: When unbelievers die now do they go to hell or to a holding place? What is the difference between Sheol (Hebrew), Hades (Greek), and Gehenna (Greek)?Topic: Why is the final place of torment called Gehenna? Topic: Is there any difference between hell and the lake of fire? When are unbelievers cast into the lake of fire? Topic: In part one we looked at the Greek meaning of the word destroy in the New Testament. What is the meaning of the word destroy in Hebrew in the Old Testament? Why can this word not be used to justify annihilationism? Topic: What about the fire of hell described in Matthew 3:12, Luke 3:17, and Revelation 14:11? Is this a fire that consumes or annihilates? Are the flames eternal while those in the flames are eventually annihilated? Topic: We take your calls.