What did Jesus mean that body and soul could be destroyed in Gehenna in Matthew 10:28? These words of Jesus are used by many as the starting point for doubting the eternity of condemnation in Hell, Gehenna. Rather than Hell being the place of everlasting torment, some have concluded that lost souls are destroyed unto non-existence. In 2012, the movie, “Hell and Mr. Fudge” was released about the “true story” of a preacher, who was paid to challenge the idea that Gehenna was an everlasting torment. The preacher, Edward Fudge, concluded that torment in Hell was not eternal and that expectantly led to his teaching being rebuked by others and his removal from his preaching position. Was Mr. Fudge right about Hell? Are lost souls totally obliterated in Hell?
While the idea of Gehenna being a destruction into non-existence is appealing to defend, this peculiar teaching lacks being reconciled with the Bible. In Matthew 10:28, Jesus taught that the soul can be Continue reading