Eternal punishment is one of the most solemn themes dealt with in the scripture. The teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostles is most clear, emphatic and final-the eternal doom of the finally impenitent. The great facts that emerge from the New Testament teaching concerning this subject are:-
a. That the finally impenitent on earth have no hope of eternal life. Matt. 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 20:12-15.
b. That the soul of man can never and will never cease to exist. (Scriptural references to death of soul signify eternal separation from God. Luke 20:35-36; Acts 24:15; Rev. 14:10-11).
c. That the punishment is eternal and also irrevocable, there is no hope beyond the grave. Mark 9:45-46; Rev. 19:20; 21:8.