Reason #7 God will turn the wicked into ashes.

Malachi 4:1-3 reads: 'For behold, the day comes that shall burn as an oven and all the proud, yes and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble and the day comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

​2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings and he shall go forth and grow up as calves of the stall.

​3 And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, says the LORD of hosts.'God will turn the wicked into ashes like he did to Sodom and Gomorrah.

​Notice also what God inspired in 2 Peter 2:6 'And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly;'

Thus those people whom God kills will STAY DEAD! Somehow we Christians got the idea that God can only make alive but cannot kill and Satan can kill but not make alive.

Both concepts are false. God remains supreme and Satan is only a fallen angel, albeit powerful for now, who rebelled to become an enemy to God.

But Satan still must obey God and can only do what he allows. When God’s time is right for him to die, Satan himself will be no more, according to Ezekiel 28:11-19.

Once God kills someone in the ‘second death’, he will never bring them back to consciousness.

Instead, even their memory shall perish as Isaiah 26:12-14 indicates: ‘12 LORD, you will ordain peace for us: for you also have wrought all our works in us. 13 O LORD our God, other lords beside you have had dominion over us: but by you only will we make mention of your name.

14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore have you visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.'

Was God just kidding?

When God kills, they stay dead. If he chooses never to resurrect them, that’s all the life they will ever see. He it is who holds your life and mine in his hands.

He is under no obligation to keep us alive. He owns the universe and everything in it. He alone has the right to do what he wants with his own.

He knows how to kill and he is powerful enough to make it stick. We should maintain a healthy reverence for him.

Those who claim that 'there’s no such thing as annihilation' (like Jerry Falwell said) need to do more study of God’s word and believe what HE says, rather than the traditions and teachings of men.