Annihilationism, Conditionalism, Monism, et al.: The “Musty Canard” of the Alleged Platonic Dualistic Interpretive Lens

Adherents to a number of theological positions that are often related to annihilationism posit that the vast majority of Christians throughout history have incorrectly read the anthropological and eschatological teachings of Scripture through the Greek lens of Platonic dualism such that they have also settled upon unbiblical conclusions regarding the constitution of the human being, the intermediate state, and the eternal punishment of the wicked.

Even Greg Bahnsen gave some credence to this accusation (http://www.cmfnow.com/articles/pa143.htm), though he continued to hold that there is an immaterial aspect to the human mind, an intermediate state in virtue of a temporary physical body, and an eternal punishment of the wicked.

Here are some excellent points from Steve Hays on this topic – http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2006/08/soul-sleep.html

See also my response to Glenn Peoples on physicalism – http://www.choosinghats.org/2012/04/glenn-peoples-on-2-corinthians-12


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