Each of these are the assertions necessary, or conclusions unavoidable of belief in eternal Hell (or Hell at all). The form of notation I am using is meant to picture an imaginary tree. When those assertions or conclusions under the first assertion are marked with "1A." or "1B.", that is meant to give the idea of a branch on the same tree (assertion). With each differentiation under "1" it is only meant to signify another branch of the same thought. The other subdivisions are "1BB," and "1Bb." 1 After these comes "1BBB," and "1Bbb. This is done just to distinguish each line of thought from the other.
I offer these because I know this list is incomplete or needs more critical thought, and what better place than this forum? Feel free to edit this list and offer your thoughts. I do ask that you make your additions and alterations (as regards the list, your discussion and whatnot need not be according to my pattern lol) according to the pattern and system already set, but that's not at all a requirement (it's a free country they say). All in all (I love that phrase) I hope this starts good discussion, and can edify and build up. My reason for this list is that I'm preparing for a book I'm writing. P.S, forgive my abuse of the English language.
1. Hell assumes an immortal soul. Scripture never connected immortality with "soul." The soul is us, our being and Scripture says it dies. Immortality is only said of the spiritual body. Immortal soul is literally a self contradicting concept. Immortality is never connected with our soulish body, only with our spiritual one
1A. Physical feelings of pain apart from a body. This assumes, against Scripture, that those things which pertain to our soulish existence continue after it ceases. In fact pain is only connected with our life now as "souls." Scripture says there will be no more pain in life as immortals, no conscious torment!
1B. Christ did not suffer eternal torment. If he is meant to be our ransom/redemption from death and sin, why is he exempt from the supposed penalty and consequence of both, eternal torment? Now either his sufferings do not meet the standard necessary for Him to be satisfied by its fruit (Isaiah 53), or the wages of sin are not eternal torment/separation. It is either this or a third option: God was unwilling to place upon him the entirety of our sins, or our sins entire weight because of the eternal consequences. That would mean God's love and will was intentionally thwarted by himself. All of these options leaves one with an incapable or unwilling Savior, which is what Christianity has (see Calvinism and Arminianism).
1Aa. That would be speaking beyond what is written.
1AA. God has said that the spirit of his creations returns to him. The spirit, which is the life, leaving is why the dead "know nothing."
1Bb. This means that Christ did not meet God's requirement of everyone else if eternal Hell is true.
1BB. This also means that Christ did not defeat death since death actually means eternal Hellfire, and he is consequently defeated by sin.
1Aaa. We must be careful to stick strictly to what is known and can be known. From the beginning things have been very apparent, and Paul's revelation has made the purposes of death, judgement, and resurrection very evident.
1AAA. The spirit and the body is separated. It was only when they were brought together that Adam, the living soul, was made. If they are separate it goes to reason that we return to the state of knowing nothing, just as we return to the state of dust.
1Bbb. God's requirement for people not believing in his son (or following his law before him) is all equal punishment: unbearable pain forever, but again his Son did not meet this. This punishment works counter productive to the work of Christ in goal, nature, and function. Christ goal was to save all. The nature of the work was great sacrificial love, and doing good to those who despitefully used him. It's function is to resurrect every person to new life. He did this by dying and resurrecting, dying is said to be the penalty of sin, and life the result of Christ, both worked for all.
2. Aion as "Eternity"
3. God as a house divided
3A. States that his love, which is too all, works to a different end. What his love, which he is, wants his justice, which is what comes out of him can't accomplish.
3AA. God has to be much more than the definitions of love that we find in Scripture, or else can he be love? He's literally the fulness of all those wonderful things and some how he turns into an eternal torturer.
4. Denies the significance of the Resurrection and it's Intention
Philippians 3:21 Who will transfigure the body of our humiliation, to conform it to the body of His glory, in accord with the operation which enables Him even to subject all to Himself.
(Note: The transformation of the body into immortality is the operation which enables Christ to subject all)
4A. If the righteous could have and already do have life apart from the resurrection for what did Christ die, and for what was he roused? I mean it literally devolves into absurdity, past satisfying an incredibly wrathful God for the sake of the righteous (those who would believe, or those who were predestined and thus called to belief).