The only thing is, we are not here just speaking of the ignorant, the debilitated, the offscourings. We are also speaking of the adversaries, the knowingly wicked, etc. Who is teaching the angels who are bound in chains(jude 6), in what age will their hostility be turned into adoration? By what means? The anti-Christ and the false prophet- are they just symbols- or historical figures?
Regardless of whether or not one holds to Revelation as 100 percent symbol, type and allegory- there are plenty of witnesses in the scriptures, even the testimony of our Lord, that there will be an unpleasant alternative to aionian zoe for those who reject the son of God.
It would be better that a millstone be wrapped arund your neck and you be thrown into the sea, than to stumble one of these little ones.
believers enter aionian life, those who reject the testimony of the son of God go into aionian pur/fire and aionian kolassis/correction.
Among the things we are delivered from when we are "saved", is the fear of death and the fear of judgment. IMO, The testimonies are too many to be ignored. There is great reward in serving Jesus in this age and the next, and great loss in this age and the next for standing against Him.
For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES. Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY." And again, "THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE." It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
"Then they themselves also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?' "Then He will answer them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' "These will go away into eternal punishment(aionian kolassis), but the righteous into eternal life."(aionian zoe)
To me, this is olam ha ze and olam ha ba. Olam is the word the greeks transliterated into "aion" from the Hebrew/Aramaic. Olam being not "age during" but "beyond the veil" or "the other world".
Those who go into the life/zoe of "the world to come" or punishment/kolassis in"the world to come"
Those who go into kolassis to find many or perhaps hopefully few stripes awaiting them in the form of "exposure of the secrets of their hearts" before the "one who sits on the throne" when the "tribunal is convened"- and of this record is already kept in the conscience of every person, to be read in the presence of the Lord and the assembly of the holy ones. The one who dwells in unapproachable light will shine in such a way that every heart will be revealed and every adversary consumed, and for some, as I read the Lord, it will be a very unpleasant experience initially- altho we kno that all tribulation is for the moment unpleasant, but in the end, "yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness".
The benefit of coming under the blood of Jesus is a new and living way "into the holy of holies" and the intercessions of our high priest and sin reckoned with as long as we continue in the faith and abide in the vine. That blood has already paid for the sins of all.
(IMO)It has not already been applied to every doorpost, the death angel has not yet passed over all, because it is applied when we bow the knee and confess the Lordship of Jesus. Otherwise there would be no imperative to "warn the evil man of his way". We know that as in Adam all died, so also in Christ will all be made alive, but each in his own order- first Christ, then the first-fruits, then those who are alive at His coming, then comes the end-after the last adversary, death, is nullified that God may be "all in all". As long as there is death there will be adversaries. As long as there are adversaries there will be kolassis- until every knee has bowed and until the anakephalaiomai(summing up Eph 1:10) and the apocatastasis(times of restoration of all things (Acts 3:21).
So, since God knows the secrets of the hearts, there will be many "offscourings" who will rejoice to see His face and throw off their chains. Ther will be many who say "Lord, Lord, didnt we teach in your name and prophesy and do many mighty works?" and He will say depart from me you lawless ones into the fire prepared for the devil and his angels".
Why into that PARTICULAR FIRE? Because it is the one reserved for those who knew but did not do, and those who did for their own glory- like the devil and his angels. A more intense purging is needed for those who have seen the light of Christ but refused His heart of compassion.
This is all just my opinion of course, we see through a glass darkly.