“In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’ “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’”
Luke 16:23-28 NIV
Those who belong to God will be with God and those who chose to not follow God will be burning forever. The Rich man was talking for quite a while and didn’t want his brothers to go to that „place of torment.“ He is still there wishing for a drop of water. There is no end in sight. Eternal destruction means our souls will burn forever and there will be no hope to ever get out of there again.
“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”
Ephesians 2:1, 5 NIV
We think of death and destruction as something that ends a life for good but the Bible doesn’t. According to the Bible those who are not in Christ are already dead. How can dead people walk, feel and do stuff? The second death is what the rich man suffered and he is still there.
People in hell will be tormented day and night, forever and ever.
Not existing anymore is what many people think about when they say „resting in peace“