Couple questions for anyone who might help:
The Greek word for “torment”, basanizo , according to Jason Evert’s book, Answering Jehovah’s Witnesses , refers to punishment, torment, or vexation. I wish I could remember what this particular JW said the meaning was, but it was not any of these translations (it was somewhat of a different word). Is there somewhere I could go to reference the correct meaning of the Greek to show them?
Also, how do you respond to the claim that God intended man to live forever on the earth? (thus the “earthly paradise”). References in Bible to Psalms 36: 9, 11, 22, 29, 34. (for example, Psalm 36: 29 “But the just shall inherit the land, and shall dwell therein for evermore.”)