I’m having a discussion with a friend about the destruction of souls after being sent to Hell. She is a protestant, and believes that there is no Biblical statement that says all souls will live eternally, only those that go to heaven. For “For God so loved the world that he sent His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not PERISH but HAVE ETERNAL LIFE” (emphasis hers).
I brought up a couple of things, such as Rev 14 and Matt 25:31-46, but quite frankly I was a bit taken aback, as I had never heard of this before. I did look up both Catholic Answers articles on the topic which proved very helpful. I guess what I don’t understand is the basis for this argument. It seems to center around, for her anyway, the meaning of the word destruction. Has anyone got a grasp on this belief and what it is based upon?