I have not seen any threads on this and wondered if anybody has given these positions much discussion or consideration. Some discussion might help us see why we believe what we do, especially relative to the poll on God's love for those in Hell. The question can be posed like this one excerpted from a book by Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D., Andrews University......... The fundamental question is: Do impenitent sinners suffer conscious punishment in body and soul for all eternity, or are they annihilated by God in the second death after suffering a temporary punishment? To put it differently: Does hellfire torment the lost eternally or consume them permanently? .