On another thread, the term "conditional immortality" was used. Basically, "conditional immortality" is that immortality (eternal life) is a gift of God and given at the point of salvation. That those who do not have such salvation do not posses immortal souls, and perish. In brief terms, only the saved live for eternity. All others are or become non-existent and as if they never existed. For those who have this view, there are some questions that perhaps should be addressed, and others that will no doubt be raised on the discussion of this topic. Perhaps the first is the "why?" Why would God raise all the dead in the final judgment if they were already condemned to perish? Seems contrary to dig up the dead, and throw them into a lake of eternal fire just to have them no longer exist. That is a waste of time, and it is of no particular value to the believers who sorrow until the New Heaven and Earth and God wipes away the tears. The second question is related to the first but addresses the "who?" Who would God breath the breath of life (as Adam) and that life not be eternal? If all "die in Adam" does that not indicate that all first had the breath of life? can such a breath not be eternal if it comes from the very breath of God? Is God's breath not eternal? The third question is the "how"? How long does it take to perish? If one is cast into the lake of fire, is the perishing immediate, or does it take a period of time. Wait! Time doesn't exist after the heavens and earth pass away. Eternity has already begun! So, then are those who are not immortal in a place of immortality still immortal? How is it that the not immortal are still in existence when all that is present and presented is immortal? It isn't logical. Ok, this is a start. I trust those who hold to some form of "conditional immortality" will be able to show by Scriptures the immortality belonging only to the saved, and not also to the condemned.