Where I try to gather a lot of resources on why annihilationism is wrong.
Annihilationism is the belief that the final fate of those who are not saved is literal and final destruction…
A belief that runs against the traditional Christian understanding of hell.
So naturally as I worked through the doctrine of hell during my stint on last things, in the back of my mind I considered whether I’d address annihilationism.
It was bound to come up at some point, right?
And indeed, it did.
But when I went to do my homework, I realized quite quickly that I couldn’t possibly do the topic justice…
A handful of people before me have already answered all the arguments for annihilationism so much better than this half-baked intellectual could.
How can I add anything original to the discussion? Fact is, I couldn’t.
So instead I decided to pull together all the resources I could possibly find online–and share them with you.
In case you care, of course. [I know you do.]
Listen: Everything that I list here is going to be critical of annihilationism. But everything I list here is also very conversant with the advocates and arguments for annihilationism.
In other words, you can learn the arguments of annihilation advocates from reading the objections.
Of course nothing beats first-hand interaction–that is if you have the time. Enjoy.
Articles on Annihilationism
The Destruction of Hell Destroyed: Annihilationism Examined
Jeff Spencer concludes the the moral, linguistic, and exegetical arguments for the doctrine of annihilation all fall to the ground due to a lack of reason, lack of lexical evidence, and a lack of good, solid exegesis.
Is Hell Forever?
Stanley J. Grenz writes a nice, 2-page summary of annihilationism and it’s problems for Christianity Today.
Flaws in the Arguments for Annihilationism
Stephen E. Alexander answers the questions: “Why is this doctrine so flawed, and why should we be concerned about its prevalence?”
Evangelicals and the Annihilation of Hell: Part One | Part Two
In a two part series, Alan W. Gomes examined the scriptural teaching on the doctrine of hell, paying particular attention to key passages from the Gospel of Matthew and the Book of Revelation.
Is Hell Forever?
Professor of Theology at Southern Baptists Theological Seminary Milliard Erikson takes a swing at annihilationism.
Evangelical Annihilation in Review by J. I Packer
Unless Jesus Says Otherwise Hell Exists Asserts Evangelical Report
British group acknowledges differences on annihilationism, but says doctrine of hell must be preached again.
United Kingdom: Hell Isn’t Obsolete, Brits Say
The reality of hell, and the teaching that it is “occupied to some degree,” is reaffirmed in a 140-page report published in April by the Evangelical Alliance of the United Kingdom.
Undying Worm, Unquenchable Fire
What is hell—eternal torment or annihilation? Robert A. Peterson looks at the Evangelical Alliance’s The Nature of Hell.
The Hermeneutics of Annihilationism
Robert A. Peterson explores the theological methods of Edward Fudge, defender of annihilationism.
Destroyed for Ever
Tony Gray argues that annihilation is at the very least an option which ought to be considered fairly and honestly.
Eternal Punishment and John Stott
Kenneth MacLeod addresses Stott’s suggestion that the topic requires more humility.
B. B. Warfield on Annihilationism
Monergism has got a nice layout of this article by Warfield.
An Examination of Annihilationism
A systematic, detailed, scriptural argument against annihilationism by James Patrick Holding. Probably one of the best I’ve encountered.
Hell and Annihilationism
Sam Storms works over annihilationism using Revelation 14.
Is Hell Real or Simply Annihilation?
Nothing new to add to the discussion except a table with the scriptural realities of hell–which you might find helpful.
We Reject the Doctrine of the Annihilation of the Wicked
A nice creed-style rejection of annihilationism by J. H. Gosden found in What Gospel Standard Baptists Believe.
The Annihilation of Hell 
Martin Downes shares an excerpt of an interview with Robert A. Peterson [found in his book Risking the Truth].
The Annihilation of Hell 
Then Downes shares even more of that interview.
Historical Mentions of Annihilationism
Dialog with Trypho
Embryonic forms of conditional immortality can be found in the writing of Justin Martyr [d. 165].
The Epistle of Ignatius to the Magneseans
Ignatius of Antioch [d. 107] is also supposed to be a conditionalist according to some conditionalist writers.
Against the Heathens
Some suggest it is also found in the writings of Arnobius [d. 330]. See paragraph 61, last sentence.
Books on Annihilationism
The Doctrine of Eternal Punishment by Harry Buis
Four Views on Hell Contributions by Walvoord, Crockett, Hayes and Pinnock
Hell Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal Punishment Contributions by Beale, Block, Ferguson, Mohler, Moo, Packer and Yarbough
Death And The Afterlife by Robert Morey
The Doctrine of Endless Punishment by William Greenough Thayer Shedd
Hell on Trial: The Case for Eternal Punishment by Robert A. Peterson
Two Views of Hell A theological discussion of annihilationism between Robert A. Peterson [against] and Edward Fudge [for].
Risking The truth: Handling error in the church by Martin Downes Contains the interview with Robert A. Peterson.
If you know of a resource not included here [especially mp3s, which I couldn’t find anywhere], please share in the comments. I’ll add to them to this post and give you credit.