But, if a man sins against God, who will intercede for him (1Sam.2:15)? What does a finite and dependent man have to offer in exchange for the debt of one sin against the Almighty? A life of celibacy!? No! A child’s life sacrificed to God upon the altar? Who gave the child to the man in the first place? Can the offering of a life of another sinful person recompense to God for the deeds of another sinner, especially when this is forbidden? No! A promise to obey all of God’s commandments from this day forward? How will this pay for the sin? It simply does not pay for the sin, it is only a self-deceptive maneuver on the part of man, with which he deceives himself into thinking that he has made an equitable exchange with the Most High (Rom.11:35). And here in lies the danger for those who claim to submit to the Lordship of Christ, and do not implicitly trust the work of the cross alone to save and to justify them before God Most High. They are trampling the Son of God under their feet, and regarding the blood of the covenant as a common thing, and insulting the Spirit of Grace. To these He will say, “Depart from me you workers of iniquity, I never knew you!”, because their faith was not in Him, but in what they were doing themselves (Matt.7:21-23). Read the text of Scripture again.
The problem with those who profess “annihilation” is that they have not come to the correct understanding of God, and God’s dealing with wicked, nor the reconciliation of the righteous, because they have not understood the Law given to Moses, and the purpose and function of the Law. As a result, these professors are still under the Law, even though they have sliced and diced the Law into absurd and deceptive categories, a result of believing their false prophet, Ellen G. White. Most have even been deceived into thinking that they are saved by grace, while under the Law at the same time. Scripture is replete with warnings against this false notion (Jn.6:27-29; Acts 13:38-39; Rom.3:20, 3:28, 4:2-5, 4:14, 4:16, 5:1-2, 9:30-33, 10:1-5, 11:6; Gal.2:19-21, 3:10-14, 3:21-26, 4:28-31, 5:2-4; Eph.2:8-10; Tit.3:5). The sad fact is, they do not know God.
What is really evil is that the Voice of Prophecy in their tract on “What the Bible says about HELLFIRE” is patently dishonest. While attempting to portray what the Bible says about Hell, they conveniently hold their hand over key sections of Scripture. To this technique, the Bible does have something very important to say, “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Rom.1:18).