This is not meant for intense debate. I am just interested in CFS's stats. The poll is for those who go to hell, not Purgatory. Universalism = Pay for crime accordingly and then go to heaven. Matt 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Psalm 100:5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Annihilation = Cease to exist. Psalm 37:20 But the wicked will perish: Though the LORD's enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke. Eternal torture = Suffer in fire for eternity. Death is never annihilation, it is a state when in sin. Prov 36:8 But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death. Eph 2:1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins. Rev 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Eternal Torment / Limited suffering = No burning sensation. The fire is as figurative as the word death. Rom 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds. We would not punish a thief as we would a murderer. Matt 25:32 and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. I choose # 4. Shouldn't we all agree with Geneva convention? They correctly ordained that killing and torturing our enemy is wrong. I would choose # 1 if it were not for the verdict of 'mankind loving darkness' in John 3:19.