“Yes, Jesus thought destruction was coming for sinners. He repeatedly discusses it. Strikingly, though, he never says anything about divinely sent misery, torture, or protracted deaths. The end will come suddenly, when no one expects it, and it will be decisive. Destruction would come to all who placed themselves above others, who refused to help others, who insisted on promoting their own pleasures and position even if it meant hurting others. People like that would be annihilated, but they would not be tortured. Moreover, Jesus never talks about eternal torment; he talks about destruction. And he certainly never regales his listeners with tales of blood and gore that will satisfy their longing for vengeance.”