I always thought that unsaved people would go to Hell for eternity and suffer everlasting punishment. I have heard pastors say things like that. So I thought that Hell and the Devil would be around for eternity. I know that the Devil will have no power over the people who have been saved and are living on the New Earth, but I thought that he would continue to reign in Hell over those who did not accept Christ.
My husband, who has read Revalation several times (I have never read the whole thing all the way through) told me that when Christ comes back he's going to destroy both the Devil and Hell. He said that if he didn't, it would mean that God has no power over the Devil and my husband would have no reason to put his faith in him. When I told him that I thought God demonstrated his power by saving those who trust in him but that I didn't think he was going to destroy Hell, my husband said my theology is seriously messed up.
Help! Can someone please give me some direction here? Have I really misunderstood everything I thought I knew about Hell and eternity?