eternal damnation

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Noun1.eternal damnation - the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
fire and brimstone - (Old Testament) God's means of destroying sinners; "his sermons were full of fire and brimstone"
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He tried to think it all out; it was very exciting, since his whole life seemed concerned (he thought his decision on this matter must profoundly affect its course) and a mistake might lead to eternal damnation; but the more he reflected the more convinced he was; and though during the next few weeks he read books, aids to scepticism, with eager interest it was only to confirm him in what he felt instinctively.
But then my father's love asserted itself, and I vowed that I would prefer eternal damnation to further separation from her if she could be found.
Then there were a thousand of my red and green warrior friends whom I knew would face eternal damnation gladly for my sake.
However, Sison said the Chief Executive, who was his former student in college, could still save himself from eternal damnation by reopening the stalled peace talks with the communist rebels.
He had to take a path and like his progenitor, Achan, son of Zerah, in Joshua Chapter 7, the acting CJN, Mohammed Ibrahim Tanko, is an inch close to bringing the entire system, which is already wonky, into an eternal damnation because he could not keep his hands off what His Maker had not given him.
Also known as Candlemas Day, many Catholic churches will hold the traditional procession of blessed candles to remind the faithful that "Jesus is the Light of the world, who, by His birth, saved the human race from eternal damnation and expelled the darkness of evil and death."
God the Father even sent His only son, Jesus, on Earth to save men from eternal damnation. Holy Mother Church, like Christ, warns man constantly of the lamented reality of 'eternal death-hell.' Pope Francis on Good Friday in 2014 told the faithful: 'Convert, there is still time, so that you don't end up in hell.'
Which is a questionable choice of phrase for the dictator, given a fiery pit of eternal damnation isn't all that funny.
(cue diabolical laughter as the torment continues, scraping your exhaust on the ramp down to eternal damnation.) Back here on Earth it's not much better.
It recommends "belief" as a safe bet considering that a "believer" will find himself eternally rewarded if it turns out to be true, while an atheist will face eternal damnation.
Threats of eternal damnation were not uncommon, the grand jury found.
He claimed only 'a very stupid God' can create a human being only to leave him/her in eternal damnation.