Dr. King defines annihilationism as a belief regarding the death of the wicked.

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[Top Margin: Annihilationism: The doctrine that] [the death of the wicked involves the extinction of their being. One form of annihilationism teaches that this extinction is the final result of the gradually disintegrating effect of sin on the being of the evil doer. Other annihilationists teach that after death the wicked will suffer punishment in proportion to the evil deeds committed during their earthly lives, but that this future punishment will be followed by complete cessation of being.]
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