It is a common understanding by most, if not all, Christians that in “the end” God, through Jesus will have completely and eternally defeated and abolished evil. Whether you believe in a rapture of the righteous, 7 year tribulation, destruction of this world, restoration of all things, or anything else in-between… I would think that you would hold to this hope, that evil will be definitively dealt with and completely done away with.
One of the arguments of those who oppose eternal damnation of the wicked is that if its true, then evil is never really defeated. This is an argument not only used by those who oppose the existence of hell all together, but also by those who hold to an annihilation view (that the wicked will eventually cease to exist) including many evangelicals.
So does this ring true? If there is somewhere in the universe where the wicked will be tormented forever and ever, would that mean that evil indeed will never entirely be defeated, but instead that it will in some ways always exist and therefore, never really be done away with?