Does perish mean to never exist?

Luke 13: “No, I tell you; but unless you r repent, you will all likewise perish."

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Great question, Tony Ferguson!

No, it doesn’t mean “cease to exist." (Luke 13:3). 

The Greek word for “perish” is apóllymi (transliteration is apollumi) and means according to Thayer's Greek Lexicon, [to] ("violently/completely perish") implies permanent (absolute) destruction, i.e. to cancel out (remove); "to die, with the implication of ruin and destruction"); cause to be lost (utterly perish) by experiencing a miserable end.

It is used of persons; properly in Luke 13:3, 5; 2 Peter 3:6; Jude 1:11, etc.

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Mini Shirley H Wife, mother, veteran in the spiritual war we all face!
In the Bible there are two paths. Only one path leads to God. Jesus said, "I am the way." John 14:6. 

Psalm 1:6, "For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish."

God is aware and wants an intimate personal relationship.

Psalm 101:4, "A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness."

God is involved in the way of the righteous. His connection to the ungodly is judgement. 

Psalm. 146:9, "The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and the widow; but the way of the wicked He turns upside down."

One way or the other we stand before God. We will be blessed or we will face separation.

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