Defender’s of the traditional view often point out that Jesus had more to say about hell than anyone else and that though they would like not to believe it, as faithful followers of Jesus they must. Usually they assume that hell implies eternal conscious torment and that therefore Jesus said more about eternal conscious torment than anyone else.
I wonder if this argument can turned around. If Jesus did indeed teach eternal conscious torment then why did the apostles say so little about it. In particular, why is there no mention of it in Acts. Paul never mentions it in his sermons, but when he summarizes his ministry to the Ephesian elders he makes it clear that he left out nothing important “(20:20) I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable … (20:26,27) Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all of you, for I did not shrink form declaring to you the whole counsel of God”.