“It is very remarkable that the terms in Greek which would carry the meaning of punishment for the good of the offender are never used in the New Testament of the infliction which comes upon the impenitent; these are paideia and paideuo, and they are frequently used of the “chastisement” of believers, but not of the impenitent. It is often claimed that the word kolasis used in Matthew 25:46 carries the meaning of chastisement for the improvement of the offender, but although Aristotle, in comparing it with timoria, may seem to suggest that it is meant for the improvement of the offender (what he really says is that it is tou paschontos heneka, “on account of the one suffering it,” “has the punished one in view,” whereas timoria is tou poiountos, “on account of the one inflicting” “that he may be satisfied”), the usage even in classical Greek is predominantly against making the supposed distinction. Both words are used interchangeably by the leading classical authors, including Aristotle himself, and kolasis is continually employed where no thought of betterment can be in question, while all admit that in Hellenistic Greek the distinction is not maintained, and in any case **timoria **is also used of the punishment of the sinner (Hebrews 10:29).” (The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Online)
Hebrews 12:5-8 proves without a doubt that, if God does not chastise me ( paideia and paideuo) then I am an impenitent unbeliever and a bastard and not a son.
"27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works."
One would think that the combination of months of torment and death ( from fire, smoke, plagues, and brimstone) would bring men and women to their knees in repentance, but such is not the case. (Rev 16:7-9) (Rev 20:10-15) These judgments are not remedial but retributive.
Hell and the LOF do not improve, correct, change or regenerate anyone. They are not hospitals for the sick; they are prisons for the condemned!
I challenge anyone to show evidence in the NT of God using ( paideia and paideuo) “chastising” impenitent unbelievers for remedial purposes.