Revelation, Lake of Fire, Judgement of Metaphor

Euangelion | 7/16/2019 | Staff
bethtetleybethtetley (Posted by) Level 4
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Good quote from Brian Blount about judgment and the lake of fire and sulphur in Revelation 20:

“This portrait of God imposing eternal suffering seems as un-Christlike a punishment as imaginable. Yet John is dealing with the twin concepts of justice and mercy/grace. For him, one cannot exist without the other. For the evil that has been perpetrated, there needs to be justice, and he conceives of it in its most undiluted form as eternal suffering in the lake of fire and sulfur (brimstone). It is important to remember, however, that this is a figurative and not a literal ‘lake.’ What John is describing is not real, physical torture but the kind of continuous, perpetual spiritual torment that he imagines must occur when a being is separated forever from the presence of God....
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