By Ray Foucher (Updated 2021 edition)
To Bible readers concerned about Revelation’s Lake of Fire this study will come as a relief. That final judgment scene is not about a physical fire burning forever.
However, it will be a painful experience – mentally and emotionally. Billions of people will face their own wrong choices and the ultimate choice to not trust in God. With the realization of eternity lost, the degree of regret will be beyond measure. Along with guilt and shame as figurative coals of fire on their heads coming from within themselves, it will literally be enough to crush out their lives in the Second Death.
The study shows a very interesting lesson from Hebrew: it is the removal of God from a man or woman that causes their destruction rather than Him actively imposing destruction.