The End of All Things
The Lake of Fire ThatGod Built
Death And Hell Were Cast Into The Lake Of Fire
"And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death..." Revelation 20:14.
What do we suppose death and hell are? Some will say that it is obvious; but their thinking may be biased due to incorrect information. One common belief is that to be dead is to be a corpse, and hell is said to be a blazing lake of fire that will burn forever. If this were true, explain this to me: How can hell be cast into itself (the lake of fire)? If the two words are synonymous, the verse could have been written: "And hell was cast into hell," which we know cannot be. For instance, if we were on a camping trip, I could take a piece of wood and ask, what is this stick I hold in my hand? The answer would be, that piece of wood is a stick. The two words are synonymous. I could then cast the piece of wood into the campfire. Since the stick and the campfire are two different things, the stick can be cast into the fire. But it doesnít take a genius to know that I canít cast the piece of wood into itself, the stick. And so it is with hell and the Lake of Fire. If they are both the same, hell could not be cast into the lake of fire, plain and simple. Notwithstanding, since they are different from one another, hell can be cast into the real Lake of Fire. We will look into this later.