What is the Lake of Fire? According to The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary, the Lake of Fire is synonymous with the Greek term Gehen’na, which carries the same meaning. The word Gehen’na in the Hebrew language is Hinnom. The Hebrew word Hinnom refers to the Valley of Hinnom, which was a place near the city of Jerusalem in the Old Testament that served as a garbage dump for refuse. The Valley of Hinnom was also a place where idolaters practiced the sacrifice of infants to the god Molech. The valley later became a place where the bodies of dead criminals were taken for incineration. Due to its hellish nature, the valley eventually be...
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... Lake of Fire was not originally meant for man (Matt. 25:41), however, Jesus tells us that because a person does not believe in Him, he will be condemned (John 3:16), and the Day of Judgment awaits him (2 Pt. 2:9). Consequently, the punishment will be an eternal separation from the God that created him (2 Thess. 1:9). The Bible has made it abundantly clear that God does not take any pleasure in the eternal destruction of the wicked person. On the contrary, it is God’s desire that every man turn from the evil that he does and cling to Him for salvation (Ezek. 33:11). To show His love for unrighteous man, Christ died for every man (1 Pt. 3:18). Christ is the truth that will lead a person to salvation, and this salvation it is available to all men (1 Tim. 2:4), but it is man’s responsibility to repent and come to the knowledge of this truth (2 Tim. 2:25).
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