posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 05:59 AM
"...baptize me with fire .." - what does this mean?!
God often depicts Himself as refining fire in His Word. This fire will burn up man's wood, hay, and stubble, leaving behind what is precious. Just
as the Bible says, those with much that is burnable (a metaphor) will suffer loss, but yet will be saved, as one going through fire. So you see, even
those who are cast into the Lake of Fire are saved - the LoF is for cleansing/refining, not for damnation/destruction.
Oh, and I almost forgot: Hell is a 404.
edit on 2-1-2014 by Lazarus Short because: lah-de-dah
Good answer, thank you!
Another suggestion from me:
Would I try to deduct the meaning of fire for a civilization at 0 AD, I would only see devastation, but if I looked at a volcano
, I see (a) a
sea of fire and (b) lava, which turns into a very fertile soil quickly.
So I think that its not about a simple fire, burning out of control - but about an active volcano. There are none in the area of Israel, but in some
distance (Vesuv, Aetna etc.).
edit on 3-1-2014 by ManFromEurope because: (no reason given)