"If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God." (Heb. 10:26-27)
And, in case we missed the meaning of "raging fire that will consume the enemies", the end of the chapter sums up the two options for people when Jesus comes back to judge the earth:
"But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved." (10:39)
For those who consider destruction 'getting off easy', ponder what the Word says about coming into such a judgment: "It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." (10:31)
Yes, God has a fire that refines and that involves some pain. He also has punishment prepared according to what we deserve: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay." (10:30) But ultimately, at the end of the age, God will make all things new. The enemies of God (including Satan), sin, death and all evil will all be burned up in the raging fire of His holiness...
"...for our God is a consuming fire." (Heb. 12:29)
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