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What does the fire symbolize?

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Deborah Edwards on January 24, 2018

In the Bible, fire and related words of burning or flaming are used figuratively in many different ways. The fire is associated with love/passion (song of solomon 8:6); anger/thution (Zeph 2:2); strong emotion (Luke 24:32) Fire is used symbolically to represent the testing, the refining, purging' (Mal 3:1-3). The fire is used to refine metals; this compares to the persecution that can be a refinement of a Christian faith. The fire is also used symbolically to represent the complete annihilation". (2Thess 1:9 and context; "eternal DESTRUCTION"), As when something is burned with fire, there is nothing of the original left remaining. It can't be rebuilt. Is gone, forever. Perhaps there are even other symbolic meanings about fire.


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