Maybe it was important. But I don't want to take away from God's word.jeremiah wrote:Jacob wrote:Some believe unbelievers will end up in the lake of fire. I believe this to be Biblical.
I agree that it's biblical.
The disagreement is over the nature of hell after Judgement Day. Is it a place purely for the punishment of those who would not obey the truth—and that's it, without end? Or is this aionian punishment a punishment unto the purity and restoration of God's own creature? I believe the scriptures would have us to see the latter as God's intentions, that he may at the last be all in all.
Anyway brother, I apologize that your thread got hijacked for yet another quibble about hell here. Hopefully, it'll get back on track. God bless you.
Are you thinking about rewards? I don't know what refining entails. It doesn't sound like the lake of fire. The important thing is if what we do is burned up or if it lasts. It is good if what we do lasts.