Series 2 - Lesson 11 - Annotation 16
What is the meaning of "fire" spoken of in the Scriptures?
16. "Fire" or the "hell of fire" spoken of in the Scriptures is a misinterpretation of words that mean purification or cleansing, and has no reference to punishment. The "hell of fire" symbolizes soul cleansing or purification of the accumulation of limited concepts, wrong thoughts, false beliefs, error feelings and actions. As the soul grows in understanding there comes a period when it is necessary that the soul free or cleanse itself of the dross that it has gathered in its progress toward consciousness, expression, and manifestation of the pure and perfect Christ life. In the old symbology this cleansing was represented by "fire." The Holy Spirit moving through the soul can dissolve or consume what error beliefs may be fixed there.
Preceding Entry: Quote at least four commandements of Jesus, giving Bible references, that will help one to overcome the tendency to unwise judging.
Following Entry: Give the meaning of the words translated "hell" in the Bible.