What Did Jesus Mean by the ‘Eternal Fire Prepared for the Devil and His Angels’?


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What Did Jesus Mean by the ‘Eternal Fire Prepared for the Devil and His Angels’?

Last time we talked about the parable of the sheep and the goats. The parable is not about judgment or the end-times as many people think. Jesus told the parable of the sheep and the goats from the perspective of the end of time to illustrate the importance of how we treat people—particularly those in need. But there was an aspect of the parable we did not address before.

Jesus rewarded the sheep because of the way they treated the needy, but to the goats who did not treat them well Jesus said in Matthew 25:

Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Where did Jesus get this imagery?

Where Did Jesus Get the Imagery of ‘Eternal Fire Prepared for the Devil…

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