Heaven and Hell: the good and the bad?

As I listened (yes, listened) to Revelation 20:7-15 this morning the following verse stood out to me—

And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Revelation 20:10 (NIV)

Hell—the lake of burning sulfur, fire and brimstone—is a touchy subject. It raises the temperature in the room and comes with all kinds of potentially dangerous emotional baggage. As a preacher, it causes me to pause and seriously think about what I want to say. This post is no different. Yet, something caught my attention this morning; it’s the words, “the devil, who deceived them.”

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