Book: Beliefs and Doctrines of the New Testament Church

The baptism of fire is not a baptism to be sought by spiritually begotten believers, as some teach, but a baptism that is reserved for the incorrigible wicked. The Scriptures reveal that the baptism of fire is the eternal destruction of the wicked by immersion into the lake of fire and brimstone. Those who are cast into the lake of fire will not be tormented forever but will be burned up. This is the second and permanent death and God’s final judgment for the unrepentant, who have committed the unpardonable sin by willfully rejecting His way of salvation through Jesus Christ. All who have hardened their hearts in their iniquities and their rebellion against God and who have committed the unpardonable sin by knowingly resisting and blaspheming the Holy Spirit, making it impossible for them to be led to repentance, are incorrigibly wicked and will be destroyed together in the lake of fire.


Scriptural References

Mat. 3:11-12 Rev. 20:14-15 Mal. 4:1-3
Mat. 12:31-32 Rev. 21:8