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There is no literal lake of fire. There are only 5 occurences of this phrase in the Bible and all are to be found in the book of Revelation, chapters 19, 20, 21. Revelation is a book of symbols and the Lake of Fire is symbolic of destruction brought about by divine judgement. In Revelation 20:14, death and hell [the grave - cf 1 Corinthians 15:54] are cast into the lake of fire.  Death and the grave are abstract things with no bodily form. How could they be cast into a literal lake of fire?  Rather, the Apostle John is writing of that glorious time when death shall be no more. 

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