Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?
Let us finally go on to examine the third so-called 'proof text'. Revelation 20:10
The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone (theion) where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented (basanizo) day and night forever (aion) and ever (aion).
In this verse, the Greek word aion meaning an age has been mistranslated to mean forever. We see that the beast and the false prophet are already in the Lake of Fire when Satan is cast into it. The Lake of Fire judgement of Satan and the fallen angels together with the beast and the false prophet will last for two ages, i.e., for the Sixth Age (the Great White Throne Judgement Age) and for the final Seventh Age in God's Plan of the Ages, and not for forever and ever.
Please note in the verse above, that the Greek word for brimstone is theion. According to Strong's number G2303, the meaning of theion is "divine incense, because burning brimstone was regarded as having power to purify, and to ward off disease".
Also, the Greek word for torment in the verse above is basanizo. According to Strong's number G928, the primary meaning of basanizo is "to test (metals) by the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the colour of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal".
All of these three Greek words:
aion for an age with a definite duration having both a beginning and an end, theion for brimstone indicating divine purifying power, basanizo for its characteristic of testing purity, clearly proves that the purpose of the Lake of Fire is to purify and refine Satan and the fallen angels rather than to endlessly torture them. Angels were created to be ministering spirits to God and men, and not to be kept in a prison of spiritual darkness forever. (Hebrews 1:14)
God's power, His love, and His justice will ensure that Satan and the fallen angels will repent and be transformed back to their original holy state, which they enjoyed when they were first created. They will willingly, humbly, joyfully and thankfully minister forever like the other two-thirds of the holy angels in God's Eternal Kingdom of the New Heaven and the New Earth.
The Eternal Kingdom of God of the New Heaven and the New Earth, where there will be no more death, no more sorrow, no more crying, no more pain and no more curse, will not be established on this earth until God has reconciled all things in heaven and all things on earth through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. This includes the reconciliation of Satan and the fallen angels as the key scripture Colossians 1:15-20 clearly and powerfully states.
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2, The Authority oí the Bible
4, The Seven Foundational Biblical Truths
S, The Seven Ages in God's Plan for All
6, The Pre-Adamit Age
7, God's Purpose for Israel
8. The Gospel of the Kingdom of God
9, The Truth of God's Elect - The Bride of Christ
10, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
11. The Millennial Kingdom of God
12, The Great White Throne Judgement
11, The Judgement £ Reconciliation of Satan
14, The Eternal Kingdom of God
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