Let us consider further how the Second Death, which is the death of 'the old man', is achieved in the Lake of Fire. Remember that our 'old Adamic man' must die first before the life of the 'new Jesus man' can be born in us.
An unbelieving proud person with a hardened heart does not fear God, and therefore God must soften and humble his heart before he is able to hear God. The judgement of God in the Lake of Fire is designed to do exactly that - to put godly fear into the hearts of unbelieving people, to soften the hard heart of 'the old man' so that they are willing to listen and accept the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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