|Revelation 20:10 |
10 And the devil who had deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and will be tormented day and night forever and ever.2
2 And John said, ‘the devil who had deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire that burns with brimstone, along with the beast and the false prophet; and will be tormented day and night for ever and forever, Rev 20:10’ This text is frequently quoted to prove that all those who have been deceived will be tormented night and day forever — but look, all four Bibles say only the devil is cast into the lake of fire and tormented forever. Those deceived are cast in the lake of fire and have their part in the lake of fire, but they are not also tormented forever; those who have been deceived, after their time, are reconciled to God. But the devil was not deceived; he knew what he was doing when he deliberately rebelled against God's direction. The whole creation will be reconciled to God, except the devil.