how to tell the biblical story in a way that makes a difference

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Here’s a thought for you–human beings are not the only occupants of the earth (if the Bible is correct). The kingdom of evil also dwells on the earth. If we read the book of Revelation with that in mind, some mysteries will be solved. For example, Isaiah 25:6-8 and Revelation 20:11-15 seem to contradict each other. However, if the Book of Life includes all who have had physical life, then those who are cast into the lake of fire are Satan’s cohorts (Jude 6) and there is no contradiction. Every human being will go through God’s judgments (the baptism of fire) at one point or the other because His judgments are truth and truth sets us free from the loss, death, and destruction that kingdom of evil has raised against us. We are born into a world full of deception and one of the reasons Christ went to the cross was to make the way for us to know and understand truth.