WHAT IS THE BAPTISM OF FIRE
Yesterday, we saw a rainbow after a hard rain, it was across the street from us, and you could literally stand at the end where it went into the ground. And seeing it reminded me of God's covenant with mankind after the flood, that He would never destroy mankind with a flood again, and the rainbow was the sign of it. Genesis 9:11-13 The apostle Peter mentions the destruction of man by flood, but also reminds us that there is a coming "baptism of fire," where the earth will burn up with fervent heat. 2nd Peter 3:3-13 says:
Pays to be good!
The new earth is where righteousness will dwell! The wicked will all be destroyed in the fire.
"But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells." All evil people will be burned up in the baptism of fire that is coming on the earth, and it falls on a single day, which is "kept for the DAY of judgment and destruction of ungodly men." In the last chapter of the Old Testament, it says the wicked will be ashes under the feet of the righteous. The wicked will be burned up, not burning forever on that coming day.
The apostle Peter mentions the destruction of man by flood, but also reminds us that there is a coming baptism of fire, where the earth will burn up (utterly) with fervent heat. Is this the baptism of Fire? It must be. The 3 righteous men Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were types of the righteous spirit beings who will walk in the fire unharmed at some future time.