Fire
    Footnotes

    Fire

    Frequently the symbol of God’s presence, revealed either in mercy or in judgment (1) of His glory (Ex. 13:21–22; Ezek. 1:4, 13; 10:6–7; Dan. 7:9; 10:6); (2) of His holiness (Deut. 4:24; Heb. 12:29); (3) of His presence to protect (2 Kgs. 6:17; Zech. 2:5); (4) of His judgments (Isa. 66:15–16; Zech. 13:9; Mal. 3:2; 1 Cor. 3:13); (5) the punishment of the wicked (Matt. 18:9; 25:41; Mark 9:43–48; Rev. 19:20; 20:10, 14–15; 21:8); (6) of the Holy Spirit as a purifying agent (Matt. 3:11; Luke 3:16); as tongues of fire (Acts 2:3). On the altar there was a perpetual fire, replenished with wood every morning (Lev. 6:12; 9:24; 2 Chr. 7:1, 3), which consumed the burnt sacrifice and the incense offering.

    For similar examples of fire in the Book of Mormon see 1 Ne. 1:6; Hel. 5:23–49; 3 Ne. 17:23–24; 19:13–14; 28:21; 4 Ne. 1:32; Morm. 8:24.