FireSee also Baptism, Baptize; Earth—Cleansing of the earth; Hell; Holy GhostA symbol for cleansing, purifying, or sanctifying. Fire can also serve as a symbol of God’s presence.Thy God is a consuming fire, Deut. 4:24.The Lord makes his ministers a flaming fire, Ps. 104:4.The Lord of hosts will visit them with the flame of devouring fire, Isa. 29:6 (2 Ne. 27:2).The Lord will come with fire, Isa. 66:15.He is like a refiner’s fire, Mal. 3:2 (3 Ne. 24:2; D&C 128:24).He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire, Matt. 3:11 (Luke 3:16).The righteous will be preserved by fire, 1 Ne. 22:17.The wicked will be destroyed by fire, 2 Ne. 30:10.Nephi explained how we receive the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost, 2 Ne. 31:13–14 (3 Ne. 9:20; 12:1; 19:13; Ether 12:14; D&C 33:11).Thou shalt declare remission of sins by baptism, and by fire, D&C 19:31.The great and abominable church shall be cast down by devouring fire, D&C 29:21.The earth shall pass away so as by fire, D&C 43:32.The presence of the Lord shall be as the melting fire, D&C 133:41.Adam was baptized with fire and the Holy Ghost, Moses 6:66.