Lately I've been trying to fit together as many pieces to this big puzzle as I can. Matthew 25:31-46 is one of the most important pieces of that puzzle. On close examination it does seem to be about the last judgment-the only stumbling block to me is that it doesn't mention the thousand years between the second coming and the White Throne Judgment.
When using a verse to prove something, I think it's very important to take a very close look at the context of the verse to see if it is about what you think it may be about. There are four other verses that I think may be referring to the Lake of Fire, but I can't say for sure because I'm having a hard time figuring out the context of these verses. Can someone who is better at this kind of thing take a close look at these verses and try to determine the likelyhood of the being about the Lake of Fire? The 4 verses I am referring to are:
"2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, 4 and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years."
1 Corithians 3:10-15
"10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames. "
"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire."
"Everyone will be salted with fire."