Seeing the Lake of Fire as a tool of Annihilation is easy. However, given the many verses in the Bible which describe God as a "refining fire," we see the LoF as an agent of purification, not of destruction. The Lake of Fire is there to burn away our "wood, hay, and stubble," leaving the silver and gold, if we have any. It is the Second Death, but we know now, don't we, that death is temporal, and will end when Death itself is thrown into the Lake of Fire, all those thrown in will come out? I admit that the Eternal Destruction crowd will say, "How can the LoF be for the destruction of Death and Hell, but not for the wicked who have been thrown in too?" In the end, we must look to God's intent and His Plan.