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  1. fire and brimstone(noun)

    (Old Testament) God's means of destroying sinners

    "his sermons were full of fire and brimstone"


  1. fire and brimstone(Noun)

    The traditional punishments of Hell.

  2. fire and brimstone(Adjective)

    Referencing the power or wrath of God.

  3. fire and brimstone(Adjective)

    Stereotypical descriptive for a charismatic clergyman who stresses the power or wrath of God, literal interpretation of the Bible and traditional punishments of Hell.


  1. Fire and brimstone

    Fire and brimstone is an idiomatic expression of signs of God's wrath in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. In the Bible, they often appear in reference to the fate of the unfaithful. "Brimstone," the archaic name for sulfur, evokes the acrid odor of volcanic activity. The term is also used, sometimes pejoratively, to describe a style of Christian preaching that uses vivid descriptions of judgment and eternal damnation to encourage repentance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fire and brimstone in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fire and brimstone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of fire and brimstone in a Sentence

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    In a way, without fire and brimstone, this is a natural disaster, a technological failure and natural disaster.

Images & Illustrations of fire and brimstone

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