fire and brimstone

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(Old Testament) God's means of destroying sinners

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It's attendance in chapels which have really been hit over the years, and that's where the fire and brimstone would have been preached.
Smallpox survivor Zabdiel Boylston, a Boston apothecary, at the suggestion of the Reverend Cotton Mather (of fire and brimstone fame), visited slaves from Africa who had had the same experience as the Turkish women.
Fire and brimstone may give young athletes a lift but will it make them better athletes?
For in it they would find that the fire and brimstone and torment for ever and ever of the Lake of Fire is obviously a highly colourful and dramatic symbol of complete and utter destruction, for death and Hell were cast into the lake of fire.
Amidst all of the agonized self-searching of the preachers of my generation, I would have appreciated a little fire and brimstone, if only for the sake of novelty.
Sometimes that's just fine: dirges like "You Must Be Certain of the Devil" and "There Are No More Tickets to the Funeral" boom with Old Testament fire and brimstone, even on paper.
Smooth-it-away leaves the other passengers and divulges his true identity by breathing fire and brimstone.
After three-quarters of a century, Carl Sandburg's most controversial poem--a diatribe in free verse against Billy Sunday, the Elmer Gantry-like evangelist who preached fire and brimstone and was a forerunner of today's televangelists--has been published in unexpurgated form for the first time.
Does anyone seriously believe a fire and brimstone unionist like Ian Paisley would have welcomed such an arrangement if there was the slightest chance of it leading to the breakup of the UK?
I WAS having a bit of a chin-wag with the Blessed Virgin the other night and she told me if the people of Ireland don't give up their evil ways and turn to Pat's column for salvation, there'll be fire and brimstone.
It plays a fairly ordinary game of cricket but the fire and brimstone Ashes atmosphere is completely lacking due to the generic, cut-out crowd, dull commentary, and laughable player likenesses.
Sandler: I think our sense of evangelism is someone thumping a Bible, screaming about fire and brimstone and that sort of thing.
lt; The decor screams fire and brimstone, except for the occasional family photo and some of his 7-year-old daughter's drawings.
I admire churches that understand that people need to first exist and not be impoverished, instead of preaching fire and brimstone.
Bear live witness to fire and brimstone and tech fluidity.
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