fire and brimstone


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.

fire and brimstone

n.
1. The punishment of hell.
2. Vehement rhetoric, especially homiletic rhetoric describing or warning of the punishments of hell.

fire and brimstone

- Eternal punishment in hell (from Genesis 19:24 and Revelation 19:20).
See also related terms for hell.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire and brimstone - (Old Testament) God's means of destroying sinners; "his sermons were full of fire and brimstone"
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
eternal damnation, damnation - the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell
References in classic literature ?
Now all he had anticipated was come to pass: the Vicar felt the satisfaction of the prophet who saw fire and brimstone consume the city which would not mend its way to his warning.
The minister gave out his text and droned along monotonously through an argument that was so prosy that many a head by and by began to nod -- and yet it was an argument that dealt in limitless fire and brimstone and thinned the predestined elect down to a company so small as to be hardly worth the saving.
But you have to understand that when you're on the pitch you can't go all fire and brimstone.
BLITZ BEGINS TODAY pages 4&5 FIRE AND BRIMSTONE pages 6&7
FRANCOIS Hollande is begging Britain for fire and Brimstone to avenge the Paris attacks.
If you're going to be saying we can have sectarian prayers because we shouldn't be censoring clerics, and then, in the same breath, say these clerics can't be over-the-top damning people to hell, and there can't be fire and brimstone in their prayers--well, if you happen to be a fire-and-brimstone cleric, that might be problematic for you.
suppressed as a precaution; for Fire and brimstone, this shall be
The year took a left turn in October, and we were spared further fire and brimstone by guardian angels such as Eastwood and Scorsese and Borat (?
Replacing dire warnings about fire and brimstone after death with a call for immediate action on Earth, 85 evangelical leaders proclaimed, "This is God's world, and any damage that we do to God's world is an offense against God himself.
And Prof O'Laughlin said although Wales' chapels were once renowned for the fire and brimstone approach, Wales' high sympathy with religion was in spite of, rather then because of it.
If we were pretending to be fire and brimstone preachers telling everyone they were going to hell, no one would give a luck about what we said.
The publishing rights to Brown's books Fire and Brimstone (March 2004) and UnderCover (October 2004) have since been acquired by Strebor Books.
Full browser ?