fire and brimstone
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- The traditional punishments of Hell.
- 1611, Bible (KJV): Revelations 14:10 and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb
- Referencing or emphasizing the power and wrath of God.
- That preacher gave a real fire and brimstone sermon!
- The fire-and-brimstone preacher gave the city council a severe tongue-lashing after they voted on a zoning ordinance allowing a new strip club to open.
referencing the wrath of God