Sherman Nobels - That being noted, if I understand you correctly, Satan is thrown in the Lake of Fire for an age and then released for 1000 years and then thrown once again into the lake of fire. If you will, please note the verses that indicate such; I don't recall such off hand.
larry2 -No sir, Satan is bound and thrown into the bottomless pit for a thousand years, then released for a time and he gathers the nations to compass the camp of the saints, and the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Notice that in Revelation 17:8. "The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition." Now this is a reference to the antichrist, but it shows a difference in the bottomless pit and perdition.
Sherman Nobels - Also, as noted in other threads on Hell, the lake of fire and brimstone is likely a metaphor of remedial punishment. Note that not only is fire said to come from the altar (Rev.8.5), it is related to purification (Rev.3.18), consumption (Rev.18.8) and even the eyes of the Lord (Rev.1.14, 2.18). Furthermore, brimstone in the Greek is "theon" meaning "divine fire" (note "theo" means God), was used in Greek and Roman pagan worship and burnt as incense for spiritual purification. It was also burnt medicinally for healing. It was also used in Gehenna as a sourse of fuel to keep the fires burning; and Gehenna was a Jewish metaphor most closely related to the concept of Purgatory. And of course, in Rev.14:10 the Lake of fire is said to be in the very presence of the Lamb (revelation of the atonement of humanity) and the angels (revelation of the benevolent provision of God for all humanity).
larry2 - You can attempt to throw any spin you want to at it, but the fact remains that Satan is to be tormented in the lake of fire forever; that is God's word. Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Torment forever is not a metaphor.
Sherman Nobels - When I consider these things, the metaphor of the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, to me, indicates a place/event of Remedial Punishment. And of course, even the word Torment itself is related to the testing of metals in the purification process. I believe this is the intended meaning whether one interprets Revelation historically, preteristically, metaphorically, or futuristically.
larry2 - Maybe you should just quit attempting to make scripture fit your theology, and instead make your theology fit scripture.