For everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt.(Mark 9:49, emphasis added)
These words from Christ Jesus. When He says everyone will be salted with fire He means to say “everyone will be salted with fire.” No one can escape this Holy Judgment. “Everyone will be salted with fire.” The good, the evil, everyone. The baptized, the heathens, the God fearing and the atheist; all will be salted with fire. To be salted is to be preserved. God is fire; an all-consuming fire. His is a fire of renewal. His is the fire that cuts away sin. His is the fire that circumcises the hearts of all men. His is the fire that burns away dross.
I rather think it an honor to be called so as to be salted by fire; Holy fire and preserved for a holy ministry. The doctrine of eternal conscious torment requires that only a few are “salted with fire.” That doctrine requires that most will suffer a different kind of fire; a punishing, tormenting fire. The fire that cleans and heals is a holy fire. The fire that burns away sin is a holy fire.
“Everyone will be salted with fire.” That is Good News. It is “The Blessed Hope.” This is Impartial Grace.