We know the fire awaits unbelievers
In medieval times people would be burned for not believing in God. Even in modern days, men of God will at times preach of hellfire to persuade people into being good, practicing Christians.
Maybe Koenig’s been reading Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God recently?
This idea of hell is similar to other tracks on the album such as “Ya Hey”
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