In what sense are the weeds collected and burned with fire? (Matt. 13:40)
This refers to the final outcome for the weeds. Their being thrown symbolically into the fiery furnace indicates that they are headed for eternal destruction. (Rev. 20:14; 21:8)
The imitation, weedlike Christians, the impostors, will be eradicated during the “great tribulation.”—Matt. 24:21.