The Truth about Hell by Terry Watkins
I am forwarding this information on an "as is" basis. The Biblical information about Hell is of course unquestionably true. Whether the anecdotal information about Hell is true or not, I have no way of knowing. Read at your own risk.
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by Terry Watkins
"And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments. .. ." Luke 16:23
What you're about to read is hard to believe.. . .
We're going to examine the place the Bible calls hell. We'll present documented evidence for a place called hell. Don't take what you're going to read lightly. If what you read is true - YOU COULD BE IN SERIOUS DANGER!
years ago a book was published, entitled Beyond Death's Door by Dr. Maurice
Rawlings. Dr. Rawlings, a specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular
Disease, resuscitated many people who had been clinically dead. Dr. Rawlings,
a devout atheist, "considered all religion "hocus-pocus" and death nothing
more than a painless extinction". But something happened in 1977 that brought
a dramatic change in the life of Dr. Rawlings! He was resuscitating a man,
terrified and screaming - descending down into the flames of hell:
The Bible continually warns of a place called hell. There are over 162 references in the New Testament alone which warns of hell. And over 70 of these references were uttered by the Lord Jesus Christ!
In Luke 16, Jesus Christ gives a frightening picture of hell:
22 . . . the rich man also died, and was buried;
The man in Luke 16:24 cries: ". . .I am tormented in this FLAME."
In Matthew 13:42, Jesus says: "And shall cast them into a FURNACE OF FIRE: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
In Matthew 25:41, Jesus says: "Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting FIRE,. . ."
20:15 says, " And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was
cast into the LAKE OF FIRE."
THE BIBLE GIVES THE LOCATION OF HELL
When Jesus Christ died on the cross, He descended into hell. In Acts 2, Peter is speaking, verse 31, " . . . seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in HELL"
When Jesus Christ died His soul went into hell.
And in Matthew 12:40, Jesus Christ says:
"For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly: so
shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the HEART OF THE
Ephesians 4:9, says of Jesus: "Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the LOWER PARTS OF THE EARTH."
On page 85 of Beyond Death's Door, Dr. Rawlings writes patients who described hell said, ". . . this place seems to be UNDERGROUND or WITHIN THE EARTH in some way."
The Birmingham News, April 10, 1987 had an article entitled "Earth's Center Hotter Than Sun's Surface, Scientists Say". The article stated that scientists have recently discovered, "THE EARTH'S INNER CORE HAS A TEMPERATURE OF OVER 12,000 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT!"
Have you seen pictures of a volcano erupting, spewing a lake of fire from inside the earth - consuming everything within miles just from the heat? When Mount St. Helens erupted in May 18, 1980, it was described by reporters, "when HELL surfaced upon the earth." The book, Volcanoes, Earth's Awakening (p.91) describes an erupting volcano as "descent into HELL".
of years ago, the Bible described a place called hell in the heart of the
earth that matches exactly what science is discovering.
YES ! THERE IS A PLACE CALLED HELL !
In Numbers 16, the Bible gives the account of people falling into hell alive!
"And THE EARTH OPENED HER MOUTH, and swallowed them up, and their houses,
and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. They,
and all that appertained to them, went down alive INTO THE PIT, and the
EARTH CLOSED UPON THEM:" Numbers 16:32-33
In Mark 9:46, Jesus Christ says about hell: "Where THEIR WORM dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."
Jesus said explicitly - THEIR worm - not a worm, or the worm - but THEIR worm. The Bible teaches that Christians will one day have a body like the Lord Jesus Christ. Could it be, as some Bible students teach - that men and women in hell take on the form of their father, Satan (John 8:44)? In Revelation 12:3, Satan is described as a red dragon. Could Jesus Christ be referring to the body lost men and women will have for eternity?
The earth's crust on land is normally 50 miles thick. You'd have to go down 50 miles before the edge of the fire. But in parts of the ocean floor, the earth's crust is less than a mile thick.
Scientists recently discovered cracks on the ocean floor where fire was leaking out. Do you know what they found around these fire-breathing vents in the crust? Eight-foot long worms, found no other place in the world! The book, The Deep Sea, by Joseph Wallace (p.39), reads, "Perhaps the strangest of ocean creatures recently discovered are Riftia, the giant tube WORMS. Measuring up to 8 feet in length, the worms are ONLY FOUND NEAR DEEP SEA VENTS."
And Jesus Christ said, "Where THEIR WORM dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."
14:10 says, " . . . and he shall be tormented with fire and BRIMSTONE .
. ." And Job 18 describes the " . . . PLACE of him that knoweth not God"
(vs 21), in verse 15 as, " . . . BRIMSTONE shall be scattered upon his
habitation." Do you know what brimstone is? It's sulfur. And do you know
where sulfur or brimstone is found? INSIDE THIS EARTH! According to the
book Volcanoes by Pierre Kohler (p. 43), when Mt. St Helens erupted in
1980 - 150,000 tons of sulfurous gas was ejected! Job is the oldest book
in the Bible, written over 3,000 years ago, and yet Job knew what science
wouldn't know for years - inside this earth is BRIMSTONE!
HELL IS A PLACE OF TORMENT
Jesus says of the man in Luke 16:
23 "And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in TORMENTS. . . "
HELL. . .
It'll be beyond anything humanly imaginable!
The Bible describes it as weeping (Matt 8:12), wailing (Matt 13:42), gnashing of teeth (Matt 13:50), darkness (Matt 25:30), flames (Luke 16:24), burning (Isa 33:14), torments (Luke 16:23), everlasting punishment! Jesus Christ says in Matthew 25:41, "Depart from me, ye cursed, into EVERLASTING FIRE, prepared for the devil and his angels."
13:42, Jesus says: "And shall cast them into a FURNACE OF FIRE: there shall
be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
HELL IS FOREVER !
All who enter hell - abandon all hope!
The horror of hell - for even one second is unbearable - but FOREVER!
Jesus says in Matthew 25:41: ". . . Depart from me, ye cursed, into EVERLASTING fire, . . ."
Rev. 14:11: "The smoke of their TORMENT ascendeth up for EVER AND EVER: and they have NO REST DAY NOR NIGHT."
possibly be worth eternity in hell? No wonder Jesus Christ warned so much
about hell! No wonder Jesus said in Mark 8:36, "For what shall it profit
a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and LOSE HIS OWN SOUL?"
Jesus Christ took hell very serious. . .
says in Mark 9:43-47,
43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter
into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire
that never shall be quenched:
Jesus Christ took hell so serious - He could say without the slightest hesitation - to remove your eye, cut off your hand or foot, if that would keep you out of hell!
If hell is not real - Jesus Christ was the most deceived man that ever lived!
I'll challenge anyone to read the words of Jesus Christ and tell me they are the words of a deceived man!
knew exactly what He was talking about!
How did Jesus describe hell?
spoke more on hell than any other subject..
WHAT JESUS CHRIST SAYS ABOUT HELL !
"fire" Matt 7:19, 13:40, 25:41
WHAT IF JESUS IS RIGHT ?
9:27 says, "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this
it is appointed
unto man once to die . . .
And in hell
he lift up his eyes, being in torments . . .
As you leave your body - you realize something is happening. You hear a sound. . . getting louder and louder. . . screaming .. . .weeping. . . wailing. Terror and fear beyond anything you could imagine overtakes you. "This can't be happening!" you scream. Your nostrils are filling with the awful stench of burning souls. Your face ignites from the heat. Flames are now blazing from your eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth - every opening in your body, flames are roaring out. Your body is sizzling and crackling from the flames.
Your body is now madly thrashing and convulsing from the horrible pain. "Why don't I die?", you scream. You begin weeping and gnashing your teeth with the millions. "When will this pain stop?" But you know it will never stop. . .
The darkness is so terrifying, it begins engulfing you.. You feel something moving in the darkness. . . something horrible is happening. "No! No! This can't be happening" you scream - as your worm is emerging.
You begin cursing the day you were born. You scream - "Oh God, why didn't
you warn me?"- but you remember the preacher pleading with you to receive
Jesus Christ. You remember reading that gospel tract. You cry - "God don't
you care?" - but you remember John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that
he gave his only begotten Son,. . ." "God is a God of love - He won't allow
this", you cry - but you remember John 3:36, ". . . he that believeth not
the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
And you soon realize, that Jesus Christ was right!
a place called hell.
ARE THERE - FOREVER !
But God is a God of LOVE. . . Why would a GOD OF LOVE send me to hell? Yes, God is a GOD OF LOVE - but God is also a HOLY GOD. A HOLY GOD demands payment for sin. Otherwise God would NOT and could NOT be HOLY.
God is holy - sin MUST be condemned. Joshua 24:19 says, ". . he is an HOLY
GOD;. . . he will NOT forgive your transgressions nor your sins."
I HAVE GOOD NEWS !
God does NOT want you in hell
Hell was not made for man. Matthew 25:41 says, hell was, ". . . prepared for the devil and his angels:"
Because God is a GOD OF LOVE, and He LOVED YOU so much, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to die a cruel death on a cross to pay the price a HOLY GOD demands for your sins.
Romans 5:8 says, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
not send someone to hell. You choose hell when you reject Jesus Christ.
When you refuse God's love gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. . .
YOU CHOOSE HELL !
Ted Turner, said in an interview, "I'm looking forward to dying and being
cast into Hell. That's where I belong." You say - he's a fool! But friend,
when you say "No"; to Jesus Christ and His payment for your sin - you are
saying the same thing! You're telling God - I don't need Jesus Christ -
I'll pay for my sins in hell!
If you reject
God's gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ
ONE DAY YOU WILL BE IN HELL !
Dr. Rawlings has watched as thousands of people depart into eternity. Most people think they'll somehow "sneak" into heaven, but Dr. Rawlings claims most people descend into the flames of hell!
Jesus Christ gave a solemn warning in Matthew 7:21-23
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. . . MANY will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
If it was
for a few days, a few months, a few years or even a million years, but
to be tormented - FOREVER! You will despair of ever having any deliverance!
You will beg for death itself to come and take you away! You will curse
the day you were born! Revelation 14:11 says, "The smoke of their TORMENT
ascendeth up for EVER AND EVER: and they have NO REST DAY NOR NIGHT."
What could possibly be worth eternity in hell?
Jesus Christ said in Mark 8:36:
". . . Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the
heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him."I
Don't wait until you die to find out the truth about Hell! Tomorrow may be too late! Proverbs 27:1 says, "Boast not thyself of tomorrow: for thou KNOWEST NOT what a day may bring forth."
die every second, 180 every minute, since you started reading this - 2000
more people have gone into eternity! An automobile accident. . . A heart
attack. . , A stroke. . .One thing is CERTAIN - you will DIE - today. .
. tomorrow . . . a week. . . a month . . . a year. . . 5 years. . . 10
years. .. . 20 years. . . 50 years - ONE THING IS CERTAIN -" . . .it is
appointed unto man once TO DIE . . ."
DON'T BE CAUGHT DEAD WITHOUT JESUS !
You may have made some terrible mistakes in your life. There may be some things in your life you would give anything to be able to change. But friend, I assure you - if you die without Jesus Christ - it'll be the worst mistake you could possibly make!
ever come a time and a place in your life, when you received Jesus Christ
as your personal Savior?
If not, you are on the way to hell!
anyone convince you that when you die it will be all over! The Bible says
in Hebrews 9:27:
WORTH TAKING THE CHANCE !
to be saved ...
a.. Realize you are a sinner.
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:" Romans 3:10
"... for there is no difference. For all have sinned, and come short of
the glory of God;" Romans 3:23
b.. Realize you CAN NOT save yourself.
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; ..." Isaiah 64:6
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his
mercy he saved us, ..." Titus 3:5
c.. Realize that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins.
"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, ..." 1 Peter 2:24
"... Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,"
d.. Simply by faith receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.
"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" John 1:12
" ...Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."" Acts 16:30,31
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE SAVED ?
Pray this prayer, and mean it with all your heart.
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and unless you save me I am lost forever. I thank you for dying for me at Calvary. I come to you now, Lord the best way I know how, and ask you to save me. I now receive you as my Savior. In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
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