DO HELL AND HEAVEN EXIST?
BY SAMUEL MWANGI NJOGU
Do hell and heaven exist? If you are one of those who say that hell and heaven do not exist, think again about it. In this book you are going to read testimonies of many people who have been there and back. We are going to examine some phenomena thought to be physical evidence of existence of heaven and hell some by scientists who never believed in the bible in the first place.
According to the bible hell and heaven are real.
A TYPICAL JOURNEY TO HELL
TESTIMONIES OF PEOPLE WHO WENT TO HELL AND BACK
RONALD REAGAN’S TESTIMONY
HOWARD STORM’S TESTIMONY
MARY K. BAXTER’S TESTIMONY
IAN MCCORMACK’S TESTIMONY
JENNIFER PEREZ’S TESTIMONY
ONE OF 7 COLUMBIAN YOUTH’S TESTIMONY
HELL IN THE BIBLE
SCIENTISTS WHO DUG INTO HELL IN RUSSIA SIBERIA
WORMS IN HELL
IS HELL RELATED TO VOLCANOES AND MOUNTAINS?
THE GATEWAY TO HELL
While working as a teacher in 2010, I was shifting to another house because a fellow teacher of mine was going back to his country of origin. As we were helping this fellow teacher to pack his things onto the vehicle, I stumbled upon a book in his room that talked about a man who went to hell and back when he was undergoing an operation in a hospital.
I read the story with a lot of fervor. After finishing the book, the owner who happened to be another fellow teacher gave me another similar one to read, which told of the testimony of Mary K. Baxter, how Jesus took her to hell and sent her back to tell the world what she saw.
I read the two books within a few days and did so with profound interest. The message I got there penetrated right into my heart and soul and changed my life forever. Although I was in my twelfth year of salvation, I had never read something like it before.
After reading two books, I just thought of goggling the internet and see perhaps if I would come across similar testimonies. The results were surprising. I came across one website http://www.spiritlessons.com that contained many similar testimonies and just realized that I had found one of the most valuable hidden treasures that man will ever find on earth.
After reading most of the testimonies in this website, I found another website http://www.insightsofgod.com which had many similar testimonies. There was not going to be an end in reading these testimonies and you know what, the testimonies were so moving and so touching that I could not stop reading them.
I found myself reading many things about hell and heaven from different sources. I read as much as I could. I was surprised to read about the existence of worms in hell (It is in the bible but I had not known about it before) and the discovery of strange giant tube worms called riftia under the sea in hydro vents which are thought to be the ones found in hell. I was equally excited to read about scientists who recorded cries of the damned souls when drilling a borehole in Russia, Siberia and the sighting of New Jerusalem, the celestial city mentioned in the bible, by NASA’S Hubble space telescope.
In the light of all these I asked myself “how many people will ever find these treasures like the way I have found them”
Suddenly, a desire to have others discover the treasures started developing in me and needless to say, that is how the idea of writing this book was born.
To a great extent the book is based on what I read in these websites. May God bless the authors of these websites. May all the glory be to Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior.
A TYPICAL JOURNEY TO HELL
Think about it. You are lying on your death bed with no hope of ever recovering. Your legs start becoming cold and somehow you fear that you are about to die. Doctors have already left your room. Then suddenly, your soul separates with the body for that is what happens at death. You are not aware that you are dead, for you find yourself in a much better condition than before. You realize that you can see, hear, feel, smell and taste much better than before. There is light in the room and you can see at an angle of 3600.
You look at the bed and see yourself lying there and start wondering what is going on. You fear that the worst has happened, that you are now dead. There is no way you can go back to the body. Before you even ponder about it, you hear an ugly voice calling you outside. Even before you make out what is going on, you start a swift descent towards a place you do not know. It gets darker and darker and you discover that whatever is happening to you is of no good at all.
You are in a very dark tunnel and the speed at which you are moving is very high. You start complaining that you do not want to go that way but there is nothing you can do about it. Suddenly you hear a voice “you deserve to be here!”
You can now sense the smell of burning flesh and indeed see the flames of fire burning. The smell is horrible and unbearable. You hear cries and wails of millions of tormented souls. You discover that you are in hell and worst of all also discover that you deserve to be there for you are aware of how you have lived your life on earth.
Somehow Jesus brings you back to life so that you can tell the testimony or simply gives you a second chance.
However, do know that those who go to hell and back are very few. Most of those who go there never come back. They remain there for eternity, according to the bible.
The following are stories of how people went to hell and came back and what they saw there in hell. The stories may not exactly be the same but they resemble the description above in one way or another.
TESTIMONIES OF PEOPLE WHO WENT TO HELL AND BACK
RONALD REAGAN’S TESTIMONY
The following is a testimony of Ronald Reagan telling of how he went to hell and back. The story has been extracted from Dr. Rawlings documentary “To hell and back” as posted in the website http://www.spiritlessons.com
His wife, Elaine Reagan also tells us about the ordeal.
In 1972 my life was broken. I was a drug addict. I was a criminal. My family was broken. My wife had filed for divorce a couple of times. My children were afraid of me. I really couldn’t hold a job, my mental state was terrible. It was in this frame of life that I took my 6 year old son to a little market to purchase some things. On the way in, I met a gentlemen coming out the door. An argument erupted and before I knew it I had hit him and knocked him down. He fell into a pile of bottles. The bottle broke and immediately he leaped up with a broken bottle and began to stab at me. I lifted my left arm to try to stop the blow, and the bottle severed my biceps muscle & the major arteries in my arm. I was bleeding to death in a matter of seconds. But full of anger, hatred and rage, I kept fighting and it kept bleeding. My little son was screaming, he was hysterical.
The owner of the 7-11 store came over and said that if I didn’t get to a hospital, I’ll would bleed to death in just a few minutes. So he took me in my own car to the hospital. When we entered the emergency room, I was barely conscious. As the medical staff began to work on me, I could hear their voices, they were saying, “We can’t help him. He’ll have to be transported to another hospital. Probably we’ll loose the arm.” By the time they loaded me into the ambulance, my wife had arrived and went with us in the ambulance. But as they pulled out of the parking lot of that hospital, a young paramedic looked down into my face, and I could barely see I was so weak. He said “Sir, you need Jesus Christ” But I didn’t know Jesus, I didn’t know what he was talking about, so my reaction to that was to begin cursing. And again he stated to me, “You need Jesus!“
As he was talking to me, it appeared that the ambulance literally blew up in flames. I though it had actually blown up. It filled with smoke and immediately I was moving through that smoke, as if through a tunnel. After some period of time, coming out of the smoke and out of the darkness I began to hear the voices of a multitude of people. They were screaming, groaning and Crying. But as I was looking down, it appeared like a volcanic opening. I saw fire, smoke and people inside of this burning place. They were screaming and crying, they were burning, but they weren’t burning up, they weren’t being consumed. Then I began moving downward into this opening.
[Wife, Elaine Reagan]
He was thrashing, just thrashing about, moaning and groaning. It was like a battle was going on. I wasn’t a Christian at the time, and I didn’t know anything about spiritual battles. But it was scary to me because I could feel it. It was like light and darkness. It was like he was fighting against something. I didn’t know what, but now I know, he was seeing the vision of hell.
But the terrible thing was that I began to recognize many of the people that were in these flames. It was like a camera lens was showing me their faces, close up. I could see their features, I could see their agony, pain and frustration. A number of them began to call my name, and said “Ronny, don’t come to this place, there is no way out. There is no escape if you come here, no way out.“
I looked into the face of one man who had died in a robbery attempt, he had been shot and bleed to death on the sidewalk. I looked into the face of two others who had died drunk in an automobile accident. I looked into the face of others who had died of drug overdoses, that we partied together. They showed agony and pain, but I believe that the most painful part was the loneliness. The depression was so heavy, that there was no hope, no escape, there was not way out of this place. The smell was like sulfur, like an electric welder, the stench was terrible.
In my life, I had seen people killed, I had been involved in fights where people were killed. I’ve done time in prison for manslaughter. I grew up in a reform school, and in a jail cell. I was beat unmercifully as a child by a father that had temper and alcohol problems. I was a runaway at 12 years old and I felt that there was nothing in this world that could frighten me. My life was wrecked, my marriage was wrecked, my health was wrecked. But now I was seeing something that scared me to death, because I didn’t understand it. And as I am looking into this pit, this place of fire, screams and torment, I fade out into blackness.
When I opened my eyes, I was in a hospital room in Knoxville; Tennessee with my wife is sitting by. There had been multiple stitches put into my body, my arm was spared. I had almost 100 stitches. I looked into the face of my wife. I wasn’t concerned about where I was, or anything around me. All I could visualize was what I had just seen.
He had this funny look on his face, and it was a terrifying look. And he said, “I don’t really know what’s happening to me, but I’ve been in a terrible place.” And I kept telling him “you’ve been in the hospital, you’ve been in the hospital all this time.” And he kept saying, “No, I’ve been in another place. I don’t know exactly what is was, but it was a terrible, terrible place.“
I could still hear the screams. I could still smell the terrible smell. I could still feel the heat, and I could still hear the voices of people that I’ve known screaming for me to go back. Through the days to come, I tried every way to get that out of my mind. I tried to get drunk, I could not get drunk. I tried to get stoned, I could not get stoned, I tried everything that I could to get this off my mind and I could not.
One morning, several months later, I came home to where my wife was. I had been trying to get drunk, but I couldn’t. When I walked in the house and went back to the bedroom, the light was on. My wife was sitting up in bed, and she had a large book open on her lap. She looked up at me and her face was literally shining. And she said, “Ronny, tonight I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my savior,”
She didn’t have to say a lot to me, our life had been filled with agony. She grew up in Chicago; her father was a bartender on the South side of Chicago. She knew nothing about God, or church or religion. The pain in her face, the wrinkles that I gave her from my abuse, violence, alcoholism, and drug addiction. Sometimes I would be gone for months of time, and she and the kids would have no idea where I was. But now her face had changed. The wrinkles were literally were gone, a smile had replaced the sorrow and agony. She looked at me and said, “Jesus saved me tonight. Would you go with me and hear about this man called Jesus.“ I though to myself, “I tried everything else in life, nothing has worked for me. The people I love the most, my wife, my children, I’m terrible to them.” So I agreed to go with her.
A couple of weeks later on a Sunday morning, November 2, 1972, just before 12 am, a minister stood to read from the bible. I was sitting in the back of the building, I didn’t know anything out of the bible. I didn’t know how to act to church. But the minister stood to read from the bible, and he read from the Gospel of John. He began to read these words “behold the lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.“ When he said “the Lamb” he had my attention. It wouldn’t have meant anything to me, any other passage, but when he mentioned “the Lamb” he had this hard hearted sinner’s attention.
Because when I was 9 years old, a very poor child in the mountains of eastern Tennessee, with a father who only knew anger, abuse and alcohol, a neighbor had given me a baby lamb. And I had to walk two miles to catch the school bus. One day coming through her yard she stopped me and said, “Son I have a gift for you” and she showed me this baby lamb.
I took that lamb home with me, it was my friend, the only friend I felt like I had. It was such a friend, in the days and weeks to come it followed me, and it would meet me when I got off the school bus. It came walking through the woods and fields to meet me.
One evening as I came home, the lamb was missing. I heard my father cursing and screaming, he was working on an old model car, changing a flat tire by hand, the old way. I tried to walk around him because I didn’t want to be cursed. I tried to bypass him, but when I got on the other side of the car, I looked down and there was my lamb with blood all over the white wool. There was a tire rod sticking in its body.
The lamb had come around just wanting to be curious, and in a drunken fit of anger, my father had plunged the tire iron though that lamb.
When I saw my lamb, my friend, dead, I began to scream. I ran into the woods screaming, “he’s killed my lamb, he’s killed the lamb!“
At 9 years old, hatred and violence took my life, possessed my life. From that point on, I was never ever the same. By 12 years old I was a runaway. I was in the Juvenile system, arrested time after time. I had no respect for authority. I hated anyone that represented authority over me. By the time I was 15 years old, I had been in Jail for car theft, for stealing. At 15 years old I was sentenced for manslaughter; being involved in a car accident that had killed some and left others crippled. At that time I wondered if life would ever hold anything for me.
But when that minister mentioned “The Lamb” he had my attention. He said that Jesus Christ was God’s lamb, and He died and shed His blood so that whosoever wants to, can have a new start. They could be forgiven and start over.
That morning, as I stood to try to leave the building, I thought, “I don’t want anybody to see me cry. I haven’t cried since I was 9 years old. I’m not afraid of any living thing on this Earth, and no one is going to see me cry.“
I turned to leave, but instead I started down the isle toward the front of that building. I didn’t know the sinners prayer, I didn’t know the Roman road of salvation. But my prayer was this, “God, if You exist, and Jesus, if You are God’s lamb, please, please kill me or cure me. I don’t want to live anymore, I’m not a husband, I’m not a father, I’m no good.” And at that instant, it was like the darkness and the blackness left my life. Then the tears began to flow and for the first time since I was 9 years old, the tears did run. The guilt left my life, the violence, anger and the hatred left my life. And Jesus Christ became Lord and savior of my life that morning.
Since that time I didn’t know what would happen. God healed my mind, my memory, the drug addiction; the alcoholism was instantaneously gone, delivered. And for that moment I knew I had to tell the story of what had happened to me. My life was only spared to tell others about the place that I had seen, and the hope of Jesus Christ to save mankind from this terrible fate.
Rawlings Maurice, “documentary on near death experiences”, www.spiritlessons.com, retrieved 17th April 2011, http://www.spiritlessons.com/Documents/Rawlings/Dr_Rawlings_Near_Death_Experiences.htm
HOWARD STORM’S TESTIMONY
The following testimony is from Dr Rawlings documentary as posted in the website http://www.spiritlessons.com
Howard Storm was an art a literary professor who was in Paris with his class, when he suddenly had a stomach rupture, ulcer rupture, peritonitis, shock, sudden death, clinical death, resuscitation, and hell experience.
I was a 38 year old college professor, teaching art. I had taken my students along with my wife around Europe. We had just done a 3 week tour, and this was the next to the last day. While we were in Paris, at 11:00 am, I had a perforation of my stomach. When this happened it was the most acute pain I had ever experienced in my life, and it just dropped me right down on the ground. So I was twisting, screaming, moaning, kicking and yelling around on the floor, and my wife called the emergency service.
A doctor came and got an ambulance because he knew what was wrong. The ambulance took me 8 miles across town to a public hospital. I was then taken into the emergency room and examined by 2 more doctors, who knew exactly what was wrong with me. Then I went into surgery.
But because there was no surgeon available, I was just parked there to wait. So I lay there for 8 to 10 hours in that hospital with no medication, no examination, no attention what-so-ever, waiting for a surgeon to come and give me a critical operation.
Now it 8:30 at night and a nurse came in and told me that they were very sorry that could not get a doctor for me and that they would get one the next day. When she said that, I knew it was over for me, I knew I was dead. The only thing keeping me alive was that I didn’t want to die. I knew I was an atheist, a non-believer, a person who lived for their own gratification.
Next to the pain, dying was the worst thing that could happen to me because it was the end of life, and there was no more, nothing else. But when she told me that no surgeon was available until the next day, the idea of trying to exist for another minute or another hour with this pain was not worth it anymore. I had been hanging on in the hopes that they would get a doctor and do the surgery, open me up and fix the problem. But when they said they could not get a doctor, I said to my wife that is was time for us to say good bye because I’m going to die now.
So she got up and put her arms around me, she told me how much she loved me and I told her how much I loved her, it was really sad. We made our good byes. We said those things you say after you’ve been together for 20 years.
She finally sat down because she knew it was over, and I knew. It was so hard looking at her crying like that, so I closed my eyes and just let go. I went unconscious. I was probably unconscious for only a short while, a few minutes probably.
Then I was conscious again. I opened my eyes and looked and I was standing up next to my bed. I knew exactly where I was, and what the situation was, there was no confusion in my mind. I felt alive, more real than I’ve ever felt in my life. People asked me, “Were you a ghost?” I was just the opposite, I was very alive.
As I am looking around the room, I notice that there is something underneath the sheet on the bed, a body. So I bent over the bed to look at the face and it looked like me. But that wasn’t possible, I’m alive, I’m great, I’m more than alive. So I tried to talk to my wife, but she couldn’t hear me or see me. I thought that she was just ignoring me. So I got very angry at her, for ignoring me.
So I’m screaming and yelling at her, “Why is there this body in bed that looks like me? How did it get there?” I had a sneaking suspicion that the body was me, but that was too scary to think about. So I’m getting really agitated and upset, because this is all too weird. This can’t be happening, it’s impossible; I got a hospital gown on, and everything is very real.
I hear people calling for me outside the room, speaking in soft gentle voices. “Howard, you need to come with us now. Come quickly, come out here.“ So I went to the doorway of the room. There are people outside in the hallway. The hallway is dank, it’s grey, not light or dark, it’s just grey. All these men and women dressed in grey, in what might be considered hospital uniforms. I asked them if they were from the doctors to take me to the operation room. I told them all about my situation and how I have been waiting. They keep saying, “We know, we know, we understand. Howard come quickly, come with us, we’ve been waiting for you.“
I left the room which was really clear and bright, and I went into the hallway which was dank and hazy. I followed these people; we had a very long journey. There is no time, and when I make a reference to time, it’s just an illusion because there was no time in this place. But this place, if I was to recreate it, I would have to walk from Nashville to Louisville (175 miles, 281 km) to recreate the walk with these people.
As we walked they stayed around me, kept moving me on, and it kept getting darker and darker. They were becoming more and more openly hostile to me. At first they were syrupy sweet to get me to go with them. Then when I was going with them they said things like, “hurry up, keep moving, shut-up, stop asking questions” It got more ugly.
So we get into complete darkness and I’m absolutely terrified. These people are very hostile and I don’t know where I am. I said, “I’m not going with you any further.” They said, “You’re almost there.” We started to fight and I was trying to get away from them. They were pushing and pulling at me. There were now a lot of them. Originally it had been a handful, now with the darkness it could have been 100s or 1000s, I didn’t know.
They were playing with me. They could have destroyed me if they wanted to, but they didn’t want to. They wanted to inflict pain on me, because they derived satisfaction out of the pain that I experienced. It’s really hard for me to talk about, and I won’t tell you much about it; it gets too ugly. Initially they were tearing with their fingernails, scratching, gouging, ripping, and biting. I was trying to defend myself, trying to fight them off and get away from them but it was like being in a bee hive, there were hundreds all over me.
Soon I was lying on the ground; all ripped up with pain everywhere, inside and outside. Even harder to bear the physical pain was the emotional pain, with utter degradation. I never once felt that it was unjust or wrong.
I heard my voice, not someone’s voice or the voice of God, it was my voice, but I didn’t speak it. Maybe it was my conscious, I don’t know, but I distinctly heard it say, “Pray to God!” So I thought to myself, “I don’t believe in God.” I was thinking, “even if I could pray, I don’t know how to pray anymore.“
At that time, I haven’t prayed for about 23 years. When I was a child, we said prayers in Sunday school and Church. I was trying to remember them. To me, praying was just reciting something that I learned.
“The Lord is my Shepherd, give us this day our daily bread, my country tis’ of thee. Wait, that’s not a prayer. Yea thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, for score and seven years ago our forefathers…” I’m getting all mixed up, I can’t remember how to pray.
Every time I would mention God to these people that hurt me, it was like throwing boiling water on them. They would shriek, scream and yell. They would use the worst profanity I had ever heard in this world. They could not bear to be around me talking about God. It was so painful for them to hear about God that they kept backing away. So I had a sense that I could push them away by talking about God. So I am trying to remember prayers, but I was getting confused and mixed up.
Eventually I realize that they are gone and I’m alone. I was alone there for an eternity, what I mean was that I had no sense of time. But I thought about my life, I thought about what I had done, and what I hadn’t done. I thought about this situation I was in. The conclusion that I came to was this, my entire adult live was selfish, and my only god was myself. I realized that there was something terribly wrong with my life, and that the people that attacked me were the same kind of people that I was. They were not monsters, nor demons; they were people who had missed IT. The point of being alive in this world, they had missed it, they had lived lives of selfishness and cruelty. And now I was in a world where there was nothing else; nothing but selfishness and cruelty. They were doomed to inflict that upon each other and themselves forever, without end. And now I was a part of it.
Though I didn’t want to be there, it seemed like the right place for me to be. I felt that this is what I deserved, because this is how I lived. You can’t imagine how emotionally painful that was. I’m lying there for time without end, thinking about my fate.
In the back of my mind comes up an image of myself as a child, sitting in a Sunday school class, singing Jesus Loves Me. “Jesus loves me, la la la, Jesus loves me, la la la.” I could hear myself as a child singing it. More important than anything else was that I could feel it in my heart.
There was a time in my life when I was young and innocent and I believed in something good, I believed in someone other than myself. I believed in someone who was all good, all powerful, who really really cared about me, and I wanted that back. That which I had lost, I had thrown away, I had betrayed, I wanted that back. I didn’t know Jesus, but I wanted to know Jesus. I didn’t know His love, but I wanted to know His love. I didn’t know if He was real, but I wanted Him to be real. There was a time in my life where I did believe in something, and I wanted to trust that it was true.
So I call up into the darkness, “Jesus, please save me!” and He came. First there was a tiny little spec of light in the darkness, very rapidly it got brighter. The light became so bright that in the physical world it would have consumed me. It would have fried me to a crisp. But it was not hot or dangerous there. He was in this light and he reached down and gently started to pick me up.
In His light I could see that I was all gory, filthy and had wounds all over. I looked like road kill. He was gently putting His hands underneath me and tenderly picking me up. As He was touching me, all the wounds, pain and dirt just goes away. It just evaporated away, and I was whole and healed. And inside, just filled with His love. I wish I could explain it. It’s frustrating not being able to tell people about it because it was the best thing that ever happened to me in my life, it was everything. It was the ALL of life to know that love, and I just can’t reveal that to you.
So He’s holding me, embracing me, rubbing my back, like a father would his son, like a mother would her daughter, just gently rubbing my back. I am balling like a baby out of happiness; from being lost and now found, being dead and now brought back to life. He’s carrying me out of there, and we just flew out.
We were moving towards a world of light, and I began to have thoughts of tremendous shame. I’ve been so bad, I thought of myself as dirt, garbage and filth. I thought to myself, “He’s made a mistake, I don’t belong here, He doesn’t want me.” How could He care about me, why me, I’m bad.
Then we stopped, we weren’t in hell, we weren’t in Heaven, we were in-between. He said, “We don’t make mistakes, you belong here.” We began to converse and He was telling me things.
He brought over some angels who went over my life from beginning to end. They showed me what I had done right and what I had done wrong. And it was really simple. When I had been a loving kind person, considerate of other people, it had made the angels happy, it had made Jesus happy, and they let me know that it made God happy. When I had been selfish and manipulative it made the angels unhappy, it made Jesus unhappy, and they let me know it made God unhappy. What they were trying to convey to me, in a nutshell, was that my whole purpose of my existence was to love God and love my neighbor as myself. That is why I had been created, that is what I was in this world to do and to learn. But I failed.
They told me that I needed to come back to this world, and I got really upset because I wanted to go to Heaven. What they told me about Heaven was that it was the most fun, most interesting, and most wonderful place. Everyone would want to go to Heaven and I wanted to get there. They said that I was NOT ready, that I wasn’t fit, it wasn’t my time to go to Heaven. It was my time to come back to this world and try and live the way that God wanted me to live, the way He created me to live.
I told Jesus and the angels that I couldn’t live in this world without them. I said that my heart would break if they sent me back to this world. They’d be there and I would be here. They said to me, “You don’t get it? What is the matter? We are showing you all this. We’ve always been there. We’ve been with you all this time. And you’ve never been alone down there.“
I said, “You’ve got to let me know that you are around once in a while.“ So they said if I prayed and confess my sins to God, if I give what I had to God, meaning to give my worries, cares, hopes, and my dreams, just give it all up to God, then there would be times when I would know in my heart that they are there. Not necessarily seeing them, but I would feel the love like I felt then. I told them that if they will assure me that there are times when I can know that love, then I could live in this world. They said they would do that, then they send me back.
After the experience, the nurse who’d said that they couldn’t find a doctor, she ran back to the room and said that a doctor has arrived. at the hospital which is like this is pretty miraculous stuff because this is like around 9 or 9:30 at the night. She said “the doctor has arrived at the hospital and we are going to do surgery on you right away.” And some … people came in and they through my wife out of the room. It is very disturbing because I was trying to tell them I wanted to tell my wife what had happened to me. So when I pass my wife on the hall on the path to the surgery, I said everything is going to be great. And she just started thalling(?) …, that is like a dying man. Strange thing about this experience is the memory hasn’t dull at all. It is real tense and I don’t know it stays tense. I believe one of the reasons that God gives me this experience is that I would have the opportunity to share it with someone. I don’t know who and I never know who. But I would have the opportunity to share with somebody so it could be a help to them.
Rawlings Maurice, “documentary on near death experiences”, www.spiritlessons.com, retrieved 17th April 2011, http://www.spiritlessons.com/Documents/Rawlings/Dr_Rawlings_Near_Death_Experiences.htm
MARY K. BAXTER’S TESTIMONY
Mary K. Baxter Mary K. Baxter’s book
The following is the story as told by Mary K. Baxter as quoted in her book” a divine
revelation of hell” chapter one. She tells of how Jesus took her there to see what hell looks like. She was sent back to earth to tell people the testimony about what she saw.
The journey there
“In March 1976 while I was praying at home, I had a visit from the Lord Jesus Christ. I had been praying in the Spirit for days when all at once I felt the very presence of God. His power and His glory filled the house. A brilliant light illuminated the room where I was praying, and a sweet and wonderful feeling came over me.
Lights flowed in billows, rolling and folding into one another and rolling over and out of each other. It was a spectacular sight! And then the voice of the Lord began to speak to me.
He said, “I am Jesus Christ, your Lord, and I wish to give you a revelation to prepare the saints for My return and to turn many to righteousness. The powers of darkness are real and My judgments are true.
“My child, I will take you into hell by My Spirit, and I will show you many things which I want the world to know. I will appear to you many times; I will take your spirit out of your body and will actually take you into hell.
“I want you to write a book and tell of the visions and of all the things I reveal to you. You and I will walk through hell together. Make a record of these things which were and are and are to come. My words are true, faithful and trustworthy. I Am That I Am, and there is none beside Me.”
“Dear Lord,” I cried out, “What do You want me to do?” My whole being wanted to cry out to Jesus, to acknowledge His presence. The best I can describe it is to say love came over me. It was the most beautiful, peaceful, joyful, powerful love I have ever felt.
God’s praises began to flow from me. All at once I wanted to give Him my whole life to be used by Him, to help save people from their sin. I knew, by His Spirit, that it actually was Jesus the Son of God who was there in the room with me. I cannot find words to express His divine presence. But I know that I know it was the Lord.
“Behold, My child,” Jesus said, “I am going to take you by My Spirit into hell so that you may be able to make a record of the reality of it, to tell the whole earth that hell is real, and to bring the lost out of darkness and into the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Instantly, my soul was taken out of my body. I went with Jesus up out of my room and into the sky. I knew all that was going on about me. I saw my husband and children asleep in our home below.
It was as though I had died and my body was left behind on the bed while my spirit was going with Jesus up through the top of the house. It seemed as though the whole roof was rolled back, and I could see my family asleep in their beds.
I felt the touch of Jesus as He said, “Fear not. They will be safe.” He knew my thoughts.
I will try to the best of my ability to tell you step-by-step what I saw and felt. Some of the things I did not understand. The Lord Jesus told me the meaning of most of them, but some things He did not tell me.
I knew then, and I know now, that these things were really happening and only God could have shown them to me. Praise His holy name. People, believe me, hell is real. I was taken there by the Spirit many times during the preparation of this report.
Soon we were high into the heavens. I turned and looked at Jesus. He was full of glory and power, and such peace flowed from Him. He took my hand and said, “I love you. Fear not, for I am with you.”
At that, we began to go even higher into the sky, and now I could see the earth below. Protruding out of the earth and scattered about in many places were funnels spinning around to a center point and then turning back again. These moved high above the earth and looked like a giant, dirty type of slinky that moved continuously. They were coming up from all over the earth. “What are these?” I asked the Lord Jesus as we came near to one.
“These are the gateways to hell,” He said. “We will go into hell through one of them.”
Immediately, we entered one of the funnels. Inside, it looked like a tunnel, spinning around and around and back again like a top.
A deep darkness descended on us, and with the darkness came a smell so horrible it took my breath away. Along the sides of this tunnel were living forms embedded in the walls. Dark gray in color, the forms moved and cried out to us as we passed. I knew without being told that they were evil.
The forms could move but were still attached to the walls. A horrible smell came from them, and they screeched at us with the most awful cries. I felt an invisible, evil force moving inside the tunnels.
At times in the darkness, I could make out the forms. A dirty fog covered most of them. “Lord, what are these?” I asked as I held on tightly to Jesus’ hand.
He said, “These are evil spirits ready to be spewed out on the earth when Satan gives the orders. “
As we were going down inside the tunnel, the evil forms laughed and called out to us. They tried to touch us, but could not because of the power of Jesus. The very air was polluted and dirty, and only the presence of Jesus kept me from screaming at the sheer horror.
Oh, yes, I had all my senses-I could hear, smell, see, feel and even taste the evil in this place. If anything, my senses had become more sensitive, and the odor and filth almost made me sick.
Screams filled the air as we came near the base of the tunnel. Piercing cries came up the dark tunnel to meet us. Sounds of all sorts filled the air. I could feel fear, death and sin all around me.
The worst odor I have ever smelled filled the air. It was the smell of decaying flesh, and it seemed to be coming from every direction. Never on earth had I felt such evil or heard such cries of despair. Soon I would find that these were the cries of the dead and that hell was filled with their wails.
I felt a gust of evil wind and a small suction force ahead of us. Lights like lightening or strobe flashes penetrated the black darkness and threw gray shadows on the walls. I could barely make out the form of something in front of me. I recoiled in shock when I realized that it was a large snake moving along ahead of us. As I continued to look, I saw those ugly snakes were slithering about everywhere.
Jesus said to me, “We will soon enter the left leg of hell. Ahead you will see great sorrow, pathetic sadness and indescribable horror. Stay close to Me, and I will give you strength and protection as we go through hell.
“The things you are about to see are a warning,” He said. “The book you write will save many souls from hell. What you are seeing is real. Fear not, for I will be with you.”
At long last, the Lord Jesus and I were at the bottom of the tunnel. We stepped out into hell. I will try to the best of my ability to tell you what I saw, and I will tell it in the order God gave it to me.
Ahead of us, as far as I could see, were flying objects darting here and there. Groaning sounds and pitiful cries filled the air. Up ahead I saw a dim light, and we began walking toward it. The path was a dry, powdery dirt. We were soon at the entrance to a small dark tunnel.
Some things I cannot put on paper; they were too awful to describe. The fear in hell could be tasted, and I knew if I had not been with Jesus I would not make it back. In the writing of this, some of the things I saw I do not understand, but the Lord knows all things, and He helped me understand most of what I saw.
Let me warn you-don’t go to that place. It is a horrid place of torments, excruciating pain and eternal sorrow. Your soul will always be alive. The soul lives forever. It is the real you, and your soul will go to either heaven or hell.
To those of you who think that hell is here on earth-well, you are right-it is! Hell is in the center of the earth, and there are souls in torment there night and day. There are no parties in hell. No love. No compassion. No rest. Only a place of sorrow beyond your belief.”
What the people she found there had to say- chapter two.
“I looked and saw that the lost soul in the pit was caged inside a skeleton form. “My Lord,” I cried at the sight, “Can’t you let them out?” How awful was the sight! I thought, This could be me. I said, “Lord, how sad it is to see and know that a living soul is in there.”
I heard a cry from the center of the first pit. I saw a soul in the form of a skeleton, crying, “Jesus, have mercy!”
“O, Lord!” I said. It was the voice of a woman. I looked at her and wanted to pull her out of the fire. The sight of her broke my heart.
The skeleton form of a woman with a dirty-grey mist inside was talking to Jesus. In shock, I listened to her. Decayed flesh hung by shreds from her bones, and, as it burned, it fell off into the bottom of the pit. Where her eyes had once been were now only empty sockets. She had no hair.
The fire started at her feet in small flames and grew as it climbed up and over her body. The woman seemed to be constantly burning, even when the flames were only embers. From deep down inside her came cries and groans of despair, “Lord, Lord, I want out of here!”
She kept reaching out to Jesus. I looked at Jesus, and there was great sorrow on His face. Jesus said to me, “My child, you are here with Me to let the world know that sin results in death, that hell is real.
I looked at the woman again, and worms were crawling out of the bones of her skeleton. They were not harmed by the fire. Jesus said, “She knows and feels those worms inside.”
“God, have mercy!” I cried as the fire reached its peak and the horrible burning started all over again. Great cries and deep sobs shook the form of this woman-soul. She was lost. There was no way out. “Jesus, why is she here?” I said in a small voice, for I was very scared.
Jesus said, “Come.”
The path we were on was a circuitous one, twisting in and out between these pits of fire as far as I could see. The cries of the living dead, mixed with moans and hideous screams, came to my ears from all directions. There were no quiet times in hell. The smell of dead and decaying flesh hung thickly in the air.
We came to the next pit. Inside this pit, which was the same size as the other one, was another skeleton form. A man’s voice cried from the pit, saying, “Lord, have mercy on me!” Only when they spoke could I tell whether the soul was a man or woman.
Great wailing sobs came from this man. “I’m so sorry, Jesus. Forgive me. Take me out of here. I have been in this place of torment for years. I beg You, let me out!” Great sobs shook his skeletal frame as he begged, “Please, Jesus, let me out!” I looked at Jesus and saw that He too was crying.
“Lord Jesus,” the man cried out from the burning pit, “haven’t I suffered enough for my sins? It has been forty years since my death.”
Jesus said, “It is written, the just shall live by faith!’ All mockers and unbelievers shall have their part in the lake of fire. You would not believe the truth. Many times My people were sent to you to show you the way, but you would not listen to them. You laughed at them and refused the gospel. Even though I died on a cross for you, you mocked Me and would not repent of your sins. My Father gave you many opportunities to be saved. If only you had listened!” Jesus wept.
“I know, Lord, I know!” the man cried. “But I repent now.”
“It is too late,” said Jesus. “Judgment is set.”
The man continued, “Lord, some of my people are coming here, for they also will not repent. Please, Lord, let me go tell them that they must repent of their sins while they are still on earth. I do not want them to come here.”
Jesus said, “They have preachers, teachers, elders-all ministering the gospel. They will tell them. They also have the advantages of the modern communications systems and many other ways to learn of Me. I sent workers to them that they might believe and be saved. If they will not believe when they hear the gospel, neither will they be persuaded though one rises from the dead.”
At this, the man became very angry and began to curse. Evil, blasphemous words came from him. I looked on in horror as the flames rose up and his dead, decaying flesh began to burn and fall off. Inside this dead shell of a man, I saw his soul. It looked like a dirty-gray mist, and it filled the inside of his skeleton.
I turned to Jesus and cried, “Lord, how horrible!”
Jesus said, “Hell is real; the judgment is real. I love them so, My child. This is only the beginning of the frightful things I have to show you. There is much more to come.
“Tell the world for Me that hell is real, that men and women must repent of their sins. Come, follow Me. We must go on.”
In the next pit was a very small-framed woman who looked to be about eighty years old. I can’t say how I knew her age, but I did. The skin was removed from her bones by the continual flame, and only the bones remained with a dirty-mist soul inside. I watched as the fire burned her. Soon there were only the bones and the worms crawling inside, which the fire could not burn.
“Lord, how terrible!” I cried. “I don’t know if I can go on, for this is awful beyond belief.” As far as my eyes could see, souls were burning in pits of fire.
“My child, this is why you are here,” Jesus answered. “You must know and tell the truth about hell. Heaven is real! Hell is real! Come, we must go on.”
I looked back at the woman. Her cries were so sad. As I watched her, she put her bony hands together, as if in prayer. I couldn’t help crying. I was in a spirit form, and I was crying. I knew that people in hell felt all these things, too.
Jesus knew my thoughts. “Yes, child,” He said, “they do. When people come here, they have the same feelings and thoughts as when they were on earth. They remember their families and friends and all the times they had a chance to repent but refused to do so. Memory is always with them. If only they had believed the gospel and repented before it was too late.”
I looked at the old woman once again, and this time I noticed that she had only one leg, and there seemed to be holes drilled in her hip bones. “What are these, Jesus?” I asked.
He said, “Child, while she was on earth, she had cancer and was in much pain. Surgery was done to save her life. She lay a bitter old woman for many years. Many of My people came to pray for her and to tell her I could heal her. She said, ‘God did this to me,’ and she would not repent and believe the gospel. She even knew Me once, but in time she came to hate Me.
“She said she did not need God and did not want Me to heal her. Yet I pleaded with her, still wanting to help her, wanting to heal and to bless her. She turned her back on Me and cursed Me. She said she did not want Me. My spirit pleaded with her. Even after she had turned her back on Me, I still tried to draw her by My spirit, but she would not listen. At last she died and came here.”
The old woman cried out to Jesus, “Lord Jesus, please forgive me now. I’m sorry that I didn’t repent while I was on earth.” With great sobs she cried out to Jesus, “If only I had repented before it was too late! Lord, help me out of here. I will serve You. I will be good. Haven’t I suffered enough? Why did I wait until too late? Oh, why did I wait until Your Spirit quit striving with me?”
Jesus said to her, “You had chance after chance to repent and serve Me.” Sadness was written all over Jesus’ face as we walked away.
As I watched the old woman cry, I asked, “Lord, what is next?”
I could feel fear all around. Sorrow, cries of pain and an atmosphere of death were everywhere. Jesus and I walked in grief and pity to the next pit. Only by His strength could I go on. For a great distance I could still hear the old woman’s cries of repentance and pleading for forgiveness. If only there was something I could do to help her, I thought. Sinner, please don’t wait until God’s Spirit quits striving with you.
In the next pit was a woman on her knees, as if looking for something. Her skeletal form also was full of holes. Her bones were showing through, and her torn dress was on fire. Her head was bald, and there were only holes where her eyes and nose were supposed to be. A small fire was burning around her feet where she was kneeling, and she clawed the sides of the brimstone pit. The fire clung to her hands, and dead flesh kept falling off as she dug.
Tremendous sobs shook her. “O Lord, O Lord,” she cried, “I want out.” As we watched, she finally got to the top of the pit with her feet. I thought she was going to get out when a large demon with great wings that seemed to be broken at the top and hung down his sides ran to her. His color was brownish black, and he had hair all over his large form. His eyes were set far back into his head, and he was about the size of a large grizzly bear. The demon rushed up to the woman and pushed her very hard backward into the pit and fire. I watched in horror as she fell. I felt so sorry for her. I wanted to take her into my arms and hold her, to ask God to heal her and take her out of there.
Jesus knew my thoughts and said, “My child, judgment has been set. God has spoken. Even when she was a child, I called and called her to repent and to serve Me. When she was sixteen years old, I came to her and said, ‘I love you. Give your life to Me, and come follow Me, for I have called you for a special purpose: I called all her life, but she would not listen. She said, ‘Someday I will serve You. I have no time for You now. No time, no time, I have my life of fun. No time, no time to serve You, Jesus. Tomorrow I will.’ Tomorrow never came, for she waited too long.”
The woman cried out to Jesus, “My soul is truly in torment. There is no way out. I know that I wanted the world instead of You, Lord. I wanted riches, fame and fortune, and I got it. I could buy anything I wanted; I was my own boss. I was the prettiest, best-dressed woman of my time. And I had riches, fame and fortune, but I found I could not take them with me in death. O Lord, hell is horrible.
I have no rest day or night. I am always in pain and torment. Help me, Lord,” she cried.
The woman looked up at Jesus so longingly and said, “My sweet Lord, if only I had listened to you! I will regret that forever. I planned to serve You someday-when I got ready. I thought You would always be there for me. But how wrong I was! I was one of the most sought-after women of my time for my beauty. I knew God was calling me to repent. All my life He drew me with cords of love, and I thought I could use God like I used everyone else. He would always be there. Oh yes, I used God! He would try so hard to get me to serve Him, while all the time I thought I didn’t need Him. Oh, how wrong I was! For Satan began to use me, and I began to serve Satan more and more. At the last I loved him more than God. I loved to sin and would not turn to God.
“Satan used my beauty and my money, and all my thoughts turned to how much power he would give me. Even then, God continued to draw me. But I thought, I have tomorrow or the next day. Then one day while riding in a car, my driver ran into a house, and I was killed. Lord, please let me out.” As she spoke her bony hands and arms reached out to Jesus while the flames continued to burn her.
Jesus said, “The judgment is set.”
Tears fell down His cheeks as we moved to the next pit. I was crying inside about the horrors of hell. “Dear Lord,” I cried, “the torment is too real. When a soul comes here, there is no hope, no life, no love. Hell is too real.” No way out, I thought. She must burn forever in these flames.
“Time is running out,” Jesus said. “We will come back tomorrow.”
Friend, if you are living in sin, please repent. If you have been born again and have turned your back on God, repent and turn back to Him now. Live good and stand for truth. Wake up before it is too late, and you can spend forever with the Lord in heaven.
Jesus spoke again, “Hell has a body (like a human form) lying on her back in the center of the earth. Hell is shaped like a human body- very large and with many chambers of torment.
“Remember to tell the people of earth that hell is real. Millions of lost souls are here, and more are coming every day. On the Great Judgment Day, death and hell will be cast into the lake of fire; that will be the second death.”
Baxter, Mary k. “A divine revelation of hell” www.spiritlessons.com , retrieved 23rd October 2010, http://www.spiritlessons.com/Mary_K_Baxter_A_Divine_Revelation_of_Hell.htm, chapters 1 and 2
IAN MCCORMACK’S TESTIMONY
The following is Ian McCormack’s story as told by Jenny Sharkey in the book “a glimpse into eternity” He was stung by box jelly fish five times, one of the most poisonous creatures on earth. He was taken to hospital where he must have died and taken to hell and back. This is chapter five, six and seven of his book ‘a glimpse into eternity”.
“The ambulance turned off the road in to the hospital. Finally I had made it! The driver lifted me into a wheelchair and ran me through to the emergency area. Someone took my blood pressure. As I was sitting there watching the nurse she looked at the gauge and then she hit it. I thought, “What kind of hospital is this?” It was an old World War Two army hospital. The British had deserted it and given it to the Creole people. It still looked like it was built in 1945. It was filthy and decrepit and yet there I was.
The nurse hit the gauge again. I began thinking, “There’s nothing wrong with the machine, it’s my heart – it’s not pumping.” She ripped off the gauge and rummaged through the cupboard, trying to find another one that looked newer. She pulled one out, slapped it on, opened it up and started pumping. I could see that whatever it was doing it was not registering very much. She looked at me, and then looked at the machine. My eyes were open, but I knew she was wondering why they were open. With this kind of blood pressure your eyes shouldn’t be open. I was desperately hanging on. I was hanging on for all I was worth. I was fighting with all my strength to stay alive.
So the ambulance driver, realising the situation was desperate, ripped the gauge off my arm and ran me through to the doctors. Two Indian doctors were sitting there, both of them half-asleep, heads down. “What’s your name, where do you live?” One asked in French, “How old are you?” He was a young doctor and he didn’t even look at me. I looked over to the older doctor. He had a bit of gray hair and I thought, “He’s been around for a few years, he might know how to help me.” So I waited. The young doctor stopped talking and looked up. I didn’t even bother looking at him but waited for the old man to lift his head up. He looked up. I wasn’t sure if I had enough strength left to speak. I locked into his eyes and I gave him the heaviest look I could muster. I whispered “I am about to die, I need anti-toxins right now”. He didn’t move. I didn’t take my eyes off him, he was just staring straight back into them.
The nurse came in with a piece of paper. The older doctor looked at it, looked at me, and jumped. I could see him screw it up in disgust as if to say to the younger doctor, “You foolish idiot, why didn’t you look at this young man?” He jumped up, pushed the ambulance driver out of the way, grabbed the wheelchair himself and started racing me down the corridor. I could hear a kind of muffled noise. I could hear him screaming out something but it was muffled to me.
The doctor ran into a room with bottles and medical equipment in it. Next minute I was surrounded by nurses, doctors and orderlies. At long last, something was happening. A nurse turned my arm over and put in a drip feed. The doctor was up near my face saying, “I don’t know if you can hear me son but we’re going to try and save your life. Keep your eyes open…come on son, fight the poison. Try and keep awake, we’re putting dextrose in for dehydration.” A nurse jabbed a needle in one side and another nurse was on the other side, jabbing. I couldn’t feel them but I could see them doing it. The doctor was saying, “Anti-toxins to counteract the poison.” in his Oxford English. Another nurse knelt by my feet, slapping my hand as hard as she could. I was thinking, “What is she doing?” But I didn’t care, just shove the needles in!
A nurse behind me was filling a huge syringe, like a horse syringe. She was squeezing the air out of it. She tried to stick it in my arm but no vein came up. So she lifted my skin up, put the needle in and started pushing the liquid in. It filled up my vein like a small balloon. I could see how nervous she was because the needle was inside the vein and it looked like it was shaking so much that it would tear my vein open.
She left that needle in and someone passed her another needle. Again, it blew the vein up. The nurse looked at the doctor and asked him, “Another one?” The doctor nodded. So she tried another one. A nurse was now trying to massage it in but it was rolling, the vein was actually rolling off her thumb. She couldn’t get the anti-toxin into the blood, it was just not moving.
My heart was obviously not pumping around enough blood. My veins were collapsing. I’d done veterinary science in my degree so I had studied and understood basic physiology and anatomy. I understood what was going on, but I couldn’t do anything about it. I understood that I was slipping into a comatose state. I was totally paralysed, and my heart was barely pumping. As I was watching the needles, I felt myself slipping further and further away. I couldn’t communicate any more, I couldn’t say a thing, but I could still hear everything that was being said about and around me.
I had no idea that what I’d been stung by was a box jellyfish or a Sea-wasp. The box jellyfish exudes the second deadliest venom known to man. Being stung only once has killed up to 60 people in Darwin alone over the last 20 years. For six months of the year they put up a skull and cross bones sign on the beaches in Darwin to prevent bathers from going into the water to swim. I had enough toxins in me to kill me five times over. Normally a person dies within fifteen minutes of the initial sting and I didn’t have it just on a muscle, I had it right across my veins.
The doctor looked me in the eye and said, “Don’t be afraid.” I thought, “Mate, you’re more afraid than I am.” I could see the paranoia in his eyes. I was lifted up and put on a bed with my drip feed. The doctor stood over me sponging my head. The drip feed they had put in my veins was bringing liquid back into my body and I was starting to perspire on my forehead. The doctor was wiping it from my face, but then he walked off for a few minutes. As I lay there I could feel it dripping into my eyes and it started to blur my vision, it was like tears coming into my eyes.
“I’ve got to keep my eyes open.” I told myself. I willed the doctor to come back and wipe my face but he didn’t return. I tried to speak, “Doctor come back” but my lips would not move. I tried to tilt my head but my head wouldn’t move. So I flicked it out with my eyelids. I squeezed a little out but it was still blurry. I kept squeezing my eyelids shut. It worked a little, and then all of a sudden I sighed, like a sigh of relief and I knew something had happened.
Light has come into the world,
but men loved darkness instead of light
because their deeds were evil.
John 3:19 (NIV)
Many… will be cast into outer darkness,
where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 8:12 (NLT)
I knew there was a release, the battle to stay alive seemed to be over. No one told me what had happened, no one said, “You just died son.” I didn’t know that. All I knew was that the battle to try and keep my eyes open and stay alive was over.
I knew I’d gone somewhere, it wasn’t like closing your eyes and going to sleep, I knew I’d actually gone somewhere. For the previous 20 minutes in the hospital I had been feeling like I was floating away, and yet when I closed my eyes, I wasn’t floating away – I was gone.
The Bible says in Ecclesiastes, that when a man dies his spirit returns to God who gave it and his body returns to the dust from which it came. Well, I knew my spirit had left, I had gone somewhere, and yet I didn’t know I was dead. I seemed to arrive in a huge, broad place – like a cavernous hall of pitch-black darkness. I was standing up. It was as if I had woken up from a bad dream in someone else’s house, and was wondering where everyone had gone. I was trying to find the light switch, and I couldn’t seem to find it. I wondered why the doctor had turned the lights out. I was trying to touch something, reaching for the wall lamp but I couldn’t find it. Then I realised I couldn’t find my bed. I was moving around but I wasn’t bumping into anything. I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face. It was bitterly cold. I strained to see where I was – trying to orient myself to these new surroundings.
I lifted my hand up to find out how much I could see. I lifted it to where my face was and it went straight through where my face should have been. It was a terrifying experience. I knew right there and then, I was myself, Ian McCormack, standing there, but without a physical body. I had the sensation and the feeling that I had a body, but I couldn’t touch it. I was a spiritual being, and my physical body had died, but I was very much alive, and very much aware that I had arms and legs and a head, but I could no longer touch them. God is a spirit, an invisible spiritual being, and we are created in his image.
“Where on earth am I?” I thought. As I was standing there in the darkness, I sensed the most incredible coldness and dread come over me. Maybe you’ve walked down a lonely street at night, or you’ve come home by yourself in the dark and you feel as though there is someone looking at you. Ever felt that? Well I began to sense evil encroaching on me in the darkness. The darkness seemed invasive. I knew I was being watched. A cold encroaching evil seemed to pervade the air around me.
Slowly I became aware that there were other people moving around me, in the same predicament as I was. Without my saying a word out loud, they began to answer my thoughts. From the darkness I heard a voice screaming at me: “Shut up!” As I backed away from that one another yelled at me, “You deserve to be here!” My arms came up to protect myself and I thought, “Where am I?” and a third voice shouted, “You’re in hell. Now shut up.” I was terrified – afraid to move or breathe or speak. I realised that maybe I did deserve this place.
People sometimes have this strange picture of hell being party time. I used to think that. I thought that in hell you would get to do all the things there that you’re not supposed to do on earth. That is so far from the reality of it. The place I was in was the most frightening place I’ve ever been. The people there could not do anything that their wicked hearts wanted to do, they couldn’t do anything. And there’s no boasting. Who could you boast to down there? “Oh yeah, I raped, murdered, plundered, pillaged.” There’s nothing to talk about when you know that judgment is coming.
There is no relationship to time in that place. The people there can’t tell what time it is. They can’t tell whether they’ve been there ten minutes, ten years or 10,000 years. They had no relationship to time. It was a frightening place. The Bible says that there are two kingdoms, the Kingdom of Darkness, which is ruled by Satan, and the Kingdom of Light. The book of Jude says that the place of darkness was actually prepared for angels that disobeyed God, not for people, ever. And it was the scariest and the most frightening and the most terrifying place I have ever been in. I would never wish or hope that even my worst enemy went to hell.
How he got out of hell.
I had no idea how to get out of that place. How do you ever get out of hell? But I had already prayed, and I was wondering why I’d gone there, because I’d prayed just before I died, and asked God to forgive me for my sins. I was weeping by now and I literally cried out to God, “Why am I here, I’ve asked you for forgiveness, why am I here? I’ve turned my heart to you, why am I here?”
Then a brilliant light shone upon me and literally drew me out of the darkness. The Bible says that a great light has shone into darkness, on those walking in the shadow of death and darkness, and has guided their feet into the paths of peace and righteousness. As I stood there an amazing beam of light pierced through the darkness from above me and shone on my face. This light began to encompass me and a sense of weightlessness overwhelmed me. I lifted off the ground and begin to ascend up into this brilliant white light, like a speck of dust caught in a beam of sunlight.
For God, who said,
“Let there be light in the darkness,”
has made us understand that this light
is the brightness of the glory of God
that is seen in the face of Jesus.
2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV)
As I looked up I could see I was being drawn into a large circular shaped opening far above me – a tunnel. I didn’t want to look behind me in case I fell back into the darkness. I was very happy to be out of that darkness.
Upon entering the tunnel I could see that the source of the light was emanating from the very end of the tunnel. It looked unspeakably bright, as if it was the centre of the universe, the source of all light and power. It was more brilliant than the sun, more radiant than any diamond, brighter than a laser beam light. Yet you could look right into it. As I looked I was literally drawn to it, drawn like a moth into the presence of a flame. I was being pulled through the air at an amazing speed towards the end of the tunnel – towards the source of the light.
As I was being translated through the air I could see successive waves of thicker intensity light break off the source and start travelling up the tunnel towards me. The first wave of light gave off an amazing warmth and comfort. It was as though the light wasn’t just material in nature but was a ‘living light’ that transmitted an emotion. The light passed into me and filled me with a sense of love and acceptance. Half way down another wave of light passed into me. This light gave off total and complete peace. I had looked for many years for ‘peace of mind’ but had only found fleeting moments of it. At school I had read from Keats to Shakespeare to try and get peace of mind. I had tried alcohol, I had tried education, I had tried sport, I had tried relationships with women, I had tried drugs, I tried everything I could think of to find peace and contentment in my life, and I’d never found it. Now from the top of my head to the base of my feet I found myself totally at peace.
My next thought was “I wonder what my body looks like?” In the darkness I hadn’t been able to see my hands in front of my face. I thought “I must be able to see clearly now that I’m in this light.” As I looked to my right to my amazement there was my arm and hand but I could see straight through them. I was transparent like a spirit, only my body was full of the same light that was shining on me from the end of the tunnel. It was as if I was full of light. The third wave near the end of the tunnel was total joy. It was so exciting that I knew that what I was about to see would be the most awesome experience in all my life.
My mind couldn’t even conceive where I was going, and my words couldn’t communicate what I saw. I came out of the end of the tunnel and seemed to be standing upright before the source of all the light and power. My whole vision was taken up with this incredible light. It looked like a white fire or a mountain of cut diamonds sparkling with the most indescribable brilliance. I immediately thought of it as aura, then as glory. I had seen pictures of Jesus with a little halo or small glow around his face yet this glory was all encompassing, overwhelming, awe inspiring.
Jesus died to rescue us from the place I’d just come from, he rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, and he is now seated at the right-hand of the Father, and is glorified, surrounded by light and in him there is no darkness. He is the King of Glory, the Prince of Peace, the Lord of Lords and the King of all the Kings. I saw at that moment what I believe was the glory of the Lord. In the Old Testament, Moses went up Mount Sinai for 30 days and he saw the glory of the Lord. He came down and his face shone. Moses face shone so much with the glory of the Lord that he had to put on a veil, so that the people wouldn’t be afraid. He had seen the light of God, the glory of God. Paul was blinded by a glorious light on the road to Damascus, the glory of Jesus. And I was now standing there seeing this incredible light and glory.
As I stood there, questions began racing through my heart; “Is this just a force, as the Buddhists say, or karma or Yin and Yang? Is this just some innate power or energy source or could there actually be someone standing in there?” I was still questioning it all.
As I thought these thoughts a voice spoke to me from the centre of the light. It was the same voice that I had heard earlier in the evening. The voice said, “Ian, do you wish to return?” I was shaken to learn that there was someone in the centre of the light and whoever it was knew my name. It was as though the person could hear my inner thoughts as speech. I then thought to myself “Return, return – to where? Where am I?” Quickly looking behind me I could see the tunnel dissipating back into darkness. I thought I must be in my hospital bed dreaming and I closed my eyes. “Is this real? Am I actually standing here, me, Ian, standing in real life here, is this real?” Then the Lord spoke again. “Do you wish to return?” I replied “If I am out of my body I don’t know where I am, I wish to return.” The response was “If you wish to return Ian you must see in a new light.”
The moment I heard the words “see in a new light,” something clicked. I remembered being given a Christmas card, which said, “Jesus is the light of the world”, and “God is light and there is no darkness in him.” I had meditated upon those words at that time. I’d just come from darkness, and there was certainly no darkness here. I realized then that the light could be coming from God, and if it was – then what was I doing here? I didn’t deserve to be here.
May you experience the love of Christ,
though it is so great you will never fully understand it.
Then you will be filled with the fullness
of the life and power that comes from God
Ephesians 3:19 (NLT)
So this was God! He is light. He knew my name and he knew the secret thoughts of my heart and mind. I thought, “If this is God then he must also be able to see everything I’ve ever done in my life.” I felt totally exposed and transparent before God. You can wear masks before other people but you can’t wear a mask before God. I felt ashamed and undone and I thought, “They’ve made a mistake and brought the wrong person up. I shouldn’t be here. I’m not a very good person. I should crawl under some rock or go back into the darkness where I belong.”
As I began to slowly move back towards the tunnel a wave of light emanated forth from God and moved towards me. My first thought was that this light was going to cast me back into the pit, but to my amazement a wave of pure unconditional love flowed over me. It was the last thing I expected. Instead of judgement I was being washed with pure love.
Pure, unadulterated, clean, uninhibited, undeserved, love. It began to fill me up from the inside out, making my hands and body tingle until I staggered. I thought, “Perhaps God doesn’t know all the things I’ve done wrong,” so I proceeded to tell him about all the disgusting things I’d done under the cover of darkness. But it was as though he’d already forgiven me and the intensity of his love only increased. In fact, later God showed me that when I’d asked for forgiveness in the ambulance, it was then that he forgave me and washed my spirit clean from evil.
I found myself beginning to weep uncontrollably as the love became stronger and stronger. It was so clean and pure, no strings attached. I hadn’t felt loved for years. The last time I remember being loved was by my mum and dad when I was at home, but I’d gone out into the big wide world and found out there’s not too much love out there. I’d seen things that I thought were love, but sex wasn’t love, it just burnt you up. Lust was like a raging fire inside you, an uncontrollable desire that burnt you up from the inside out. Yet this love was healing my heart and I began to understand that there is incredible hope for mankind in this love. God’s mercy is always extended before his judgement.
As I stood there, the waves of light stopped and I stood encased in pure light, filled with love. There was such stillness. I thought to myself, “I’m so close, I wonder if I could just step into the light that surrounds God and see him face to face. If I could see him face to face I will know the truth.” I was sick of hearing lies and deceptions. I wanted to know the truth. I had been everywhere to find the truth, and no one seemed to be able to tell me. I would talk to anybody who could tell me the meaning to life – the truth – something had to be the truth. I thought if I could step through and meet God face-to-face I’ll know the truth and I’ll know the meaning to life. I will never have to ask another man, woman or child ever again. I’ll know.
Could I step in? There was no voice saying I couldn’t. So, I stepped through, I put my best foot forward and stepped through the light. As I stepped into the light it was as if I’d come inside veils of suspended shimmering lights, like suspended stars or diamonds giving off the most amazing radiance. And as I walked through the light it continued to heal the deepest part of me, it was healing my broken inner man, wonderfully healing my broken heart.
I aimed for the brightest part of the light. Standing in the centre of the light stood a man with dazzling white robes reaching down to his ankles. I could see his bare feet. The garments were not man-made fabrics but were like garments of light. As I lifted my eyes up I could see the chest of a man with his arms outstretched as if to welcome me. I looked towards his face. It was so bright; it seemed to be about ten times brighter than the light I’d already seen. It made the sun look yellow and pale in comparison. It was so bright that I couldn’t make out the features of his face, and as I stood there I began to sense that the light was emitting purity and holiness. I knew that I was standing in the presence of Almighty God – no one but God could look like this. The purity and holiness continued to come forth from his face and I began to feel that purity and holiness enter into me. I wanted to get closer to see his face. I felt no fear but rather total freedom as I moved towards him. Standing now only a few feet from him, I tried to look into the light surrounding his face but as I did he moved to one side, and as he moved all the light moved with him.
How he got back to his body –chapter nine and ten
I (Jesus) am the Door.
Anyone who enters in through me will be saved;
he will come in, he will go out, and will find pasture.
The thief comes only in order that he may
steal and may kill and may destroy.
I came that they may have life, and have it in abundance.
I am the Good Shepherd.
The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
John 10:9-11 (NASB)
“Directly behind Jesus was a circular shaped opening like the tunnel I had just traveled down. Gazing out through it, I could see a whole new world opening up before me. I felt like I was standing on the edge of paradise, having a glimpse into eternity.
It was completely untouched. In front of me were green fields and meadows. The grass itself was giving off the same light and life that I had seen in the presence of God. There was no disease on the plants. It seemed as though the grass that it would just spring back to life if you stepped on it. Through the center of the meadows I could see a crystal clear stream winding its way across the landscape with trees on either bank. To my right were mountains in the distance and the sky above was blue and clear. To my left were rolling green hills and flowers, which were radiating beautiful colours. Paradise! I knew I belonged here. I had traveled the world looking for paradise, and here it was. I felt as though I had just been born for the first time. Every part of me knew I was home. Before me stood eternity – just one step away.
As I tried to step forward into this new world Jesus stepped back into the doorway. The Bible says that Jesus is the door and that if you come in through him, you will go in and out and find green pastures. He is the door to life. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but by him. He is the only way. There is only one narrow passageway that leads into his kingdom. Few find it. Most find the highway down to hell.
Jesus asked me this question “Ian, now that you have seen do you wish to return?” I thought, “Return, of course not. Why would I want to go back? Why would I want to return to the misery and hatred? No, I have nothing to return for. I have no wife or kids, no one who really loves me. You are the first person who has ever truly loved me as I am. I want to stay in your presence forever. I wish to go on in to paradise.” But he didn’t move so I looked back one last time to say, “Goodbye cruel world I’m out of here!”
As I did, in a clear vision right in front of the tunnel, stood my mother. As I saw her I knew I had just lied; there was one person who loved me – my dear Mum. Not only had she loved me, but also I knew she had prayed for me every day of my life, and she had tried to show me God. In my pride and arrogance I had mocked her beliefs. But she had been right, there was a God and a heaven and a hell. I realised how selfish it would be to go through to paradise and leave my mother believing that I had gone to hell. She would have no idea that I’d made a deathbed prayer and repented of my sins and received Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. She would have just received a dead body in a box from Mauritius.
So I said, “God, there’s only one person really I want to go back for and that is my mum. I want to tell her that what she believes in is true, that there is a living God, that there is a heaven and a hell, that there is a door and Jesus Christ is that door and that we can only come through him”. Then as I looked back again, I saw behind her my father, my brother and sister, my friends, and a multitude of people behind them. God was showing me that there were a lot of other people who also didn’t know, and would never know unless I was able to share with them. I asked, “Who are all those other people?” And God said, “If you don’t return, many of these people will not get an opportunity to hear about me because many will not put their foot inside a church”. I responded, “I don’t love those people” but he replied, “Son, I love them and I desire all of them to come to know me.”
Then the Lord said, “If you return you must see things in a new light.” I understood that I must now see through his eyes, his eyes of love and forgiveness. I needed to see the world as he saw it – through the eyes of eternity. “God, how do I return?” I asked, “Do I have to go back through the tunnel of darkness, back into my body? How can I go back? I don’t even know how I got here.” He said, “Ian tilt your head… now feel liquid drain from your eyes… now open your eyes and see.”
You have rescued me from death
you have kept my feet from slipping.
So now I can walk in your presence, O God,
in your life-giving light.
Psalm 56:13 (NLT)
Immediately I was back in my body. My head was tilted to the right and I had one eye open. I was looking at a young Indian doctor who had my right foot elevated in his hand and was prodding a sharp instrument into the base of my foot. He was looking for any signs of life. Little did he realise that I was now alive and looking at him. I wondered what on earth he was doing but then the penny dropped; “He thinks I’m dead!” At the same time the doctor stopped what he was doing and turned his head in the direction of my face. As our eyes made contact, terror swept over his face, as though he had just seen a ghost. Blood drained from his face and he went as white as a sheet. His feet nearly left the ground.
I was shaken I asked God to give me the strength to tilt my head to the left and look out the other side. As I slowly turned my head to the left I saw nurses and orderlies in the doorway staring at me in amazement and terror. No one said a word. I apparently had been dead for some 15 to 20 minutes and was being prepared for the morgue. I felt weak and I closed my eyes, but I quickly opened them again to check that I was still in my body. I wasn’t sure whether or not I would disappear again.
I was still paralysed and I asked God to help me. As I prayed I felt a tingling sensation in my legs, accompanied by a comforting warmth. I continued to pray and the doctor just stood there shaking his head. The warmth spread up into my body and arms. God was healing me! I was so tired. I closed my eyes again and fell soundly asleep.
I didn’t wake again until the next afternoon. When I woke I saw my friend Simon standing outside my room looking in through the window. He looked pale and was shaking his head. He couldn’t believe I was alive. He had followed my trail to the hospital and had brought a New Zealand friend of mine with him. “So you had a pretty rough night aye?” this friend asked. “Yeah mate” I replied, “I don’t really know what happened.” I didn’t want to say, “Actually – I died!” I was still coming to terms with all that had happened and didn’t want them to say, “Off to the rubber room for you – you’ve taken too much dope and it’s coming out your ear-holes!”
“This place smells like a latrine.” They said. “We’re getting you out of here. We’ll look after you.” I resisted them – I wanted to stay in the hospital but they climbed in the window, picked me up, put me over their shoulders and walked me out. The doctor came and tried to physically restrain them but they pushed him out of their way. A taxi was waiting. Simon wouldn’t come in the taxi with me as he was still afraid that I was a ghost. They took me home to my bungalow on the beach and put me to bed. Then they went straight out to the living room and had a party!
McCormack, Ian, “Glimpse of eternity” www.spiritlessons.com, retrieved 23rd October 2010, http://www.spiritlessons.com/Documents/ian_mccormack/Ian_McCormack_Glimps_of_Eternity.htm, chapters 5, 6 and 7
JENNIFER PEREZ’S TESTIMONY
The following testimony was extracted from the website http://www.spiritlessons.com as told by a teenage girl Jennifer Perez.
Hell is Real, I went there!
by Jennifer Perez
The testimony of a 15 year old girl who was raised in a Christian home. She later backslid in her walk, found herself overdosing on drugs, dying, and being sent to Hell. Fortunately, she was given a second chance and mission to go back and warn the lost, backslidden, and
Lukewarm with an urgent message.
(Transcribed from Audio)
God Bless you brothers and sisters, I’d like for you to open your bible and turn to Joel 2:28
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”
My name is Jennifer Perez and I’m 15 years old. It’s hard for a teenager like me to come to you and recognize my own mistakes. But with the help of the Holy Spirit, He will help me, and give me the strength I need. First of all I want to say that this is for the Honor and Glory of my Lord Jesus Christ. I don’t want to say any doctrine or make up any new doctrine, I’m only going to tell you what I saw, what I heard, and what I felt.
I’d like to tell you a little bit about my family. My parents are Christians, and they always taught me good examples, and the way of the Lord. I became a Christian 3 years ago, when I accepted the Lord with the brother Nicky Cruze. I walked in the ways of the Lord for 2 years. But when I started High School, I started getting rebellious and left the way of the Lord. I was rebellious to my parents and I got into drugs. My friends that taught me to do those things.
I thought I was a Christian, and that I would bring my friends to be Christians. But instead, they brought me back out into the world. I was being rebellious to my parents, and they thought it was just something teenagers go through. But in fact, it was what the drugs made me do. Evil spirits got into me, that was when I was being rebellious to them. They were strict on me, they never let me go out anywhere, not even spend a night over at a friend’s house. I always had to do everything sneaky or behind their back. I would skip school. I would hardly even go to school, just to keep my habit. I was at the point of getting addicted, but the Lord took me out of all that. Like I said, I was a Christian.
My testimony starts on May 2nd, 1997. I had a friend, and we were only friends, nothing more, and he knew that. I thought I had gotten to know him, but in fact, I didn’t really know who he was. That night, he called me and asked if I could go out. My parents weren’t home. They were at a prayer meeting, like every Friday. I told them I wanted to stay home because I felt sick. I was also mad at them because I had plans to go out that night with a different friend, but my parents didn’t let me go. So I asked to stay home, and they let me. When they went to the Prayer meeting, my friend called me. He said, “Why don’t you go out, everybody else is going out?” I thought to myself, “I don’t want to be disobedient to my parents, but maybe if I sneak out, my parents would never know“, so that’s what I did.
That night when my parents got home, and they fell asleep. I was all ready to sneak out so I called my friend and told him to wait for me at the corner of my street. I told him not to pass by my house, because it might wake up my parents, and ruin everything. So I put pillows under my blanket and climbed out of my window. I live in a two story house, and all the windows of my house have screws in them. But since my parents trusted me, my window didn’t have any screws. So I took advantage of my parents trust. Since I live in a two story house, I jumped off the roof and I landed on the ground. The Lord had everything planned, because I could have broken my leg, and that would have stopped everything the Lord had planned for me.
I walked down the street, and my friend was already there. But when I got in the car, I saw 3 guys and 1 other girl. I thought to myself, “I’m not going to do anything, yea, I’ll get high, do drugs, drink“. But when there are 3 guys and 1 other girl, I feared they could take advantage of me. But I got in the car, and we left. Before, when I was talking to my friend on the phone, he said that we were just going to go cruzing around the town. I said “OK that sounds like fun“, that’s why I went. I never thought he was going to take me to a motel. That’s where they took me.
When we got there, they dropped me off at a laundry service room, belonging to the motel. They told us to wait there, they said that they were going to pick up another friend. I said ok, but I guess they left to rent a room. When they came back and picked us up, they took us to that room. They said, “Don’t worry, put your trust in us! We aren’t going to do anything, we’re just going to wait for our other friend to come, and then we’ll all leave together“. So I put trust in my friends, I thought they would never hurt me, but in fact I really didn’t know who my friends were.
At first, we were just talking, so I said, “while we’re waiting, why don’t we get something to drink?” So my friend and I left the room, and walked to this little restaurant in front of the motel. We bought three Sprites and then walked back to the room. They started pouring the Sprite into cups. They didn’t bring a bag or anything that looked suspicious, that would make me think they were going to put something in my drink, or do something to me. It all looked innocent.
I went to the restroom to fix my hair and do girl things, and when I came out my cup was already served. I put some gum in my mouth, strawberry, and I drank what I thought was my Sprite. After this, I don’t know what happened.
But when I could see, I felt my spirit come out of my body. I was already at the hospital; I saw the doctors and nurses all around me. When I was out of my body, I saw my body on the bed. You know how you look at yourself in the mirror, you see a reflection. But I didn’t see a reflection of myself; I saw my body there on the bed. When I turned around, there were 2 men dressed in red, “come our way” and they grabbed me, one at each arm.
They took me to a place, and when I looked to see where I was, it was heaven! The first thing that I saw was a great big wall. It was white and stretched out so far that it didn’t have any end. In the middle of the wall was a door, a long door, but it was closed.
In the Old Testament, Moses speaks of the tabernacle and describes its features. And I remembered this, and I saw that the wall looked like it. Right besides the door, there was a large chair, and there was a smaller chair on the right side. And they looked like they were made out of gold. On my right side, there was a large black door, it was so dark around, but I knew it was a door because of the knob. It was an ugly door. But on my left side there was a paradise, there were trees, a crystal clear water fall, and grass. It was such a peaceful place, but there was nobody there.
I looked and I saw the Father in front of me, I couldn’t see His face, because His glory, it was so big, so bright, it shined and lit up all heaven. His glory made everything bright. There was no sun, no moon, no stars, He was the light. I did see His body, and his body was with the Son, they were one inside each other, they were together, you could see the separation of them, but they were one inside the other, they were together.
Right beside them were 2 angels, Gabriel and Michael. The reason I knew their name was because it was written on their foreheads in Gold.
When I was in front of the Father, I felt dirty! I fell to my knees and cried. I was very ashamed of myself. Even if I could see their faces, I didn’t want to, because I was ashamed of myself. As I was there in front of the Lord, He showed me a movie of my life, from the beginning until now. He told me that the most important part was the things that I did after I was saved. I told my friends I was a Christian, but in fact I didn’t show my fruits. And He told me that I was destined to go to Hell.
The angel Gabriel came and grabbed me by my arm. He took me to that ugly black door that I didn’t even want to look at. I tried to stop myself, but I was in spirit, and we went through the door. When I was on the other side of the door, it was dark all around, I couldn’t even see myself. Then we started to fall really fast, like a roller coaster. As I was falling it was getting hotter and hotter. I closed my eyes, I didn’t want to see where we were.
When we stopped, I opened my eyes, and I was standing on a great road. I didn’t know where it lead to. But the first thing that I felt there was thirst. I was really thirsty! I kept telling the angel “I’m thirsty, I’m thirsty” But it was like he didn’t even hear me. I started to cry, and when the tears ran down my cheeks, they completely evaporated. There was the smell of sulfur, like burning tires. I tried to cover my nose, but that made it even worse. All my 5 senses were very sensitive. When I tried to cover myself, I could smell the sulfur even more. Also, all those little hairs on my arms, they just disappeared. I felt all the heat, it was very hot.
When I started looking around, I saw people being tormented by demons. There was a lady there suffering, a demon was torturing her. This demon would cut off her head and with his long spear he would stab her everywhere. He didn’t care. In her eyes, in her body, in her feet, in her hands, he didn’t care. Then he would put her head back on her body and would stab her and stab her. She would cry with screams of agony.
Then I saw another demon, this demon was torturing a young man about the age of 21-23. This man had a chain around his neck, and was standing in front of a pit of fire. This demon would stab him everywhere with a long spear, in his eyes, everywhere. Then the demon would grab him by his hair and with the chains he would throw this man into this pit of fire, then take him back out and would stab him and stab him. This would go on continually, and every time he would go inside that pit, I couldn’t hear his screams, but when the demon would take him out, he would scream with agony. I tried to cover my ears because the sound was so horrible, but I could still hear. My hearing was more sensitive.
I looked at another demon, and this demon was ugly, the other 2 were ugly to, but this one was the ugliest. He had characteristics of many different animals; I can’t even explain it with words. He would go around and scare people, and the people would be really scared.
And then I saw another demon, but this demon was a beautiful demon, he looked like an angel of God, but he wasn’t. The difference between the angels of God and the demons was that the demon did not have their name written on their forehead with Gold, but the angels of God did.
After that, I looked back at the angel Gabriel, and he was looking up. I though he didn’t want to see the others being tortured. I thought to myself, “why is he still here? Aren’t I suppose to be there waiting for my turn to be tortured?” I was also thirsty. And I cried out to the angel, “I’m thirsty I’m thirsty!“, I think he heard me because he looked down on me, and he said, “the Lord is going to give you one more chance.“
Immediately when he said that, all my thirst, all my agony, all my hurting, it just went away. I felt peaceful. And then he grabbed me by my hand and we were about to rise, but suddenly I heard my name being called, “Jennifer, Help me, Help me!” I looked down. I wanted to see who it was, but when I did the flames blocked their face. It sounded like a girl’s voice. I could only see her hands stretched out, wanted me to help her. I had such a desire, such a want to help her. When I tried, I couldn’t, because my hand went right through hers. I wanted to help her so much, but you see, she didn’t have any hope. I couldn’t help her.
And then I looked around and I saw my friends, people that I knew, and other people. They looked familiar but I didn’t know who they were. I didn’t know their lives, but when I saw friends from my school there, it hurt me!. I thought to myself, “maybe the bad testimony that I was giving them, of saying that I was a Christian but turning back, made them not want to know about God, and turn away from Him. Maybe it was me that brought them their”. That’s what I thought. I saw that in Hell there is no time, there is no past, present, future, everything is the same, they are destined to go there. But like I said in the beginning, I don’t want to make up any doctrine, but that is what I saw their. The people that I saw there are still alive today.
Then the angel took me back into the presence of God. When I was standing before Him I was on my knees crying and crying. I still didn’t want to look upon His face, because I was ashamed of myself. But the Lord, with such sweetness in His voice said, “I love you” Just like He loves you who are listening to me. But He told it directly to me. He said He forgave me for everything that I have done when I offended Him. He forgave me.
God looked at me and He showed me many things. He showed me the world, the earth. Around the earth I saw something soft, like the ozone layer, it was around the world, it looked very soft, and I had such a desire to touch it. When I touched it, I realized it was the Holy spirit, because it baptized me, and I began to speak in other tongues.
During that time, I looked up and many evil spirits came out of me. When I would get high and do drugs, that would mess with my mind and would open doors, and these evil spirits would come into me. They would torture me. The way that I would act was not really me; it was the evil spirits inside of me. In the Word of God it says that when your house is cleaned, evil spirits would try to come back by bringing 7 other evil spirits. My house was cleaned when I got saved. And I saw these evil spirits when I was being baptized, they have 7, and those have other 7, and those had other 7, and I couldn’t even count them all! But the Lord cleaned me of all those evil spirits.
He also showed me the future. He showed me the Earth and how things were going to happen, events that were going to happen. The vision I was given was from now until rapture. He didn’t show me the rapture, but He showed me the things that were going to happen before that. Each day we are getting closer and closer, and I’m telling you that the rapture is near! You need to examine yourself, your life, and ask yourself, “am I ready to go with the Lord?” The Lord showed me this, but He told me not to tell anybody, but to wait and see that the end is near, I don’t want to temp God, that is why I won’t tell you what I saw. But I am telling you and warning you that the rapture is near.
I read in Joel 2:28, it is one of the last prophecies; all of them have been fulfilled. This prophecy is the only one that hasn’t been fulfilled, and I tell you now that is it being fulfilled. Many young people are rising up and preaching the Word of God. The devil wants to make an army of young people, but the Lord is more powerful. And if you really accept the Lord and want to serve Him, He will give you the strength to overcome the devil, so you can preach the word all around the world, just like He commanded in the Bible.
He told me that I had a mission, and this mission was to tell all the young people about my vision. Even if I don’t want to do this, it is a commandment that the Lord gave me, and I will complete it.
When I went back to my body, I woke up and found myself in the Hospital. I looked around and saw needles in my arms, things checking my heart, tubes. Soon my parents walked in and I started crying. They looked very mad, but the Lord told me to tell them everything, and that’s what I did. I told them everything.
When the nurse walked in, she told us they were very very worried about me. She said I would leave and then come back, then leave and come back. I’d be unconscious then conscious again. This happened three times. They said that one of those times, I didn’t want to come back, and they were worried about me. They also said that foam would come out of my mouth, and I would blabber words that they didn’t even understand.
Also that night, my mom was having bad dreams. The little dog that I sleep with went into my parents’ room and scratched my mom’s arm and tried to wake her up. When she woke up, she walked to my room and saw the pillows fixed there. She thought that I was there so she walked back to her room. Then she saw police lights outside the window. When she looked out the window, she saw policemen walking to our house so she woke up my Father. The police told them to call the police department to find out about me. My parents found out that I was over intoxicated in the Hospital. At that moment, the Lord spoke to my father and told him not to worry, because everything was in HIS hands, so my father didn’t worry. I spent three days in the hospital.
A week later we talked to the detectives, and they told us about that night. They said that the other girl I was with, she was not suppose to go out either, and her father got all worried. He went looking for her, driving around, but couldn’t find her. So he went to the police department, and the police announced the kind of car that my friend was driving to all the patrol cars. A certain off duty officer, was across the street at a car dealership. He was looking to buy a used car. He glanced over and saw the car of my friend, so he called the police.
When the police went to investigate, my friend’s car was parked in another spot, so they didn’t know where she was. We were on the 2nd floor in the corner room. The police wanted to start from that room, and walk down to check each room, asking for the owner of the car outside. They weren’t looking for the girl; they were just looking for the owner.
When they knocked on our door, they opened the door and saw me on the floor. But then they left. My so called friends thought that the police left for good, but in fact they left to get an ambulance. Soon other police came up there to see what was happening. When they opened the door, at that moment, my friend, the one I was talking to, the one I trusted, he was at the point of raping me. But the Lord used the police to stop all that, and they didn’t do anything to me. That is why I thank the Lord, because He had mercy on me.
And also the prayers of my parents, I’m talking to you parents. Don’t ever stop praying for your child. If they aren’t walking with the Lord, keep on praying for them, never give up. My parents never game up, and look where I am now, preaching the Word of God; telling young people to come serve God, because they need Him.
And I want to give a message to all the young people, I want you to think of yourself, examine yourself. Think, why should I care what anyone says about me. I used to think what other people might say about me, but now I understand that they don’t even care about me. They are not going to be there when the Lord is right in front of me. I remember when I was in front of the Lord, my friend weren’t there to help me, my family wasn’t there to help me, my pastor, the church wasn’t there to help me. I was there by myself, and I had to defend myself. In front of Him you can’t lie, because He is so holy. And when I was there I didn’t feel like I belong there, because I was in sin and in Heaven it is holy.
I told you today that if you haven’t accepted the Lord Jesus, to accept Him today. This is the most important decision in your whole life. I’m not telling you all this to scare you into Heaven, but so you can see the mercy, the love that He has for us. He the Father, sent His Son to die for us. So each little drop of blood that was shed would forgive all of our sins. If you want to accept the Lord, it is the most important decision in your life. Come to the Lord, don’t care what anybody else says about you.
If you want to serve the Lord, then do it with all your heart, don’t just say it with your mouth, say it with your heart and mind. Don’t worry about the future, worry about today, you never know when you are going to die. I’m only 15 years old and in my mind I never thought that I was going to die at 15, never.
But you need to think about that. My life isn’t mine, your life isn’t yours, we are borrowing our lives, our lives belong to God. We take advantage of this by not caring, by going into the world, by doing the things of the world. The world has many things to offer, but remember God has even more things to offer. The world has hell and death, but God has eternal life. Eternal life is forever.
Perez, Jennifer, “Hell is real, I went there!”, www.spiritlessons.com, retrieved 23rd October 2010, http://www.spiritlessons.com/Documents/Jennifer_Perez/Hell_is_Real_I_Went_There_Jennifer_Perez.htm
ONE OF 7 COLUMBIAN YOUTHS’ TESTIMONY
The following is a testimony of one of seven Columbian youths who were taken to hell and heaven and back as a group by Jesus Christ. Read the testimony as presented by the international ministry “light for the nations” and posted in the website www.spiritlessons.com. The testimony was originally transcribed from Spanish audio. Translation is by Claudia Alejandra Elguezabal
Revelations on Hell
(Luke 16:19) There was a rich man that dressed in purple and fine linen, who enjoyed luxurious living every day. In front of his gate a beggar named Lazarus was placed, covered with sores, and hungering to be fed crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. The beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried, and while suffering tortures in hades, he looked up and from a distance saw Abraham with Lazarus in his bosom. So he called out, Father Abraham, take pity on me and send Lazarus to dip his finger tip in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this fire.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that you enjoyed the good things in your lifetime while Lazarus had the bad things; now he is being comforted here but you are suffering anguish. Besides, there is a great chasm fixed between you and us, so that those who want to cross from here to you are unable; neither can they cross from your side to us.
The Bible, the word of God, is very clear about the subject of heaven and hell. In this portion that we have just read, the Lord tells us about two places: Heaven and Hell, the condemnation or the salvation. There is no intermediate place. Purgatory does not exist. Limbo does not exist, where men exist for a while after they have departed from the Earth and then go to heaven; the Bible is very clear about that.
(April 11th 1995)
God gave us a revelation that would change the trajectory of our lives. We had just begun to know about God and His Word. We are seven youth to whom God has given the privilege and great responsibility of sharing this revelation with the world.
Everything started about approximately 10:00 a.m. We were praying and were prepared to go out on a picnic later on that day. Suddenly around 10 am, a very powerful white light shone through one of the windows. When the light appeared, all of us immediately started to speak in tongues and were baptized with the Holy Ghost.
In that moment, all of us were astonished and fascinated with what we saw. That glorious light was illuminating the entire room. The light was much stronger than the light from the sun. In the middle of the light, we saw a host of angels dressed in white. These angels were so beautiful, tall, and very good looking.
In the middle of all those angels we saw something amazing — the figure of a Man. This image was a special being, a man who was dressed in a very white mantle and robes. His hair was like gold threads. We could not see His face because it was too brilliant. However, we saw a golden belt around His chest, with gold lettering that said: “King of Kings and Lord of Lords .” He was wearing pure gold sandals on His feet, and His beauty was without equal. When we saw the presence of that Man, all of us fell to our knees.
Then we started to hear His voice. It was very special and wonderful; every word drilled into our hearts like a double-edged sword; just like it is written in the word of God (Hebrews 4:12). He spoke to us in very simple but powerful words. We audibly heard Him say to us, “My little children don’t be afraid, I am Jesus of Nazareth, and I have visited you to show you a mystery so you can show and tell to towns, nations, cities, churches, and all places. Where I tell you to go, you will go, and where I tell you not to go, you will not go.“
The Holy Bible, the Word of God, says in Joel 2:28 “It shall come to pass after this that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh, your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.“ These are the times that God is preparing for everyone.
Then something strange happened, a rock appeared in the middle of the room, and the Lord, who was with us, made us get on that rock. The rock was about eight inches above the floor, and a huge hole appeared in the floor. It was a huge, black, terrifying hollow or cavern. Soon, we fell on top of the rock and went down through the hollow in the floor. It was dark and it lead us to the center of the earth.
While we were in that gloomy darkness, we were so scared! We were so afraid that we said to the Lord, “Lord we don’t want to go to that place! Don’t take us to that place Lord! Take us out of here Lord!“ The Lord answered us with a very beautiful and compassionate voice, “This experience is necessary so you can see and tell others.“
We were in a horn-shaped tunnel, and we stared to see shadows, demons and figures that moved from one place to another. We kept going deeper and deeper down. In just a matter of seconds, we felt an emptiness and a great fear.
We then arrived at some caverns; at some horrible doors, like a labyrinth. We didn’t want to go inside. We noticed a terrible smell and a heat that choked us. Once we entered, we saw terrible things, frightful images. The entire place was engulfed in flames; and in the middle of these flames, there were bodies of thousands of people. They were suffering in great torment. The sight was so horrifying, we didn’t want to see what was shown to us.
The place was divided into different sections of torment and suffering. One of the first sections that the Lord allowed us to see was the “Valley of the Cauldrons“ as we called it. There were millions of cauldrons. The cauldrons were inlaid at the level of the ground; each of them was burning with lava inside. Inside each one was the soul of a person who had died and gone to hell.
As soon as those souls saw the Lord, they started to shout and screamed, “Lord, have mercy on us! Lord give me a chance to get out of this place! Lord, take me out and I will tell the world that this place is real!“ But the Lord didn’t even look at them. There were millions of men, women and young people in that place. We also saw homosexuals and drunkards in torment. We saw all of these people shouting in such great torment.
It shocked us to see how their bodies were destroyed. Worms were coming in and out of their empty eye sockets, mouths, and ears; and were penetrating the skin all through their bodies. This fulfills the word of God written in the book of Isaiah 66:24 “They shall go forth; they shall gaze upon the dead bodies of those who have rebelled against Me; for their worm shall not die, nor shall their fire be quenched; they shall be an abhorrence to all mankind.“ Also in Mark 9:44,”Where their worm never ceases and the fire is not put out.“ We were just horrified at what we were watching. We saw flames about 9 to 12 feet high. Within each flame, there was the soul of a person that has died and went to hell.
The Lord allowed us to see a man who was inside of one of the cauldrons. He was upside down and the flesh on his face was falling in pieces. He remained watching the Lord intently; and then started to shout and call on the name of Jesus. He said, “Lord have mercy! Lord give me a chance! Lord take me out of this place!“ But the Lord Jesus didn’t want to look at him. Jesus simply turned his back on him. When Jesus did this, the man started to curse and blaspheme the Lord. This man was John Lennon, the member of the satanic music group “The Beatles.” John Lennon was a man who mocked and made fun of the Lord during his life. He said that the Christianity was going to disappear and Jesus Christ would be forgotten by everyone. However, today this man is in hell and Jesus Christ is alive!! Christianity hasn’t disappeared either.
As we started to walk on the edges of that place, the souls extended their hands to us and begged for mercy. They asked Jesus to take them out of there, but the Lord would never even look at them.
Then we started going through different sections. We came to the most terrible section of hell, where the worse torments happen; the center of hell. The most concentrated forms of torment; such torments that a human being could never express them. The only people here were those who knew Jesus and the Word of God. There were pastors, evangelists, missionaries, and all types of people that had once accepted Jesus and knew the truth; but lived a double life.
There were also backsliders; their suffering was a thousand times worse than anyone else. They were shouting and begging the Lord for mercy, but the word of the Lord says in the book of Hebrews 10:26-27, “For if we go on sinning willfully after acquiring the knowledge of the truth, there is no longer left any sacrifice for sins, but some dreadful anticipation of judgment and of a fierce fire that is to devour those who oppose God.“
Those souls were there because they preached, fasted, sung and lifted their hands in the church but in the streets and homes they were in adultery, fornication, lying, and robbery. We cannot lie to God. The Bible says that he to whom much has been given much also will be required. (Luke 12:48)
God then allowed us to see two women that had once been Christian sisters while on the earth, but they didn’t live a righteous life before the Lord. One said to the other, “You cursed wretch! It’s your fault that I am in this place! You didn’t preach to me a holy gospel! And because you didn’t tell me about the truth, I am now here in hell!“ They would say these things to each other in the midst of the flames, and they hated each other because there is no love, mercy or forgiveness in hell.
There were thousands of souls who had known the Word of God, but their lives weren’t clean before the holy presence of the Lord. “You cannot play with God or with the flames of the hell either!” the Lord said. He also told us, “My sons, all the suffering on the earth concentrated in just one place is nothing, NOTHING compared with the suffering that a person has in the best parts of hell.“ If it is that terrible for those who suffer least in hell, how much worse must it be for those in the center of hell, who once knew the Word of the Lord and walked away from it. Then the Lord told us that we that we could play with the fire on the earth, but never with the fire in hell.
We continued walking through different places and the Lord showed us many different people. We could see that all the people there had approximately six different type of torments. There were souls tormented by demons with all types of punishments. Another terrible punishment was their own conscience saying, “Remember when they preached to you, remember when you heard the Word of God, remember when they told you about hell and you laughed about it!“ Their own consciences tormented them; just like the worms that crossed all over their bodies, like the consuming fire that was thousands and thousands times more hotter than we know. This was the reward that the devil has for all those who seek him and follow him.
The Word of the Lord says in Revelation 21:8 “As for the cowardly, however, and the unbelieving, and the fearful, the murderers, the immoral, those practicing magic arts, and idolaters, and all liars- their lot is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death.“
Next, the Lord showed us a man that had murdered six people. These six people now surrounded him, and were shouting at him saying, “It is your fault that we are all in this place, YOUR FAULT!“ The murderer tried to cover his ears because he didn’t want to listen to them, but he could not avoid listening since in hell all your senses are much more sensitive.
Souls in that place were tormented with an intolerable thirst for water that cannot be satisfied in any way; like the Bible story of Lazarus and the rich man. (Luke 16:19) The rich man in Hell wanted only one single drop of water, that would have been enough. The Word of the Lord says in Isaiah 34:9, “The streams of Edom shall be turned into pitch and her soil into brimstone; her land shall become burning pitch.“
In that place, every soul was in the middle of the fire. People saw mirages of crystal-clear rivers in the middle of the fire; but when they tried to reach them, the rivers turned into fire. They also saw trees with fruit that gave out water; but when they tried to take them, they burned their hands and demons would ridicule them.
Then God took us to a place much worse than the other places that we had seen. We saw the lake of fire and brimstone. On one side of that lake there was a smaller lake. In that smaller lake, there were millions and millions and millions of souls crying and begging the Lord to have mercy on them. They said to Him, “Lord please! Take us out of here at least just a little moment! Please give me the chance to go out!!!“ However, the Lord could not do anything for them because their judgment was already set.
Among those millions and millions of people, the Lord allowed us to focus on one man whose body was half-way submerged in the lake of fire. The Lord let us understand and know his thoughts. The name of that man was Mark. We were amazed by the things this man said to himself, in his thoughts. We learned an eternal lesson when we heard the following thoughts, “I would give anything to be in your place now! I would give anything to go back to the earth just for one minute. I wouldn’t care if I were the most miserable, most sick, most hated, or the poorest man in the world, I would give anything to go back! Just for one minute on the earth.“ The Lord Jesus was holding my hand. Jesus replied to Mark’s thoughts saying, “Mark, why would you like to come back to the earth even for just one single minute?“ With a crying and tormented voice, he told Jesus, “Lord! I would give anything to go back to the earth just for one single minute simply to repent and be saved.“
When the Lord heard what Mark had said, I saw blood come from Jesus’ wounds and tears filled His eyes as He said, “Mark, it is too late for you! Worms are set for your bed and worms will cover you.” (Isaiah 14:11) When the Lord said this to him, he sank in the lake forever. Sadly, all those souls have no more hope. Only we on Earth have the chance to repent today and go to Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ.
The international ministry “light for the nations”, “revelation of heaven and hell to 7 Columbian youths” www.spiritlessons.com, retrieved 23rd October 2010, http://www.spiritlessons.com/Documents/7_Jovenes/English_7_Jovenes_Hell.htm, 1st testimony.
HELL IN THE BIBLE
TERRY WATKINS ARTICLE
The following are excerpts of an article by Terry Watkins. It describes the place of hell biblically and also scientifically. The writer also urges you to get saved if you are not, in order to avoid the torments of hell. Read the article now.
“And in hell he lifts 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!
Several 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:
“Each time he regained heartbeat and respiration, the patient screamed, “I am in hell!” He was terrified and pleaded with me to help him. I was scared to death. . . Then I noticed a genuinely alarmed look on his face. He had a terrified look worse than the expression seen in death! This patient had a grotesque grimace expressing sheer horror! His pupils were dilated, and he was perspiring and trembling — he looked as if his hair was “on end.”
Then still another strange thing happened. He said, “Don’t you understand? I am in hell. . . Don’t let me go back to hell!” . . . the man was serious, and it finally occurred to me that he was indeed in trouble. He was in a panic like I had never seen before.”
(Maurice Rawlings, Beyond Death’s Door,(Thomas Nelson Inc., 1979) p. 3).
Dr. Rawlings said, no one, who could have heard his screams and saw the look of terror on his face could doubt for a single minute that he was actually in a place called 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;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. (Luke 16:22-28)
HELL IS A PLACE OF FIRE
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,. . .”
Revelation 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 EARTH. “
The Bible is clear — Hell is inside the earth!
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.”
Scientist and Bible teacher, Henry Morris also agrees the Bible plainly teaches that hell is in this earth:
“So far as we can tell from Scripture, the present hell, is somewhere in the heart of the earth itself. It is also called ‘the pit’ (Isa. 14:9, 15: Ezek. 32:18-21) and ‘the abyss’ (Rev. 9:2). . .
The writers certainly themselves believed hell to be real and geographically ‘beneath’ the earth’s surface. . .
To say this is not scientific is to assume science knows much more about the earth’s interior than is actually the case. The great ‘pit’ [hell] would only need to be about 100 miles or less in diameter to contain, with much room to spare, all the forty billion or so people who have ever lived, assuming their ‘spiritual’ bodies are the same size as their physical bodies.“
(Henry M. Morris, The Bible Has the Answer, p. 220)
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“.
Thousands 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.”
Have you read Isaiah 66 where the Lord Jesus Christ is quoting Mark 9:46?
Look at the context and time period of Isaiah 66:22-24:
22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
The “new heavens and new earth” of Isaiah 66:22 matches Revelation 21:1. This occurs AFTER the Great White Throne Judgement of Revelation 20:10-15! The references to “carcases”; “their worm”; “their fire” (vs 24) — is AFTER the Great White Throne Judgement of the LOST people! The reference to “. . the men that have transgressed. . .” are the LOST people AFTER the Great White Throne Judgement.
And at this point — they have received their NEW BODY! Notice what Isaiah says, the saved people shall “LOOK upon the CARCASES of the men that have transgressed. . .” It’s worth mentioning that a “carcase” is not always a “DEAD body”. For instance, two times the Bible specifically uses the term “dead carcase” (Deut. 14:8 and Ezek 6:5). If a carcase is ALWAYS a “dead” body, then why say “dead” carcase? And there’s NOTHING in the context of Isaiah to imply these “men that transgressed” are “dead”.
In fact, Isaiah clearly says, “their worm shall NOT DIE“. Even in our language, we refer to a living body as a “carcase”. For example, “Get your carcase [body] in here”. Why is that important? Because when the saved people in Isaiah 66:24 are “looking upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed” — And do you know what they are SEEING?
“Their worm”! The “carcase” they are seeing is “their WORM that shall not die”. The end of Isaiah 66:24 is a frightening endorsement of this interpretation. What the saved people are viewing Isaiah says is , “. . . an abhorring unto all flesh“. And my friend, that is not JUST a normal flesh body they are looking at! It is something that will send chills screaming through your soul at the horror. And it will happen!
And it will happen TO YOU if you die without the Lord Jesus Christ!
Even though the world tries to extinguish the cries and reality of hell — the truth of hell echoes throughout our world. We desperately pretend to cover our ears and igonore the “screams, the weeping, the wailing, the gnashing of teeth” but it is there. . . And we know it. We refuse to accept such a place exist. But it is there. And we know it. Nothing we can do, nothing we can say, can erase the horror of hell from our minds.
It is there. And we know it.
National Geographic magazine truthfully titled their story on Volcanoes “Going To Hell“. When PBS did a series on The Savage Earth, one episode was titled “Hell’s Crust: Our Everchanging Planet”. Everything we know. Everything we observe. Echoes the truth of a place called hell.
It is there. And we know it.
Revelation 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!
Nature magazine recently discovered (July 2002) what the Bible knew over 3,000 years ago. Inside this earth is “fire and brimstone”:
“Volcanoes may be more like hell than anyone realized. Eruptions disgorge streams of molten sulphur, the brimstone of evangelical preachers, which burns up before it can be preserved for posterity, new research in the journal Geology shows”.
(Nature, Science Update, July 22, 2002)
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. . . “
24 “. . . for I am TORMENTED in this FLAME.”
28 “. . .PLACE OF TORMENT.”
It is humanly impossible to comprehend the Bible description of hell. Nothing on earth can compare with it. No nightmare could produce a terror to match that of hell. No horror movie could describe it’s fright. No crime scene with all it’s blood and gore could begin to match it’s horror.
It will be beyond anything humanly imaginable!
The Bible warns in Psalm 9:17, you will not only be in hell — you will BE TURNED INTO HELL! You will literally BE HELL!
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
YOU will see HELL. . .
YOU will smell HELL. . .
YOU will breathe HELL. . .
YOU will hear HELL. . .
YOU will feel HELL. . .
YOU WILL BE HELL. . .
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.”
In Matthew 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.”
Just look how the Bible warns of the eternity and permance of hell!
everlasting fire — Matthew18:8, 25:41
everlasting punishment — Matthew 25:46
everlasting chains — Jude 1:6
eternal damnation — Mark 3:29
eternal judgment — Hebrews 6:2
eternal fire — Jude 1:7
unquenchable fire — Matthew 3:12
the fire that never shall be quenched — Mark 9:43, 44, 45, 46, 48
fire unquenchable — Luke 3:17
mist of darkness is reserved for ever — 2 Peter 2:17
the blackness of darkness for ever — Jude 1:13
My friend, I have searched my Bible, from cover to cover. . . I have studied every occurrence of hell in my Bible — and I can not find one verse, not one word of HOPE for someone in hell! NOT ONE WORD! The rich man in hell in Luke 16 never even asks to get out — He knew there was no way out!
OH MY FRIEND – HELL IS FOREVER AND EVER!
What could 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. . .
Jesus Christ 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:
45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
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!
Jesus Christ knew exactly what He was talking about!
Jesus Christ spoke more on hell than any other subject.
Just look at how Jesus described hell:
WHAT JESUS CHRIST SAYS ABOUT HELL!
Matt 7:19, 13:40, 25:41
Matt 18:8, 25:41
Matt 5:22, 18:9, Mark 9:47
Matt 23:14, Mark 12:40, Luke 20:47
“damnation of hell”
“resurrection of damnation”
“furnace of fire”
Matt 13:42, 50
“the fire that never shall be quenched”
Mark 9:43, 45
“the fire is not quenched”
Mark 9:44, 46, 48
“Where their worm dieth not”
Mark 9:44, 46, 48
“wailing and gnashing of teeth”
Matt 13:42, 50
“weeping and gnashing of teeth”
Matt 8:12, 22:13, 25:30
“tormented in this flame”
“place of torment”
Matt 8:12, 22:13
WHAT IF JESUS IS RIGHT?
Hebrews 9:27 says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this THE JUDGEMENT:”
it is appointed unto man once to die . . .
and one day — YOU will 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!
There is a place called hell.
AND YOU 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.
Because 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.”
BUT FRIEND 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.”
God does 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!
Millionaire 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 everyone 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?
No wonder Jesus Christ said in Mark 8:36:
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”Mark 8:36:
God has something far better than words can describe for those who love Him. I Corinthians 2:9 says:
“. . . 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 Corinthians 2:9
Friend, there is a place called hell! And, if you continually refuse God’s gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ — just as sure as you live and breathe — ONE DAY YOU WILL WAKE UP IN HELL!
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.”
Three people 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!
Has there 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!
Don’t let anyone convince you that when you die it will be all over! The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27:
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this THE JUDGMENT.” Hebrews 9:27
Revelation 20:15 says:
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the LAKE OF FIRE.” Revelation 20:15
If you’ve never received Jesus Christ as your Savior, bow your head this minute and ask the Lord Jesus Christ to save you.Don’t put it off another second!
NOTHING’S WORTH TAKING THE CHANCE!
It’s simple to be saved …
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
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
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,” Revelation 1:5
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.
“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation;”
SCIENTISTS WHO DUG INTO HELL IN SIBERIA, RUSSIA
In this article, we are not trying to prove or disapprove the idea that cries of the damned souls were recorded by scientists drilling the Kola superdeep borehole. The verdict is yours to decide. We only examine the possibility that such an event may have taken place.
Many, including some websites have stated that the story has been proved to be a hoax, but they do not tell us how. Some say it is a hoax simply because they do not believe there is a hell located in the centre of the earth.
A search in the internet reveals very little about Dr. Azzacove. In the internet you find many people refuting this story and others especially those who believe in the bible supporting it. It is not easy to verify the story except if we can trace Dr. Azzacove or at least some of the scientists who were at the site at the time the event is said to have occurred. Anyone who has not done this should not try to convince us that the story is a mere hoax.
That is why I will also not confirm to you that the story is true or not because I have not met any of these scientists and I do not have any evidence to that effect. The verdict is yours.
photosource:(Wikipedia, Kola Superdeep borehole)
Kola superdeep borehole, 2007, where the cries of the damned souls in hell are said to have been recorded by scientists
Is this possible biblically?
Yes it is possible. The bible says in the book of Amos 9:2
“Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, whence I bring them down.” – KJV
So it is possible to dig into hell according to the above verse
Dr. Azzacove’s report to a Finnish newspaper
It is said that a man reported to a Finnish newspaper, ammenusastia, that they had dug into hell and recorded the cries of damned souls. The man who reported to the newspaper, Dr. Azzacove, was one of the scientists who were drilling the Kola superdeep borehole in Siberia, Russia at the time the cries were recorded by use of a special microphone designed to detect tectonic plate movements. The microphone was lowered down through the shaft of the drilling equipment.
The story went as follows
The following article appeared in the well respected Finland newspaper, Ammenusastia
“As a communist I don’t believe in heaven or the Bible but as a scientist I now believe in hell,” said Dr. Azzacove. “Needless to say we were shocked to make such a discovery. But we know what we saw and we know what we heard. And we are absolutely convinced that we drilled through the gates of hell!“
Dr. Azzacove continued, “. . . the drill suddenly began to rotate wildly, indicating that we had reached a large empty pocket or cavern. Temperature sensors showed a dramatic increase in heat to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.”
“We lowered a microphone, designed to detect the sounds of plate movements down the shaft. But instead of plate movements we heard a human voice screaming in pain! At first we thought the sound was coming from our own equipment.”
“But when we made adjustments our worst suspicions were confirmed. The screams weren’t those of a single human, they were the screams of millions of humans!”
(www.av1611.org, hell place)
(Source: “sounds of hell”, http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Basics/sounds_from_hell.htm)
The sound clip investigated scientifically
A team of investigators from Singapore, known as Singapore paranormal investigators went a step further by investigating whether indeed the cries from the recordings were authentic or faked. They analyzed the sound clip scientifically and concluded that the sounds could be authentic but also could be fake and that it was not possible to conclude that the sounds were from hell or not though it could possibly be. This implies that they did not dismiss the sound clip as fake. If they could have done that, the story could have ended there.
In order to test whether the hell sound clip is authentic or fake the, Kenny, the SPI agent who carried out the experiment, put the sound clips under test by using a sound frequency analysis software program called AnalFreq Spectrum Analyzer Ver.1.8 by Loyola University, Chicago
Loyola University, Chicago
The conclusion made from the experiment is quoted below:
“Our conclusion is, either it is true that the voices are from hell but the souls were shouting constantly at about the same tones, same volume and at about the same intervals, or somebody just mixed several voices to achieve this effect. If the answer were the latter, then he succeeded very well in blending many screams together. But the frequencies are too regular and the tones are too rigid.
So what do you believe, it truly came from hell or somebody is playing a hoax?
We like to hear your opinion.”
(Singapore paranormal investigators, “investigations into sounds of hell”)
Finnish newspaper non-existent!
Searching the internet for the Finnish newspaper called ammenusastia yields no meaningful results except the ones related to recording of sounds from hell. The Wikipedia does not list ammenusastia as one of the newspapers in Finland. This renders a big blow to the credibility of the story. But does this mean that the story is false?
Non-existence of a newspaper called ammenusastia cannot lead us to conclude that the sounds were not actually recorded. According to some websites the original story did not appear first in this newspaper. The fact that it cannot be found on the internet is not a proof that it was not in existence around 1989 when the story started circulating.
Consider the following story. Though the author calls the recording of the sounds a hoax, it can give you an idea of how the story spread:
“though it is impossible to pinpoint when the news story about a well in Russia transformed into a story about scientists breaking into hell or who was responsible for that transformation, we do know that in 1989, the trinity broadcasting network(TBN) aired a “scientists discover hell” story and placed the event as happening in the Kola Peninsula. A Norwegian school teacher visiting California heard that broadcast and took the story back to Norway with him. He then mailed it to a Christian magazine in Finland. In the form of letter from a reader, it reached a Finnish missionaries newsletter. From there it returned to the united states reaching both the TBN people (once again) and other evangelists who then claimed they had gotten it from a respected Finnish scientific journal.”
(www.snopes.com , religion section)
Apparition seen after recording of the sounds!
The Norwegian teacher mentioned above is said to have added some “salt” to the original story in order to test whether the media (TBN) would bother to check the validity of the new version of the story or not. Since the media failed to cross check it, it was concluded that even the original story was a hoax! In my opinion failure of the media to cross check the second version of the story cannot be a basis of dismissing the original story.
The Norwegian teacher added that an apparition was seen in Russia after the sounds of hell were recorded. It is said that he did this deliberately. This could have created more confusion and could have made the story look more incredible. The Wikipedia reports about the teacher as follows
“Åge Rendalen, a Norwegian teacher, disgusted with what he perceived to be mass gullibility, decided to augment the tale at TBN’s expense. Having heard the original story on TBN during a visit to the US, he wrote to the network, originally claiming that he disbelieved the tale but, upon his return to Norway, supposedly read a “factual account” of the story. According to Rendalen, the “story” claimed not only that the cursed well was real, but that a bat-like apparition had risen out of it before blazing a trail across the Russian sky.
Rendalen deliberately mistranslated a trivial Norwegian article about a local building inspector and submitted both the original story and the “translation” to TBN, along with a letter which included his real name, phone number, and address, as well as those of a pastor friend who knew about the hoax and had agreed to expose it to anyone who called seeking verification.
However, TBN did not verify Rendalen’s claims and aired the story as “proof” of the validity of the original story.” – (www.wikipedia.org, “well to hell hoax”
The 20000F (10930C) temperature
This temperature, as indicated in the article that appeared in the newspaper on sounds of hell, differs from what the scientists who drilled the Kola Superdeep borehole, are said to have recorded. According to Wikipedia, the temperatures reached 3560F and this was too high for the equipment to continue working economically.
Do we reject the story because of this difference? I do not think so. It may be true that in the process of circulating the story, it got distorted in one way or another. A good example is when the Norwegian teacher described above added that an apparition was seen in Russia after the recording of the sounds.
In my own view, even if this part of the story on temperature turns out to be wrong, it does not provide enough ground for the dismissal of the story as a whole.
What is most significant here is the fact that the scientists did indeed report a temperature that was higher than expected at that depth of the earth. They also made a discovery of other anomalies like mud boiling with hydrogen. The high temperature made them abandon digging the borehole because it could have made drilling prohibitively expensive. Temperatures in hell are very high and some of those who have gone to hell and back have reported seeing souls immersed in boiling mud. It seems the scientists literally drilled to hell!
However, note that the centre of the earth is much hotter than 20000F.
Sally Riordan writes:
It is approximately 4000°C at the centre of the Earth. To put this in context:
The centre of the Sun is approximately 15 million°C
The surface of the Sun is 5500°C
Iron melts at 1535°C (when at atmospheric pressure)
Water boils at 100°C (when at atmospheric pressure)
Human skin is comfortable with temperatures up to about 60°C
The highest temperature recorded on the Earth’s surface is 58°C (Libya 1922)
It is not possible to directly measure the temperature at the centre of the Earth and four thousand degrees is nothing more than our most well-established piece of guesswork to date. Most modern calculations rely on the fact that we believe the inner core to be made up of iron and nickel that is just about at melting point. It is under a lot of pressure, which prevents it from melting, even at such high temperatures. There is also a lot of evidence regarding how the outer core of the Earth convects and that helps to establish the temperature. However, recently British scientists have suggested that the temperature of the Earth’s core may in fact be as high as the surface of the Sun, so the question is still open.
JUST WHAT IS KOLA SUPER DEEP BOREHOLE?
The centre of the earth is estimated to be about 40000c hot. The distance to the centre of the earth is estimated to be 6,378km. Molten rock (magma) is said to be found 3000km from the surface of the earth. However, scientists drilling the Kola Superdeep borehole, the world’s deepest, found boiling mud at just 12.62km down the surface of the earth, an anomaly that scientists have not been able to explain. Hell could be located not very far from the earth’s surface.
The following article from Wikipedia describes what Kola super deep borehole is. One of the remarkable things you read here is that the scientists did in fact discover strange things below the surface of the earth one of them being as stated in the article in the words quoted below
“Another unexpected discovery was the large quantity of hydrogen gas, with the mud flowing out of the hole described as “boiling” with hydrogen”.
In other words they discovered boiling mud, as described by some of those who went to hell and back. It was much unexpected of them to discover a thing of this nature at such depths of the earth. Note that probably it is at this stage that they stopped drilling which also seems to be the stage described by Dr. Azzacove where they recorded the cries of the damned souls.
At the end of this article the writer says that there has been a “well to hell hoax” but does not tell us why he considers it to be a hoax.
Again the verdict is yours as to the validity of the recording of cries of the damned souls in Kola super deep borehole.
Now read about the Kola Super deep Borehole
Kola Super deep Borehole
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Kola Super deep Borehole, 2007
The Kola Superdeep Borehole (Russian: Кольская сверхглубокая скважина) is the result of a scientific drilling project of the former USSR. The project attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth’s crust. Drilling began on 24 May 1970 on the Kola Peninsula, using the Uralmash-4E, and later the Uralmash-15000 series drilling rig. A number of boreholes were drilled by branching from a central hole. The deepest, SG-3, reached 12,262 metres (40,230 ft) in 1989, and is the deepest hole ever drilled, and the deepest artificial point on the earth.
Deepest borehole record
The deep core-drilled Kola borehole cannot be directly compared with any other borehole in the world [clarification needed]. The longest borehole record was established in May 2008 by the extended-reach drilling (ERD) well BD-04A drilled by Transocean for Maersk oil in the Al Shaheen oil field in Qatar. This ERD well was drilled to a record measured length of 12,289 metres (40,320 ft) including a record horizontal reach of 10,902 metres (35,770 ft) in only 36 days.
The initial target depth was set at 15,000 m (49,000 ft). On 6 June 1979, the world depth record held by the Bertha Rogers hole in Washita County, Oklahoma at 9,583 m (31,440 ft) was broken. In 1983, the drill passed 12,000 m (39,000 ft), and drilling was stopped for about a year to celebrate the event. This idle period may have contributed to a break-down on 27 September 1984: after drilling to 12,066 m (39,587 ft), a 5,000 m (16,000 ft) section of the drill string twisted off and was left in the hole. Drilling was later restarted from 7,000 m (23,000 ft). The hole reached 12,262 m (40,230 ft) in 1989. In that year the hole depth was expected to reach 13,500 m (44,300 ft) by the end of 1990 and 15,000 m (49,000 ft) by 1993. (The longest hole ever drilled is the 12,290 m (40,320 ft) Maersk Oil BD-04A well at Al-Shaheen field in Qatar, but the Maersk hole was primarily horizontal.) However, due to higher than expected temperatures at this depth and location, 180 °C (356 °F) instead of expected 100 °C (212 °F), drilling deeper was deemed unfeasible and the drilling was stopped in 1992. With the expected further increase in temperature with increasing depth, drilling to 15,000 m (49,000 ft) would have meant working at a projected 300 °C (570 °F), at which the drill bit would no longer work.
The Kola borehole penetrated about a third of the way through the Baltic continental crust, presumed to be around 35 kilometres (22 mi) deep, reaching rocks of Archaean age (greater than 2.5 billion years old) at the bottom. The project has been a site of extensive geophysical studies. The stated areas of study were the deep structure of the Baltic Shield; seismic discontinuities and the thermal regime in the Earth’s crust; the physical and chemical composition of the deep crust and the transition from upper to lower crust; lithospheric geophysics; and to create and develop technologies for deep geophysical study.
To scientists, one of the more fascinating findings to emerge from this well is that the change in seismic velocities was not found at a boundary marking Harold Jeffreys‘s hypothetical transition from granite to basalt; it was at the bottom of a layer of metamorphic rock that extended from about 5 to 10 kilometers beneath the surface. The rock there had been thoroughly fractured and was saturated with water, which was surprising. This water, unlike surface water, must have come from deep-crust minerals and had been unable to reach the surface because of a layer of impermeable rock.
The site is currently controlled by the State Scientific Enterprise on Superdeep Drilling and Complex Investigations in the Earth’s Interior (GNPP Nedra) as the Deep Geolaboratory. As of 2003[update], the deepest active bore, SG-5, is 8,578 m (28,143 ft) and with a 214 mm (8.4 in) diameter.
The project was closed down in late 2005 due to lack of funding. All the drilling and research equipment was scrapped and site abandoned since 2008.
The United States had embarked on a similar project in 1957, dubbed Project Mohole, which was intended to penetrate the shallow crust under the Pacific Ocean off Mexico. However, after some initial drilling, the project was abandoned in 1966 due to lack of funding. This failure inspired great successes of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Ocean Drilling Program, and the present Integrated Ocean Drilling Program.
Well to Hell
This hoax states that a borehole in Siberia drilled into Hell and the voices of the Damned could be heard. The hoax has been circulating through the internet since at least 1997. It became well known after the Trinity Broadcasting Network played the voices on the radio. Trinity Broadcasting Network picked up the story from a Finnish news paper.
(Wikipedia, Kola Superdeep borehole)
It is important to note that if hell is indeed located in the centre of the earth according to what people who have gone there and come back say and according to what the bible indicates, then it is possible to dig into it.
The bible at least has one verse that seems to support the possibility of digging into hell. According to the following verse, for hell you dig and for heaven you climb. That confirms that hell is inside the earth for we normally dig towards the centre of the earth.
“Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, whence I bring them down.” – KJV
However, as I had said before, we cannot confirm or deny that the cries of the damned souls were recorded by the scientists. Even if it turns out that the story is just a hoax, this cannot change the fact that Hell exists and is real. It is a place of eternal torment for those who refuse to accept Jesus Christ as their savior. It is only through accepting Jesus as our Saviour that we can avoid going to hell.
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WORMS IN HELL
According to the book of Isaiah and Mark, there are worms found in hell. The bible says in the book of Acts that Herod was eaten by worms even before he died. Could these worms that attacked Herod be the ones found in hell? Where did the worms suddenly come from? Note that the worms ate him before he gave up his ghost.
VERSES IN THE BIBLE ABOUT WORMS
“And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.”- KJV
“And immediately the angel of the lord smote him because he gave not God the glory, and he was eaten of worms, and he gave up the ghost.”- KJV
“Thy pomp is brought down to the grave and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.”- KJV
(NB: according to the strong’s Hebrew and Greek dictionaries, grave refers to hell)
In Mark 9:43-48 Jesus warns about these worms three times.
“And if thy hand offends 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:”- KJV
“Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”- KJV
“and if thy foot offend thee, cut if off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:”-KJV
“Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”- KJV
“and if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:”-KJV
“Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”- KJV
From the testimonies we have read you have seen that most of those who went there saw giant worms tormenting the lost souls in hell.
STRANGE WORMS CALLED RIFTIA DISCOVERED BY SCIENTISTS
There are strange giant tube worms that were discovered by scientists just recently. These worms are unique in that they are capable of surviving in total darkness, do not eat, can live in extremely hot temperatures below the surface of the earth and can survive in an environment full of sulfur(in fact sulfur is their source of livelihood), the chemical that fuels fire in hell according to the bible. All these characteristics are found in hell.
The scientist discovered the worms under the sea around hydrothermal vents, which are rather like small volcanoes occurring under the sea.
So the question is could riftia worms be the ones found in hell? The verdict is yours.
According to the last paragraph of this article, hydrotherms are temporarily in nature. Old ones die and new ones appear and wherever they appear, so do these giant tube worms. Hydrotherms are also found hundreds of miles apart and this may mean that the worms cannot move from one hydrothermal vent to another. What this might imply is that the worms come from deep inside the earth from where they are brought forth to the floor of the ocean by the hydrothermal vents.
The verdict is yours as to whether these worms are the actual ones found in hell. However, remember there are worms in hell as stated in the bible and as testified by those who have gone there and back and their work is to torment the lost souls.
HOW ALVIN SUBMARINE DISCOVERED THE RIFTIA WORMS
Now you can read the article written by a scientist who probably had no idea that worms exist in hell. The scientists were using a tiny sub marine called Alvin under the deep ocean when they stumbled upon the sight.
Life without Light
by Kirsti Ritalahti
On the deep sea floor, where no sunlight penetrates the thousands of meters of water overhead, life has found a rare, ephemeral environment in which to flourish. It is a world hidden from our view in which the animals have adapted to a way of life only imaginable in a wild science fiction tale. It is a place which is never touched by a ray of light, other than that of the submersible submarines which first encountered them two decades ago. This environment is different from any other on earth, a consequence of the forces responsible for the spreading of the continents.
In both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, there are places where hot magma under the surface of the sea floor causes cracks in the Earth’s crust. Sea water seeps into these holes, only to be forced out as mineral rich, warmed geysers into the cold, oxygen rich, deep ocean water. These unique springs are known as hydrothermal vents.
It was in one of these seeps at the Galapagos Rift off the west coast of South America, that Alvin, the tiny submarine, encountered a spectacular site. In front of the porthole were thousands of pale, long tubes, topped by a bright red plume. Like thick-stemmed tulips up to 3 meters long, these long tube worms swayed in the turbulence of the never before encountered spring. As Alvin scouted the area, it came upon a field of giant white clams; wide mouths open to the currents, padded feet embedded in the sediments. Teeming with curiosity, scientists asked the question: What is the food source that drives this ecosystem?
Their search revealed some surprising results. The water springing from the vents is rich in hydrogen sulfide, the same compound which gives rotten eggs their distinctive odor. Although not a very attractive source of food, some tiny free-living bacteria located in the region encircling the vents think otherwise. In a process akin to the way in which green plants on land use the power of sunlight for photosynthesis, these bacteria utilize the hydrogen sulfide emitted from the vent as a source of energy to convert carbon dioxide from the surrounding sea water into sugars that it needs for growth.
The tulip-like worms, however, proved even more astounding. These animals, Riftia pachyptila, have no mouth or gut. No way to eat food, including bacteria, from their surroundings. Instead their red plume rimmed with blood vessels reaches into the vent waters. Oxygen, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide bind to carrier molecules in the blood. As the heart pumps, these three compounds are delivered to the trophosome, a very specialized tissue. A unique structure, the trophosome contains densely packed bacteria, similar to the free living forms found in the surrounding water. In other words, within the body of the tube worm is a farm, well tended, and well worth it. For in return for a stable environment in which to live, and a constant source of energy and carbon, the bacteria provides Riftia with all the organic compounds that it requires for growth. This association of two different living entities is a symbiosis. Both organisms are wholly dependent upon the other for survival. Alvin encountered an ecosystem quite different from the ones in the sun-bathed world above the ocean floor. A place where tube worms and clams provide housing, and the bacteria pay rent.
The hydrothermal vents are oases teeming with life on the dark sea floor. Each vent is transitory in the life of the planet; new ones are born as old ones die. They are distant and isolated from one another by hundreds of miles. Yet there are similarities among the communities surrounding these sites. It is likely that for as long as the geological forces that formed the earth continue, the prolonged success of these symbioses is almost indefinitely insured.
WHAT ARE GIANT TUBE WORMS?
Giant tube worm
Giant tube worm
According to Wikipedia, Giant tube worms, Riftia pachyptila, are marine
invertebrates in the phylum
(formerly grouped in phylum Pogonophora and Vestimentifera) related to tube worms commonly found in the intertidal and pelagic zones. Riftia pachyptila lives over a mile deep and up to several miles deep on the floor of the Pacific Ocean near black smokers and can tolerate extremely high temperatures and sulfur levels. They can reach a length of 2.4 m
PEOPLE WHO SAW WORMS IN HELL
Many among those who went to hell and back saw worms in hell including the following whose testimonies are contained in this book
Mary K. Baxter
“…….I looked at the woman again, and worms were crawling out of the bones of her skeleton. They were not harmed by the fire. Jesus said, ‘She knows and feels those worms inside.”
(Baxter, Mary k,”divine revelation of hell” chapter two, www.spiritlessons.com )
One of seven Columbian youths
“…It shocked us to see how their bodies were destroyed. Worms were coming in and out of their empty eye sockets, mouths, and ears; and were penetrating the skin all through their bodies.. . “- (www.spiritlessons.com , testimonies)
Kirsti Ritalahti, “life without light” http://www.microbezoo.commtechlab.msu.edu, retrieved 19th March 2011, http://microbezoo.commtechlab.msu.edu/curious/caOc96KR.html
“giant tube worm”, www.wikipedia.org , retrieved 19th March 2011, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_tube_worm
Mary K. Baxter, “divine revelation of hell”, www.spiritlessons.com , retrieved 19th March 2011, http://www.spiritlessons.com/Mary_K_Baxter_A_Divine_Revelation_of_Hell.htm
- “revelations of heaven and hell by 7 Columbian youths”, www.spiritlessons.com, retrieved 19th March 2011, http://www.spiritlessons.com/Documents/7_Jovenes/English_7_Jovenes_Hell.htm
IS HELL RELATED TO VOLCANOES AND MOUNTAINS?
Brimstone forming around a volcanic vent
But the fearful and the unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. – KJV
The contents that spew out of a volcano are very much similar to what the bible says about hell, that there is a fire burning with brimstone. Brimstone refers to sulphur. One of the major gases that constitute a volcanic eruption is sulphur dioxide (SO2). When most volcanoes erupt, they release an enormous amount of sulphur dioxide gas which is originally formed from a reaction of sulphur and other elements.
Emission rates of SO2 from an active volcano range from <20 tonnes/day to >10 million tonnes/day according to the style of volcanic activity and type and volume of magma involved. For example, the large explosive eruption of Mount Pinatubo on 15 June 1991 expelled 3-5 km3 of dacite magma and injected about 20 million metric tons of SO2 into the stratosphere. The sulfur aerosols resulted in a 0.5-0.6°C cooling of the Earth’s surface in the Northern Hemisphere. The sulfate aerosols also accelerated chemical reactions that, together with the increased stratospheric chlorine levels from human-made chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) pollution, destroyed ozone and led to some of the lowest ozone levels ever observed in the atmosphere.
Mud volcanoes release a lot of molten mud which is known as magma when still below the surface of earth and lava when it reaches the surface of the earth.
Some of those who have been to hell and back have seen people immersed fully or halfway in boiling mud.
If hell is indeed located in the centre of the earth, then volcanoes could as well be another proof that it does exist.
In terry Watkins article, you read the following
“Caspar Peucer, a famous fourteenth century astronomer and physician, who also researched and documented the volcanoe eruptions at Heklafell wrote some very frightening information in his research findings. Peucer, claims (as others) that “fearful howlings, weeping and gnashing of teeth” could be heard “for many miles. . .” as these volcanoes erupted:
“Out of the bottomless abyss of Hekla fell, or rather out of Hell itself, rise melancholy cries and loud wailings, so that these can be heard for many miles around . . . there may be heard in the mountain fearful howling, weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
(Haraldur Sigurdsson, Melting the Earth, The History of Ideas on Volcanic Eruptions, p. 73)
And Caspar Peucer is not alone. There are others who believe they have heard “cries and screaming” coming from volcanoes. Most have tried to ignore the obvious. Some simply explain the “sounds of hell” to some rational meaning. But they are there. . .
“The fearsome noises that issued from some of their volcanoes were certainly thought to be the screams of tormented souls in the fires of hell below“.
(Haraldur Sigurdsson, Melting the Earth, The History of Ideas on Volcanic Eruptions, p. 73)
Inside this earth, this very moment, there are millions of lost, tormented souls — burning, weeping, and wailing— without any hope whatsoever! “
- (Terry Watkins, www.av1611.org)
Bible verses that relate hell to mountains/volcanoes
The bible does indeed relate hell to mountains in some of the following verses
The following verse of the bible relates the fire of hell directly to volcanoes. We can say that the foundation of a volcanic mountain is the volcanic activity taking place under it. The bible here says that a fire shall burn in the lowest hell and set fire the foundations of the mountains. What else could this mean except a volcano? Judge for yourself my dear reader!
“For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains“- KJV
According to the account of Jonah who was swallowed by a fish for three days, the bible does indicate that Jonah was not just in the belly of the fish but also went elsewhere. His body did remain in the belly of the fish for three days but his spirit seems to have gone somewhere else, in fact to hell according to what he explains himself. He says that God heard him out of the belly of hell. He adds that he went to the bottom of mountains and the earth with her bars was about him forever. He probably tasted eternity in hell. This again suggests hell to be at the bottom of mountains or at least part of it.
Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly, and said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I , and thou heardest my voice. For thou hadst cast into the deep, in the midst of the seas, and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
Then I said, I am cast out thy sight, yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains, the earth with her bars was about me forever: yet hast though brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God.
When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.-KJV
From the above account you can see that Jonah went to the belly of hell and to the bottoms of the mountains. Hell and bottom of mountains (volcano?) are related in one way or another.
GROANING HEARD AT HEKLA VOLCANO
In the article posted in Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, you find a witness who says that fearful underground groaning were heard at Hekla volcano as it was about to erupt.
Cambridge advanced learner’s dictionary defines the word groan as “a deep long sound showing great pain or unhappiness”
Whether the groaning heard just when the Hekla volcano was about to erupt was of tormented souls in hell brought near to the surface of the earth by the volcano or not is yours to decide, my reader.
Hekla and an Icelandic Horse Hekla, 1970.
Fearful underground groaning was heard just before Hekla volcano erupted on September 2, 1845 according to an anonymous source. Volcanoes could be a proof that hell exists and is located inside the earth.
Hekla is a stratovolcano located in the south of Iceland with a height of 1,491 metres (4,892 ft). Hekla is one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes; over 20 eruptions have occurred in and around the volcano since 874. During the middle Ages, Icelanders called the volcano the “Gateway to Hell.”(Italicized and bolded for emphasis)
Hekla is part of a volcanic ridge, 40 kilometers (25 mi) long. However, the most active part of this ridge, a fissure about 5.5 km (3.4 mi) long named Heklugjá, is considered to be the volcano Hekla proper. Hekla looks rather like an overturned boat, with its keel being in fact a series of craters, two of which are generally the most active.
The volcano’s frequent large eruptions have covered much of Iceland with tephra and these layers can be used to date eruptions of Iceland’s other volcanos. 10% of the tephra produced in Iceland in the last thousand years has come from Hekla, amounting to 5 km3. The volcano has produced one of the largest volumes of lava of any in the world in the last millennium, around 8 km3.
Reputation of Hekla (in relation to hell)
After the eruption of 1104, stories (which were probably spread deliberately through Europe by Cistercian monks) told that Hekla was the gateway to Hell. The Cistercian monk Herbert of Clairvaux wrote in his De Miraculis (without naming Hekla):
—Herbert of Clairvaux, Liber De Miraculis, 1180
The Flatey Book Annal wrote of the 1341 eruption that people saw large and small birds flying in the mountain’s fire which were taken to be souls. In the 16th century Caspar Peucer
wrote that the Gates of Hell could be found in “the bottomless abyss of Hekla Fell”. The belief that Hekla was the gate to Hell persisted until the 1800s. There is still a legend that witches gather on Hekla for Easter.
The fearful underground groaning
Hekla was dormant for more than sixty years prior to 1845, when it suddenly burst forth on September 2 at 9 am:
After a violent storm on the night of the 2nd of September in that year, the surface of the ground in the Orkney Islands was found strewn with volcanic dust. There was thus conveyed to the inhabitants of Great Britain an intimation that Hecla [sic] had been again at work. Accordingly, tidings soon after arrived of a great eruption of the mountain. On the night of the 1st of September, the dwellers in its neighbourhood
were terrified by a fearful underground groaning, which continued till mid-day on the 2nd. (italicized and bolded for emphasis).Then, with a tremendous crash, there were formed in the sides of the cone two large openings, whence there gushed torrents of lava, which flowed down two gorges on the flanks of the mountain. The whole summit was enveloped in clouds of vapour and volcanic dust. The neighbouring rivers became so hot as to kill the fish, and the sheep fled in terror from the adjoining heaths, some being burnt before they could escape. On the night of the 15th of September, two new openings were formed — one on the eastern, and the other on the southern slope — from both of which lava was discharged for twenty-two hours. It flowed to a distance of upwards of twenty miles, killing many cattle and destroying a large tract of pasturage. Twelve miles from the crater, the lava-stream was between forty and fifty feet deep and nearly a mile in width. On the 12th of October a fresh torrent of lava burst forth, and heaped up another similar mass. The mountain continued in a state of activity up to April 1846; then it rested for a while, and began again in the following month of October. Since then, however, it has enjoyed repose. The effects of these eruptions were disastrous. The whole island was strewn with volcanic ash, which, where they did not smother the grass outright, gave it a poisonous taint. The cattle that ate of it were attacked by a murrain, of which great numbers died. The ice and snow, which had gathered about the mountain for a long period of time, were wholly melted by the heat. Masses of pumice weighing nearly half a ton were thrown to a distance of between four and five miles.
(Wikipedia, www.wikipedia.org, “hekla”)
- Watkins,Terry.Th.d “the place of hell” www.av1611.org ,retrieved 19th March 2011,http://www.av1611.org/hell_place.html
- “Hekla”, www.wikipedia.org , retrieved 22nd March 2011, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hekla
“volcanic gases and their effects”, www.volcanoes.usgs.gov, retrieved 22nd March 2011, http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hazards/gas/index.php
THE GATEWAY TO HELL
Photos purportedly showing the existence of a hole at the Northern pole. Whether such a hole exists at the northern pole or not is debatable.
North Pole is not the gateway to hell
At first I had thought that the gateway to hell is located in the Northern pole. It is a hotly debated issue that there exists a hole that leads to the centre of the earth at the North Pole.
There are scientists who believe that the interior of the earth is hollow while others believe that it is not hollow. The existence of a hole at the northern pole would provide strong evidence that the interior of the earth is hollow.
Some have claimed that there exists a strong suction force at the hole and that any object that passes over it gets sacked into the centre of the earth including aircraft and satellites.
Most of the scientists who claim that there is a hole at the North Pole do not believe that there exists a place called hell in the centre of the earth. Therefore, their assertion is in no way related to the subject of “the gateway to hell”.
Whether there is a hole at the North Pole or not still remains a hotly debated issue to date. However, it is clear that even if there exists a hole at the North Pole and that it is the gateway to hell, then it is not the only gateway to hell.
So where is the gateway to hell?
Believe it or not the gateway to hell is to be found right under your feet! It could be right where you are stepping on, sitting or underneath your bed. Any point on the surface of the earth can open up and act as the gateway to hell.
There is no specific point which acts as the only gateway to hell. The fact is that any point on the surface of the earth could be the gateway to hell.
The account of Korah, Abram and Dathan in the bible is a classic example of where the gateway to hell is found. The earth opened up at their homesteads and swallowed them alive into hell.
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: and they perished from among the congregation – KJV
According to strong’s Hebrew and Greek dictionaries, “pit” refers to hell.
Testimonies of those who have been to hell and back affirm the biblical account of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.
One of seven Columbian Youths who were taken to hell and back by Jesus says:
Then something strange happened, a rock appeared in the middle of the room, and the Lord, who was with us, made us get on that rock. The rock was about eight inches above the floor, and a huge hole appeared in the floor. It was a huge, black, terrifying hollow or cavern. Soon, we fell on top of the rock and went down through the hollow in the floor. It was dark and it lead us to the center of the earth.
- (www.spiritlessons.com, revelation of heaven and hell by 7 Columbian youths)
Mary K. Baxter, who was taken to hell and back many times, explains the gateway to hell as follows
Protruding out of the earth and scattered about in many places were funnels spinning around to a center point and then turning back again. These moved high above the earth and looked like a giant, dirty type of slinky that moved continuously. They were coming up from all over the earth. “What are these?” I asked the Lord Jesus as we came near to one.
“These are the gateways to hell,” He said. “We will go into hell through one of them.
- (Baxter k. Mary, “divine revelation of hell”)
Man escapes the gateway to hell by a whisker
Jim McCoy testimony
As I hopelessly lay there, I began to feel that my spirit and my body were separating from each other. Great fear gripped me. All those “truths” that I had believed until that time, I suddenly saw as lies and I realized that I had lived vainly.
I suddenly saw with my very eyes that right next to my bed opened up a very deep pit and I saw in horror hell. The room suddenly was filled with stench of brimstone and burned human flesh and I heard terrible screams of multitudes of people coming out of that pit. It was multitudes upon multitudes of frightful cries of millions of tormented beings. My spirit had moved and slowly began to go in the direction inside that pit. I began to scream because in that moment I knew that I would have to spend the whole endless eternity in hell. In that very moment all the teaching, preaching and testimonies that Kim was telling me became vividly clear to me. I could see it very brightly in my mind. At the edge of hell, God began to water the little seeds of God’s Word which she told me. I knew that the Bible which was laying next to me that Kim had left just before she said good-bye, had something to do with my situation getting better, and that it was my only salvation. I had a little candle in that room to make the room light. The glow from the fire out of the pit of hell could not make the room light up, so with my hand I was searching for that candle and matches. I also reached out for the Bible. As soon as I reached my hand after the Bible, some claw grabbed my hand and stopped me from doing it. The room was suddenly filled with some kind of very strong authoritative demonic presence and some very deep voice spoke to me, “You idiot! You dummy! You have believed everything I said to you and that’s why you now belong to me!” And he placed his hand back on my chest. In desperation, I began to weep, because my spirit was without restrain moving downward toward hell. Now my spirit and my body were separated. I had to stop it somehow. My consciousness was still on guard and I knew that I have to immediately receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, as Kim used to tell me. I knew that it had to happen before my soul would be forever separated from my body and before it would be pulled down into hell. Satan knew that also. It was a fight literally for every millisecond. I felt that God was on my side and was giving me strength to reach out again for the Bible. I could very clearly feel the strength God for this act. So I did it once again. That hand claw wanted to stop me again but this time it had to move away. So I grabbed the Bible and put it on my chest. The Bible opened itself. I wanted to lift it to where the light of the candle which I was finally able to light up. But Satan had blown out the flame of the candle, so by now there was very deep darkness in the room. Therefore I could not read anything out of that book and did not see what was written in that page were the Bible miraculously opened. There was absolute darkness. But God is faithful, He loves man. Suddenly there appeared from above three rays of light and each of these rays had specially lit up on the three places in that opened Bible. They were the three verses from the third chapter of the Gospel of John “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except one be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3 ASV). “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God!” (John 3:5 ASV). “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 ASV).
As I was reading this last passage, inside of me and with my whole being I knew that now I have the only liberating truth. In that moment God let me know how to receive the Lord Jesus Christ into my life. I heard it very often from Kim, but as soon as I heard it the devil had cleared that out of my mind immediately. It all was made very clear to me. God had put away those fingers that were plugging my ears and heart. I remembered the prayer of submission to God and the prayer in which one asks for the forgiveness of sins, which Kim used to tell me. I began to rise from my bed and was asking Jesus for deliverance and salvation. Satan, because he knew, that I have only a very short time left and seeing that I could be at the last moment plucked out of hell, tried very intensively stop my prayer. He knew that if he could somehow stop me from praying, my spirit will reach the place where I did not want to go. It was a fight at the very edge of hell. I then felt that Satan placed a great weight on me. I felt as if somebody was brutally cutting my back with a knife. It was an unbearable pain. I knew that I had to scream to Jesus to rescue me, and so I did not pay attention to that great pain. I had already tasted death and the beginning of hell, and now it was my chance to taste life – the new life with Jesus. I did not look at that tormenting pain and did my thing. I closed my eyes and said “Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I know that You are the only true God, and I am asking You, to please come into my life and take full control over it – Now!”
In that moment, God revealed His victory. I knew that all those demons to who I welcomed in me were put aside. And they were thrown into the pit beside my bed, from which were coming those horrible screams. Suddenly the pit closed up and the screams and the smell of hell died down. There in that sudden peace I felt as if I was bathing in warm oil. It was very cleansing. That room in I was in, suddenly filled with light even though it was still night. That light was so bright that it covered everything. It was light and peace. That presence of God and His love were so intense that I fainted.
-Jim McCoy, www.insightsofgod.com, “disciple of the witch”
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Reader, the verdict is yours. All this is meant to make you think seriously about your afterlife. Remember that hell exists. You don’t have to go there to believe that it exists. Testimonies of Those who have gone there and come back and the scriptures are enough to help you make a decision of getting saved if you are not saved. The only way you can avoid going to hell is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal savior. If you want to get saved, say the following short prayer.
“Lord Jesus, forgive all my sins. Wash all my sins with the blood that you shed on the cross. I accept you as my Lord and Savior. I believe you died for my sins and resurrected on the third day. Write my name in the book of life. Thank you for saving me”
If you have said the above prayer right from your heart, you are now born again. If you were to die right now, you would go right to heaven. In order to be strong in faith do the following things
Tell as many people as you can that you have gotten saved including those who are not saved. The bible says in revelation that they overcame Satan by the word of their testimony.
Start/continue reading the bible
Start praying on a daily basis. At first may be you will only pray for five minutes but as time goes on, you find yourself praying a lot. prayer is a direct communication with God and is necessary to strengthen you in salvation
Look for a church where you can fellowship with others. Join a church where they worship in truth and Spirit. I recommend a Pentecostal church but let the Holy Spirit lead you in this matter.
Start preaching to others about the word of God.
Be baptized by being immersed fully in water for that is what water baptism means.
If you have said the above prayer of salvation send me an email using the address email@example.com to tell me about it. We shall thank God together.