|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."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!
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
(Maurice Rawlings, Beyond Death's
Door,(Thomas Nelson Inc., 1979) p. 3).
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;
HELL IS A PLACE OF FIRE
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.
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 fathers
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them,
lest they also come into this place of torment. (Luke
The man in Luke 16:24 cries: ". . .I am tormented in this
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
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
When Jesus Christ died His soul went into
And in Matthew 12:40, Jesus Christ says:
"For as Jonah 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 Deaths Door, Dr. Rawlings writes patients who described
hell said, ". . . this place seems to be UNDERGROUND or WITHIN THE
EARTH in some way."
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
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 16:32-33Inside this earth, this very moment, there
are millions of lost, tormented souls burning, weeping, wailing
without any hope whatsoever!
In Mark 9:46, Jesus Christ says
about hell: "Where THEIR WORM dieth not, and the fire is not
The earths crust on land is normally 50 miles
thick. Youd have to go down 50 miles before the edge of the fire. But in
parts of the ocean floor, the earths crust is less than a mile
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
And Jesus Christ said, "Where THEIR WORM
dieth not, and the fire is not quenched."
says, " . . . and he shall be tormented with fire and BRIMSTONE
. . ." And Job 18 describes the " . . . PLACE of him that
knoweth not God" (vs 21), in verse 15 as, " . . . BRIMSTONE
shall be scattered upon his habitation." Do you know what brimstone
is? It's sulfur. And do you know where sulfur or brimstone is found?
INSIDE THIS EARTH! According to the book Volcanoes by Pierre Kohler
(p. 43), when Mt. St Helens erupted in 1980 150,000 tons of sulfurous
gas was ejected! Job is the oldest book in the Bible, written over 3,000
years ago, and yet Job knew what science wouldn't know for years
inside this earth is BRIMSTONE!
HELL IS A PLACE OF TORMENT
Jesus says of the man in Luke 16:
23 "And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in
TORMENTS. . . "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 its fright. No crime scene with all its
blood and gore could begin to match its horror.
24 ". . . for I am TORMENTED in
28 ". . .PLACE OF
You'll see HELL. . .
You'll smell HELL. .
You'll breathe HELL. . .
You'll hear HELL . . .
HELL. . .
It'll be beyond anything humanly imaginable!
The Bible describes it as weeping (Matt 8:12), wailing (Matt
13:42), gnashing of teeth (Matt 13:50),
darkness (Matt 25:30),
flames (Luke 16:24), burning (Isa 33:14),
torments (Luke 16:23),
everlasting punishment! Jesus Christ says in Matthew 25:41,
"Depart from me, ye cursed, into EVERLASTING FIRE, prepared for
the devil and his angels."
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!
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."
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
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:
Christ took hell so seriously 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!
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
How did Jesus describe hell?
Jesus Christ spoke more on hell than any other
Just look at how Jesus described hell:
|WHAT JESUS CHRIST SAYS
||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 cant 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 dont I die?", you
scream. You begin weeping and gnashing your teeth with the millions.
"When will this pain stop?" But know this: 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 cant be happening" you scream as your
worm is emerging.
You begin cursing the day you were born. You
scream "Oh God, why didnt you warn me?" but you remember the
preacher pleading with you to receive Jesus Christ. You remember reading
that gospel tract. You cry "God dont 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
And you soon realize, that Jesus Christ was
There is a place called hell.
AND YOU ARE THERE
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
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:"
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, "Im
looking forward to dying and being cast into Hell. That's where I
belong." You say hes a fool! But friend, when you say
"No"; to Jesus Christ and His payment for your sin you are saying
the same thing! Youre telling God I dont need Jesus Christ Ill pay
for my sins in hell! You WILL pay..an un-ending eternal payment!!!
If you reject Gods gift of eternal life
through Jesus Christ
ONE DAY YOU WILL BE IN HELL!
Dr. Rawlings has watched as thousands of people depart into
eternity. Most people think they'll somehow "sneak" into heaven, but Dr.
Rawlings claims most people descend into the flames of hell!
Jesus Christ gave a solemn warning in Matthew 7:21-23
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into
the kingdom of heaven. . . MANY will say to me in that day, Lord,
Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out
devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?And then will I
profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work
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 expecting 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
No wonder Jesus Christ said in Mark
"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 BE CAUGHT DEAD WITHOUT JESUS!
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
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 . . ."
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
Has there ever come a time and a place in
your life, when you received Jesus Christ as your personal
If not, you are on the way to hell!
Don't let anyone convince you that when you die it
will be all over, and you will cease to exist and know nothing! The Bible
says in Hebrews 9:27:
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after
this THE JUDGMENT." Hebrews 9:27Revelation 20:15
"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 ...
WOULD YOU LIKE 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
- Realize you CAN NOT save yourself.
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our
righteousnesses are as filthy rags; ..." Isaiah
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but
according to his mercy he saved us, ..." Titus
- 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
- Simply by faith receive Jesus Christ as your
"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:"
" ...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
Pray this prayer, and mean it with all your heart.
I know that I am a sinner, and unless you save me I am lost forever. I
thank you for dying for me at Calvary. I come to you now, Lord the best
way I know how, and ask you to save me. I now receive you as my Savior. In
Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
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