Many people in our generation do not believe in a real physical Hell like the one described in the Bible: a pit of fire deep inside the Earth that is filled with lost souls endlessly burning and being tormented for their sins. Of course, sinners don’t believe in sin either. These are the same people who use the Lord’s name as a curse word. Often, they do not even realize they’re doing it. Millions of unbelievers claim not to believe in Jesus. Yet they say things like “Jesus” or “Jesus Christ” or “Oh my God.” Sometimes they say, “What the Hell?” Or when they can contain their anger no longer, they might tell you, “You can go to Hell!”
“Almost every natural man that hears of hell, flatters himself that he shall escape it…” preached Jonathan Edwards in his famous sermon Sinners in The Hands of an Angry God. *
A Godless society comforts itself with the notion: ‘Even if that place is real, there’s no way that I could go there. Afterall, I’m a good person.’ Me personally, I believe that Hell is just as real as Death. Sooner or later all of us must leave this world. And we are in need of a Savior.
Today we have a great deal of people who had near-death experiences and that have talked about them publicly. There have been so many that scientists now study these cases. There have been patients who were hospitalized and being treated by doctors or operated on by surgeons when they experienced clinical death for a few minutes before being revived. Later they described what they had experienced while being outside of their bodies. Some could describe activities going on in the operating room; things that were said, new persons that were not in the room before they were put under and lost consciousness, and other details they would have no way of knowing. Some saw relatives that had died years earlier. Some saw a bright light. Some felt blissful comfort while others said that they saw only darkness and experienced extreme terror. *
Many unbelievers are offended by Bill Wiese’s “23 Minutes in Hell” testimony.* Some churchgoers are too. Bill Wiese was not in a hospital, and he did not die. It was the middle of the night at his house, and he was in his kitchen getting a glass of water. Mr. Wiese was awake when he was taken to Hell. Critics try to figure out or disprove supernatural stories like this one, especially if the person is trying to sell you something. But ask yourself, ‘If I were taken by Jesus and shown Hell and then were allowed to return to Earth, would I keep the experience to myself and not tell anyone?’ Bill Wiese had the courage to put it all out there – he speaks about his experience in vivid detail, and he does not apologize for it. He is not begging anybody to believe the Gospel, and he is not acting all “holier than thou” either. Anyone can watch the YouTube video of his testimony for free. In it he is simply speaking the truth, and it infuriates the scoffers.
A Korean woman by the name of Me Kyeoung Lee has a ministry of painting true and terrifying scenes from Hell. In an article by Truth Media authors shared her story writing: “Me Kyeoung Lee, a Korean artist, is a devoted Christian. One evening in 2009, while she was praying, she saw Jesus Christ appear before her. Jesus said He would take her on a journey through Hell, and told her to paint what she saw there, so that the whole world would know.” * Her paintings are a powerful visual testament to the reality and severity of Hell.
In 1995 a group of 7 Columbian youths all shared the same supernatural experience as they were taken on a journey through Hell.* These children were different ages, and all of them testified to seeing the same things.
The most graphic description of Hell I’ve ever read is a book called A Divine Revelation of Hell.* It is not a fictional story. The author Mary Baxter received this supernatural experience back in 1976. In her book she reveals the different levels of Hell; this vast network of chambers and tunnels, cells and pits of fire. It is a place of unimaginable terror, sorrow and regret.
This book is well known in Christian circles. However, most churchgoers avoid reading this one because it’s so politically incorrect and threatens their religious flesh. I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want to go there. And if you read it with the understanding this could be me, it will help you to repent of your sins and live right before God, so you can avoid going to Hell.
I believe Hell is real because I believe the Bible.
“What sorrow awaits the world, because it tempts people to sin. Temptations are inevitable, but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting. So if your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one hand or one foot than to be thrown into eternal fire with both of your hands and feet. And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.” (Matthew 18:7-9 New Living)
Your eyes represent the things you look at. Your feet represent the places you go. Your hands represent the things you do. If we desire to enter eternal life after we leave this world, there will be some things that we must cut off. It is wisdom to avoid temptation. Guard your heart and mind, and treat your body as holy. Declare over yourself, “My eyes are holy. My ears are holy. My body is holy. My mind and thoughts are holy. My life is holy unto the Lord.”