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Is Hell Real?

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"How are you sure that hell is real? Have you ever being there? Have you met someone that went to hell and came back?"

"In that case, Siberia does not exist."

"Siberia? What has Siberia in Russia got to do with what we are saying?"

"Well, since I have never been to Siberia, neither have I met anyone that has gone to Siberia and returned, Siberia does not exist."

Let us examine three proofs that hell exists and it is a place of eternal torment.

First, the testimony of people that had near death experiences.
Dr. Maurice Rawlings, M.D., cardiologist and professor of medicine at the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine in Chattanooga, was a devout atheist who considered all religion "hocus pocus." To him, death was nothing more than a painless extinction.

But in 1997, Rawlings was resuscitating a man who came back from the edge of death. The man was terrified and screaming.

Rawlings wrote: 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.

There are many stories of near-death experiences in which people report moving down a peaceful tunnel toward a gentle light, but Dr. Rawlings' research, which appeared in Omni magazine, demonstrated that about 50 percent of near-death victims report seeing lakes of fire, devil-like figures, and other sights reflecting the darkness of hell.

Second, in 1989, Russian scientists were conducting a research in Siberia to record the sound of earth plates deep in the core of the earth. They had drilled to a depth of 9 miles (14.5km) when the drill head started to gyrate, indicating that it had burst into a hollow space.

The curious scientists lowered their advanced thermometer and it read 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, (2,204 Centigrade—water boils at 100 degrees centigrade)! When they lowered their equally advanced recording microphone, it picked up the voices of human beings, in millions, wailing and in anguish.
When the story came out, the Communist regime in Russia, as of 1989, tried to kill the story, but one of the scientists fled from Russia to Finland to publish the story.

The third proof of course is the Bible, the Word of God.

  • The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Psalm 9:17
  • 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: Mark 9:43
  • Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: Matthew 25:41

Why would God send anyone to hell? First, as pointed out above (Mt. 25: 41), God did not create hell for human beings. It was created for the devil and his demons. However, anyone that joins the evil spirits in sin and rebellion shall spend eternity with them.

Since man was born in sin, and grew up living in sin, every man is doomed to eternity in hell.

God in love, sent Jesus Christ to atone for the sin of man on the cross, by shedding His precious blood and giving His life.

Whosoever in repentance from sin, accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour shall receive eternal life and escape hell.

Hell is real; it must not be your eternal destination. Repent of your sin today and ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus Christ. Since you do not know when you will die, do it now.

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