I heard someone tell a story the other day about their wife’s experience with an out of body experience (confirming life after death for her). She apparently had a serious illness and the doctors had to do an emergency surgery on her. As they performed this surgery, she supposedly stated that she remembered watching the doctors work on her body from above. She remembers hearing the doctors talk back and forth and even heard other people talking from a room or two away.
Suddenly she was no longer watching the doctors operate on her but she supposedly stated that she was in another place where there was a bright light. No “tunnel” experience, just a bright light. She stated that there were people in the area. Lots of people. Some of them were in one area and ecstatically happy. Then there was another area where some of the people were sitting around very studiously listening to a “teacher”. Others were milling all around while others were huddled together and seemed to be anxiously awaiting something.
I began to listen very carefully to the person telling this story. I even got teary eyed thinking of Heaven and the joy that must be there. I was pretty ok with everything so far. Even intrigued by the energy of the speaker that was telling the story. OK, back to the storyteller’s story.
This wife had stated that there was no real noticeable gender of anyone, however, she did state that everyone was young and beautiful. Then she stated that there was a man (I thought there were no genders) that walked up to her and she felt a great amount of love. The most love she had ever felt. She stated that this “love” that she felt was an overwhelming love like she had never felt before. This person told her that it was not her time but she could choose to stay there or go back. She told this person she wanted to stay. This person proceeded to show her the two or three small daughters she had on earth and explained how these girls would grow up without a mother. Then she decided to go back.
I was tearing up about this time because I personally was associating the “man” as our Savior, Jesus Christ. However, about now in the story, somehow the person was revealed as to be her grandfather. That really ruined it for me! I was still wiping my eyes when he stated this and all of a sudden I felt a bit of disappointment. I was thinking all along that this was Jesus and now it is her Grandfather!!? Oh My goodness! The person telling this story about his wife stated that all she remembered about her grandfather was an overweight, jolly man that would take his teeth out and kid around with the grand kids.
The storyteller said that she did go back and was revived and she lived to tell about it. Her experience proved to her – and apparently him – that there is life after death. He wrapped up the story by saying this (somewhat paraphrased)… “I said all of this to say this… Folks, there is a Heaven! There is no hell and a place of everlasting turmoil and pain. We are all on a journey and all at different stages. We all go to the same place and that place is Heaven.” YIKES!!!! I wanted to RUN out of the room!! What was he saying!? That this woman – his wife – that told him this story has the insight of the ages to tell us all that the Bible is a bunch of hooey and there is no hell and we are all going to the same place? What about these scriptures?
Revelation 21:8 – But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the 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.
Matthew 25:41 – 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:
Revelation 20:10 – And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Matthew 25:46 – And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
John 3:13 – And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, [even] the Son of man which is in heaven.
The above scripture references were found on this website: The Official King James Bible online
Then there are these also from this website: Bible.org – What the Bible says about Hell
Heaven or hell is determined by whether a person believes (puts their trust) in Christ alone to save them (John 3:16, 36, etc.).
Hell is conscious torment.
Matthew 13:50 “furnace of fire…weeping and gnashing of teeth”
Mark 9:47-48 “47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire— 48 where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’
Revelation 14:10 “he will be tormented with fire and brimstone”
Hell is eternal and irreversible.
Revelation 14:11 “the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever and they have no rest day and night”
Revelation 20:14 “This is the second death, the lake of fire”
Revelation 20:15 “If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire”
Some of those may be repeating… but that is even better. I can never get enough of the Word Of God! The Bible!
I tell you people! There are many, many folks out there that will tell you that there are many ways to God and that we are all going to the same place just taking different roads to get there! NO!! THAT IS A LIE STRAIGHT FROM HELL! Yes! Hell!!
I was sitting at the end of the table by this person when they came back to sit down. I was trying to wipe the last bit of moisture from my eyes (from when I thought I knew where he was going with the story). He had sat down and he reached out and touched my arm and patted it as if to say… “it will be ok.” I kind of got creeped out. I had met this person about a month or so ago and thought I liked him. He was a pleasant man with a jolly side. Everyone seems to really like him. I am not saying he is not a nice man. I am saying he is very deceived by the “evil one” – Satan. This is right where Satan wants people. In that “feel good, happy” place. That way they seemingly have no reason to search for the truth, because they already have it… supposedly. RUN! RUN! AS FAST AS YOU CAN! If you are not a well-seasoned Christian, you have no business associating with people like this. I am not saying be rude or ugly to them. Just like them at a distance. They will sway you to and fro if you are not solid in your beliefs and know that you know!
Please do not misunderstand me! I AM NOT saying that this person or his wife are evil. NO! I am saying they are misled and misguided because the Word of God is infallible! It is living and breathing. If anyone can read any of the scriptures above and believe that there is no Hell, then they are VERY misguided and mislead.
12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
God is very specific about the existence of Heaven and Hell. Watch the Video below. It is an excellent one if you have questions. It gives scriptures and some may be some of the ones above, but like I said, they all bear repeating.
JUST REMEMBER… God loves you so much. He sent His only Son Jesus to die for you! If there is no Hell, then why did Jesus die? God calls you His beloved! Please call out to him today.