|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
HELL IS A PLACE OF FIRE
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 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
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."
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
"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
Inside 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 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
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
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
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!
READ THE FOLLOWING!
". . .
they dig into hell . . ." Amos 9:2
article appeared in the well respected Finland newspaper, Ammenusastia
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
"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!"
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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
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.
You'll see HELL. . .
You'll smell HELL. . .
You'll breathe HELL. . .
You'll hear HELL . . .
You'll feel 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!
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."
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!
How did Jesus describe hell?
Jesus Christ spoke more on hell than any other
Just look at how Jesus described hell:
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
And you soon realize, that Jesus Christ
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
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 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
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
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
"... 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
"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.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I know that I am a sinner
and that without you I am lost. I ask you to forgive me for my sins, for
the sins I've committed against others, and help me to forgive the sins
committed against me. Cleanse me Lord of all unrighteousness and make me
righteous in you. Lord I believe that you died on the cross, rose again
three days later, and that you are offering me Eternal Life in heaven. I
receive your gift of salvation and ask that you come into my heart and be
my personal Saviour. Renew me in your Holy Spirit, Father and help me to
live for you from this day on.
Thank you for saving me
Jesus, thank you for sending your Son to die for me Father. Thank you for
forgiving me of my sins and for being my Saviour. In Jesus name I receive
and pray, Amen.
Jesus promises eternal life in
heaven for those who love and seek after Him. If you accepted Jesus into
your heart then build a relationship with Him. He knows you and He wants
you to get to know Him. Find a good Bible-believing and Bible-preaching
church that can help you build your faith in Him. But most of all, read
the Bible and Pray. Let the Lord lead you and guide you.
"How shall we escape, if we neglect so