A little wake-up call...
(submitted by http://www.GoodPeoples.com)
I died today ... It's a lot different than I expected. You see, I always thought dying would bring me into a world that is foggy and hazy. But this place is crystal clear ... it is even more real than life on earth. I still have a body and can think, talk, and feel. Right now they have me in a line getting registered I guess. John, I am kind of afraid. The attendants around me don't look too happy ... and just on ahead at the front of the line, I can see a little sign that says Hades on it. One thing is for sure ... this sure isn't Heaven. John ... I'm afraid. Am I going to burn in hell?
HELP! It's worse than I ever anticipated. I am surrounded by darkness, yet I can still feel the flames. I can smell my flesh as it burns. I am dead yet alive. I am in agonizing pain. I am thirsty ... my whole body feels like it is about to explode. Oh John, why can't I die? Why won't God just let me die? But there is hope ... they say there is a Judgement
Day coming up where we will stand before God and He will judge our case and lives personally. Friend, my beloved friend John, I hope you never come here! I hope no one else will ever have to suffer like this. I am in pain.
Today was Judgement Day. The hope I previously had is now but a distant memory. Now I know nothing but terror awaits me. The flames wait to consume my flesh eternally. When my name was called, I went to stand before the Great White Throne. He who sat up on it called for the Book of Life ... as he scanned its pages, I looked at the multitude of angels and believers behind His throne. Then I couldn't believe what I saw. As I focused my eyes I spotted you among the saints. There you were awaiting eternal bliss while I awaited eternal damnation. You sang songs of joy while I screamed shrieks of terror. Suddenly the voice of the enthroned God caught my attention, "Your name has not been found in the book, therefore I sentence you to burn in Gehenna, the lake of fire forever... without hope ....without escape." I am terrified as I await my punishment. I have no hope.
The Day After Judgement Day
I can feel my heart pounding in my chest. The angels who have been designated to cast me into the lake of fire are coming down the hallway. I can hear their footsteps. I have heard about this Gehenna. They say it is worse than Hades. How can it be? I cannot bear it. The angels are at the door. Oh no ... NO! They are opening it and they are looking at me, John, they are grabbing me and carrying me out of the room! I can already smell the burning sulfur and brimstone. I can see the edge of the cliff where Hell burns! John this is it! I am without hope! We are coming closer, closer! My heart is bursting with fear. They are holding me out over the edge of Hell ... I am dangling over its flames! I am damned forever! They have thrown me in! FIRE!! PAIN!! HELL!! WHY JOHN?!! WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME ABOUT JESUS?
P.S. Wish you were here.
Heart-breaking, isn't it? It tore me apart when I read it, and I just wanted to pass it on to you. For me, it really put the whole idea of witnessing in perspective. There is such urgency for us as Christians WHO KNOW THE TRUTH to witness to others about Jesus Christ. There are plenty of areas of my life I need to improve on, but rather than focusing on how I can make myself an even better Christian, I have to realize that I need to share the Gospel with others who, because of ignorance, are going to hell.
Are we witnessing? I feel the message in these letters is very powerful, so pass this along to friends.
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