Quick Things I Learned Teaching on Heaven and Hell

Quick Things I Learned Teaching on Heaven and Hell

1.       Teaching on Heaven is infinitely more popular than teaching on Hell

2.       Like it or not, the bible clearly teaches you are going to one or the other: Matthew 25:31-46

3.       Most people believe they are going to Heaven, but Jesus says otherwise

         Matthew 7:13-14 13 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
This is in keeping with St. Faustina’s vision:  "...I saw two roads. One was broad, covered with sand and flowers, full of joy, music and all sorts of pleasures. People walked along it, dancing and enjoying themselves. They reached the end without realizing it. And at the end of the road there was a horrible precipice; that is, the abyss of hell. The souls fell blindly into it; as they walked, so they fell. And their number was so great that it was impossible to count them. And I saw the other road, or rather, a path, for it was narrow and strewn with thorns and rocks; and the people who walked along it had tears in their eyes, and all kinds of suffering befell them. Some fell down upon the rocks, but stood up immediately and went on. At the end of the road there was a magnificent garden filled with all sorts of happiness and all these souls entered there. At the very first instant they forgot all their sufferings"

4.       Heaven is Much Better Than We Anticipate

     1 Corinthians 2:9 But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him"

      About every Near Death Experience (NDE) from heaven talks about unconditional love and not wanting to leave.  

5.       Hell Much Worse:

       Matthew 13:41-42, 49-50 "The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

       Likewise, every NDE talking about Hell finds in a place of endless dispare.

6.       Near Death Experiences Can Be Deceiving

       Lots of Near Death Experiences are recorded in books, and video.  Generally speaking I believe such experiences are real.  However, Bryan Melvin’s account of his descent into Hell talks about watching another arrive there.  Being deceived by Satan initially into thinking she is in a good place only to find out later being truly in Hell.  His book is “A Land Unknown: Hell's Dominion“ might be well worth a read.  Video of his experience is also on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-We6WnA8aQ&list=PLvrGm7rQ2_V61aZn5AdfCF19tu0otbRci

7.       A Number of Books from Mystics Exist on the Subject

      From Dante’s Inferno, to Emanual Swedenborg’s Heaven and Hell, you can find a lot to read on the subject. 

8.       My Suggestion: Accept Jesus and Live Accordingly

     Hell is no place for you.

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