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Christian Witness
By Gerard Haughey - 12 Jan 2012

"The Word 'hell' Is Not In The Bible"

The word HELL was used for the Hebrew word SHEOL and the Greek words HADES, GEENNA and TARTAROO in the KJV; "hell" is a word. It's not to worry about. it's the 'place' that is to be feared.

I was in the place, I saw myself burning, engulfed in roaring flame- I saw that I wasn't able to breath but the pain, if there were any from the flame was 'veiled'. I did not feel the fire like I would if I would put my finger in the flame of an earthly fire.

But I have something else to tell you about being in hell. There is a different pain, and maybe 'fire' is used to describe it because here on earth fire is the most painful of elements upon us. I believe it is a parallel because while I didn't feel that fire was burning my skin something else far more painful was being felt. The death of me. Not the 'me' of the flesh. No. The eternal part of me. By God's Will.

Do you know that I know what that is like. So, what is it like? I'll try to describe it with words as best I can to convey this reality that awaits all Souls. Everyone one! Rich, poor, big or small doesn't mean a thing, we are all 'sinners'- all the same- 'earthly status' counts for nothing!

Don't worry about God becoming mad at you, that is already so. For you were born a man. That is the proof.

Now, God is asking us to do things. To accomplish this, God became a man, Jesus Christ, the "Son of man". Jesus is Love- even so, His Love has limits as is shown in that God has a Wrath. Jesus gives us the gospel.

Jesus tells us 'what we are' and 'how we are' and none of us want to harden our heart to it, because what he says we are, are not good things. He is right. Jesus (God) cannot lie, nor does He have any reason to lie. The bible tells us that Jesus did not come to condemn man but Save man.

What must we do? We must see ourselves as how Jesus describes us in His Word. We must in fact stop in our nature's tracks and perhaps the first thing we need to do is at least hear what He is saying. There will be much resistance, because our nature does not want to be good or pure.

Think how this makes God feel? God knew us before we were born (as men). This is scripture. So, then what? Repent, turn from our nature which is to sin; make sure you know in full what a 'sin' is. Sins are in thoughts too, remember that. and Jesus tells us that our hearts are evil constantly. Jesus does NOT lie! We deny!

Repent, turn from our nature- GET THE WORD INTO OUR EARS OR READ IT INTO OUR EYES- THE 'WORD' IS FOOD. JESUS TELLS US 'EAT MY FLESH' AND IT IS EXPLAINED TO US THAT 'THE WORD BECAME FLESH' TO GET THE WORD IS TO EAT OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD- REPROGRAMMING OUR HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH GOD'S WORD AND REPENTANCE- THIS IS A REBIRTH.

If these things do not happen and a person lives his or her life completely devoid of God's Salvation Plan- What then are we to expect when the flesh dies and Judgement is that your Soul be destroyed? After all it is a guarantee that if you do not have Jesus in your life, your heart- your whole life will have been wrought in terrible, filthy sins. How?

Because without Jesus, Satan the ruler of the world will have been ruling you throughout your life and you will love Satan because Satan is in sync with your nature and while that might have been great to you, to God you were an abomination- and God is the giver and taker of 'Life'.

If you read this, pass it on.