Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Reality of Hell: Stories of Persons Who Visited Hell and Apparitions of the Damned...

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"You have but two final destinies: Heaven and hell. Know that satan will try to remove the reality of the existence of his kingdom, hell, from you.  If he makes a farce of his existence among you, he will deceive you so that you will sin and remove yourselves from the Spirit of light.  And when you remove yourselves from the Spirit of light, you remove yourselves from eternal life in the Kingdom of your Father, the most high God in Heaven." - Our Lady of the Roses, February 1, 1975

"One of the great dangers of this century, and thus one of the great triumphs of Satan, has been the growing disbelief in the existence of Hell. For many, Hell has become a fable, a myth, an outdated holdover from "the Old Testament God of fire, brimstone and judgment." Urged on by false doctrines, the idolizing of pleasure and self, and an infantile rejection of eternal punishment for serious wrongs "when Jesus is a God of love and kindness," many have thrown Hell out the window - along with horror for sin. After all, if there is no Hell, then why be concerned about sin? Unfortunately, they forget that "I the Lord do not change" (Malachi 3:6). Hell has not suddenly evaporated because we would prefer it so. How subtle Satan is in these times. He increasingly tricks people into his web by disguising its very existence. He wants you to let down your guard. For the love of Jesus, and of your immortal soul, do not be deceived. Hell, eternal punishment for serious sins, exists. Scripture, the Church and the testimonies of many saints all confirm that Hell is a reality - a never-ending reality for those souls who must reside there with Satan and all the other damned forever, because by their own free will and choice they rejected God while on earth and excluded themselves from communion with Him forever."
References to the Existence of Hell in the Bible
From the Old Testament
  1. Psalms 114:3 - "The sorrows of death have compassed me: and the perils of Hell have found me"
    2. Judith 16:17  "The Lord Almighty will take revenge on them, in the day of judgment he will visit them. For he will give fire and worms into their flesh, that they may burn, and may feel for ever"
    3. Isaiah 65:5 "Depart from me, come not near me, because thou art unclean: these shall be smoke in my anger, a fire burning all the day"
    4. Deut.32:22-23   "A fire is kindled in my wrath, and shall burn even to the lowest hell...I will heap evils upon the transgressors of my law, and will spend my arrows among them" . 
    5. Ecclesiasticus 21:10 "The congregation of sinners is like tow heaped together, and the end of them is a flame of fire"
    6. Job 20:17,22,26  "He shall be punished for all he did, and yet shall not be consumed:...he shall burn, and every sorrow shall fall upon him...All darkness is hid in his secret places: a fire that is not kindled shall devour him"  
    From the Gospels 
    1.  St. Matt. 5:22  "But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment....And whosoever shall say, you fool, shall be in danger of Hell fire 
    2. St. Matt. 13:41-42 "The Son of Man shall send his angels and they will collect out of his kingdom all who cause others to sin and all evildoers. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth
    3. St. Matt. 13:41-42 "And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Hell, into the unquenchable fire..."
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