A Trip To Hell?
by Sandy Simpson, 11/8/12
I am writing this article to expose yet another “trip to hell” story making the rounds on the web. There is a PowerPoint presentation about it and people who get it are being urged to forward it to ten more people. Before I get into commenting on this story, which is quoted in full from the PowerPoint, I need to help you understand how to discern these types of stories. One of the most important ways is to compare what is said with what the Bible teaches, both in the actual account of hell we have there as well as comparing it to what the Bible teaches doctrinally and about Jesus Christ. The full text of the PowerPoint is in red while my comments are in black.
Jesus is not in the business of taking groups of people on tours of heaven or hell. He is currently at the right hand of the Father until He returns to establish His physical Kingdom on earth.
Hebrews 10:11-13 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. (NIV)
Hebrews 7:24-26 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest truly meets our need—one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. (NIV)
One more point to consider regarding these kinds of stories.
Deut. 18:10-11 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. (KJV)
If necromancy, talking to or summoning the dead, was forbidden by the Lord for Israel, why would he violate His own law by causing Christians to talk to the dead, and particularly in hell where there are no dead at this point? That would mean that Jesus is not only violating His own precepts but also lying about the current state of the lake of fire or hell.
A TRIP TO HELL
“Divine Revelations – Face To Face Encounters With Jesus Christ”
Together as a group, Jesus physically visited 7 Columbian youths and then took them to Heaven and Hell.
There is no place in the Bible where God took a group on a tour of heaven or hell. Hell has no one in it at this time. The Antichrist and False Prophet will be the first to be placed there after the Tribulation (Rev. 19:20) and the devil, his demons and unbelievers will go there after the Millennium (Rev. 20:10). Since that is the case this trip was either a mass delusion or a false vision given by the enemy. Remember that the enemy can appear as an angel of light in order to deceive.
2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
They were shown the doom waiting for disobedient Christians, and those whose lives are full of sin. The Lord took all of them together to hell. Read some frightening testimonies from them. We were praying and …suddenly around 10 am, a very powerful white light shone through one of the windows. When the light appeared, all of us immediately started to speak in tongues and were baptized with the Holy Ghost. In that moment, all of us were astonished and fascinated with what we saw. That glorious light was illuminating the entire room. The light was much stronger than the light from the sun. In the middle of the light, we saw a host of angels dressed in white. These angels were so beautiful, tall, and very good looking. In the middle of all those angels we saw something amazing -- the figure of a Man. This image was a special being, a man who was dressed in a very white mantle and robes. His hair was like gold threads. We could not see His face because it was too brilliant. However, we saw a golden belt around His chest, with gold lettering that said: "King of Kings and Lord of Lords ." He was wearing pure gold sandals on His feet, and His beauty was without equal. When we saw the presence of that Man, all of us fell to our knees.
There is nowhere in the Bible where Jesus is said to be wearing a golden belt with the name “King of Kings and Lord of Lords”. Apparently they saw the wrong locations where this is actually written.
Revelation 19:16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
Trip to Hell
He spoke to us in very simple but powerful words. We audibly heard Him say to us, "My little children, don't be afraid, I am Jesus of Nazareth, and I have visited you to show you a mystery so you can show and tell to towns, nations, cities, churches, and all places. Where I tell you to go, you will go, and where I tell you not to go, you will not go.“ We were so afraid that we said to the Lord, "Lord we don't want to go to that place! Don't take us to that place Lord! Take us out of here Lord!" The Lord answered us with a very beautiful and compassionate voice, "This experience is necessary so you can see and tell others."
The Bible never says that a physical trip to hell is necessary for us to be able to tell others about Jesus Christ or for them to believe. The Gospel message as preached by the Apostles is what we are to proclaim.
Mark 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Romans 1:16-19 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
In any case a false story about a trip to hell will definitely NOT bring people to salvation.
Trip to Hell - Entrance to Hell
In the distance we saw something falling down, like chunks of material. When we got closer, we saw that it was people that were falling into Hell at that moment.
Again, no one is in hell at this moment. There are unbelievers in Hades awaiting judgment (Rev. 20:13) while believers are with the Lord (Eph. 4:7-9, 2 Cor. 5:8).
People that just died on the Earth without having accepted Jesus Christ in their hearts, they were arriving in Hell. We saw a young man, many demons ran towards him and began to destroy his body.
There are also no demons in hell at this time.
Immediately his body began to fill with worms. He shouted, "No! What is this? Stop! I don't want to be in this place! Stop it! This must be a dream! Take me out of this place!" He didn't even know that he was dead, and that he died without Jesus in his heart. The demons were making fun of him and always tormenting his body. Then the number 666 appeared on his forehead, and a metal plate on his chest. Even if we couldn't see the reason he came to Hell, we knew for sure that he would never get out again.
The Antichrist is yet to be revealed so no one would have His number on their forehead right now. What this metal plate is has not been made plain, but you can’t find it in the Bible.
Entrance to Hell - The Swimming Pool of Fire
We continued walking, seeing thousands and thousands of people. There were young people, adults and elderly people suffering in torment. We arrived in a place that looked like a big swimming pool of fire, with thousands of men and women inside of it. Each of them had metal plate on their chest that read: "I am here for not giving tithes and offerings". When I read that, I asked the Lord, "Lord, how can this be possible, that people are here for this reason??" The Lord responded, "Yes, because these people thought that tithes and offerings were not important, when my Word shows it as a command." In Malachi 3:8-9 it says "Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me. But you say, 'How have we robbed Thee?' In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you.“ The Lord told me that when His people withhold their tithes, it hinders the work of the Lord, and then the Gospel is not preached. People in this place suffered a thousand times worse than others, because they knew the Word of the Lord and disobeyed.
Tithes are not a requirement in the New Testament. It is not that they are bad but they are not required as we are no longer bound by the Mosaic Law. Salvation is by grace alone, not by works.
Romans 11:6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.
2 Timothy 1:9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
The New Testament precept is that believers are to be free to give from their heart with gladness.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
True biblical church leadership is not to force people, under compulsion, to give any set percentage of money. This is what cultic churches do.
Tithes & Offering - Rogelio ignored the gospel
We continued walking and the Lord showed me a man. I could see from his waist to his head, and I started to have a vision of how he died. His name was Rogelio. He was in his car while a person got close to preach the gospel to him, and gave him a Bible. But Rogelio ignored that person's warning and continued on his way, without knowing that a few minutes later his car would crash. It fell into a precipice, and he soon died.
Rogelio in hell - Double life Christians
We continued walking with the Lord. Upon looking at a mass of people, we noticed one man was shouting louder than the others who were burning there. He was saying, "Father, Father, have mercy on me!" The Lord was not going to stop to look at this man, but when He heard the words "Father" He shook and turned around.
Jesus “shook”? Was Jesus afraid or angry?
Jesus looked at him and told him, "Father? You call me Father? No, I am not your Father and neither are you my son. If you were my son, you would now be with me in the Kingdom of Heaven. You are sons of your father the devil." Immediately a blanket of fire came up and totally covered his body. The Lord told us the story of this man's life. The man called Him Father because he had known Him. He used to go to church and listen to God through His Word, and he had received many promises of God. So we asked, "What happened Lord? Why is he here then?" The Lord replied, "He was living a double life; he lived one way at home, and another at church. He thought in his heart, 'Well, there is no one that lives close to me, not the pastor or any other brother, so I can do whatever I want'. But he forgot that the eyes of the Lord are set on all our ways and that no one can lie or hide from the Lord."
The Normal Person
We continued with Jesus, holding His hand even tighter. We came to a section that really made an impression on me. We saw a young man, 23 years old, suspended waist-high in the middle of a fire. We couldn't see exactly what his torment was, but the number 666 was engraved on him. He also had a metal plate on his chest that read, "I am here for being normal."
Again, no one has the number 666 on them as that is the mark of the Antichrist yet to come.
When he saw Jesus, he extended his hand towards Jesus begging for mercy. The Word of God says in Proverbs 14:12 "There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way of death." When we read the plate that said "I am here for being normal", we asked the Lord, "Lord, how come!? Is this possible that a person can come to this place for this reason?" Then Jesus asked him, "Andrew, why are you here in this place?" He answered, "Jesus, when I was on Earth, I thought that just killing and stealing were sins, and that is why I never tried to get close to you." In Psalms 9:17 it says "The wicked shall be turned into Hell, all the heathen that forget God."
Mark Wanted 1 Minute Back on Earth
Among those millions and millions of people, the Lord allowed us to focus on one man whose body was half-way submerged in the lake of fire. The Lord let us understand and know his thoughts. The name of that man was Mark. We were amazed by the things this man said to himself, in his thoughts. We learned an eternal lesson when we heard the following thoughts, "I would give anything to be in your place now! I would give anything to go back to the earth just for one minute. I wouldn't care if I were the most miserable, most sick, most hated, or the poorest man in the world, I would give anything to go back! Just for one minute on the earth." The Lord Jesus was holding my hand. Jesus replied to Mark's thoughts saying, "Mark, why would you like to come back to the earth even for just one single minute?" With a crying and tormented voice, he told Jesus, "Lord! I would give anything to go back to the earth just for one single minute simply to repent and be saved." When the Lord heard what Mark had said, I saw blood come from Jesus' wounds and tears filled His eyes as He said, "Mark, it is too late for you! Worms are set for your bed and worms will cover you." (Isaiah 14:11) When the Lord said this to him, he sank in the lake forever.
This sounds like stigmata. Jesus Christ’s healed wounds, post resurrection, are still evident in his hands, feet and side for all eternity, but they are no longer bleeding (Luke 24:39-40). That would mean He is being crucified over and over again as the Catholics proclaim by their unholy Eucharist (Heb. 6:6).
Watch out against Profane & Blasphemy
The Lord allowed us to see a man who was inside of one of the cauldrons. He was upside down and the flesh on his face was falling in pieces. He remained watching the Lord intently; and then started to shout and call on the name of Jesus. He said, "Lord have mercy! Lord give me a chance! Lord take me out of this place!" But the Lord Jesus didn't want to look at him. Jesus simply turned his back on him. When Jesus did this, the man started to curse and blaspheme the Lord. This man was John Lennon …member of the music group "The Beatles." John Lennon was a man who mocked and made fun of the Lord during his life. He said that Christianity was going to disappear and Jesus Christ would be forgotten by everyone. However, today this man is in hell and Jesus Christ is alive!! Christianity hasn't disappeared either.
I don’t doubt that Lennon is destined for hell since he was not a believer, but he is not there now.
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Come out from Sin & Be Ye Separate - says the Lord (Rev 18:4)
I would counsel those deluded by this demonic vision to test themselves to see if they are in the Faith (2 Cor. 13:5). We who are true believers and do not subscribe to false trips to heaven or hell, need to come out from them and be separate.
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