(Not sure if this is the right place for this topic. Not exactly spirituality, or philosophy… Scripture seemed closest thing to it.)
I just got finished researching a pretty frightening book: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23_Minutes_in_Hell
It is a book written by an evangelical pastor, who alleges he spent 23 minutes in Hell, and what he saw was awful!
I generally don’t put too much stock in these sort of evangelical best sellers. But I do in this one. I concede his experience could well have happened?
Why am I convinced? Why do I entertain the possibility of what he saw being true?
I don’t know, his description of Hell just seemed so believable and dead on. Not becasue of the horrors and tortures described therein, but the “why” of them.
He goes on to explain that ( as any Catholic already knows) that Hell is a place compeltly and totally void of God and his attributes, or things that come from him.
That includes things like “strength” “love” “peace” “companionship” and many other good things, which even sinners on earth enjoy.
Add that to the spiteful demons ( who apparently hate each and every human soul, in spite of said souls commitment to Satan’s will) Hell truly sounds like a place to avoid
Any thoughts on this? Im sure someone will tell me my great fear of hell was late in coming.
I suppose my fear is totally justifed.
Any thoughts on this man, or his description of Hell? It seems depressingly on mark, such that (at risk of sounding presumptous) God would indeed be kinder to just kill the souls in Hell than let the m go there…