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23 Minutes In Hell~A Book by Bill Wiese That I Read Makes A lot of Biblical Sense
The reason I wrote this article yesterday is threefold, because a) this book was shared with me by a friend and I wanted to share as well b) I believe we should all be well informed of every "possibility", and c) I care about other people. I did not write it with the intention to start an argument, just to make that clear. That being said, feel free to read on!
Twenty Three Minutes in hell is the title of a book and a dvd by Bill Wiese. Bill speaks of an out of body experience he had in 1989. He talks about what hell looked like, smelled like, sounded like, felt like and the fear and horrendous feelings. I have always had a fascination about hell, well I did when I was in high school read a book called "Hell and How to avoid hell" which I found fascinating, although terrible. I guess you could say I like truth and since hell is in the bible I believe it exists, and many other reasons too, but you'd have to watch the video below, with Bill Wiese, to understand what I mean, why it makes sense, because he happens to explain it well, in my opinion. I don't want anyone to be deceived. That is why I write this, because I want this information to be known.
Christians believe in hell, as it is mentioned 23 times in the New Testament alone. Oh wow, isn't that interesting. Bill says he spent 23 minutes in hell, and hell is mentioned 23 times in the bible. I just discovered that.
To hear Bill's experience, which coincides exactly with how the bible explains it, is brilliant. I found Bill's speech to be very logical and not imaginary. The way he tells of it, is very real. A terrible but realistic tale.
One thing I don't understand is why preachers don't talk about hell much, and also why hell is glamorized. The picture above sort of glamorizes hell. The devil pretty much wants people to think it's make believe and not worry about it, or concern themselves about it rather. But a place of everlasting fire and the concept of hell should not be laughed at. Suffering for eternity is not funny.
But you ask why would a good God create a hell? Well, first of all, hell was created for the devil and his angels. Secondly, would we criticize our government for making jails for people and shouldn't the "Hitlers" of the world go someplace not heavenly? [Those are a few valid points Bill Wiese makes] Bill also says, Furthermore, if you knocked on Oprah's door and said, "Hey let me in." Would she if she didn't know you? No! But I say, Well, maybe Oprah would, I mean she does give away cars but do you expect someone normally to let you live with them if they don't know you? If you don't know God, or have a relationship with Him, how do you expect Him to offer you to come to His place? Especially after He invited you many times and all you did was insult, blaspheme Him, and make it clear you want nothing to do with Him.
People choose hell. God doesn't put people there.
These statements above are all explained in the book by Bill Wiese. I believe it's the best hell book I've read, though I did read one in high school as well.
Please share this article, as I don't wish anyone to go to hell, and take a few moments to check out the youtube videos below before you give me your automatic response. I'd like some open-mindedness this time!
Thank you for reading and God bless you!
I pray you would get saved, and accept Christ today if you're not. It's so basic and simple to do, not really hard at all. You just have to swallow your pride and say with your mouth that you believe in Jesus. Have someone go over the bible with you and your questions and use the formula that Charles Stanley (above video) uses. It WILL work. My life has changed amazingly.
Since I got saved 12/26/09
My health has dramatically improved.
I have quit smoking and other things.
Those are just two things. I could tell you much more :)
This is so nice!
You may laugh at the idea of hell and say I'm not logical. I've talked to people about hell, and one atheist told me, he didn't have a need for God and believes that at death he goes into non-existence.
He did say however, IF he did meet God at the end, he would choose to be destroyed; that is for his soul to be destroyed so he would not be in either heaven OR hell.
Sorry- we don't have that choice. Our souls are immortal. All we have control over is our will, to choose God or not. But anyways, I don't think it's wise to take a CHANCE.
I have found though, that being a Christian is not a drab and dull thing for me. Actually I feel quite PROTECTED and guided by God..and his Holy Spirit. I'd much rather be saved than not. I hope you make the right choice!
God is good
So far as I can tell, people have told me how merciful God is and how MANY chances He gives to people to come to Him. All you really have to do, is ask Him if He exists and ask for a sign, and I bet He'll show you. I have heard many stories like this. One lady told me she was doing a school assignment in college and for some reason wanted to know if God existed and she asked Him and some kind of sign was on her desk the next day in class. I forget what it was exactly; a book or something, but it was what she needed. Perhaps that's what you need, some kind of sign. Tell God what kind of sign you need to understand. He'll show you. God bless.
Do you believe in hell?
Topics covered in the book and dvd
The book and dvd talk about WHY hell is so horrible, Why a just God allows hell to exist, The different parts of hell- all of which are terrible, and many bible verses that talk of hell- how Jesus spoke of it.
If Jesus spoke of it many times (in the New Testament), surely it was important for us to know of to remember. But do not despair. Salvation is a gift and it's free.
"By grace are ye saved thru FAITH, not by works lest any man should boast!"
Why is hell so terrible???
A point that Bill Wiese made that really impacted me was that the reason hell is so terrible is that God takes Himself out of hell--hell is a place without God. Here from the book, are a few amazing points Bill Wiese made:
- Hell is darkness because God is light 1John 1:5
- Hell is only death because God is life John 1:4
- Hell is hatred because God is love 1John 4:16
- Hell has no mercy because the mercy of the Lord is in the heavens Psalm 36:5
- Hell is only weakness because the Lord is the giver of strength Psalm 18:32
- Hell has no water because water is the rain of heaven Deut 11:11
- Hell has no peace because Christ is the Prince of Peace Isaiah 9:6