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Hell is Here on Earth

Updated on November 2, 2020
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Often I hear people say that this life on earth is hell. Well, hell IS here on earth--really. Hell is all around because it is not in some far off place or at the center of the earth. We cannot dig down to the devil or step on his head. He walks the earth with the rest of us. The earth is filled with the children of God both living, dead, and the unborn.

I know it sounds like the name of some horror movie:

"The Living, Dead and Unborn in a theatre near you!"

As fantastic as it reads, it is true that all of humanity AND the unborn inhabit this planet at the same time.

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Latter-day prophets have said that the spirits of those who have died are not far from us.

President Ezra Taft Benson said

Sometimes the veil between this life and the life beyond becomes very thin. Our loved ones who have passed on are not far from us” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1971, 18; or Ensign, June 1971, 33). President Brigham Young taught that the postmortal spirit world is on the earth, around us (see Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young [1997], 279).Gospel Principles Manual

All the dead live here on earth.

All those who have not yet been resurrected live here on earth, which means heaven is here on earth.

I will re-emphasize: The devil and one-third of the host of heaven, all of the living 7 billion (plus) people, and all dead people since the time of Adam, who have not been resurrected, simultaneously live on this planet called earth!

We have the metaphysics and physics and laws of this and that that speak of dimensions and such--well, do not be so quick to dismiss it.

Alma teaches in the Book of Mormon that as soon as we die, whether we are good or evil we return to that God who gave us life in Alma chapter 40.

He teaches implicitly that our visit with God is a partial judgment to assign us to paradise-heaven or prison-hell.

We will receive a complete judgment upon resurrection and be rewarded for our deeds. If they have been evil, our mansion will be appropriately made.

If we have been good, the same applies--in all the degrees of our goodness. I cannot judge individual salvation because my Master prohibits it seeing as I do not know the hearts of men as He does.

I know that we all have a mansion or a shack figuratively speaking awaiting us when we die--and some small few have a hell that only they will know.

The devil and one-third of the host of heaven, all of the living 7 billion (plus) people, and all dead people since the time of Adam, who have not been resurrected, simultaneously live on this planet called earth!

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After our judgment, we remain here on Earth until we are resurrected.

Hell is a psychological function of the mind, and those who must endure it will not leave that state until they have paid the price of all their sins.

Then will they be resurrected--lastly, at the end of the reign of Christ on earth for one thousand years before the great wars of Gog and Magog..

Speculatively, it may not seem like much in writing, but living without a body after having had one is not a pleasant experience. Think of it as being an amputee. The only difference is, instead of appendages and digits missing, an entire body is missing!

Some amputees speak of having an itch on the missing limb. They cannot scratch something that is not there. Their brains are remembering the missing appendages sending echoes of what it was to once have that appendage.

The same occurs when we die. Our spirits will have echos of the body we once occupied and long for its return, which is a free gift from God. Some of us will have to wait until the end--it will be torture for the wicked.

The righteous will have freedom of movement and revelation just as we enjoy now in this life, and more! It will occur, however, without the limitation of a mortal physical body, a body that has to sleep, get sick, or die. The righteous too will long for a physical body that is perfect without disease and limitations of our mortal bodies. When Jesus Calls, the righteous will be resurrected.

They, the righteous, will have learned to master their mortal bodies in this life so that they will not yearn and suffer as will the wicked. All must master the physical appetites now in this life, mortality, or suffer the yearnings in the next life without a physical body to satisfy them!

Hell, talk about craving cheesecake every blinking moment with no way to satisfy it! Again, I say hell!

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Hell, talk about craving cheesecake every blinking moment with no way to satisfy it! Again, I say hell!

What Unborn lives here?

The point is, we are all on Earth--heaven and hell and the devil. Billions of people are all here right now occupying the same space, but un-attuned mortals cannot see the dead. It is a cultural practice of many to say, "I know my (insert loved one) is watching over me."

In truth, the righteous dead do see us and pray for us as we live out our lives because they are here. The spirits of these people see us the same way we see them. I assume they are no more permitted to interact with us than mortal humans are permitted to interact with them. The sentiments of Joseph F. Smith apply here in my mind. Smith states,

I claim that we live in their [the departed] presence, they see us, they are solicitous for our welfare, they love us now more than ever. For now they see the dangers that beset us; they can comprehend better than ever before, the weaknesses that are liable to mislead us into dark and forbidden paths. They see the temptations and the evils that beset us in life and the proneness of mortal beings to yield to temptation and to wrong doing; hence their solicitude for us and their love for us and their desire for our well being must be greater than that which we feel for ourselves. [86th Annual Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - page 3]

Because I, and millions of Saints, consider President Smith a prophet, this enough to believe that the righteous dead see us and are among us.

The evil dead do not see us because they are too busy suffering to pay attention, and some of them are not even aware they are dead, probably! I don't know that, but it makes sense to my satisfaction at this point in my walk with Christ.

The devil and one-third of the host of heaven that were cast down to earth are the unborn, or demons as it is popular to call them. Because we all are children of God, Satan and those who followed him rejected the opportunity to experience mortality when they rebelled against God in heaven; hence, they are the unborn.

Billions or trillions of those unborn children of God are on earth with the billions and trillions of living and deceased children of God while yet other numberless spirits remain in heaven awaiting entry to life via Earth! All of heaven will one day be represented on this planet in one form or another!

I know that we all have a mansion or a shack figuratively speaking awaiting us when we die--and some small few have a hell that only they will know.

Wisdom Does No Come Just Because We Die.

Also, a point of interest, we are no more wise than we are in this life without faith. Death will not bring to us a sure knowledge of something we did not believe before we perished. There are Christians teaching the spirits of men in the spirit world as there are Christians who teach it here in the land of the living.

In other words, a Baptist is still a Baptist, a Muslim is still a Muslim, a Hebrew is still a Hebrew, and so on and so forth. Only those of us who are open to the Spirit of truth will learn here in this life or in the next towards progression. God does not force any truth upon his children at any stage of our lives--here or the next.

What do you think?

Does it make sense to you that heaven and hell would be here on Earth?

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These teachings may be uniquely taught by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but more people believe this way. As mentioned before, people believe that their loved ones are watching them or that evil spirits of the dead are haunting them from the grave. Millions of accounts of people exist, written and verbal, of times when people thought they saw a departed loved one feeling them with either peace or dread.

There is an understanding of many people that after someone dies, his or her spirit exists a must enter a door to pass on to whatever lies behind it. Many people believe that those who enter a version of hell where the most horrendous fears repeat for eternity. That hell is based on the sufferer's mortal experience and is depicted in many popular shows, such as Supernatural or Lucifer.

The Scriptures do not indicate such things are true, but informs us that

© 2018 Rodric Anthony

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