January 26, 2009
Biblically Hell is supposedly down deep in the Earth. As the most unpleasant place in the universe, no one should desire to go there. A place reserved for the scum of the Earth, the unrepentant, the killers, the unforgiving and the evil. It’s a place of endless torment, torture and unimaginable suffering.
We should question one thing about hell: what purpose is there in torturing someone for all time and eternity? Is this any more sensible than a judge giving a murderer multiple life sentences, instead of just putting them out of their misery and saving taxpayers millions of dollars housing and feeding them?
We’ve also heard that one of the many techniques of the devil is to make everything go well in your life. Then right at the most joyful moment in your life, he pulls in that rope around your neck with a big yank.
So, what’s the difference between up here and “down there?” Hasn’t life on Earth become somewhat equivalent to hell? We’ll explore that possibility further.
Our planet is the most beautiful place around in light years. It’s a blue marble floating in a solar system full of boiling hot, freezing cold or acid-filled planets. Our planet is filled with countless, amazing plant and animal species, many of which only now science is beginning to discover. Sunsets and sunrises which are always different, the feeling of a warm spring wind blowing on your face, the sound of songbirds singing and bringing in a new day.
Earth is supposed to be a beautiful place made just for human beings to enjoy.
The worst suffering on Earth is rarely seen in person, but it’s always felt in the soul. It’s the sound of a patient in a hospital emergency room crying out in pain. Or a family weeping for a loved one who has passed away. Or a parent who suddenly learns they are jobless without a safety net, because their safety net was torn asunder by the economy and they have children to feed.
Men and women are utterly terrified about how they will put gasoline in their vehicle, keep the heat and lights on, keep a roof over their family’s head and put food on the table. It’s a repeat of 1929 all over again, but this time it will last far longer.
Countless adults live with the terror of having a process server pound on their door and serve them with a summons or judgment for medical bills that can’t possibly pay. Hospitals may save your life, but they are well known to be the most aggressive bill collectors on Earth when it comes to medical bills.
I’ve been through everything mentioned above, and know how much it hurts.
Some of the worst misery we will ever experience will be caused by invisible, intangible forces. Even a broken arm doesn’t compare to numerous invisible sources of torture.
There are elected leaders that squeeze the same people who put into office threatening them with bold statements such as, “You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists.” And a brand new President, who only seconds after supposedly being sworn in spends the next half-hour ranting on how bad things are, and how they will only be getting worse. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement.
Since up until now he has kept the plan for change under wraps, one can only assume it will be more hell on Earth.
And so Earth was made as a beautiful place just for human beings to enjoy. So who in their right mind can identify suffering with “joy?” Perhaps only someone who enjoys punishment for something they didn’t do in the first place?
Christians will immediately raise the hair on the back of their necks upon reading or hearing this, and respond with something like “You don’t understand. We’re here to be tested and tried and we must resist the devil and his devices.” Perhaps there is a certain measure of truth to this.
When parents stood over a coffin of a 16 year old beaten to death by a gang while simply walking to work, his Christian parents looked down at the lifeless body and declared, “It was his time to die.” I heard this in person and was appalled. Apparently logic doesn’t apply to needless suffering.
Indeed, IF it was this young man’s time to die, then that logically means the killers were sanctioned by God. If this theory is carried to its logical conclusion, then the young man’s murderers cannot be held accountable before God.
When God did not stop Stalin, Lenin, or Hitler (or Bush) was He sanctioning them to be His killers? Of course, we’re not privy to that information. We’re just the monkeys that don’t deserve to know why countless millions were exterminated and God never stepped in. But the fact remains he didn’t step in. So therefore, the killing of millions was sanctioned.
The more you think about this, the worse the ramifications are. Are sanctioned genocidal killers any different than a sanctioned small gang taking the life of one innocent man? Perhaps the parents were right — maybe it was the boy’s time to die. If so, then God cannot be the parent’s friend. Think about that.
It has often been said, “You cannot know good without evil.” Even a blind man can see evil is winning the battle here “above ground” by a long shot, whether by design or not. Millions of people have uttered billions of prayers looking for help, but the situation is getting worse, not better. Surely millions were praying in the last century when the aforementioned killers were in business. Maybe the line was busy?
None of this is meant to declare that God doesn’t exist. But looking at the agony, misery and suffering everywhere on Earth today, it’s safe to say He just doesn’t get involved and stop it. Earth really isn’t the nice place we were meant to enjoy, and instead it’s more like a version of hell with window dressing.
We are to simply shut up and suffer. Or be like the man in the film “Animal House” who is on all fours in the basement of a frat house. He is getting paddled in his underwear and with each hit of the paddle yells out, “Thank you sir, may I have another.”
In fact, it gets worse as the entire world is led astray by world leaders. They are digging a deeper and deeper hole for humanity. Yet few seem to address or consider this issue. At least one prophecy about the last days appears to be correct — right shall be wrong and wrong shall be right. This has indeed happened, as the public now gravitates toward everything that destroys the family, and shuns and laughs at anything that promotes family unity.
Perhaps all of us have already died and we don’t realize we’re in hell already?
Doctors only try to help after you’re sick. Police officers only show up after you’re robbed. It’s up to each of us to pull ourselves out of the quick-sand of hell, and hold those accountable that put us there. Only then can we move forward.