This is a pure fictional short story of a man who dies and goes to a lost eternity in hell. He goes to a place of torment to await the great White Throne judgment at the end of the 1000 year reign of the Lord Jesus.
I want to state very clearly that I am making this story up. There are no visions or special revelations of what hell may be like. The purpose of this story is to encourage a lost person to think very hard about a lost eternity and perishing in hell, the lake of fire.
Hell is a terrible place and I'm sure it is much worse than what I've pictured here. It is such a terrible place that God became a man and died on the cross in payment for our sins so we would not have to perish in hell. Our sins must be paid for and either we pay the price ourselves (hell) or we accept God's salvation and forgiveness through the Lord Jesus. Right now if the Lord Jesus is not your Lord and Saviour then you are lost in your sins. After death you will perish forever and spend your lost eternity in torments in the lake of fire!
36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him
I hope this fictional story will make people think about such a horrible eternal fate and come to the only Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ! Make that decision quickly as time is running out! Death can come at any time and not one of us is promised "tomorrow". Today is the day of salvation as tomorrow may be too late!
...the story begins...
Hi, My name is Larry Smith. I'm an average guy, married with a family. I go to work and earn a decent salary. We are not rich but we are not poor and hurting either. I've been married for 20 years and have a great wife and three teenage children.
Thursday started off as a normal day. I got up at my usual time and got ready for work. The drive to work was normal and I parked my car in the parking lot. After walking from my car to my desk I noticed that I was more tired than usual. I sat for a few minutes and that feeling quickly passed.
I started my day by drinking a coffee and reading my email. Joe who works near me dropped by and we had a little chat on various topics. One of those topics was on the 10am meeting we were both attending. After Joe left, I did some work and prepared to attend the meeting. At 9:56am I rose from my desk and headed over to the conference room to grab a seat for the meeting. I again noticed that I was very tired as the short walk wore me out. As I sat down at the conference table I noticed that I was having troubles breathing.
Again I thought it would pass if I just sat quietly. By the time everyone arrived the meeting started at 10:10am. I endured the meeting and was continuing to feel very bad. I was also feeling some kind of pain or pressure in my chest region by the end of the meeting. At 11:00am the meeting ended and people got up to leave. I struggled to my feet and began to walk back to my desk.
My friend, Joe, saw me and was concerned. He asked if I was feeling alright. I told Joe that I was not feeling too well but hopefully this feeling would pass soon. Joe and I began walking back to our work areas. About half way back to my desk I fell to the floor. I couldn't control myself and I just collapsed. Panic was setting in as I wondered what was happening. I struggled to breath and began to cough and vomit on the floor. I heard someone cry out to call 911 for help.
The next thing I knew, I was floating above my body watching the activities in my office. The ambulance arrived and they were trying to revive my body on the floor. They pounded my chest and applied electric shock. Nothing seemed to work and finally one of the ambulance workers said he thought I was gone. They loaded my body on a stretcher and gave me oxygen and cpr on the way to the emergency ward.
Things began to grow dark as the light of this world began to fade away. Soon I was enveloped in a form of darkness and could no longer see what was happening with my body. I looked around and didn't know what was going on. I wondered if this is what it is like to die? Is my life over? Why now, I'm not ready to die! Boy all this was sudden and unexpected, why did it have to happen to me? All these thoughts and more were running through my head.
What was going to happen to me? I really wasn't a Christian but my family and I did attend church once and awhile. I just didn't believe in all this born-again stuff. I figured I was a pretty good person and would be allowed into heaven one day. I certainly wasn't a murderer or a really evil person. I was basically a nice guy who worked for the needs of his family and just lived my life trying to be a good person. Sure I did a few bad things in my life... didn't everyone?
My thoughts were interrupted by a noise from somewhere. Way off in the distance I saw something coming faintly. I could hear a terrible breathing noise as this thing got closer to me. It was moving very fast. I certainly didn't want to be near that thing so I tried to escape. It continued to draw nearer to me no matter what I did. As it drew close, I saw a horrible looking demon like beast with wings and claws. It had a terrible smell and as it approached me, it was laughing. By this time I was screaming and in a state of panic. Next, this thing reached out with one of its powerful claws and its long ugly nails pierced my left shoulder area. I screamed in pain. This thing just laughed at me as it began to drag me somewhere.
As this beast dragged me, I was sick and on the verge of vomiting. It had a horrible smell that assaulted my nose, eyes, and taste. As time passed I could feel heat on my flesh. This thing was dragging me to a bad place, I was sure of it. Nothing I could do would break the grasp this thing had on me. It was much stronger than me and I really had no chance of struggling free. Believe me, I tried!
We entered a huge cave like area. The air was very hot and arid. My entire body was tormented in pain from the smells and the heat. It felt like when a hot oven is opened and the heat of it hits you right in the face. You instinctively back away from that hot blast of air from the oven. This is how I felt in this place except there was no backing away for relief. The hot air surrounded my body and tormented every bit of my flesh. My eyes dried up and felt like dry rocks in my head. My tongue and my lungs burned from breathing in the hot smelly air. My ears were tormented from the noises, mockings, and screams from this terrible place. There was a putrid taste on my tongue and a constant feeling of sickness overcame me.
Looking around I saw many people and ugly beast-demon like creatures. There were places of land and other places that looked like molten lava. The lava was red hot and gave off an strange glow and mist in the cavern. Looking closely I was able to see people writhing in pain and screaming in that lava. Other people were on the rocky ground in torment. Everyone was suffering and crying out in torment and anguish.
This beast dragging me flew over some land and I felt its claw move. It extended its filthy claw arm and shook me loose from its grasp. It took several hard shakes but I soon felt the beasts' claws remove from deep inside my flesh and I fell away toward the ground. It was apparent that gravity still worked in this bad place. I was about 50 feet in the air and when this demonic thing released me, I began to fall to the rocks below. I could see the stones and jagged rocks coming up at me as I plunged toward the ground. I could see other tormented people look up at me as the beast released me to fall to the ground. There was no expression or pity in their eyes as they watched me fall. I screamed all the way down as I saw the jagged rocks quickly approach to break my fall.
Once I hit the rocks below there was pain in every part of my being. I just laid there in extreme torment and pain. My body hurt from the fall and I still was in pain from the heat and fires around me. My shoulder thronged with pain from the gashes and flesh wounds from the demon-beast that dragged me down to this place. I just laid there in complete misery. I quickly learned that once you died, you cannot die again. My body could no longer die! It could be broken but it would quickly heal. My body could certainly experience pain and it certainly did, constantly! When I realized these facts, I just screamed and screamed and screamed! After some time I grew silent, weary, and could scream no more.
I don't know how long I laid in that position but time passed. I saw two ugly, smelly, demonic beasts with strong legs and arms approach me. One of these beasts grabbed me by the neck and lifted me up. It stabbed me in the lower stomach with some kind of sword. The sword pierced my body and went through to the other side. The beast then forcefully raised the sword upward cutting me from the lower stomach to the upper part my lung area. It then threw me about ten feet away from itself and that sword. I can't describe the pain I endured as I again landed roughly on the jagged rocks, head first. The cut from the lower part of my stomach to the upper part of my lung area was exceedingly painful. Despite the pain, I couldn't die or pass out for relief.
The two ugly beasts just laughed as I lay there in torment. They again approached me and the other beast grabbed me by the foot. I was dragged forcefully over the jagged rocks as the two beasts walked. They dragged me to the edge of a huge expanse of molten lava. The heat of the lava was unbearable and my skin broke out all over in third degree type of burns and boils. The other beast picked up what looked like a bow and arrow type of weapon. The arrow was huge and was made out of filthy looking dark rusty metal. It had a sharp head that grew to about 6 inches wide with sharp spikes so the arrow could not be removed the same way it went in. I just looked at that bow and arrow in panic.
The two beasts told me I was going to experience the fire first hand. One of the beasts took a knife like object and literally cut off my eyelids. I could no longer blink or shut my eyes. The other beast picked me up and gave me a huge kick. This thing was exceedingly strong and was able to kick me high in the air and very far out. As I was released into the air, I saw the other beast pull back on its bow and shoot the arrow.
That beast was a very good shot with his arrow. I tried to dodge but the arrow came straight at me. It pierced my chest (heart area) and went clear through my back. There was some kind of cable on the end of the arrow that was anchored back on the land where the two beasts were standing. The cable quickly ran out and the arrow jerked me to a sudden stop in mid-air. As the arrow jerked back, the spikes on the arrow head imbedded in my back with the force of my body stopping. This gave me great pain and took away all my breath.
In extreme pain and anguish, I looked down and could see the molten lava right below me. As I fell into the lava I can't begin to describe the pain inflicted on my entire body. Imagine taking a match and burning your hand with fire. This lava was fire all over my body! I fell into the lava and sunk over my head. I tried to scream but as I opened my mouth the hot lava came in to my mouth, throat, stomach, and lungs. I was in complete agony in these fires. My eyes were wide open as I couldn't blink. All I saw was the molten lava before my eyes. I had pain from all my senses as I writhed in the fire.
Through all this my mind was still active. I realized really quickly that this was not heaven. I also realized that the Lord Jesus truly was the only Lord and Saviour of lost men. But it was too late for me. In life I had rejected the Lord and didn't want to humble myself to accept His gift of eternal life and forgiveness. I would never admit that I was a lost hellbound sinner who needed the Lord Jesus as his Saviour. Now it was too late. I had died in rejection of the Lord Jesus. It was a polite rejection on my part as I was never hostile to those "born-agains" who would witness to me. But I still didn't want the salvation they talked about... and so I died without the Lord Jesus as my Saviour. Gone forever were all my foolish arguments that I used to avoid the issue of salvation.
In my pain as I mulled these thoughts in my mind, I began to feel something wiggling near my body. I thought that this was strange as I was in molten lava. At that point I remembered some verses I had heard about hell in the Bible.
43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Are there worms in hell, I asked myself? I felt something exceedingly hot bite through my skin and enter my body. Soon many things were crawling around inside my body and eating me. This added to my pain as these worms were eating my internals and were making new holes in my body. I was totally helpless as I writhed in pain and despair with no relief from my torment. Yes, there are worms in hell and I was experiencing their torment first hand. They are some kind of fire worms and they literally went in and out of every opening in my body. They came in and exited through my eyes, ears, anus, mouth, nose etc. These filthy fire worms even bit new holes into and throughout my body.
Time passed and I don't know how much. It could have been hours, days, weeks, months, or years. But at some point I felt an additional pain as I was being dragged. It seems something was dragging me from the arrow and the metal cord attached on the ground. I was slowly dragged through the molten lava. Soon my head came above the top of the lava as I was dragged toward the land. Time passed and the beasts dragged me out of the lava and threw me onto the ground. To remove the arrow, one of the beasts took his sword and cut into my body from the side. He then ripped out the arrow from the slit made in my torso. As I looked at my burned, broken, and ripped up body, I could see the fire worms continue to eat. Some wiggled out of my body and back toward the hot fire a few feet away. As they crawled they left some kind of smelly putrid slime behind. They also oozed out some kind of smelly excrement every few inches as they crawled back into the hot fire. At this point, I vomited out the contents of my stomach. Up and out of my mouth came some lava and some fire worms.
As the two beasts mocked and laughed at me, they also told me that the Lord Jesus would reign on earth for 1000 years and after that I would be judged at the Great White Throne. After, I would be cast forever into the lake of fire. (see Revelation chapter 20) I mentioned that I remembered that even Satan and all his demons would be cast alive into the lake of fire one day. At that point the demons were visibly shaken and for the first time, I actually saw fear on their demonic evil faces.
The demons quickly recovered from their fear. In rage, the two beasts grabbed me and impaled me on some huge filthy and rusty metal spear. It too had a metal cord and was attached on the land. I was thrown with the spear through my chest very far from land and deep into the burning lake of fire. As I sunk over my head the same pains and torments returned to my body. I realized I would be in this place forever with no hope of escape. All the riches of earth really mean nothing in light of this horrible place. A few good years on earth mean nothing in light of an eternity in hell.
For me there is no hope. I can blame no one but myself for rejecting the Lord Jesus. I certainly heard the saving Gospel while I was alive on earth. My sins had to be paid for and I chose to pay that price myself instead of accepting the Lord Jesus to be my substitute and Saviour. I literally chose to go to hell to pay for my own sins when I didn't have to! All my life I never bothered to think about my eternity after my life on earth was over. Now it was too late!
I also realized that my wife and children would probably make the same choice that I had made (from my example) and wind up in hell too. I could only wish with all my heart that my family would accept the Lord Jesus and His free gift of forgiveness and eternal life before it would be too late for them! Oh, how I wish that I had not chosen to pay for my sins myself!!! That will be my cry for all eternity! Will it be yours also?
I think now is a good time to end this story about this poor lost soul who has an eternity to spend suffering in hell. This man will continue to suffer until the great White Throne Judgment. After that he will be cast alive into the lake of fire and brimstone.
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Now, the first question asked by many after reading this fictional account of a lost soul is this: "I don't believe a God of love will send anyone to hell".
The problem is that God does not send people to hell. God has judged Satan and his demons and will send them to the lake of fire. People, however, go to hell by their own choice. God already did everything He could do for people to be saved and go to heaven. The Lord does not want people to choose to perish and go to hell. God provided a substitute to pay for our sins so we would not have to. Remember our sins must be paid for. Either the Lord Jesus is your substitute and Saviour who paid for your sins OR you pay for your sins yourself. This is an individual decision. Each person must decide to either accept or to reject the Lord Jesus.
What is your eternal choice? Above we saw the results of the choice made by Larry Smith as he perished without the Lord Jesus.
Are you going to be like Larry Smith and live life here on earth blind and oblivious to your soon coming eternal doom in the lake of fire?
Are you currently saying to the Lord that you have decided to reject the Lord Jesus and salvation because you choose to pay for your sins yourself?
Are you trying to come to God by another way other than the Lord Jesus?
Do you realize that all other paths to God lead to an eternity in hell? The Lord Jesus is the only Saviour!
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Did you know that to do nothing with the Lord Jesus is the same thing as rejecting Him?
Make your decision and make it right now!
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him
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