I’m back with something that might annoy most of you. Nevertheless, I can’t stop talking about the truth. Coming to the heart of the matter. To most people, religion is nothing more than a set of principles to live by, while to some its totally meaningless and again to others its some kind of duty to be faithfully observed to give that allegiance to some obscure God, the existence of which they ‘re not sure of. Have you ever given a serious thought to what comes out of living a life as per one’s whims and fancies? Have you wondered why at all human beings ever exist and why is it we are superior to all other living creatures? Most people believe that the physical world we live in is everything, at the end of which we become extinct.
Well, everybody has their right to their belief and nobody can be deprived of that right. But it’s important we believe in what is right. I was raised in a Catholic home, but my faith has less to do with my Catholic upbringing and has more to do with my experience I had with God… well nothing great, infact I haven’t had any vision, haven’t spoken in tongues, had not had any prophetic message or anything like that. Just that his presence gives me an indescribable joy and of course, those inner healings which I’m sure most Christians would have had some time in their lives. Among all the things that I believe in about God is the place we go after our death. I am convinced that the place we reach after death is far more real than the physical world we live in. It’s either Hell, Heaven or Purgatory.
This is an excerpt from Beyond Death’s Door which recounts the experience of a cardiologist who was a confirmed atheist, a real shocking revelation:
Several years ago a book was published, entitled Beyond Death’s Door by Dr. Maurice Rawlings. Dr. Rawlings, a specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, resuscitated many people who had been clinically dead. Dr. Rawlings, a devout atheist, “considered all religion “hocus-pocus” and death nothing more than a painless extinction”. But something happened in 1977 that brought a dramatic change in the life of Dr. Rawlings! He was resuscitating a man, terrified and screaming — descending down into the flames of hell:
“Each time he regained heartbeat and respiration, the patient screamed, “I am in hell!” He was terrified and pleaded with me to help him. I was scared to death. . . Then I noticed a genuinely alarmed look on his face. He had a terrified look worse than the expression seen in death! This patient had a grotesque grimace expressing sheer horror! His pupils were dilated, and he was perspiring and trembling — he looked as if his hair was “on end.”
Then still another strange thing happened. He said,”Don’t you understand? I am in hell. . . Don’t let me go back to hell!” . . .the man was serious, and it finally occurred to me that he was indeed in trouble. He was in a panic like I had never seen before.”
(Maurice Rawlings, Beyond Death’s Door,(Thomas Nelson Inc., 1979) p. 3).
Dr. Rawlings said, no one, who could have heard his screams and saw the look of terror on his face could doubt for a single minute that he was actually in a place called hell!
The Bible continually warns of a place called hell. There are over 162 references in the New Testament alone which warns of hell. And over 70 of these references were uttered by the Lord Jesus Christ!
The above excerpt is just one of the myriad examples that can be quoted. Meet you in my next post.