Dont Go To Hell!
The Testimony Of A Man Who Died And Saw Hell's Flames
go to Hell! cried Dick Spiller. I have seen and felt the flames! he said
to his family, as he laid on the hospital stretcher. Hell is a reality. I know,
because I was there! I have been given a second chance. But most people who will go there
At first this sounded like the ravings of a lunatic or religious
fanatic, but his startled family and friends knew that he was neither. Only hours earlier
on August 26, 1988, Spiller, a civil engineer in Zurich, Switzerland, laid lifeless on a
hospital stretcher, a victim of a severe automobile crash. For nearly twenty minutes,
doctors frantically struggled to revive his vital signs with no success, but finally one
last electrical burst from the defibrillator unit produced a faint heartbeat. Amazingly,
Spiller survived and eventually recovered fully from his injuries.
The doctor, heart specialist Robert Suter, confirmed that Spiller
had been clinically dead for at least eighteen minutes on the operating table before he
was revived. But even more startling than his miraculous recovery, was Spillers
shocking description of an after-life experience in which he claimed to see the fires of
When my heart first stopped, I felt a sense of relief, but it
didnt last long, said Spiller. The ground beneath me began to quake and
crack and black smoke billowed up! Its hard to put into words, but there
seemed to be evil and fear all around me. I wanted to run away but there was nowhere to
Then a terrible, evil face began to form in the smoke. I could
hear hideous laughter and the screams of women and men beneath me. When the face was fully
formed, two fiery eyes opened wide and glared. I knew then that I had come face-to-face
with the devil himself!
The next thing I knew I was enveloped in the smoke. The ground
opened wider and I fell into a crack. Going deeper and deeper into the earth I felt like I
was being watched. I screamed for help until terror overcame me. I was burning and shaking
and could feel hot claws tearing at my flesh!
Suddenly, I came into a great room of fire. There were masks
of agony in the flames. I knew instinctively that these were the faces of the damned. I
was sobbing in pain and fear when a sweet voice whispered: Go back and always
remember this. The next moment, I opened my eyes and saw the doctor who had
restarted my heart.
I saw and felt the flames of Hell! said Spiller.
For some reason I was given a second chance. But most people who will go to Hell
will not. You can only heed my warning or laugh it off - but I hope you take it to heart!
Hell is a reality, he said. I know, because I was there! I am only grateful
that I was given another chance to come back and live my life differently so I never have
to go back to that horrible place!
Spillers true testimony, which was reported in a major U.S.
newspaper, is remarkably accurate to the Bibles description of Hell. It may surprise
many people to learn that in the New Testament, Jesus actually taught more about Hell than
Heaven, indicating that it is a real place called the Lake of Fire (Rev.
20:14-15). According to the Bible it is a realm of punishment that was originally prepared
only for the Devil and his angels (Matt. 25:41), where tormenting fire will never cease
(Mark 9:44, Matt. 25:46), and where there will be weeping and gnashing of
teeth in outer darkness for eternity (Matt. 22:13).
Who will go to Hell? Instinctively we may think of the sinister kind
of people... murderers, drug pushers, child molesters, etc. However, the Bible says:
...anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of
fire. (Rev. 20:15). This tells us that Hell will not only contain such evil people,
but all those whose names are not written in the Book of Life.
According to the Bible, all human beings have a sinful nature that
will condemn them to hell (Rom. 3:23, Rom. 6:23) unless they receive Gods gift of
life. The Book of Life is the registry of Heaven, containing the names of all those who
have received Gods gift. No one recorded in the book will go to Hell.
So how do we get our name written in the book of life? By placing
faith in Gods Son, Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior! The scripture tells us that
God sent Jesus into the world to take our sins upon Himself, as our substitute (2 Pet
2:24). He bore our sins, and died in our place -- so that all who would believe in Him and
His sacrificial work would be saved. God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting
life (John 3:16).
At the moment that we sincerely repent of our sins, and place our
faith in Christ to live for Him, our name is written in Heaven (Luke 10:20), and someday
when our body dies, our soul will go to Heaven to be with the Lord for eternity (Col.
How about you? Is your name written in Heaven? Are you living for
God? Are you a backslider? If you would die tonight, are you sure that you would go to
Heaven, instead of Hell?
For the sake of eternity, please dont wait another minute!
Call upon Jesus in sincerity and ask Him to become your Savior. As the scripture states:
...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God
has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).
The scripture states: But there shall by no means enter it
(Heaven) anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are
written in the Lambs Book of Life. (Rev. 21:27).
accept Christ, Pray this from your heart:
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