What if you had a friend who died in SIN or without knowing Jesus as their personal savior? What if he or she went to HELL? What if one day you received an E-mail or letter from your friends in the flames of eternal torment.
There was a High School Student named Josh who has a friend named Zack. Although, Zack had every opportunity to tell Josh about Jesus Christ. But he didn’t.
They were best friend. They play soccer, went to classes and share their lives with each other. But there is one thing that Zack held back from Josh, HIS PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST. The rest of the story is simple and sad. A few too many beers. A tragic drive home, a crash, a death, a funeral and a letter.
A LETTER FROM HELL TO A FRIEND
Dear Zack; I died today, It’s a lot different than I expected. You see, I always thought that dying would bring me to a world that is foggy and hazy but this place is crystal clear. It’s even more real than my life on Earth.
- I CAN THINK.
- I CAN TALK.
- I CAN EVEN FEEL.
Right after the accident, I can feel my spirit leaving my body.
At first, I was just standing in the line, getting registered, I guess. They ask me for my name and began to look inside a book, which they called the BOOK OF LIFE
. I guess they can’t find it there, and then a huge beast standing beside grab me by the arm and start dragging me away.
I was terrified; I had no idea of what was going on. I asked the beast; WHERE HE IS HEADING?
But he can’t answer. Then I asked him again; finally, he told me “Only those, whose names were written in the BOOK OF LIFE, could enter into HEAVEN; the rest would be condemned to HELL forever.
I was scared, the beast drag me into a holding cell. Zack, do you know what I have been thinking? I have been thinking about YOU. Zack, you are a Christian. You told me so, yourself. We talk about it 3 times today. Jerry brought it up, but you laughed it off. Cyril brought it up, but you changed the subject.
It all came up right before the accident. The question I can’t take off my mind is this; Zack, WHY HAVEN’T YOU EVER TOLD ME ABOUT HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN
? I mean, you say you are my friend. But if you were, you would have told me about Jesus and told me about this terrible place that am heading-for. I can feel my heart burning out my chest.
Zack; the beast sent to capture me are coming down the hall-way. I can hear their voices, whispering about some part of Hell. They call it the LAKE OF FIRE. I can’t stand this Zack. I am terrified. The beast has opened the room; Ooh NO, NO, they are coming in and they are pointing at me. They are grabbing me and carrying me out of the room.
I can smell the burning sulfur and brimstone. I can see the clips of the burning flames where I will be thrown and burnt. This is it; I AM WITHOUT HOPE. They are coming Closer-Closer-Closer. My heart is burning with fear. They are holding me over to the flames. I am damned forever. This is it; they have thrown me into it; THE FIRE, PAIN, HELL.
THE GREAT TORMENT
Zack; I am tormented here in thousands different ways. Those that suffer upon the earth seldom have more than one affliction at a time. Hence, if they have HIV, stroke and Ulcer, wouldn't they think they were miserable? But they are like the biting of a flea compared to these INTOLERABLE sharp pains that i endure each moment in this dark side of eternity.
I have all the suffering in HELL, The unquenchable FIRE which burnt me; A lake of burning BRIMSTONE that ever choke me. The utter darkness that frighten me and a form of conscience that gnaws upon me. Another part of my misery is the ceaselessness and extremely violent of my tormentor. They are continual, dreadful shrieks and howling. It's the completion of all misery, a prison, dungeon, bottomless pit, lake of brimstone, a FURNACE of fire that burns for eternity.
My nostrils are smothered with sulfurous flames; my tongues with burning blisters; and the whole body is rolled with a continual gnawing WORMS. My mind is tormented as i remember how foolishly i wasted my PRECIOUS time on earth. I am tormented with the thoughts of my past PLEASURE, present pains, and future sorrows which are to last forever.
The fire that burnt me is so violent that all the water in the sea can never QUENCH it. The pains i suffer here are so extreme that it is impossible for anyone to know them except the damned, but there is no easing of my torments, and what i suffer now i must suffer FOREVER.
All my intolerable suffering shall last to all eternity. All these suffering that I have recounted are very grievous. But that which makes them the most grievous is the remembrance of "YOU" This torment shall always be forever because you refuse to PREACH AND WARN ME ABOUT THIS PLACE. Why zack? Why didn't you rebuke me of my sins? Why didn’t you ever tell me about Jesus? Zack; I wish you are here. Signed By; "Yours Friend Josh.
THE CALL FOR EVANGELISM
My Beloved Brethren; "WHO FROM HELL, IS SCREAMING OUT YOUR NAME? Sharing of the Gospel and Good news of the kingdom
is the most HEART BEAT OF GOD. Each seconds, minutes and hour we share the gospel to someone; is like pouring a cold water upon God in the midst of heavy summer period.
However; when we eventually intercede seriously upon such soul and he/she becomes fully converted and also ensure their establishment in faith; it is like offering God a cold chilled drink in midst of a severe summer period. He that preacheth the Gospel is a wise Christian while he that ensure the establishment of Soul in the kingdom does better.