Questions posed below by website visitor about the subject of Hell….
If hell does not exist, why do so many people have mystical experiences where they claim to see hell with all of its sinners? I personally have never believed in such a place because I do not believe in a God that would allow his/her children to be damned for eternity because of sins. I just don’t see a God that would put us on the earth and then damn us because we gave into some of its influences. But many people fear hell and some even claim to have been taken there to view the realm. Why are some people shown this? Is it just to make us fearful to strive to be better people? Or is there some other reason some are shown the realm of the damned? By the way, I just want to say thank you so much for answering all of my questions. I’m glad I have found someone else that believes in using logic to understand what is going on in the universe.
J.S. Thompson’s response below to questions asked….
I’ve also seen hell and it was one of the most horrible experiences of my life. My vision came in the form of an out of body experience; in other words it was real in every sense of the word. Never the less, my experience was symbolic. In my experience, hell was a huge dreary cavern beneath the earth, and this cavern was filled with crocodiles. There were so many of them that they were almost on top of one another. There was a small pond in the middle of the cavern and it too was filled with crocodiles. All of the crocodiles were fighting to get into the pond and they were viciously attacking one another in order to do it. After only a few seconds, I told my guide, ” which I could not see” but knew was holding my hand, that I wanted to leave and then the experience ended.
Hell, like I saw in my vision, does not exist but there is a hell. I have since, been associated with those who are in hell! They don’t know it but there is a place inside of them that is always telling them that they are moving down the path to personal destruction. When people are moving in the wrong direction, there is a constant feeling of dread inside of them.
There are only two directions we can travel in life; one path leads us out of the cycle of life and death, and eventually, eternal “Paradise” and eternal community and the other leads to destruction. None of us are condemned eternally; we can and eventually will, turn our lives around. This is why we live life after life on the earth.
There are people who are definitively evil people but there are those who have not yet committed horrible crimes who are moving in the direction of hell. God must keep the road to hell open as long as there are those who are willing to walk it; just like God must keep the road to Paradise open. God is telling us which way to go and then allows us to make the choice. Those who walk in the right direction are not without pain and problems, but when we are walking the right path… there is a certain feeling inside of us that tells us we are doing the right thing and moving in the right direction. However, when we are moving in the direction of hell, we have great conflict inside of us!
When someone commits a horrible crime, we say that this person is going to hell and we are right but there are many people we don’t consider to be serial killers, child molesters or those who commit crimes against the innocent that are also going to hell as well. Hell takes many forms!!!
People, who commit horrible crimes against the innocent here on earth are woefully surprised when they leave the earth as they are met briefly by their relatives but this reunion is cut short by the taunts of their victims and their victim’s families. Out there, Solamenta… it is a place where people can still hurt one another. This hurt takes the form of telepathic interference. Out there, Solamenta… we begin life as telepathic beings. Telepathy is facilitated by a computer and this computer allows us to do things to one another, out there, just like people do things to one another here on the earth. When the victims and the families of the victims go to meet a criminal that has harmed them, they tell the computer to allow the criminal to hear them telepathically. In other words they interfere with the criminal’s ability to hear his family members properly and this is when hell begins for those who commit horrible crimes. This can be so frightening, that those who are going thru this are put in a place where this interference can be controlled but if they come out, they are subject to this form of torment once again. This is called, out there … “Isolation”. God wants us to pay for our crimes but God also wants to provide a place for us, where we can at least have an opportunity to change our life and in time, become productive members of society. God’s plan does not include eternal damnation for anyone and eventually, we will be redeemed and will take our place within a truly immortal society. As God was teaching me about hell, the one theme that I was continually being told was this, “leave not one of my beloved children behind!” In other words, God wants those who are learning how to climb the mountain, to be the instructors for those who are not doing what they are supposed to do.
Out there, just like on the earth, there are those which society would consider saints who dedicate their life’s to working with the worst of the worst and attempting to help them become productive members of society. I think it’s interesting that God uses the best of us, to help the worst of us.
It’s one thing to commit a horrible crime, those who have done this have defined the road they are walking but in Gods eyes there are many others who have not yet committed these crimes but if they continue down the roads they are walking, one day will. God must keep the road to hell open so that those who are willing to walk it will and this road to hell is even encouraged!
God speaks to us in both ears; in our left ear she tells us do to the wrong thing and then in our right ear, she tells us to do the right thing. God prays that we will not listen to her when she is speaking to us in our left ear and weeps when we do and God rejoices when we hear her in our right ear and walk the path of righteousness. This is a hard lesson to accept but the only way we are ever going to evolve, the only way we can ever develop the strength, self-discipline and character to live in an immortal society is thru the process called resistance. In other words, God tempts us to do the wrong thing but she also tells us the right thing to do and then she expects us to make a choice. This process has historically been called temptation. Listening to God in our left ear, falling for temptation can better be described as following the path of least resistance. When we follow the path of least resistance, we become weak but when we listen to God in our right ear, we follow the path of greatest resistance and we become strong.
There is no Satan, in the classical sense but there are many out there who like playing Satan, who like playing God! These people could be anyone. On the earth they might even be considered righteous but God has a different definition of righteous than we do on the earth, because God knows our hearts. Sin comes from the heart! When we have sin in our heart, then God will eventually bring that sin to the surface. If this is done during or earth life, then it continues when we leave the earth and if we can’t overcome it out there, then we are sent to the earth again.
In order to overcome our weaknesses, we must see ourselves for who we truly are and not who we believe ourselves to be. Everything we do on the earth and out there is documented and recorded and when we leave the earth, we are shown a few things that will help us to understand that we still have work left to do with ourselves.
This initiation has been described as a “life review”. The book, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” written by Mitch Albom is a very good portrayal of what a life review is; and also, a made for TV adaptation of the novel was filmed in 2004, starring Jon Voight and I recommend both. Our life review doesn’t show everything we have done both good and bad during our life but it covers the highlights and gives us a good start to our new life out there, Solamenta. Our life review is not an easy process but we are encouraged out there, to continue independent study of ourselves and in this way, our life review becomes a continuing work project. However, just like on the earth, some people are astute and others are not and so this opportunity ends for some when it becomes difficult. Seeing ourselves for who we truly are is one of the most difficult things we will ever do! As one can imagine, the most difficult life review would be seen by those who have committed horrible crimes and because these people who have spent a life time following the path of least resistance, are the weakest members of our society and have the most difficult time seeing themselves for who they truly are! However, there are those who have not committed horrible crimes, at least not as defined by society, who trivialize their actions. The cycle of life and death is designed to bring out the best and the worst in us. There are many people who disguise their desires because they would not be accepted by society. You might be able to fool society but you can’t fool God and if we do not solve the weaknesses of the soul, then we will find ourselves on the earth again being led in one direction or the other. If we are so inclined, we will be led down the path to hell as far as we are willing to follow it. There comes a point in our life, when our existence becomes so horrific, that we are compelled to exercise our God given ability of self-determination to turn our life around. However, if we can’t acknowledge it, then we won’t do it and this is what a life review is all about!
If someone believes themselves to be moving in the direction of Paradise but is really moving in the direction of hell, they need to know it… so they can do a course correction. When we believe ourselves to be one place but are really in another, we are truly lost. All of us need to be ready to see ourselves for who we really are; the way God sees us, not the way we see ourselves and this process can be done by reviewing the tapes that have been documenting and recording our lives since the “beginning”.
God does not see us as sinners, not like we see each other. God sees us only as children who need to be taught. All of us should become experts at self-evaluation. If we will do this while we are on the earth and learn to exercise self-discipline and will power, if we learn to own up to our mistakes, make an accounting and make restitution to those we have hurt… then, we will not have to do it “out there, Solamenta”. If we can correct our character flaws while we are here on the earth, then there will no longer be a reason to send us back to earth and we can go to the next level of our evolutionary trek!
Good luck on your journey…
AUTHOR: J.S. THOMPSON
About the Author…
J.S. Thompson is a retired senior government official with a graduate degree from the University of Texas.