“Jesus said, It is better to lose one part of your body than that your whole body be thrown into Hell.”  Matthew 5:29 and 18:9

“You snakes, you brood of vipers how will you escape being condemned to Hell.”  Matthew 23: 33

There were two women in our village who were dying of AIDS.  Mary was a believer. The Christian sisters cared for her during her sickness.  She was unconscious for three days prior to her death.  During that time she was bathed and changed.   Never once during my visits did I find her in her own wastes or dressed in dirty clothes.  Women took turns caring for her and staying with her round the clock. She died surrounded by loving people. She went to a better world, free of sickness and pain, forever.

Dodo, a woman who was not a Christian also had AIDS.   She lived with her family members who didn’t know the Lord.  They called on the native doctors and traditional herbalists to treat her. She drank concoctions that made her sicker. The witch doctor covered her body with repulsive mixtures.  No one took care of her. Her friends couldn’t endure the sight and smell of her neglected state, soaked in urine, and soiled clothing. In the end she died alone.

The village pastor said that she joined her lord, Satan, whom she worshipped and had offered sacrifices. She went to the fiery furnace of eternal damnation for more suffering.

We are spirits and souls who reside in bodies. Spirits never die. If a person is  miserable and in pain on earth, he may look forward to death, but if he ends up in Hell, he will have an eternity of agony.

Christ spoke of Heaven and Hell. Unbelievers and believers both suffer on earth. With Jesus there is hope of a joyful eternity without pain and misery.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:36

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved.” Acts 16:31


About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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2 Responses to HEAVEN and HELL

  1. mflabar says:

    It would still be worth it to live for Christ, if there were no heaven or hell.

  2. Tim Jones says:

    this was a great reminder to me about how important the plan of God is in my life. I have to have something to look forward to and heaven is that future for me! Thanks!

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