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A LETTER FROM HELL



If you allow it, this article will cause you to think about your life and interactions with others. I watched a video titled A LETTER FROM HELL in which a young girl is killed, and she is writing her letter from the other side. While we know this is not possible, and some of the things said in the video are not exactly right, I think its message will help motivate us to take advantage of the opportunities we have to tell people about Jesus and what God offers us.


Summary of the Video’s Narrative


In the video, the tragedy unfolds as the girl is fatally struck by a car, leading to an out-of-body experience. She says it was a weird feeling to have her spirit leave her body. As this was happening, she heard her friend shout her name, but then she found herself in a foggy place where an angel was searching for her name in the Book of Life, but couldn’t find it. Suddenly, a giant demon grabbed her by the arm and yanked her away. “Where are you taking me?” she shrieked, but he didn’t answer. He finally replied as he tossed her into a holding place, “If your name is not written in the Book of Life, you cannot go to heaven.”


At that moment, all she could think about was her Christian friend and wondered why she had never told her about Jesus. She recalled them talking about Christianity several times, including right before she died, but why had her friend never told her how to get saved so she wouldn’t have to be in this horrible place? As regret and remorse filled her soul, two angels appeared and carried her away to hell.


This story is not completely accurate, but it reminds us to use our opportunities today to share the Gospel with others because we know their fate if they don’t follow Christ. The apostle Paul understood the importance of this in:

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 11 Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men;


Knowing this, shouldn’t we be more aggressive about telling people about Jesus and inviting them to church services or a personal Bible study? You might be the only person who can plant the seed of truth in their hearts that will transform them and keep them from facing the terror of the Lord.


A Dual Perspective on Responsibility


There is another side to this story. The girl writing her letter from hell was looking for someone to blame for her current condition. While it is true that it would have been good for her friend to tell her about Jesus and what she needed to do to be saved, she had plenty of opportunities to ask more about Jesus and His Word.


I imagine many people in that waiting place probably blame others for not telling them more or trying harder to persuade them. However, the reality is that everyone in that waiting place could have looked for God on their own. Even if they or this girl had heard the truth, it doesn’t mean they would believe it or obey the Gospel. Many people reject the truth, but if you are in that place, it’s easy to say that you wished someone had told you something or would have tried harder because now it’s your reality.


Conclusion


So, the moral of the story is if you are a Christian, do your best to take advantage of the opportunities you have to tell people about Jesus. Even if you fail and miss some opportunities, don’t give up. Instead, please do your best not to miss the next opportunity that presents itself.


This story also teaches non-Christians that they need to take advantage of the time they have to seek out God so they don’t have to go to hell. While they can blame others for going there, they need to realize they are to blame as well because Christianity or God’s Word is not a secret, nor is it something you can only learn about if someone tells you about it because most people have access to a Bible. Therefore, let’s never forget that hell is a real place, and so is heaven. Let’s do our best to make it to heaven and take as many people with us as possible.

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