The “Non-Offensive” Gospel

3 Sep

Many pastors today preach what is known in Christian circles as a “non- offensive” gospel.  They do not want to lose their nice churches and comfortable living situations.  Thus, they preach a message that is easy on the ears, but in reality is damning the souls of those who sit under their watered down, lukewarm, self help messages.  These pastors are afraid to offend!  They intentionally leave out Jesus’ dire warnings of hell and everlasting torment; as at least 45 times in the Gospels Jesus warned specifically against the fire and punishments awaiting the sinner as well as the believer who falls away from the knowledge of the truth.  It is as if they are ashamed of their own salvation!  If we are truly saved, then just what are we saved from?  If your pastor speaks about the wonders of heaven, does he mention the destruction that awaits the sinner in hell?  This is the topic of my sermon-blog today.

Below are some excerpts from Mary Baxter’s testimony “A Divine Revelation of Hell” where she describes the condition of the lost in hell.  During the mid seventies, the Lord took her to hell and told her to write down what she saw.  She describes in detail the horrors that await the hard of heart and unrepentant sinner.  You can also find her on youtube where she speaks.  Her love for God is genuine without doubt.  Before I was a Christian, I too had a brief encounter while on drugs and know what it is like to experience the awful reality of eternity apart from God.  It was only for a few seconds, and I did not see anything, but I could hear blasphemous words in a language I had never heard that cursed the blood of Jesus.  The feelings of regret were so painful that there are not words on earth to describe the sensations that I felt while I was there.  Here are a few paragraphs from her book – hope you all enjoy – and yes I will provide links at the bottom of this post where you can find her story in full.  Take care my beloved!

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“Screams filled the air as we came near the base of the tunnel. Piercing cries came up the dark tunnel to meet us. Sounds of all sorts filled the air. I could feel fear, death and sin all around me.”

“The worst odor I have ever smelled filled the air. It was the smell of decaying flesh, and it seemed to be coming from every direction. Never on earth had I felt such evil or heard such cries of despair. Soon I would find that these were the cries of the dead and that hell was filled with their wails.”

“I felt a gust of evil wind and a small suction force ahead of us. Lights like lightening or strobe flashes penetrated the black darkness and threw gray shadows on the walls. I could barely make out the form of something in front of me. I recoiled in shock when I realized that it was a large snake moving along ahead of us. As I continued to look, I saw those ugly snakes were slithering about everywhere.”

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“I heard a cry from the center of the first pit.  I saw a soul in the form of a skeleton, crying, “Jesus, have mercy!  O, Lord!” I said.  It was the voice of a woman. I looked at her and wanted to pull her out of the fire.  The sight of her broke my heart.  The skeleton form of a woman with a dirty-grey mist inside was talking to Jesus.  In shock, I listened to her.  Decayed flesh hung by shreds from her bones, and, as it burned, it fell off into the bottom of the pit.  Where her eyes had once been were now only empty sockets.  She had no hair.”

“The fire started at her feet in small flames and grew as it climbed up and over her body.  The woman seemed to be constantly burning, even when the flames were only embers.  From deep down inside her came cries and groans of despair, “Lord, Lord, I want out of here!  She kept reaching out to Jesus.  I looked at Jesus, and there was great sorrow on His face.  Jesus said to me, “My child, you are here with Me to let the world know that sin results in death, that hell is real.  “God, have mercy!” I cried as the fire reached its peak and the horrible burning started all over again. Great cries and deep sobs shook the form of this woman-soul. She was lost. There was no way out. “Jesus, why is she here?” I said in a small voice, for I was very scared.  Jesus said, “Come.”

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“We stopped at the next pit. It was exactly like all the others. Inside it was the form of a woman, which I knew by her voice. She cried out to Jesus for deliverance from the flames.

Jesus looked on the woman with love and said, “While you were on earth, I called you to come to Me. I pleaded with you to get your heart right with I Me before it was too late. I visited you many times in the midnight hour to tell you of My love. I wooed! you, loved you and drew you to Me by My Spirit.
“Yes Lord,’ you said, ‘I will follow You,’ With your lips you said you loved Me, but your heart did not mean it. I knew where your heart was. I often sent my messengers to you to tell you to repent of your sins and come to Me, but you would not hear Me. I wanted to use you to minister to others, to help others to find Me. But you wanted the world and not Me. I called you, but you would not hear Me, nor would you repent of your sins.”

The woman said to Jesus, “You remember, Lord, how I went to church and was a good woman. I joined the church. I was a member of Your church. I knew Your call was on my life. I knew I had to obey that call at all costs, and I did.”
Jesus said, “Woman, you are still full of lies and sin. I called you, but you would not hear Me! True, you were a member of a church, but being a church member did not get you to heaven. Your sins were many, and you did not repent. You caused others to stumble at My Word. You would not forgive others when they hurt you. You pretended to love and serve Me when you were with Christians, but when you were away from Christians, you lied, cheated and stole. You gave heed to seducing spirits and enjoyed your double life. You knew the straight and narrow way.”

“And,” Jesus said, “you also had a double tongue. You talked about your brothers and sisters in Christ. You judged them and thought you were holier than they, when there was gross sin in your heart. This I know, you would not listen to My sweet Spirit of compassion. You judged the outside of a person, without regard to the fact that many were children in the faith. You were very hard.

“Yes, you said you loved Me with your lips, but your heart was far from Me. You knew the ways of the Lord and you understood. You played with God, and God knows all things. If you had sincerely served God, you would not be here today. You cannot serve Satan and God at the same time.”

Jesus turned to me and said, “Many in the last days will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and will serve sin. Come out from among them, and be separate. Walk not in the way with them.” As we walked away, the woman began to curse and swear at Jesus. She screamed and cried with rage. We walked on. I was so weak in body.”

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The above were taken from Mary Baxter’s book as noted above.  You can read the whole account of what she saw and heard and experienced here.

You can watch her here on Youtube:

More to come shortly!

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