CAN A CHRISTIAN GO TO HELL AFTER HE IS SAVED?
The Lord pointed out one middle-aged woman whom I knew before her death. She had died in a car accident at the beginning of 2005. I was shocked to see that woman in Hell because we all knew her as a God-fearing and God-loving person. The Lord told me that that woman loved Him and He also loved her; she had served Him when she was on Earth; she had led many people to the Lord and she knew the Word very well. She was kind to the poor and needy; she gave to them, and helped them in many ways. She was a good servant of the Lord in most ways.
Those words of the Lord shocked me even more and I asked Him why He would let someone who had served Him so well end up in Hell. The Lord looked at me and said that this lady had believed the deception of the Devil. Although she knew the Scriptures well, she believed the lie of the Devil that there are big sins and small sins. She thought that a ‘small’ sin would not lead her to Hell because, after all, she was a Christian.
The Lord continued, “I went to her many times and told her to stop what she was doing but many times she would reason that what she was doing was too small and she attributed my warning to her own feelings of guilt. There was a time when she stopped for a while but then she convinced herself again that the warning was not from Me but her own voice because that sin was too insignificant to grieve the Holy Spirit.”
I asked the Lord again to tell me what the sin was that this woman has committed and He answered me thus, “This woman had a friend who is a nurse at Oshakati Hospital. Whenever this woman was sick, she would not go to hospital and pay for her hospital card as normal practice; she would just pick up the telephone and tell her friend to organize medicine for her from the Hospital Dispensary. Her friend would always oblige and tell her to pick up the medicine at a particular time. Firstly, she decided to accept the lie of the Devil about small and big sin and rejected my truth; she caused somebody else to sin and steal on her behalf but, worst of all, she grieved the Holy Spirit. This is what caused her to be in Hell. It does not matter whether you bring millions of souls to the Lord; it is still possible to go to Hell for grieving the Holy Spirit. You must not only care about the salvation of others but you must be careful not to forget about your own soul. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit at all times.” After the Lord said those words He said that we should go back.
Many Christians who have heard this story do find it problematic. They would always ask me, “What about justification, mercy and grace?” and “Is it possible to lose your Salvation after you have received it?” “Is that not a bit too harsh?” “Can God be so cruel?”
Well, as I have said elsewhere in this book, I am not presenting any theology here. I am just telling you what the Lord has shown and taught me – and what He has allowed me to experience. Please refer to your Bible for answers. Look at the following verses and make your own judgment.
“But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” (1Corinthians 9:27)
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue to sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? (Romans 6:1-2)
“Do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lust.” (Romans 6:12)
“For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.” (Hebrews 10:26-27)
Can I go to Hell after having served the Lord and led many to Christ? You be the judge!
Repent, rededicate your life to Jesus and be steadfast in Him till the end.
God bless you