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A Voice from Hell

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By Richard D. Courtney | November 2007
Richard D. Courtney, who writes from Muncie, Indiana, is author of Normandy to the Bulge: An American Infantry GI in Europe During World War II (Southern Illinois University Press, 1997).

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Everyone has heard of Hell. But most of us just brush it off. We aren’t going there, so why worry? We have better things to think about.

I used to think that way too, but now I am in Hell and it is horrible. Constant pain and no one can help me.

The day I died and faced Jesus Christ the Judge, I was all ready with my excuse list, which I had rehearsed while I was still alive. Surely He would understand and make an exception in my case. I’d be O.K.

Before I could open my mouth, He held up His hand and said to me, “Depart from Me into everlasting fire.” And that was it. No second chance, no appeals, no hope.

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