Conspiracy of Silence

After watching the video of Bryan Melvin’s testimony of hell I feel profoundly moved by the Holy Spirit to preach and teach much more candidly, openly and vividly on heaven and hell. The video pointed me back to the Scriptures and the Scriptures convince me I have been negligent.

It seems to me there is a conspiracy of silence over the preaching of both heaven and hell. It is criminal negligence. The spirit of the world and of the age, the spirit of darkness, the spirit of antichrist, suppresses these truths: I suppose demons don’t like to hear about where they are going to end up and they also don’t want sinners to be warned of the danger they are in.

And because the enemy so opposes it he stirs people up to oppose it and intimidate any would-be preachers, to cause them to fear man, and either keep silent about it or water it down: a conspiracy of silence. The devil also deceives Christians into thinking that to mention hell would be unloving, and that’s a delusion.

The subject of hell is usually only preached by raving, compassion-less, judgmental preachers. It is rarely preached by people who really care.

But it takes a bulldozer in the spiritual realm to break thru the resistance and the conspiracy of silence: it takes men and women of faith who do not love their lives even to death.

3 Responses to “Conspiracy of Silence”

  1. missdebra Says:

    I thought the videos were excellent. Bryan Melvin seems very sincere. I have heard other accounts of hell and his experience seeing people tormented in their own little cells agrees with them. It is justice that people suffer in their own little cells. Isn’t that how they lived on earth, selfishly in their own little worlds?

    I hate to think of anyone going there, but those who do cannot sincerely repent. It’s as if hell is their opportunity to cry out to Jesus if they are tortured long and badly enough. The blood of Jesus never loses its power, and His blood was shed for them too.

    I believe that what keeps the damned in hell is that they are so selfish and hateful they respond to their torture with more hate and self centeredness. They never think of anyone but themselves. Even the story about Lazarus and the rich man in the Bible.exemplifies this. Did the rich man sorrow over all the people he had abused and neglected? Did he sincerely repent before God? No. His focus was on himself, his own family, his own brothers. His own blood and no one else.

  2. ian vincent Says:

    It’s an accurate observation that those in hell have the same sin nature they had when they were living on the surface of the earth and also that there is no Holy Spirit in hell to come to them and give them repentance, grace and mercy.

    We would never want to offer anyone a false hope that they will get a second chance to repent in hell, as that would be the cruelest joke anyone could play on another.

    And the Lake of Fire will be worse than hell.

    Up above us today they’re singing. Below us today they’re screaming and weeping. We stand between these two real worlds as Ambassadors for Christ urging all to be reconciled to God.

  3. Mark Says:

    Moses cried, “Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written,” (Exodus 32:32).

    Paul wrote, “For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh,” (Romans 9:3).

    I can completely understand elders placing concern for others ahead of concern for themselves.

    However, I can honestly say that I have never prayed, “Lord, send me to hell, but save these my brethren.”

    I do believe that these two men knew that God wouldn’t not forsake His covenant with them: and that this was an expression of their deep faith and confidence in God–both for themselves–and for those whom they loved.

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