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Belief in Hell

by Mark Alder

I have been pondering for a long time the present times in which we live. I am amazed to see the large number of people who do not believe in the devil and Hell.

I have wondered whether or not I can write anything useful on this website.

Some years ago I had the pleasure of experiencing the charismatic wing of the Church. This has made me more open to “the movement of the Holy Spirit” than I would have been.

I am very grateful to Dom Benedict Heron who I knew personally for many years for much of my positive experience of the charismatic renewal. You can view his books at-:


The next point to consider is the many attempts that have been made over the years to distort sacred scripture in many different ways. This is one of the reasons why Christian belief in the truth of the Gospels has collapsed in certain places. Please see the following useful link.


The late Dennis Barton wrote much about the Gospels. See the following link.


The purpose of the above is to give the reader of this article a bit of useful background.

Now the Bible in general and Jesus in particularly refer to the existence of Hell. It must be mentioned that different words are used at different times to label Hell.

As Catholics we are required to believe in Hell. This is part of the
Four Last Things. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is very clear on this.

The problem is that a large number of Catholics and other Christians either do not believe in the existence of Hell or do not believe that anyone actually goes there.

The implications of Hell are so horrific that many people’s mind just cannot take it in. How can it be that any human beings can be subject to an eternity of torture by Satan and his demons without redress?

I must apologise now to any readers of this article who will be upset that I now below heartily recommend the following Evangelical book about Hell. I personally believe that God gives graces to certain people to briefly experience Hell, Purgatory and Heaven.

A Divine Revelation of Hell by Mary K. Baxter.
Published by Whitaker House
Both Kindle and Paperback versions are available on Amazon.

Now the significant point I want to make here is that a number of saints and others have written extensively about Hell in a way which strongly corroborates much of what Mary Baxter describes in her book.

Use the following link to read what Catholic saints and others have said about Hell.


Many people who read about Hell become so motivated about this subject that they spend much time and effort to persuade people to believe in Hell and change their lifestyle where necessary.

I sincerely hope that this article will affect some people in the same way.

Someone who liked the above article sent me the following link.


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Version: 2nd September 2018

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