‘One of the great dangers of this century, and thus one of the great triumphs of Satan, has been the growing disbelief in the existence of Hell. For many, Hell has become a fable, a myth, an outdated holdover from “the Old Testament God of fire, brimstone and judgment.” Urged on by false doctrines, the idolizing of pleasure and self, and an infantile rejection of eternal punishment for serious wrongs “when Jesus is a God of love and kindness,” many have thrown Hell out the window – along with horror for sin. After all, if there is no Hell, then why be concerned about sin? Unfortunately, they forget that “I the Lord do not change” (Malachi 3:6). Hell has not suddenly evaporated because we would prefer it so. How subtle Satan is in these times. He increasingly tricks people into his web by disguising its very existence. He wants you to let down your guard. For the love of Jesus, and of your immortal soul, do not be deceived. Hell, eternal punishment for serious sins, exists. Scripture, the Church and the testimonies of many saints all confirm that Hell is a reality – a never-ending reality for those souls who must reside there with Satan and all the other damned forever, because by their own free will and choice they rejected God while on earth and excluded themselves from communion with Him forever.’
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.