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Hell, the root of volcanoes? Maybe..

"Vents of volcanic rage and magma flows; a vast cauldron of molten magma waiting to singe eternally those uninitiated to the living Word."

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Lava flow. Photo: Flickr/z2amiller

Many say there is no hell. No fire and sulfurous brimstone. They cannot conceive of an expanding lake of flames.

I have never borne witness to such a horrid spectacle, not in my worst nightmare, but I do believe there is a hell. The Word tells me so. My lack of tangible, empirical evidence does not dissuade me.
You see, I do not have to hear the wailing and the gnashing of teeth to believe. I do not have to hear my own screams from the agony and the pain of my own burning flesh. I do not have to look upon the worm that dieth not, to believe.

For, Vesuvius and Killieau tell me something. St. Helens and Pinatua tell me more than I care to know. Pompei makes a hot, salient point! Karmisky’s 4-mile high plumes of steam and boiling gases make a believer of me that something of a hellish nature seethes below.

One does not have to have keen insight to “get the drift.” Polar bears and arctic wolves know and understand. Even ice bergs and glaciers respect the fire down under.

Vents of volcanic rage and magma flows; a vast cauldron of molten magma waiting to singe eternally those uninitiated to the living Word.

The unrepentant, haughty, sacrilegious, and blasphemous, the boastful, reprobate, all liars, and most assuredly, the unsaved.

There is a burning at the depth; an unquenchable fire. This I know by volcanism. But, whether this is the hell of Biblical truth, I do not know, nor do I care to know. The oracles of God are sufficient for my understanding. The inerrant living Word reveals a burning at the depth — an ignoble place of sulfurous brimstone, a place of expanding flames.

This I believe. The question is — Do You?

<p>Jarrette Fellows, Jr. is Publisher and Editor of Compton Herald. He attended junior and senior high school in Compton, and is an alumnus of California State University, Los Angeles.</p>

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