“Though One Rose From The Dead”


Grace and peace to the Elect Lady, and greetings to the many women of ill repute. 

A reader asked my opinion of Angelica Zambrano, an Ecuadorian girl, who claims to have died and been taken to hell.  I had never heard of Miss Zambrano, and, to tell you the truth, I was hesitant to even investigate her.  That’s because this was not the first time that I have heard such a testimony.  My wife has told me of two similar testimonies.  The first such testimony she heard as a girl growing up in Congo; the other was here in Munich a couple of years ago.  Amazingly (or not) Zambrano’s testimony and those that my wife heard share the same significant elements.  There is hardly any difference.  I believe that this phenomenon of people dying and going to hell is a lie from the pit of hell.  It is a strong delusion.

The apostle Paul said that because men took pleasure in unrighteousness, God would send them a “strong delusion” that they would believe a lie.  It is not the lie that will be strong, but the delusion.  The lie will be obvious to anyone of discernment, but the sinful would be unable to resist it, because God has clouded their judgment.  Visitations to heaven and hell are part of that strong delusion, as I will explain, and are not intended to deceive those of understanding, but those who, because of sin, are “willingly ignorant”: they want to be deceived.  And God will oblige them.  Oh, how He will oblige them.

The apostle Paul warned us not to get involved with “foolish and unlearned questions” that waste our time and rarely bring anyone to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  The question, “Does God allow people to die, go to hell, come back, and testify of that experience?” is a foolish and unlearned question.  Doctrinally, it is so ridiculous, that it’s a wonder anyone believes it.  That many do believe it marks it as a strong delusion.

When I examined Angelica’s testimony, therefore, I wasn’t looking for credible information.  If it is of Satan–and it is–then there will undoubtedly be something credible there.  Satan always injects some truth into his lies to make them more palatable.  For the undiscerning and those who do not know their Bible, it is that truth that makes the delusion so strong.  But, as no lie is of the truth, there will always be a point where the truth and the lie divorce, clearly distinguishing one from the other, and exposing the whole thing for the lie that it is.  I also didn’t examine Angelica’s testimony to look for unbiblical doctrines, for her claim to have been taken to hell is already unbiblical, as we shall see.

I examined Angelica’s testimony for one reason and one reason only: to see what lie she is trying to sell us.  And I am very glad that I did investigate Angelica’s testimony, for I discovered yet another tool in Satan’s bag of tricks.  Let’s talk about it.

Angelica claims to have been told by an angel that she would die and afterwards be shown “great and mighty things…that she did not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).  For some strange reason, she perceived that these great and mighty things had to do with the existence of heaven and hell.  According to her testimony, she was right, as, after her death, an angel took her first to hell, then to heaven, to the end that she would return to the land of the living and testify of their existence to “the nations.”

Before even reading Angelica’s testimony, I knew it to be a lie.  Consider that Jesus, in the Gospel of Luke, told a story that addressed the inefficacy of one coming back from the dead to testify of the existence of hell.  In His story of the rich man and Lazarus, a poor diseased beggar, Jesus recounted how both of them died and went to their rewards: the rich man to hell, and Lazarus to “Abraham’s Bosom,” the place where the righteous went before the death and resurrection of Jesus.  We pick up at this point:

“And in hell [the rich man] lift up his eyes, and being in torments, he seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 

“And cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 

“But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 

“And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 

“Then [the rich man] said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: 

“For I have five brethren; that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 

“Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 

“And [the rich man] said, Nay father, but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 

“And [Abraham] said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead” (Luke 16:19-31).

There is much that can be gleaned from these passages, but what concerns us is what Abraham said about sending one from the dead to testify about hell.  He said that the living had “Moses and the prophets,” and that the rich man’s brothers should listen to them.  By Moses, Jesus meant the first five books of the Old Testament known as Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, respectively.  These books are known in Judaism as the Torah, and were written by Moses.  (Joshua finished the book of Deuteronomy after the death of Moses.)  The book of Exodus contains the Ten Commandments (Chapter 20) and, together with Leviticus and Deuteronomy, form what was known as the Law.  The prophets are all the books from Isaiah to Malachi and deal with God’s punitive pronouncements upon Israel for such sins as idolatry and witchcraft.  The Law is important to Judaism because it contains Gods commandments concerning sin and His punishment of sin. 

Abraham was saying that in these books were all the Jews needed to know about what God hates and what God will do when we do what He hates.  Abraham knew that for a person who loved God and chose to obey Him, these books contain all that he would ever need to know to avoid God’s wrath.  But if a person doesn’t love God and chooses to disobey Him, then nothing would persuade him to do otherwise—even someone coming back from the dead.  Now, if Jesus felt that way then, is there any reason to believe He feels any differently now?

At the time of Jesus’ story, only the Old Testament existed.  But now we have the New Testament, which not only contains all of Jesus’ teachings on heaven and hell, but Paul’s testimony of being taken to the third heaven and the Revelation of Jesus Christ, wherein the apostle John writes of his prophetic vision of heaven and hell.  Today, there is much more information on heaven and hell available to those who want to believe.  There is no need to add anything to it.

So even before hearing her testimony, I knew that Angelica Zambrano was a fraud.  If God didn’t think it necessary to send someone back from the dead then, He doesn’t think it’s necessary now.  Remember, God doesn’t change.  The question, then, is “Why is Satan promoting Angelica Zambrano and others like her?  What is he trying to sell us?” 

We will answer this question by examining Angelica’s testimony, for it is very revealing.  Before she even got to the meat and potatoes, I could see the first lie she was promoting.  Listen to this:

I first accepted Christ when I was 12, but I told myself, “None of my friends were evangelicals and I felt strange amongst them“, so I walked away from God…” 

Angelica’s use of the term “evangelicals” is very revealing.  The term evangelical is not Christian, but Roman Catholic.  All true Christians are evangelical by default, as we were given a mandate by the Lord Jesus to evangelize.  So “evangelical” is inherent in the term Christian.  The Roman Catholic Charismatic movement, in order to make Roman Catholicism appear to be just another denomination of the Christian church, calls Christians “evangelicals” to distinguish them from Roman Catholics.

This is important, because Angelica was born and raised in Ecuador, a Roman Catholic country.  So it is very likely that she and her friends grew up Roman Catholic.  By saying that none of her friends were evangelical rather than saying they were not Christian, Angelica is implying:

  1. that at least some of her friends were Roman Catholic and
  2. that Roman Catholics are Christians, but not Protestants.

If Angelica were being truthful, she would have said that none of her friends were Christians, making it clear that Roman Catholicism is not Christianity.  She instead uses the politically correct, charismatic term, evangelical, signaling her belief that Roman Catholicism is Christianity.  This told me that Angelica is a Roman Catholic Charismatic. By the way, her mother said that they are Pentecostal, and many charismatic churches claim to be Pentecostal.  But I’ve heard that true Pentecostal churches resent the Charismatic Movement and its influence on the Christian church.

The Charismatic Movement promotes Roman Catholicism as an apostate Christian denomination.  But if you understand what Roman Catholicism really teaches, then you know that it is not Christian at all, but merely pays lip service to Jesus Christ.  Roman Catholics really worship the idol known as the Virgin Mary.  Jesus wants people to leave that idolatrous system, so if Angelica were really sent of Jesus, He would have made her the Apostle to the Roman Catholics, with the primary message to “come out of her my people, that you partake not of her sins, and receive not of her plagues.”  Though later in her testimony Angelica says that idolatry is wrong, she never calls Roman Catholicism idolatry.  This was a red flag for me.

It is also important to note that Angelica doesn’t give a detailed account of her conversion experience, but simply says that she “accepted Jesus” at twelve years old.  If this is true, then she likely had some other religious conviction before this.  In that she was born and raised in Ecuador, that religion was probably Roman Catholicism.  If Angelica had truly “accepted Jesus” as she claims, then she would have felt compelled to explain the difference between the Jesus she found and the Roman Catholic “Jesus” she grew up with.  The Holy Spirit would have made certain of this. 

Our testimony is important for many reasons, but Angelica’s is vitally important, not only because she makes such an incredible claim, but because of the likelihood that she was raised Roman Catholic.  In this age of apostasy, it is extremely important that someone in Angelica’s position first establish her Christian credentials through her conversion testimony.  That she doesn’t do this is highly suspect. 

I believe Angelica is a Roman Catholic, and proof of this can be seen in her testimony of her visit to hell and her conversation with “Jesus.”  During one part of this visit, Angelica claims to have seen Pope John Paul II, about whom “Jesus” says:

“He is being tormented because he did not repent.”

Angelica presses “Jesus” further as to why the pope was there, to which he says:

“Daughter, no fornicator, no idolater, no one who is greedy and no liar will inherit My Kingdom.”

Angelica argues that Pope John Paul II preached to multitudes of people, to which “Jesus” replies:

“Yes, Daughter, he may have said many things, but he would never speak the truth as it is.  He never said the truth and they know the truth and although he knew the truth, he preferred money over preaching about salvation.  He would not offer reality…” 

The problem with this statement is that although “Jesus” says the pope would not speak the truth “as it is,” he didn’t say where this truth can be found.  Jesus Christ says that we will be judged by His Word.  When my Jesus judges the pope–and He will–it will be because the pope didn’t tell or believe the truth as it is found in the Bible.  That truth is that Jesus Christ is “The Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6).  Angelica’s Jesus doesn’t surprise me, however, because, as you may know, for Roman Catholics, the Bible ranks dead last as a source of doctrine, coming behind Catholic tradition, the writings of the “church fathers,” and the decrees of the pope.  This is yet another clue that Angelica Zambrano is a Roman Catholic.  

Now Angelica’s “Jesus” tells her what “truth” Pope John Paul II failed to tell the people:

“[He] would not say that hell is real and that heaven also exists; Daughter, now he is here in this place.”

This is “the truth” that the pope withheld from the people? that heaven and hell are real?  I have a huge problem with this.  

During his tenure, Pope John Paul II was the head of the Roman Catholic church: and Roman Catholics, contrary to Scripture, worship an idol named Mary, pray to dead saints, venerate relics (the body parts and personal effects of “saints”), and worship a piece of bread, which they claim is Jesus Christ.  This is idolatry, and idolatry is the sin that God hates the most.  Yet this girl, who claims that “Jesus” made her a “watchman,” would have us believe that the Lord Jesus Christ had nothing to say about the Roman Catholic church as an idolatrous institution.  In fact, the closest she gets to this is to say: 

“Humanity has been deceived believing in an assumed saint, which is not, but is a demon, working through an idol made by the hand of man.” 

With this statement, Angelica implies that the worship of saints is idolatry, but the Roman Catholic worship of Mary is not, because she neither mentions Mary, nor Roman Catholicism.  Though “Jesus” at least mentions Mary, he does so only cursorily: 

“Mary has no knowledge of anything [happening on Earth] and the only One that they must exalt is Me, because neither Mary, nor St. Gregory nor any other saint can offer salvation.” 

You will notice that “Jesus” says that only he should be exalted, but he says nothing about prayers to Mary.  Understand that to the average person, the term exalt means absolutely nothing.  The average Roman Catholic only knows that he prays to Mary, whom he believes pleads on his behalf to Jesus.  In the average Roman Catholic’s mind, he is honoring Jesus by praying to his mother.  What Roman Catholics need to hear from Angelica, therefore, is that they should not be praying to Mary at all, but to Jesus Himself.

You must understand that the idol known as the Virgin Mary, who is, in fact, a goddess that has been worshipped throughout the world since antiquity, is the most important idol in Roman Catholicism.  Without Mary, Roman Catholicism would not exist.  Therefore, because Angelica never condemns the worship of Mary, her testimony becomes a default endorsement of Mary worship and the Roman Catholic religion by Jesus Christ. 

What is perhaps most important of all is the fact that “Jesus” says nothing about the Roman Catholic “adoration,” or worship, of the Eucharist: the consecrated bread that Catholics eat during the mass.  Roman Catholicism teaches that this bread is the literal, not symbolic, body, blood, and divinity of Jesus Christ, and Roman Catholics worship this bread, believing it to be Jesus Christ Himself.  So not only is Eucharist worship idolatry, which is an abomination to Jesus, but the practice blasphemes His name.  This makes the Eucharist “another Jesus” according to the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 11:4.  Because Angelica’s “Jesus” says nothing about the worship of the Eucharist, her testimony becomes an endorsement of that practice also.

Roman Catholicism also features the crucifix, which is an idol, because it features an image of Jesus, and God forbids the making of images of anything, including things in heaven (Exodus 20:4).  Jesus is in heaven (Hebrews 10:12).  The crucifix is also a blasphemous object, because it still has Jesus Christ hanging on a cross.  Again, Jesus is in heaven.  Jesus on the cross also makes the crucifix a cursed object, because Galatians 3:13 says, “Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.”  And the crucifix is also worshipped, which, again, makes it an idol (Exodus 20:5). 

Lastly, the pope has made himself an object of worship, because he claims to be the Vicar, or Substitute, of Jesus Christ, and Jesus is worshipped.  Exalting a mere mortal into the position of Creator of the universe is the ultimate form of idolatry and makes Roman Catholicism the most blasphemous and idolatrous religion in the world.  In fact, the Roman Catholic church is the head of all idolatry.  The Bible calls her “MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” (Revelation 17:5).  Because of this idolatrous system, millions—possibly even billions—of deceived people are going to hell. 

The Bible says that the Roman Catholic church is responsible for the blood of all the prophets and the saints.  Beginning with the murders of the prophets of God, including the beheading of John the Baptist by Herod; continuing with the Roman persecution of the Christian church under Nero and a host of Caesars, the massacre of untold millions of Christians under the Roman Catholic Inquisition, the brutal Communist dictatorships of Stalin and Lenin, the Nazi regime under Adolph Hitler (who was a faithful Roman Catholic); on up to and including the current and future massacre of Christians all over the world under Communism and Islam (both of which, according to Jack Chick, are daughters of the Roman Catholic Church) and the future massacre of the Christian church in the Great Tribulation, the Romish church has proven itself to be the greatest enemy of Jesus Christ and of Christianity and the ultimate fulfillment of God’s prophecy concerning the enmity between Satan and Israel (Genesis 3:15). 

Jesus hates the Roman Catholic church.  But Angelica Zambrano would have us believe that all Jesus had to say against this pope is that he failed to tell people about heaven and hell?  Right. 

And why only this pope?  What about all the other popes?  Think about this.

What Angelica Zambrano is really trying to sell us with her false testimony is that the Roman Catholic church is Christian and that the popes are the problem, and not the religion.  I have heard this before from other so-called Christians, including Texe Marrs[1].

Angelica Zambrano is helping to send millions of Roman Catholics to hell, when she could be leading them toward the true Savior, Jesus Christ.  Devout Roman Catholics tend to be very zealous for their Mary and fearful of hellfire.  If Angelica had told them that Jesus wants them to leave the Roman Catholic church, I’ve no doubt that the millions who believe her testimony would have evacuated that idolatrous system like rats from a sinking ship.  But Angelica hasn’t told them anything of the kind.  So, if you believe her testimony, then her failure to do so is really a default endorsement by “Jesus” of the Roman Catholic church. 

This, of course, is a lie.  Jesus hates the Roman Catholic church and will ultimately destroy her (Revelation 17).  That is why He pleads for the sincere Roman Catholic to “Come out from her.”  

There are several other elements of Angelica’s testimony that are a tipoff that she is a false prophet, and we will discuss some of them very briefly.  

The first is her claim that demons are in hell, and that they torment the souls consigned there.  Though the Bible gives many examples that demons live on the earth with man, nowhere does it say that any demons are in hell.  The book of Jude, for example, says that the demons “who kept not their first estate”: that is, the demons that took on human form and mated with human women (Genesis 6:1-2), are “reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day” (Jude 6).  These demons sinned twice, yet they are not in hell.  

Further proof that there are no demons in hell can again be found in Jesus’ story of the rich man and Lazarus.  Note that the rich man does not say he is being tormented by demons, but that he is being tormented by flame.  Lastly, neither Jesus nor the apostles preached that demons torment the souls in hell.  This doctrine cannot be found in the Bible.  That’s because it’s not biblical.  Angelica also says that the souls in hell are tormented by the same things that they did here on earth, and this has been believed by so many for so long, that it is accepted as doctrine.  But nowhere in the Bible can such a doctrine be found.  Both beliefs, therefore, are not biblical doctrine, but traditions of men taken as doctrine.  They are Roman Catholic tradition.  

I have already made reference to the Charismatic Movement, and Angelica’s claims about the Holy Spirit identify her as a charismatic, as charismatic churches exalt the Holy Spirit over the Lord Jesus.  We won’t go into that here, but suffice it to say that Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would glorify Him (John 16:14), and Angelica’s account does not include any laudatory comments by the “Holy Spirit” about the Lord Jesus.  In fact, the reader will note that Angelica calls the “Holy Spirit” her “best friend.”  Shouldn’t that be the Lord Jesus, who sticks closer than any brother?

There is something else to consider.  Have you ever noticed that in the Bible, Jesus gave His people visions of heaven, but He never gave them visions of hell?  Did you ever wonder why that was?  I have; and I believe it is simply because heaven is our inheritance and hell is not.  Jesus says that He would rather we be wise concerning good and ignorant concerning evil.  

Jesus would not take a saint on a tour of hell, and if He did, wouldn’t Lazarus have been the best candidate for such a journey?  After Lazarus returned from the dead, I’m sure many wanted to ask him what death was like.  His testimony could have been invaluable to Jesus’ ministry, had He allowed it, proving that Jesus was indeed who He said He was and that we can believe His Word.  The Pharisees knew this also, because they planned to kill Lazarus for that very reason (John 12:10-12).  But the Bible doesn’t record such a testimony from Lazarus.  Why?  because Jesus wants us to believe His Word.  He wants us to have faith.  The Bible says: 

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

Paul wrote that if faith is based on the evidence of our eyes, it is no more of faith.  To have faith, then, is to believe the unseen.  Jesus wants us to have that kind of faith.  After Cephas, John and Mary Magdalene testified that the tomb was empty and our Lord was risen indeed, all the apostles except Thomas believed.  When Jesus later appeared to him, Thomas believed, saying, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28).  But Jesus said, 

“Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (v. 29). 

Jesus is not in the business of always giving proof that what He says is true.  He has already given us all the proof that we need.  And that proof is in His Word.  When the Pharisees desired a sign of Him, Jesus said:

“An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign, and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.” (Matthew 12:39).

As Jonah was three days in the fish’s belly, so was Jesus Christ three days in the heart of the earth, after which He rose and emerged from the tomb, never to die again.  Jesus is not about to give us any more signs: you either believe or you don’t.  And if you don’t, it’s because you don’t want to.  Faith is a decision.

I’ll give you proof.  After Jesus restored the sight of the man that had been born blind, He asked the man a question that initiated a dialogue that stands as one of the greatest examples in the Bible that faith is a decision.  Listen to this discourse:

Jesus: “Dost thou believe on the Son of God?”

Man: “Who is He, Lord, that I might believe on Him?”

Jesus: “Thou hast both seen Him, and it is He that talketh with thee.”

Man: “I believe.” (John 9:36-38.)

This man had been blind since birth and was now a grown man.  Jesus restored His sight, and, because of it, this man was ready to believe.  The same goes for any true believer.  If Jesus has done anything for you, you are ready to believe.  You don’t need the testimony of a dead man.  I’m a witness.

One thing that all of those who are clamoring for a sign have in common is that they have no testimony of what God has done in their lives.  Angelica Zambrano is no exception.  By her own admission, before her “vision,” there had been no change in her life, even though she claimed to be a Christian:

“I cried with all my heart, asking the Lord to change me.  But, as time passed by, I felt no changeThe only difference was that I began to attend church, to read the Bible and to pray.  That was the only change in my life.”

There are many people who go to church, read the Bible, and pray who are not saved.  What distinguishes the Christian is his testimony of change.  This is not necessarily true of all believer, however.  Those who accepted Jesus at a young age, for example, may not have experienced a profound change in their lives, because they have not yet descended into the depths of sin.  But by Angelica’s own admission, before she rededicated her life to “Jesus,” she had been a terrible sinner.  If she had really found the Risen Christ, then she would no doubt have been able to testify of the incredible changing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Instead, she said she felt no change.  This is contrary to Scripture, which says:

“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

If there was no change in Angelica’s life, then she was not in Christ, and the evidence of this is that she immediately abandoned the faith.  Recall that in the parable of the sower, Jesus gave the example of the seed that “fell into stony places” as an example of those who receive the Word, but abandon the faith as soon as tribulation and persecution come (Matthew 13:20-21).  Angelica’s Christian experience started with her trip to hell, which further identifiers her as a charismatic, which movement emphasizes the externals like tongues, miraculous healings, and coming back from the dead.  By the way, Ana Mendez Ferrell, another Charismatic, claims to have brought someone back from the dead, and to have had a duel with Satan.

Perhaps the greatest evidence that Angelica’s testimony is false is what she says “Jesus” called himself:

Fear not, Daughter, for I am Jehovah, Your God, and I have come here to show you what I have promised you.  Arise, for I am Jehovah, who holds you by your right hand and tells you, Fear not, I will help you.” 

Angelica says that “Jesus” called Himself Jehovah.  I find this strange, given that after His resurrection, the Jesus of the King James Version of the Holy Bible called Himself Jesus. When the apostle Paul, for example, encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus, he asked Him, “Who art thou?” to which Jesus replied,

“I am Jesus…” (Acts 9:5).

In the book of the Revelation, Jesus tells the apostle John:

“I Jesus have sent mine angel…” (Revelation 22:16).

The Bible says that the name of Jesus is above every other name and that every knee shall bow at this name (Philippians 2:9-10).  Jesus is God Almighty (Revelation 1:8) and Jehovah is His pre-incarnation name.  He called Himself both:

“And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them” (Exodus 9:3).

He is now called Jesus, which means Savior.  And that’s exactly what He is.  All false prophets in some fashion deny Jesus Christ, because Satan is sponsoring their ministries, and Satan hates the name of Jesus.  Refusing to call himself Jesus was the first sign that the “Jesus” of Angelica Zambrano was a counterfeit.

There is much, much more that is wrong with Angelica’s account, but it would be fruitless to waste any more time with this false prophet.  This child has been marvelously deceived, and if she does not repent of this grievous error, she is on a collision course with the Lake of Fire.

As we conclude, I want you to think about something very carefully: Angelica lives in Ecuador, a Roman Catholic country.  Her testimony, therefore, would be intended mostly for Roman Catholics, as prophets tend to be chosen, in large part, because of where they live.  Roman Catholics don’t have to be convinced that hell is real.  The Roman Catholic church has used the fear of hell for centuries to frighten their devotees into doing their bidding.  Catholics don’t need convincing.  Why, then would Jesus send someone to testify to Roman Catholics of something they already know exists?  I could tell you, without any reservations whatsoever, that He wouldn’t.  Angelica’s testimony, therefore, is to serve another purpose: and we already know what that purpose is:  to keep Roman Catholics in bondage, believing they are doing the will of God, and to convince undiscerning Christians that Roman Catholicism is Christianity.

There must be some serious evangelism going on in Ecuador.

Reams can be written on what Angela Zambrano said; let us close, however, with what she didn’t say:

At the name of Jesus every knee should bow…and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Philippians 2:5-9). 

“For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5). 

“I [Jesus] am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me” (John 14:6).

You don’t need the testimony of a dead girl to believe that hell is real.  I have never seen hell, yet I believe it exists.  Why?  ‘Cause the Bible tells me so.

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Be encouraged and look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.

The Still Man

[1] See Texe Marrs’ Power of Prophecy episode entitled, “The Pope is Not Roman Catholic.”

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18 Responses to “Though One Rose From The Dead”

  1. Peter O'Leary says:

    You say that the devil and his angels are not in Hell. Speaking of His church, Jesus says that “the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” (Matt 16:18) Surely “the gates of Hades” is a reference to the devil and his angels scheming against the church at the gates of Hell.

    • The “gates” of Hell are Satan’s false religions, all of which offer their own door to eternal life without going through the Lord Jesus. In Chapter 10 of the Gospel of John, Jesus, using the parable of the Good Shepherd, says that He is the door, and that all who choose to go into the sheep pen (Heaven) by Him will be saved and will find pasture. Those who choose to go in by some other way, however, will be destroyed because Jesus says the keeper of those gates are “thieves and robbers” (John 10:1). There are other “ways,” but only Jesus is the True Way. If only one Way leads to Heaven, then the other ways can only lead to Hell, as that is the only alternative. The “gates of Hell” therefore, are the many alternatives to Jesus Christ.


      • Peter O'Leary says:

        Did Jesus mean that false religions will not prevail against the church or that Satan and his angels will not prevail against the church? Are not false religions just one tool of Satan? Is it not more likely therefore that He was talking about Satan and his angels not prevailing against the church? Some scriptures at least seem to bear this out:
        For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Eph 6:12)
        There is also at least one other place where Satan is connected with Hell:
        Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves. (Matt 23:15)
        You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do….. (John 8:44)

  2. Peter O'Leary says:

    You say the devil and his angels are not in Hell (Hades) yet. Speaking of His church, Jesus said, “and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” (Matt 16:18) Surely the “gates of Hades” is a reference to the devil and his angels scheming against the church at the gates of Hell.

  3. Leslie says:

    I took screen shots of my response to this article and I want to see it posted EXACTLY as I wrote it so others can know the truth in God’s word. It shocks me that you consider youself a teacher with discernment yet fail to discern you are in error in claiming the Bible does NOT teach demons are in Hell.

  4. Leslie says:

    You claim there “are no demons in hell”, but YOU are in error because you don’t understand the scriptures and have exalted your own opinions above the knowledge of God and his Word!


    MATTHEW 25:41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, INTO THE ETERNAL FIRE PREPARED FOR THE DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS.

    Sir, you think you walk in the light but you are in DARKNESS! How can you discredit another persons testimony because YOU teach that there are “no demons in hell” and claim the bible doesnt say that? You are in serious error and should examine scripture more closely.

    Jesus very CLEARLY uses the debt parable to demonstrate the truth that the disobedient who end up in hell will be handed over to be tormented by Satan:

    Matthew 18:33-35

    33 Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. 35 So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister[a] from your heart.”

    He was HANDED OVER TO BE TORTURED. The Lord Jesus himself declairs this is what HE will do to those who are unforgiving. HE WILL HAND THEM OVER TO BE TORMENTED.

    Please brothers and sisters in Christ, please seek God and turn away from all sins because the Lord is near and is coming back very soon. He loves us and poured out his blood for us! Ask the Lord to reveal if her testimony is from Him or not-- if you truely ask him, He will bear witness to the testimony with His Spirit of Truth!

    • Leslie, please don’t get bent out of shape over this. True, the Bible teaches that Hell was originally prepared for the devil and his angels. But the devils are not in hell yet.

      If demons were already in Hell, then how do you explain the seven demons that Jesus cast out of Mary Madelene? How do explain the 2000 demons Jesus cast out of the Gadarene demoniac? If the demons are in Hell, then how do you explain the four demons who are right now bound in the river Euphrates? (Revelation 9:14-15). If the devils were in Hell, Leslie, then how do you explain all the evil that is happening right now on the earth? Sure, Satan is causing it, but Satan is one spirit; he cannot be in more than one place at a time. Demon possession is probably higher now than it was when Jesus walked the earth. If the devils are in Hell, then who is possessing people?

      You are misinterpreting Scripture. Hell is a place of torment, but it is not devils who will be tormenting people, as they themselves will be tormented, which is obvious if Hell was created “for the devil and his angels.” The lost will be tormented by the flames.

      Recall Jesus’ parable of the rich man and Lazarus:

      “And in Hell he (the rich man) lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

      “And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame” (Luke 16:24).

      He didn’t say that he was tormented by demons, but that he was tormented by flame. Flame is fire.

      Understanding that by the testimony of two or three witnesses, a thing shall be established, let us go the Book of the Revelation. Speaking of Hell, the Bible says:

      “The [lost souls] shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he (the damned) shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb;

      “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever” (Revelation 14:10-11).

      It is the fire and brimstone that will torture the lost souls in Hell, not devils.

      In Matthew 18, Jesus tells a parable. In the parable, a man is “handed over,” but, in reality, Jesus will not hand anyone over to be tormented. He will cast you into Hell to be tormented (Matthew 18:30, 22:13, 25:30; Revelation 19:20, 20:10, 20:14, 20:15, etc.).

      God bless you.


  5. Mia says:

    what do u think of Kat Kerr and her revelations?

    • I’m sorry, Mia. I’ve never even heard of her. I only investigated Angelica Zambrano because my wife had once told me that she had twice heard testimonies in church from people who claimed to have gone to hell. I also personally heard the testimony of one lady, who said that she was taken up to the third heaven. I felt that it was time to put that foolishness to rest.

    • Leslie says:

      Her visitations are False. Angelicas are TRUE.

      • Mulbah says:

        Then you have been deceived and need to stop believing this lie.
        Ezekiel 13:3-9

        “Thus says the Lord God, Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!

        They have seen false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘Declares the Lord,’ when the Lord has not sent them, and yet they expect him to fulfill their word.

        Have you not seen a false vision and uttered a lying divination, whenever you have said, ‘Declares the Lord,’ although I have not spoken?”

        Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Because you have uttered falsehood and seen lying visions, therefore behold, I am against you, declares the Lord God.”

        And do not forget what Jesus said,

        If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time.

  6. zeenia shah says:

    that was a very interesting article. I did have a vision of hell it was not a delusion. I saw thousands of people in what looked like the inside of a volcano. They were standing in a river of lava and their bodies were completely burned. They were withering in pain and screaming. Their screams did not stop and did not end and their suffering was endless. After the vision was over I asked God why he showed me that. He said so that I understand how horrible hell is and that I do whatever I can to make sure that not one person I know will end up there.

    • Zeenia, you may very well have had a vision, but I’m certain it was not of God. For all the reasons I mention in the article, God is not showing anyone visions of Hell. Notice that not one of the Apostles was shown a vision of Hell, while at least two that we know of were shown a vision of Heaven. And the thing that both John’s and Paul’s visions of Heaven had in common was the fact that they were intended to give hope to the Saints who are being persecuted. Jesus gave Paul a vision of Heaven to keep him motivated, because he endured much more persecution than any of the other Apostles. And notice that Paul didn’t share one detail about it, but rather said that he saw things that he couldn’t talk about. John’s vision was intended for the Body of Christ and was for the same purpose.

      If you want to know who gave you that vision, then ask yourself one simple question: How is your walk with Jesus? Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus and have made Him your Lord and Savior? Are you being faithful in your walk? Many of those who claim to have had visions of Heaven or Hell are not trusting in the blood of Jesus for their salvation. Angelica Zambrano is one such person.

      However, If you still feel that God gave you that vision, then I pray that you will use it to the glory of God.

  7. fi says:

    Hello there Brother Stillman! 🙂 I also want to thank you for researching this because I also found the vision Angelica had very disturbing- it seemed like there was very little hope for most of humanity but you’ve really helped me to see it a lot clearer- so a big thankyou!!!
    Please continue with this website and reaching out to brothers n sisters across the world. I think the internet is doing enormous damage to people’s mental health these days… it is feeding people with ideas that are throwing them into doubt and fear. I am so grateful for the christians on the net who have helped me by posting relevant, thoughtful ad SANE information and because its done with love it has helped me so much at times when Ive really needed it. SO please continue with your work…I pray this website will touch and bless many broken and needy lives around the world. To Jesus be praise and glory !! 🙂

    • Hello, Fi. It is good to know that our efforts have helped you, especially “when you really needed it.” That makes it all worthwhile!

      Indeed, Angelica Zambrano’s “vision” was very disturbing, and probably cast doubt into many Christian’s minds. That she is not the only one with such a testimony really shows how bad things are. Indeed, the connection between misinformation on the internet and mental health problems is undeniable, yet you are the only person, to my knowledge, who has made this connection. The Bible says that in the last days, men’s hearts shall fail them for fear of the things that are coming upon the world, and I believe that the internet (and Hollywood) is largely responsible for this. The deception out there is INCREDIBLE, even in the so-called Christian community! I noticed that you wrote SANE in all CAPS, so you know and appreciate, as I do, the importance of “sound Bible doctrine and sound Bible teaching” to provide an antidote to the absolute insanity that one finds with many internet ministries these days. I thank you for recognizing that this is, in fact, a work of love; for you have to love people to tell them the truth. God willing, we will keep on educating, edifying, and encouraging the Body of Christ and all the hurting souls out there who need a cold refreshing glass of Living Water!

      Your words have been very encouraging to me, and I am very grateful that you took the time to write them. Keep the faith Fi, and hang in there. Jesus is coming soon!

  8. Sean says:

    Thank you for researching this, when i first saw this video, iu was really confused, my first thought was this is amazing but as i thought deeper and deeper many of the things she said were very unchristian, in my perspective she was bascily telling me that alomst every one is going to hell, which is wrong those who dont acpet jesus as their savoir are going to hell, the second thing that distribted me was the message, like it was drawing you to worship out of fear, whihc is against jesus’s teachings he wants us to love, and after reading your post i feel that he is using this girl to fool the poor lation americans into flocking to the roman catholic church, the other thing she said that distrubed me was saying children were in hell, CHILDREN, somthing about that didnt seem right she mentioned a 8 or 9 year old in hell, for not obeying his parents, that too me is very unchristian, its like she wanted children to fear god and go to catholic church, and anouther thing that distrubed me was how she was sying most will go to hell, and from what she said she was bascily saying that no matter what most of us will go to hell, that doesnt seem like inspirtational to me at all, im glad you responded to this brother stillman, that girl was eather a pawn of the devil or was on some seriouse drugs…..or both…

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