Why We Should Fear Hell
Father Marcel Nault reminded bishops at the Fatima Peace Conference in 1992 that “Our Lord Jesus Christ came on earth for one reason, to save souls from hell. Teaching the reality of hell is the most important and unavoidable duty of the Holy Catholic Church. Preaching on hell produces many more true and strong conversions than only preaching on Heaven.”
The devil wants nothing more than for us to stop believing in the eternal damnation of souls who have turned away from Our Lord and His Blessed Mother.
Our Lady of Fatima stressed the necessity of believing in hell when She showed Lucy, Jacinta and Francisco the vision of “demons and souls in human form ... amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear.”
It was then that Our Lady taught the Fatima seers the prayer: “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell; lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need.”
A prevalent misconception today is that God loves us too much to allow us to spend eternity in hell. People who find this rationale fits their lifestyle best, too easily forget that God and His Mother sacrificed Their Son for us so that we may be forgiven our sins and go to Heaven – that was a true act of love.
Sacred Scripture, the saints and Our Lady have all warned us about sin and its consequences. We have been given the Brown Scapular, the Green Scapular, the Rosary, the Miraculous Medal and much more, and still too many walk blindly along their chosen path.
Satan wants us to forget about hell; he wants us to forget about Our Lady’s Fatima Message; he wants us to forget about Our Lord’s death on the cross; he wants us for eternity.