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As a Christian, I have learned a lot about hell through the years, perhaps you can relate. Many sermons included references to the lake of torment and eternal punishment. Referencing verses like Matthew 13:50 “..and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” or 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” was pretty common in services I attended.
Therefore, if I died and went to a place of torment I would know exactly where I was. That was not the case for Ronald “Ronny” Regan, though. In this amazing video, he tells the story of how he went to hell, not understanding where he was, and recognized people while there before coming back to earth for good.
Ronny Regan grew up in an abusive home and was a runaway by the age of 12. His life involved stints of prison and rough living and although he had found love with his wife and had been blessed with children, he wasn’t a good Dad or husband. One day Ronny and his son went down to the local market. While there, he got into a heated argument with a guy who stabbed him repeatedly. One of the main arteries in his arm was severed causing him to quickly bleed out.
After this, while being transported in an ambulance, there was a great explosion of all consuming fire. At least that’s what it seemed. In reality, it was Ronny waking up in hell. He saw faces he knew, heard screams of pain and anguish. The familiar people were telling him to go back, not to come here. There was a depression and hopelessness surrounding everyone there and a lava-like lake of fire.
He woke up from hell, safely in a hospital room in Knoxville, TN. He later got saved after being encouraged to get to know who Jesus was by his wife. He now knows he was in the place called hell and is passionate about telling others his story about how he experienced true torment and then subsequently found abounding grace through the Lamb of God.