Reformer related that years ago he was given the phrase "Song of the Damned", and shown a "small planet of liquid fire full of people and the sound of their many voices was like the rushing of many waters. That was what I experienced first, that sound which expressed the awsome righteousness and holiness of God."
He has chosen to not embellish a lot on this, mostly just relating what he saw. So this post isn't about HIS experience as much as it is about what might we get from this; how might we understand it, especially as it relates to UR. I told him some would say he saw "hell".
Though he's not doing an extreme amount of interpeting, he related this; "The best explanation I've come up with, something I do doubt because of subjectivity, because it is from the searching of my mind for answers, is that at least some of the last 4 hours of the motorcycle guy's life, from the accident to his death, was when I saw him in the fire. All the people on earth who were experiencing something at a similar level at that same time were the other people that I saw there. Eternal torture advocates don't give anywhere enough credence to the depths of horribleness, the very literally "hellish" experiences we go through at certain periods in our lives."
I know many believe in eternal torment; some believe the Lake of Fire is now, that corrective punishment is now; others believe the hardships of life (similar to Reformer's thoughts as I understand them) may be our "hell"/the Song of the Damned.
I tend to believe there is a "day of reckoning" for unbelievers, but that it may be almost instantaneous for some (those who've never heard, for example) while more of a processing over a longer period of time for others that need to reach a point of recognition of Jesus as Master. A thought I had was; " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him. He that believeth on him is not judged: he that believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
Something I did want to ask Reformer specifically is, if he could expound on how the Song of the Damned expresses the righteousness and holiness of God? I'm not quite understanding something about that. I must be missing something.
I just found this vision quite interesting, but perhaps just as much, disturbing. And left me wondering "what does this mean"?
Thoughts on this vision? What do you think it could be a picture of?