I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death (Revelation 1:18) .
Jesus is the only one that has died and come back to life and communicated with His people. Some have said, their father, mother or a loved one that has died has visited them, but this is not biblical according to the teaching of Jesus, Lazarus came back to life after Jesus raised him from the dead, but other than Jesus and Lazarus, no one else has or will return from the dead to communicate with the living (Luke 16:26, Ecclesiastes 9:5).Hell is just as real as heaven, if it wasn’t so, it wouldn’t be in the Bible. The prophet Isaiah mentions that hell has enlarged itself, the Apostle Mark states, it’s a place where the fire never stops and the worms never die, its place where no one desires to go. Hell is a place the Bible indicates the fearful, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, whoremongers, sorcerers, idolaters and liars and all those who reject the Word of God will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone.
It’s our Christian responsibility to pray for those we know that are living in rebellion and disobedient to the Word of God, they can’t pray for themselves unless they have a repentance heart (John 9:31 – Now we know that God heareth not sinners; but if any man be a worshiper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth). A worshiper is not someone who sings, it’s those who worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Every Christian should have a prayer list, a list of people they call out to God for salvation. We have to go before God for those who cannot enter into the presence of God, we are the priest that can enter into God’s presence and petition God for the unsaved for their salvation with sanctification. As Christians, we should be like our Father, we shouldn’t want to see anyone go to hell, its place where the spirit never dies and the individual is conscious of what’s happening to them. The next time you think you don’t have anything to pray for, think about the souls that are hell bound if salvation with sanctification doesn’t come into their life.
Going to a priest and making confessions will not keep you from going to hell. The priest also will go to hell if he or she is not living in holiness. Secondly, the person you need to confess your sins to is God and ask Him for forgiveness, ask Him to save you. If you read or study the Bible, it does not instruct the believer to go to a priest. (Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much – James 5:16). It does not say the priest, but whoever is righteous. (If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness – 1st John 1:9). Confess your sins to God, and ask for forgiveness. Reading and studying the Bible is crucial for the believer it doesn’t matter what denomination their end, the Bible may read a little different, but when its all said and done, the instructions will be the same, love God and your neighbor. When we follow the Bible’s instructions, we’re following the will of God for our lives.