Many people today are rushing headlong along through life today giving no consideration to the direction they are headed. Are you traveling towards Heaven or languishing downhill towards the fervent heat of a wicked place of unrest called Hell. The Valley of Hinnom was a place of Hell located here on this earth.
The Valley of Hinnom, a deep ravine located just South of Jerusalem, has a sordid past. This ravine has a gruesome and descriptive traditional history, last used as a dumping place for all the trash and the bodies of worthless men to be burned. Fires were continually burning in the many heaps of combustible trash and even bodies recklessly cast into the valley are on fire there. Biblical accounts verify The Valley of Hinnom was first used as a place of idol worship where young children, mere infants, were made to pass through the fire and burned alive in worship of pagan Gods.
This ravine was intended to be a picture of God casting all wickedness into the eternal fires of Hell. This served as a vivid picture in ancient Biblical times of depraved abomination and the Hell to come. There is not any example of this type of worship and wickedness in America today. Many people would be aghast at such an atrocity. However, those same people may be headed straight to an eternal resting place worse than this ancient valley of fire, but give no further thought to the horror awaiting them. There will be no rest or peace for any who finds themselves a resident of the eternal fires of Hell to come.
For Further Contemplation:
Where will your state of eternity be?