Punishement of God: Vassula Ryden, Author of Vassula Ryden, author of Heaven is Real, But So Is Real: An Eyewitness Account of What is to Come, is asked on a College Radio station "Does God punish us or do we punish ourselves?" She responds with an emphatic, "We punish ourselves" and explains that "God doesn't want to punish us, and we when we carry war in our heart it will exhibit itself outside of us." If we want to receive God's mercy we must obey his laws, pray with sincereity and long for His company in our lives.
From a young age, Vassula Ryden has seen the supernatural world and experienced the hidden forces that affect every moment of our lives, regularly hearing direct messages from God that put these images in context. Now, through her new book, Heaven is Real, But so is Hell: An Eyewitness Account of What is to Come, Ryden is sharing details about these encounters, addressing questions about life and death including the nature of Heaven and hell, the character of God and the End of Times.
Throughout her life, Ryden has experienced what she calls "interior visions" of heaven and the future and has received prophecies about three important events, which came to fruition:
• Destruction of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001;
• Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004
• Fall of Communism in the former Soviet Union
But such doomsday prophecies are not the focus of what Ryden believes God wants her to share. Instead, through her book, Ryden seeks to deliver a message emphasizing God's love and His desire that all people have an intimate relationship with Him. In addition, she stresses the desire of Christ for unity among Christian denominations.
Vassula Ryden is a Greek Orthodox Christian mystic with a worldwide following. In 1985, while she was living in Bangladesh, she had a spiritual encounter that changed her life. While working on a grocery list, she felt the presence of an angel. "My hand was taken as if by an invisible hand, and I let it go because I felt he wanted me to write something," she says.
Since then, she has had thousands of similar experiences, transcribing messages from God in a different style than her normal handwriting. The "True Life in God" messages have been compiled in books, videos and other materials.
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