Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Escape From Hell

Survivalist Bear Grylls is back on TV. He has a new series now showing on the Discovery Channel entitled ‘Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell’. This time however, it is not the world renowned adventurer who is putting himself into dangerous situations. Instead his expertise is used to reconstruct some true life stories of ordinary people who have had to face life or death situations.

The media release on the Discovery Channel website gives the new series an appropriate build up: “From bandit attacks, to avalanches, being lost in ferocious sand storms to being confronted with real life bears… these are stories that none of our survivors anticipated but which they all fought tooth and nail to survive. Bear will bring to life their key moments and experiences, the trials and terrible realities they faced and how each of them found themselves in a genuine life and death struggle with the wilderness. Whether it be jungles, snow-capped mountains, burning deserts or steep canyons.”

In the course of the series, Grylls evaluates what each person did correctly in order to survive. He also points the near fatal errors which almost brought disaster to some individuals.  According to the Discovery Channel, Grylls. “will celebrate their ingenuity, their humanity and their sheer drive to, truly,  ‘Escape From Hell’”.

While I am neither a survivalist nor an adventurer, I do have one thing in common with Mr Grylls.......I have escaped from Hell!  As a born again Christian, I have escaped the penalty of my sins, which according to the Bible is death, and have inherited eternal life in Christ.

In a recent interview for ‘Relevant’ magazine, Grylls a born again Christian, talked extensively about his faith: “Christianity is not about religion..............It’s about faith, about being held, about being forgiven. It’s about finding joy and finding home. We all want that, but nobody wants religion. Why do people turn away from faith?  They’re not, they’re turning away from religion most of the time. I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t want to be forgiven or held or find peace or joy in their life. We try loads of other stuff—we think booze or foxy women or whatever will fill it—but it doesn’t fill the hole.”

Anyone can escape from Hell and the Gospel of John in the Bible tells us how.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Simple really !!!
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