"Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the later times some will desert the faith and occupy themselves with deceiving spirits and demonic teachings, (doctrines of devils)" 1 Timothy 4:1 NET
Her book reads, "As she rocked (in a rocking chair in hell), tears rolled down her cheeks." (~Chapter 8, A Divine Revelation of Hell) This quote alone shows this woman Mary K Baxter is a liar. According to Luke 16, there will not be ANY water in hell (not even tears).
"And he [the rich man] cried out and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.' ~Luke 16:19-31
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you will know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.” 1 John 4:1, 2
“The prophets are prophesying lies in My name,” the LORD replied. “I did not send them or appoint them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision, a worthless divination, the futility and delusion of their own minds.” —Jeremiah 14:14
Saying Jesus cried because of the people in hell, who rejected His love and death on the cross is doctrinal. And it is FALSE doctrine. Unbiblical. And it makes NO SENSE!
In my opinion, that's all it takes to disprove both of her testimonies of The Divine Revelation of Hell and The Divine Revelation of Heaven. She is speaking things contrary to God's Word and she is adding to God's Word. And this is just a very brief analysis of her story. But I'm not going to spend a lot of time on this.
"A little leaven leavens the whole lump." Galatians 5:9; 1 Corinthians 5:6
"But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping." 2 Peter 2:1-3
I also allege that Mary K Baxter may have stolen the whole idea of her books from John Bunyan who wrote the book Visions of Heaven and Hell.
My personal testimony regarding Mary K Baxter and her book, "a divine revelation of hell": It was around twenty years ago I was introduced to her book. I was a very new convert to the Lord Jesus and unfortunately I trusted the person who let me borrow the audio set (coincidently, the person who recommended and provided a copy of this audio book was none other than Tony Alamo). I was eager to hear of the supposed visions this woman had. Yet, as I listened, I began doubting whether her story was true. There were many points which caused me to doubt it was real, but I remember clearly thinking the whole thing was false when she spoke of seeing tears in hell. It just didn't bare witness with God's Spirit within me and more importantly, it didn't hold up to the Word of God. Hell is a place of burning fire and torments. There will not be one drop of water in hell.
She says on page 13 of her book that Jesus told her, "For this very purpose you were born, to write and tell what I have shown and told you, for these things are faithful and true. Your call is to let the world know that there is a heaven, that there is a hell, and that I, Jesus, was sent by the Father to save them from torment and to prepare them a place in heaven."
She uses similar wording from God's word to make herself seem authentic. She then uses that to manipulate people. You can see how dangerous this can get. This woman is basically claiming to be an apostle of Christ. Well, Christ in the book Revelation praises those who "put to the test" those who claim to be apostles and have found them FALSE (I know your deeds, your labor, and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate those who are evil, and you have tested and exposed as liars those who falsely claim to be apostles. Revelation 2:2). The Apostle Paul also tells us to "prove all things." The word "prove" is the English translation of the Greek word δοκιμάζω. And upon looking at the things Mary K Baxter says, she does NOT pass the test. She is ἀδόκιμος. And I have also seen some of this woman's "fruit". Here is one example (Jan Boshoff finalcall07). At 4:00 - 4:30 he calls the Scriptures "the testimony of men."
In this lecture she promotes the Jew-Hating Catholic Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ" and uses the Catholic term "Via Dolorosa" (Latin for 'Way of Grief or Way of Suffering') which is depicted in almost every Catholic "church" I've ever been to as "the stations of the cross".~Source "..there have been fourteen stations since the late 15th century, with the remaining five stations being inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The route is a place of Christian pilgrimage." (All Roads Lead to Rome)
This was an amazon.com review and it basically took the words right out of my mouth:
"In conclusion, I am a Christian. I believe the Bible is completely true and is the word of God. Because of that, I do believe hell exists and is a place of great torment from which Christ has made a way of escape. I am not refuting any of those things. However, please use discernment. Personally, I do not believe the accounts of this book to be true and would recommend against patronizing this woman with your business."
Another amazon.com review:
"when i was 13 i read this book and it freaked me out ..im now 14 and i dont think this book has anything to do with god .. i have a feeling that mary baxter made everything up, I think shes a liar, what she writes is scary and werid. i do believe theirs a hell (bible says so) but i dont think her experinces ever really happened, ...i mean god wouldnt send his own child that he loves into hell and leave her there by herself after he told her he would never leave her, right? and after i read this book the same night i got a dream that the devil was chasing me?? coinsidence or not? don't read this book. I used to think this book was the real deal but now i don't. its full of frightening things that god would never put his child through."
More inconsistencies to consider which someone posted as a comment on a blog:
1. Jesus does not decree "PEACE BE STILL" to the damned
Philippians 4:7 (Amplified)
"And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
There's no peace in hell. So either Jesus is a liar or Baxter is a liar. The Amplified says that God's peace is a "tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ."
2. The Word of God is not being preached in hell
Baxter tells of a man...
We walked directly past some of the evil beings, which didn't seem to see us, and stopped at another pit of fire and brimstone. In this next pit was a large-framed man. I heard him preaching the gospel...I watched the man spread his hands as if he were holding a book and begin to read Scriptures from the make-believe book. Again, I remembered what Jesus had said: "You have all your senses in hell, and they are a lot stronger here." The man read Scripture after Scripture, and I thought it was good. Jesus said to the man with great love in His voice, "Peace, be still." Immediately, the man stopped talking and turned slowly to look at Jesus.
The Word of God is life and health to all those that find it. Ephesians 5:26 speaks of the washing of water with the Word. There's no life (or water in any sense of the meaning of water) in hell therefore there is no Word of God in hell. For Baxter to say about the man preaching; "I thought it was good" is extremely gross.
3. Baxter tells of a story of a former preacher in a coffin who said...
"Lord, Lord, let me out. Have mercy." I looked down and saw a bloody mess. Before my eyes was a soul. Inside the soul was a human heart, and blood spurted from it. The thrusting of the spears were literally piercing his heart.
4. A Divine Revelation of Hell?
People here are saying that since hell is true and since the Holy Spirit is sent to guide us into all truth, that Baxter's "revelation" of hell must also be true. I don't know how one can come to that conclusion, if anything we are to think on things from above, not below...
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
5. Baxter claims special revelation and knowledge that no-one else can claim
In more than one place, Baxter sees herself likewise as John who wrote the book of Revelations..."I want you to write a book and tell of the visions and of all the things I reveal to you. You and I will walk through hell together. Make a record of these things which were and are and are to come. My words are true, faithful and trustworthy. I Am That I Am, and there is none beside Me."
Is this special "revelation" her entire ministry?
Fragmented from here
Another testimony: "I read her book. She is a fraud. Jesus is not going to take someone to heaven and hell for forty days. She speaks of babies in hell. She speaks of an old house covered in thorns. She speaks of Jesus visiting the lost and the tormented spirits screaming out to Him. Jesus being sad that He can't help them. She speaks of an outer darkness. Describing an object similar to a spaceship with people inside and a demon throwing them out into outer darkness. She speaks of an old woman in a rocking chair being tormented and changing into a beautiful woman then back to her former self. She speaks of the heart of hell likened to a human heart. Mary fails to back any of her testimony in scripture. I have no doubt there have been people forever changed by a near death experience or a vision of hell. In reality, hell is a place of no escape. Jesus is not going to take someone there and walk around with them forty different occasions and feel deeply saddened because He can't help the tormented souls screaming out to Him. Once someone rejects God and doesn't accept Jesus Christ before they die,will have hell to look forward to for all eternity. There is no way out. No chance Jesus will visit and rescue you. This book is nothing but blaspheming God and making money. For people believing hell is real. Yes it is."
Here's the message Jesus wants us to teach. Repent, become born again and LOVE. Love God with all your heart, soul and mind and love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:36-40). Love your enemies (Luke 6:27-36). Paul said the message in Christ is simple (2 Corinthians 11:3). If you want to avoid hell, keep God's Word with all your heart. Follow HIM.
I pray God the Father bless you all who read this, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
You can be saved!
if you have never repented of your sins and been saved and feel the desire to do so now please say this prayer. This is how I was powerfully saved 20 years ago!
Say, "My Lord and my God, Have mercy on my soul, a sinner, I believe Jesus the Messiah died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. I believe God raised Jesus from the dead and Jesus is now on the right hand of God and can hear my prayer at this moment and wants to live through me and give me power to keep His Word. I open up the door of my heart and I invite You into my heart Lord Jesus. Please be my Lord and Savior in every aspect of my life. Thank you God for saving my soul and I vow to serve you with all my heart which is the first and greatest commandment. Amen"