Critique of Angelica Elizabeth Zambrano (and Maxima Zambrano Mora) vision of Jesus, Heaven and Hell.
Is Pope John Paul II in Hell?
“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.
It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.” Pope John Paul II
“But prove all things: hold fast that which is good. From all appearance of evil refrain yourselves.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 DRB)
Claim: For a period of 23 hours, a young Ecuadorian girl named Angelica was shown the Kingdoms of Heaven and Hell, and the Return of Christ. She witnessed Jesus weeping as He overlooked multitudes of souls lost forever, a world that has rejected Him, a Church that is mostly unprepared for Him, a people that have stopped witnessing to the lost, and an entertainment industry that even lures children to Satan. She witnessed many of our esteemed cultural icons suffering in the Pit; singers, entertainers, and even a pope.
The video documentary was produced by the ministry: “El Sueño de Dios” together with “Godfilms”
Transcribed into English from Spanish Video
Date of Death Experience was Nov.7th, 2009.
My name is Angelica Elizabeth Zambrano Mora. I am 18, and study at the “Colegio José María Velazco Ibarra”, here at El Cantón, El Empalme, Ecuador. I first accepted Christ when I was 12, but I told myself, “None of my friends were evangelicals and I felt strange amongst them”, so I walked away from God, and lived a bad, terrible life. But God pulled me out of there. On, my 15th Birthday, I was reconciled to the Lord, but I was still double-minded.
My name is Maxima Zambrano Mora and we attend the “Casa de Oracion” Church in El Empalme. We were fasting for 15 days, and crying out to God. My daughter Angelica also joined us. During those fifteen days of fasting, I was able to see beyond the natural, which I’ve never done before. We were praying and fasting at the retreat, and even continued praying and crying out at home, waiting for God to speak to us.
Saint Paul says,
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and turning to a different gospel– not that there is another gospel, but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we preached to you, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:6-8 RSV)
Saint Peter also adds,
First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. (2 Peter 1:20-21 RSV)
I now begin my critique of the said visions with the Word of God and also common sense which is so uncommon these days. Thank you.
Angelica Zambrano says,
I could see; play with, and even talk to the Holy Spirit. But the angels would not talk to me, but they would praise the Lord. I would say, “Holy Spirit come along with me to do this or that” and He would be there. I could feel and see Him.
It is very unusual to play with the Holy Spirit. That’s not consistent with the New Testament revelation of the Holy Spirit at all. Unless this is some special privilege from above.
Angelica Zambrano adds,
On November 7th, when I was returning home, I heard a voice that said, “Be prepared, for you will die today,” I knew it was the Holy Spirit because I could see Him. I ignored His voice and said, “Lord, I don’t want to die today!” But He repeated, “Be prepared, for you will die today!” This time He said it louder and with greater force. I replied, “Lord, I know it’s You talking to me; I only ask for a confirmation and after that, do with me as You will. I’ll do whatever You ask, I’ll surrender, even if I’m afraid, because I know You are with me and You are real.”
For the sake of argument, let me say, Yes, I 100% agree with you Miss Angelica that God the Holy Spirit indeed spoke with you as you indicated, “I heard a voice that said, ‘Be prepared, for you will die today.’” but what I found quite ironic and very biblical is that, the Holy Spirit, the true Spirit of gentleness etc (see Galatians 5:23) would force someone, even with a louder voice? Hmm. . . I smell something fishy here.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23 RSV)
Has the Holy Spirit left his usual “still small voice” as seen throughout the Scriptures?
And he said, “Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.” (1 Kings 19:11-12 RSV)
Maxima Zambrano Mora (the Mother) notes,
At 3:30 PM, the Lord told His servant to anoint my daughter. So some of us went into the room and anointed her. He gave us two minutes to anoint her all over, from her hair down, everything, all her body. She was fully anointed.
Angelica Zambrano recalls,
During prayer, I felt shortness of breath; I couldn’t breathe. I felt a pain in my abdomen and in my heart. I felt my blood going dormant, and tremendous pain all over my body. All I could say was, “Lord, give me strength, give me strength!” because I felt I couldn’t go on. I had no strength, it was leaving me! When I looked up to heaven, in the spiritual realm, not with my physical eyes, I saw heaven opening up. I saw angels, not two nor ten, but millions of them gathering together. In the midst of the millions of angels, I saw a Light, 10,000 times brighter than the sun. And I said, “Lord that is You who is coming!”
Wow! That was quite and experience sister. I envy you with godly jealousy
Maxima Zambrano Mora (the Mother) recalls,
Never before in my life had I seen anybody die. I had to see my daughter, as she was agonizing! It was not easy at all! I couldn’t understand her last few words, and at the end she stopped. I placed my hand on her face, and a mirror to her mouth, to see if she was breathing. She had no breath, she just stood still. I held her, she was still warm, as normal. I took a sheet and covered her up, and in a short while she started to get cold, very cold. Her hair was set back, like the hair of a dead person, and she turned icy cold.
So is your dear child really dead? I feel like crying. . .
Angelica Zambrano adds,
Jesus was coming down, and I felt my body dying. As Jesus and the Angels got closer, I felt I was leaving, that I was no longer me. I was no longer alive, I was dying, and it was agonizing! When my body fell to the floor, they were already here. My house was full of angels, and in the midst of the angels I saw a Light, stronger than the sun! It was very difficult; I felt tremendous pain, as my soul and spirit were being torn away.
Soul/spirit or soul and spirit? Anyway, I am enjoying your adventures so far lady Angelica
Angelica Zambrano continues,
I was crying and screaming, as I saw my body on the floor. I asked, “Lord, what is happening? What is happening?” I wanted to touch my body and get inside it again, but when I tried, it was like to grabbing air: I couldn’t touch it. My hand went straight through it. None of those who were praying there could hear me! And I shouted, “Lord, help me!”
At that moment I hear the Lord’s voice, a beautiful voice with thunder and love, “Fear not, Daughter, for I am Jehovah, Your God, and I have come here to show you what I have promised you. Arise, for I am Jehovah, who holds you by your right hand and tells you, Fear not, I will help you.” Suddenly, I arose. I had been kneeling down, looking at my body, wanting to get back in but not being able to. When I heard His voice, fear had left me, and I was no longer scared.
Did I hear Jehovah? What? The first impression of God to you was to repeat an error in translation of His own name? A name that was due to intentional Masoretic Text omission of the proper and most probable pronunciation of YHWH by adding the vowels of Adonai? What’s happening these days? Am I at loss or what?
Angelica Zambrano adds,
As I started walking, the angels began to open a path. There was a strong light shining, and as I gazed at it, I felt peace. As I looked, I saw a beautiful, tall, elegant, muscular man. Light was projecting from Him. There was too much light for me to see His face! But I could see His beautiful hair of brilliant gold and a white garment with a wide golden girdle that crossed His chest. It read, “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
I’m still with you so far, but I have an issue over here with you Angelica. Did you say you saw a “muscular man”? Interesting. Let’s continue. . .
Angelica Zambrano adds,
I looked at His feet, He was wearing shiny golden sandals, of brilliant gold. He was so beautiful! He extended His hand to me. When I took His hand, it wasn’t like when I touched my body, my hand did not go through it. I asked, “What is happening?” And He said, “I am going to show you hell, so that you return and tell humanity that hell is real; that hell exists. And also, My glory will I show you, for you to tell My people to be prepared, for My glory is real and I am real.” He said, “Daughter, do not fear”- He said it again and I said, “Lord, it’s just that I want to go to heaven, but not hell, because I’ve heard that it’s horrible!” He said, “Daughter, I will be with you. I will not leave you in that place and I am going to show you that place because there are many who know that hell exists, but they have no fear. They believe it’s a game, that hell is a joke, and many don’t know about it. That is why I am going to show you that place, because there are more that perish than those that are entering My glory.” When He said that, I could see tears streaming down to His garments. I asked Him, “Lord, why are you crying?” He replied, “Daughter, because there are more that perish, and I will show you this, so that you will go and tell the truth and so that you will not return to that place.”
You saw Jesus crying? O My God! What happened to what Jesus said? That, “I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 RSV)
If Christ who have overcome the world is crying what shall we his followers be doing? I thought Jesus cried only once when Lazarus was dead. I never knew he still cries for us? “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35 RSV)
Angelica Zambrano continues,
Suddenly, as He was speaking, everything started to move. The Earth shook and split open, and I saw a very dark hole below.
We were standing on a sort of rock with angels surrounding us. I said, “Lord, I don’t want to go to that place!” He said, “Daughter, do not fear for I am with you.” In a split second we descended into the dark hole. I tried to see but there was a terrible darkness. I did see a huge circle, and hear millions of voices.
I was so hot, I felt my skin burning. I asked, “Lord, what is this? I don’t want to go to this place!” The Lord said that this was just the tunnel to hell. There was a horrible, repulsive and nauseating smell, and I begged Jesus not to take me. He responded, “Daughter, it is necessary for you to come and know this place.” I cried, “But why, Lord, why?” And He said, ‘so that you can tell the truth to humanity; humanity perishes, it’s lost and few are entering My Kingdom.” In saying this, He would weep. His words strengthened and encouraged me, so I continued walking.
I wonder how Angelica knew those voices were millions if not thousands or hundreds? Okay those are beyond my comprehension for now I guess. Here, Jesus is acting against her free-will since she begged not to go further but He violates sort-of her will. This does not sound like the Jesus of the Bible. Anyway, let’s continue.
Angelica Zambrano notes,
We arrived at the end of a tunnel, when I looked down I saw an abyss covered in flames. The Lord said “Daughter, I give this to you.” It was a large binder with blank sheets of paper. “Daughter, take this pencil so that you can write all that I will show you, what you will see and hear. You will write everything as you are observing it, as you will live it.” I said, “Lord, I will do it, but I am already seeing so much, Lord. I am seeing souls being tormented, and immense flames.”
This is very interesting. Jesus gave you what? A pencil? Not even a pen. I thought you’ll say an ipad I’m enjoying this so far sweetheart.
Maxima Zambrano Mora (the Mother) says,
Time was going by, and my daughter was still lying there. “Lord, what is happening?” Tears were coming out of her eyes, but when I wiped them away, they would just come again. I placed a mirror to her mouth to see if she was breathing, there was nothing. We checked her pulse, nothing. We placed a hand on her stomach, nothing. The servant of the Lord said, “The place where she is, is not a place of smiles but a place of torment.”
Tears were coming out of her eyes? Bingo! That certainly proofs that she wasn’t dead! A coma might be the best candidate here. Nothing more nothing less. Thanks for letting the cat out madam Maxima
Angelica Zambrano recalls,
I saw horrible demons, of all types, both large and small. They were running so fast, and carrying something in their hands. “Lord, why are they running like that and what are they carrying?” He answered, “Daughter, they run that way because they know their time is running out, because time is so short to destroy humanity and especially My people. That which they carry in their hands are darts to destroy humanity, because each demon is given a name and according to the name that is given to them, they have a dart to destroy that person and bring them to this place; their goal is to destroy that person and bring them to hell.” And I would see the demons running and exiting toward Earth and He told me. “They are going to Earth to bring and throw humanity into this place.” As He said this He would weep, He would weep so very much. He was weeping all the time and I would cry too.
Jesus continues to weep? Okay. . .
Maxima Zambrano Mora (the Mother)
My Daughter was dead for 23 hours, but I did not notify the authorities. I prayed, “Lord, I will wait for 24 hours. If my daughter is not back in 24 hours, I will call a doctor.” But, the Lord brought her back before 24 hours were up.
Quite funny remarks by Maxima. At least here previous words indicate that she did not die. She feel into some sort of trance probably? I don’t see how a dead girl will be passing tears.
Angelica Zambrano says,
The Lord told me there were many famous people in Hell, and also many people who had known about the Lord. He said, “I am going to show you another part of the furnace.” We came to a place where a woman was surrounded by flames. She was in great torment and would scream, begging the Lord for mercy. Jesus pointed to her with his hand and told me, “Daughter, that woman that you see over there, surrounded by flames, is Selena.” As we started getting closer, she screamed, “Lord, have mercy on me, forgive me Lord, take me out of this place!” But the Lord looked at her and said, “It’s late, it’s too late. You cannot repent now.”
She saw me and said, “Please, I beg you, go tell people about this, please speak out and do not be silent; go and tell them not to come to this place; go and tell them not to listen to my songs, nor sing my songs.” So I asked her, “Why do you want me to go and say that?” And she answered, “Because every time people sing and listen to my songs, I am tormented even more, the person who does this, who sings and listens to my songs, is walking to this place. Please, go tell them not to come here; go tell them that hell is real!” She would scream and demons would hurl spears from afar into her body and she would cry, “Help me, Lord, have mercy on me, Lord!” But sadly, the Lord told her, “It is too late.”
It’s interesting seeing Selena in hell, and much more, hearing a damned soul in hell asking for forgiveness. For one to ask for forgiveness, one has to firstly be humbled and there is no humility in hell.
But he gives more grace; therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6 RSV) also, “Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.” (James 4:10 RSV)
Hell is full of pride. Those in hell have no virtue of love i.e. charity. They neither care for God nor neighbour.
“He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. ” (1 John 4:8 RSV) and also, “No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. “(1 John 4:12 RSV)
This shows that this is not the hell of the Bible. Please don’t use St. Luke’s account of Lazarus and the rich man as a justification for hell. That Scripture is not a proof text for hell but what is called purgatory.
Angelica Zambrano continues,
I looked all over that area, it was full of singers and artists who have died. All they did was sing and sing, they wouldn’t stop singing. The Lord explained, “Daughter, the person who is here, must continue doing here, whatever they did on Earth, if they had not repented.”
All the singers and artists in hell continues to sing and sing again? What! Then they are more than in paradise. This statement has demonstrated that this supposed vision at least is not hell. Hell is a place for torment not singing. Come on!
Angelica Zambrano said,
Then the Lord took me to place where there was a very well-known man. Before now, I used to live as a double minded young Christian girl. I used to think that any person that died would go to Heaven; that those who celebrated mass, would also go to heaven, but I was wrong. When Pope John Paul II died, my friends and relatives would tell me that he had gone to heaven. All the news on TV, on Extra and many other places would say, “Pope John Paul II has died, may he rest in peace. He is now rejoicing with the Lord and his angels in heaven” and I believed all of it. But I was only fooling myself, because I saw him in Hell, being tormented by flames. I looked at his face, it was John Paul II! The Lord said to me, “Look, Daughter, that man that you see there, is Pope John Paul II. He is here in this place; he is being tormented because he did not repent.”
But I asked, “Lord, why is he here? He used to preach at church.” Jesus replied, “Daughter, no fornicator, no idolater, no one who is greedy and no liar will inherit My Kingdom.” I replied, “Yes, I know that is true, but I want to know why he is here, because he used to preach to multitudes of people!” And Jesus responded, “Yes, Daughter, he may have said many things, but he would never speak the truth as it is. He never said the truth and they know the truth and although he knew the truth, he preferred money over preaching about salvation. He would not offer reality; would not say that hell is real and that heaven also exists; Daughter, now he is here in this place.”
LIE BUSTED! Jesus responded, “Yes, Daughter, he may have said many things, but he would never speak the truth as it is. He never said the truth and they know the truth and although he knew the truth, he preferred money over preaching about salvation. He would not offer reality; would not say that hell is real and that heaven also exists; Daughter, now he is here in this place.”
See the OFFICIAL CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACHING ON HELL promoted by Blessed Pope John Paul the Great.
Jesus claims Pope John Paul II denies the existence of hell and heaven? This is quite interesting. I don’t doubt if there is a possibility of some Popes ending up in hell. However, I sincerely with all my heart doubts that Pope John Paul the Great is damned and in hell. Come on. I have been enjoying your lack of appreciation of Scripture so far but not this one. You mean Jesus said His vicar never speak the truth as it is? Then the gates of hell has prevailed against the Church of Christ and Christ has demonstrated that He is a liar and much worse not the truth. If this is the case then I better be an atheist or a Jew, for Christianity has become spurious. Then Peter and Paul died in vain. Then the Church which determined the books which make up the Bible, since, the Bible never fell from the skies and it took the Catholic Church in the 4th and 5th century with the help of St. Augustine of Hippo and St. Jerome to determine the books of the New Testament via Apostolic Oral Traditions (2 Thessalonians 2:15; 1 Corinthians 11:2) has failed. Then I am a not just a coward to be Catholic but a big fool to be Christian if what you say has any validity.
The Catholic Church officially teaches this on HELL according to Catechism of the Catholic Church:
1033 We cannot be united with God unless we freely choose to love him. But we cannot love God if we sin gravely against him, against our neighbor or against ourselves: “He who does not love remains in death. Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” Our Lord warns us that we shall be separated from him if we fail to meet the serious needs of the poor and the little ones who are his brethren. To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love means remaining separated from him for ever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called “hell.”
1034 Jesus often speaks of “Gehenna” of “the unquenchable fire” reserved for those who to the end of their lives refuse to believe and be converted, where both soul and body can be lost. Jesus solemnly proclaims that he “will send his angels, and they will gather . . . all evil doers, and throw them into the furnace of fire,” and that he will pronounce the condemnation: “Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire!”
1035 The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, “eternal fire.” The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess the life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs.
1036 The affirmations of Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church on the subject of hell are a call to the responsibility incumbent upon man to make use of his freedom in view of his eternal destiny. They are at the same time an urgent call to conversion: “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
Since we know neither the day nor the hour, we should follow the advice of the Lord and watch constantly so that, when the single course of our earthly life is completed, we may merit to enter with him into the marriage feast and be numbered among the blessed, and not, like the wicked and slothful servants, be ordered to depart into the eternal fire, into the outer darkness where “men will weep and gnash their teeth.”
1037 God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end. In the Eucharistic liturgy and in the daily prayers of her faithful, the Church implores the mercy of God, who does not want “any to perish, but all to come to repentance”:
Father, accept this offering
from your whole family.
Grant us your peace in this life,
save us from final damnation,
and count us among those you have chosen.
And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32 DRB)
Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. (Proverbs 23:23 RSV)
The truth is not always the same as the majority decision. (Blessed Pope John Paul II)
The first reaction to truth is hatred! (Tertullian of Carthage)