HIGHWAY TO HELL
By David J. Stewart
They're On a Highway to Hell (VIDEO)
“But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee...” —Luke 12:20
Sadly, at the young age of only 33, AC/DC's lead singer Bon Scott (pictured far right), “drank himself to death,” according to the official coroner's report...
Bon Scott recorded six studio albums with AC/DC, beginning with 1974's "High Voltage." It was shortly after the release of the somewhat foreshadowing sixth album, 1979's "Highway to Hell," that Scott died (February 19, 1980). In keeping with his rowdy persona, the official coroner's report stated that Scott had drank himself to death. "Highway to Hell" sold over a million copies during its initial run (it has sold seven million to date) and climbed to place at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
Scott epitomized the role of a God-hating rebel who abused drugs and indulged in sinful living. His death is just one of hundreds in the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Shame. Psalm 55:23, “But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.”
Scott was found dead in his car after an indulgent binge left his body lifeless and his soul at the reality of the “Highway to Hell” which Bon Scott recorded just months prior to his tragic death. Scott had been taking medication for liver damage prior to his death.
Bon Scott, who wore a Satanic pentagram around his neck, sang in his infamous song entitled Highway to Hell...
“Hey Satan, paid my dues, playing in a rockin' band, I'm on a highway to hell.”
Circus Magazine reported:
“Throughout the AC/DC catalogue, there is a disturbing correlation between pleasure/sex/drunkenness and unconsciousness/death, which has now reached its tragic culmination.”
In their album, BACK IN BLACK (which has sold over 42,000,000 copies in the U.S. alone); one of the most popular songs is HIGHWAY TO HELL. All across the world in bars, nightclubs and concerts, ACDC fans sing along in unison, “I'm on a highway to Hell.” And they certainly are! America is on a Highway to Hell.
AC/DC's philosophy and music not only drove Bon Scott to a premature death, but the U.S. Army used AC/DC's music as “psychological torture” to drive Manuel Noriega out of the Vatican Embassy and into prison. During the American invasion of Panama in 1989, troops blasted AC/DC's “Highway to Hell” in order to drive Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega from the Vatican embassy where he had taken refuge (a tactic also used by the FBI at Waco). What do you think this type of mind shattering music (noise) does to a teenager's mind?
AC/DC was up-front with their fans when they made it clear that they not only achieved fame as a rock band by Satan's power, but that they also desire to drag their listeners into eternal damnation with them...
“if God's on the left, I'm on the right, I'm gonna take ya to hell, I'm gonna get'cha, Satan got'cha, Hell's Bells, If you're into evil, you're a friend of mine.”
SOURCE: Lyrics from AC/DC's hit song titled, HELL'S BELLS
Can you imagine having to answer to God for putting such evil thoughts into the hearts of millions of teenagers? Bon Scott's eternal destiny in the Lake of Fire will be hotter than anyone could possibly imagine (Psalm 9:17; John 3:36; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8). It is so sad. Where will you spend eternity friend? Will you also sing gleefully with reckless endangerment that you're also on a highway to Hell?
I saw a YouTube video of a recent AC/DC concert. Brian Johnson leads the audience, tens-of-thousands of fans, to sing in unison... “I'm on a highway to Hell.” There are giant movie screens on stage behind the band, showing flames on both sides, mocking the Bible. The band and many fans are wearing hats with devil's horns. The guitarist, Angus Young, sticks his guitar between Brian Johnson's legs, near his crotch, making it look like an erect penis. It is shameful and evil. It is hard to actually witness tens-of-thousands of people all gleefully singing that they're going to Hell. It is tearful if you believe the Bible and love the Lord Jesus Christ. Do you care that the souls of billions of lost sinners are headed straight for the Lake of Fire.
Here are the very sad lyrics to HIGHWAY TO HELL by ACDC...
Livin' easy, lovin' free, season ticket on a one-way ride
Askin' nothin', leave me be, takin' everythin' in my stride
Don't need reason, don't need rhyme
Ain't nothing that I'd rather do
Goin' down, party time, my friends are gonna be there too
I'm on the highway to hell
Highway to Hell
I'm on the highway to hell
Highway to Hell
No stop signs, speed limit, nobody's gonna slow me down
Like a wheel, gonna spin it, nobody's gonna mess me around
Hey Satan, payin' my dues, playin' in a rockin' band
Hey Mumma, look at me, I'm on my way to the promised land
Oh, how Satan is a beautiful liar! Do you think you'll meet all your friends in Hell and have a big party? That's not what the Bible teaches. You'll be screaming in the torments of molten sulfur (brimstone, Revelation 21:8). The only promise that the wicked have is that God will punish them in flaming fire for all eternity (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:15; 21:8). If your friends are in Hell when you get there—you won't be partying together, holding hands and singing campfire songs. You'll be tormented day-and-night forever!
You will have company in Hell, but it will be beyond your worst nightmare (Revelation 9:1-11). The Bible says that these horrific scorpion-like creatures will come out of the bottomless pit during the Great Tribulation (i.e., the last 3 1/2 years of the 7-year Tribulation), from whence comes the smoke as of a burning furnace (Revelation 21:8). God will cast each and every unbeliever into the Lake of Fire as 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9 and Revelation 20:11-15 warns! God will not be mocked by evil men and women. If you die in your sins (John 8:24), God the Father will be your Judge in eternity (Revelation 20:11-15).
Won't you repent toward God and trust upon Jesus' precious name for the forgiveness of your sins? Thank God, He has made a narrow road which leads to eternal life and Heaven for those who come by faith, as guilty sinners to be washed in the precious blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; BUT WITH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1st Peter 1:18,19).
There are many frightening aspects of dying a Second Death in the Lake of Fire that should scare you if you're an unbeliever; but one particular phrase in Revelation 14:11 below jumps out at me as being the most frightening for those who go to Hell... “no rest day nor night.” If you are a Christ-rejecting unbeliever, the Bible teaches that you WILL go straight to Hell when you die. You will be tormented in flaming fire, for ever and ever. And the Bible teaches that you will have NO REST, neither day nor night, for all eternity. Are you willing to take that chance with your soul? I'm not.
The tragic part is that NO ONE has to end up in Hell, but they choose to go there anyway. It is a choice that is yours alone to make. I chose Jesus at age 12, trusting upon His name to take away my sins. That was decades ago. I've felt the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life ever since that moment (Romans 8:9). You can know Jesus too my friend. It begins with you acknowledging your sinful and hopeless condition. You are a guilty sinner for breaking God's Laws. Burning in Hell forever is the punishment for one's sins(2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9).
The good news (which is commonly called the Gospel) is that Jesus paid for our sins. The Godhead became incarnate in the flesh of Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:9 - All Scripture references are quoted from the inspired King James Bible). Jesus was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23), being the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16). Jesus lived a perfect and sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 1st Peter 2:22). Jesus was crucified for our sins, dying a shameful death that He didn't deserve to die (2nd Corinthians 5:21). Jesus died, was buried and rose again after 3-days (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Jesus ascended into Heaven and applied His shed blood to the mercyseat in the heavenly tabernacle (Hebrews 9:12,22-24; Revelation 21:3).
Salvation was made freely available to ALL, to WHOSOEVER shall call (appeal unto) upon the name of the Lord (Romans 10:13). Salvation comes by repentance toward God to be forgiven of one's sins by faith in Jesus' name. Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.” Please get off the highway to Hell. I have just shown you the narrow way which leadeth unto life, which few people ever find because of the vail of unbelief over their heart (2nd Corinthians 3:14-17). I beseech you to turn to the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins to be saved.
Revelation 14:11, “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
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