Hi cudabug 87,
yes, I have read all 5 books, so feel qualified to give an informed opinion on them. I have been a Christian for 27 years and am wary of many "anointing" and blessing movements that can trap the uncritical Christian today. I endorse the attitude of the Bereans who checked what they were taught against the scriptures "to see if they were so". On one of my websites I placed some years ago a warning by Derek Prince entitled "Protection Against Deception" which I believe is sorely needed for today. I was also the first major Christian website in Britain to write a critical online warning about the Bentley shenanigans in Florida, soon after they began. My website also warns of the Kundalini dangers.
The Pastor who has written the Baptize By Blazing Fire series is a Korean Congregational pastor, coming from a very conservative Christian background. Much of the book details accounts of what the Pastor and members of his little congregation saw in both Heaven and Hell over a 30 day period when they were having all-night prayer meetings.
While a few things he quotes Jesus as saying were a little surprising to me, I sense the books come from an honest man who has a genuine love for, and devotion to, Christ. The books are most certainly not written from a sensational point of view. The Bible speaks very little of Heaven and Hell in detail, so we have very little to use by which to judge the accounts of those who claim to have been taken there.
The purpose of the Pastor writing the books is to equip end-times Christians to stand in the face of demonic attacks that will come upon them. Jesus shows him and others how the Holy Spirit working through them enables them to deal with such spirits. It is a harrowing series of books, not for the faint-hearted. Its effect on me has been to go back to the Lord with a repentant heart to ask His forgiveness for several things in my lukewarm Christian walk that have affected my relationship with Him and my obedience to His Word. I have also been greatly encouraged in my prayer life and (another important point in the book) in the importance of urgent prayer with a passionate heart to the Lord. For a long time I have been saying to the Lord: Jesus, I want to know the fear of the Lord!!. As a result of reading these 5 books, that process has most definitely begun and, with the Lords help, will continue. Another consequence is that in addition to my normal time of daily Bible reading, I have resolved to re-read: (1) Holiness by J C Ryle (2) Humility by Andrew Murray and (3) The Blessings of Obedience, also by Andrew Murray.
Anyone who believes that Christians cannot lose their salvation will find these books difficult to read, because Jesus has a number of things to say about Christians who do not lead holy and obedient lives. Remember the words of Hebrews 12 verse 14: Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. One fact that emerges in the books is that in Hell, where he is taken by Jesus, the Pastor encounters "Christians" who have led ungodly lives and who now regret this in their torment.
Another forum member has posted a suggestion that cudabug 87 read John Bunyans Pilgrims Progress as some good to keep him on the straight and narrow . This same John Bunyan also wrote of his experiences of being taken to Heaven and Hell, in the same way that the book Baptize By Blazing Fire also tells of such visits. Bunyans book can be read free online and is called Visions of Heaven and Hell. These visions occurred at a time when John Bunyan was comtemplating suicide. We know this because Bunyan himself states this in the introductory remarks to his short account.
If anyone wants to make up their own mind, all five books can be read free online in pdf format. If your end result mirrors mine, you will be brought out of your lukewarm Christian rut and, realising the goodness and the severity of God, will have your faith renewed in Godly fear and awe, praising His holy name.