Near Death Experiences: My Opinion

I have heard testimonies of people going to 'heaven' or 'hell' when they die. If this is a reality, then 100% of people who die and are resuscitated will have such an occurance, wouldn't they?

Jesus was right (surprise, surprise!) when he said though Lazarus should rise from the dead, the rich man's brothers wouldn't listen to him. In saying this, is it not clear that God sees raising people from the dead with an afterlife testimony as not an effective way to preach the gospel?

These are all questions that need answers, which is the problem with afterlife 'testimonies'. One is not really 'allowed' to question them, because we have to take one person's word, or essentially call them a 'liar' which no one wants to do.

The reality of heaven and hell is to be found in scripture. "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." We see all we need to know there. Obey God, have life. Obey sin, and the wages are death. Death is not pleasant and the circumstance of death, torment in hell, is not pleasant either.

Regardless of specifics, our responsibility to honor and obey God remain the same – so let's not get caught up in what this person or that says and debate the specifics. God knows who is a true and false prophet.

What does this mean???

Jer 23:25-28  "I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.  How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.

"The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD."

God bless us as we seek after Him, in His Word!


What do YOU think?



  1. dresserandkeeper says:

    I’ve had many thoughts on this matter myself. It’s good to see something written about this subject, thx TimL

  2. bornagainbytheblood says:

    Timothy – indeed we must not fall for any and all prophesies, visions and/or revelations; we must try the spirits whether they are of God or not. satan can come as an angel of light, so discernment is required.

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