Alright, I will be one of the first to speak out against all these recent reports on near-death experiences. Bullsh–pucky!
There. Someone had to say it. Everyone seems to have the same story these days. They experience an accident and are somehow transposed to heaven where theyÂ experience peace, love,Â and suddenly seeÂ a bright light, yada yada, yada.
Let me make a couple of observations. The Bible only tells of a few people thatÂ experienced the “afterlife.”Â And fortunately, they were also able to tell us about what they saw. The rich man and Lazarus story is told in Luke 16:20-31.Â Although Lazarus was happy, the rich manÂ never saw a bright light at all but instead saw torment and suffering.Â
Funny how none of these near-death experiences ever speak of dying andÂ being transported to hell where there is pain and suffering. No one tells of a need to repent and recognize their need for a Â sacrificial death of the Messiah.Â Â
We also have the testimony of theÂ Apostle John who saw God and the resurrected Jesus Christ as told by him in the Book of Revelation. For heavenÂ is NOT about a place as much as it is about a person. If any one is seeing a bright light,Â itÂ is the glory ofÂ Jesus Christ our Savior. Rev 21:23 and 22:5Â Â ForÂ the book of Revelation says that there is no longer a need of the sun.Â TheÂ glory of Jesus Christ Himself provides the light of the world in heaven. How come no one is speaking of seeing the Christ for He is there.
Think about these things. Satan would love for each of us to assume that everyone dies and goes to a wonderful place depicted in these experiences as aÂ bright light. This allows him to putÂ people at ease about their need for aÂ Savior. Instead, many will find torment just as the rich man did as spoken about above.Â Â Matthew 7:14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.Â