“Christian” Near Death Experiences and The Movie “Heaven is For Real”

So I guess this is the year of the “Christian” movie, right? We had “The Son of God” New Age Jesus movie. Then we had the Mean God of the Old Testament “Noah” movie. Then we had a movie about standing up for your faith when Hercules becomes an atheist philosophy professor– “God’s Not Dead.”

And now we have a movie based off the book about a young boys “experience” in heaven with Jesus, “Heaven is for Real.”

In the book, Heaven is for Real you have a little child, who didn’t die (never flatlined) but who claims to have died and gone to heaven during a surgical procedure.

He claims to have met family members he never knew about in real life. Those are pretty startling claims. In fact, I admit I would be shocked if one of my children shared with me these same revelations.

But there are some things that really bother me about the account.

And I am not going to go into too many details, because there are plenty of other blogs that I have seen that have done much better research and writing on this topic. But I do want to point out a few things.

The experience this boy relates is nothing like what the Bible describes as heaven. There is no scary cherubim with eyeballs all over them, and wings covering their faces and feet, that cry “Holy, Holy, Holy” 24/7. I mean, when I read that I tripped out on it. I can’t imagine what a little kid would think if he died and saw them! Don’t you think he would trip out on them? There is no sense of the weighty glory of God, that makes you bow down in reverence.

In the book, you have Jesus, wearing a crown with a pink rhinestone in it, and a rainbow horse.

It is different.

I think if we want to know what heaven is like we need to focus ONLY on the Bible.

Because anyone can say that they have had an afterlife experience, right? People have them. And they don’t always validate the Bible.

Most of them in fact, contradict the Bible.

Many people have had near death experiences, this has for a long time been a New Age Phenomenon. It is now selling a lot of books in the Evangelical community.

Such things are very enticing. A few years ago, before I seriously became a student of Scripture, I was a New Ager – without knowing it. After casting off a life that was not for me, I devoted myself to God – I had been at the point where I thought that as long as I thought about God everyday, I was saved. He has since proven me wrong. In an effort to learn more, I had been loaned a book titled Saved By The Light by Dannion Brinkley, who died three times and came back each time to tell about it. I read further books on the subject, and began to read books by psychic Sylvia Brown.
 
All this time, I still believed everything the Bible said, I merely assumed that these experiences expounded and clarified certain things. But when Sylvia Brown began to say that she accepted the Bible yet did not believe in Hell or demons – and that there was a Mother God, I began to realize that I was actually following the New Age movement. I had been led astray by Lucifer. The Bible clearly indicates that there is not a “Mother God,” and that there IS a Hell and that yes, demons do exist.
Consider what is said on Near-Death.com about “religion.” God does not care which religion is best. God does not care what religion people practice. They are all a blooming facet of the whole. All religions refer to the same God.“[3, http://www.near-death.com/experiences/research06.html%5D As we understand that much of these experiences are from Satan and likely other fallen angels, does this quote not clearly indicate that Satan’s purpose is fulfilled? By leading people away from the Bible, they believe that God does not care what we do in this world. In John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (See entry: “Is Jesus Really God?”) Christ makes it clear that He is the only way – so how could all paths lead to God? Satan has succeeding in making people believe that it does not matter what you believe, further indicating the nature of most NDE’s. (The Truth Blog)

But why are Christians experiencing this New Age phenomenon?

I don’t know . . .

Famous occultist Edgar Cayce, had many of these Near Death Experiences, and none of them validated the Biblical afterlife.

“Edgar Cayce had more near-death experiences than anyone ever documented. Using hypnosis to induce a near-death experience, Cayce made over 14,000 journeys into the spirit realm and was able to access virtually unlimited information by visiting the so-called Hall of Records described by a large number of near-death experiences. Cayce revealed that his subconscious mind (which he identified as the “soul”) would leave his body and explore the dimension where all subconscious minds are connected – a dimension similar in description to Carl Jung’s Collective Unconsciousness. It is the realm of thought, imagination, dreams, after-death, and near-death states where all things are possible.” (Neardeath.com)

Edgar Cayce was NOT a saved born again Christian. He was NOT believing in Jesus for salvation. He had “experiences with death, and this is the false teaching that he came back to share:

As I went out, I realized that I had contacted Death, as a personality, as an individual or as a being. Realizing this, I remarked to Death:

You are not as ordinarily pictured – with a black mask or hood, or as a skeleton, or like Father Time with the sickle. Instead, you are fair, rose-cheeked, robust – and you have a pair of shears or scissors.”

In fact, I had to look twice at the feet or limbs, or even at the body to see it take shape. He replied:

“Yes, Death is not what many seem to think. It’s not the horrible thing which is often pictured. Just a change – just a visit. The shears or scissors are indeed the implements most representative of life and death to man. These indeed unite by dividing – and divide by uniting.

“The cord does not, as usually thought, extend from the center – but is broken from the head, the forehead – that soft portion we see pulsate in the infant. Hence we see old people, unbeknowing to themselves, gain strength from youth by kissing there; and youth gains wisdom by such kisses.

“Indeed the vibrations may be raised to such an extent as to rekindle or reconnect the cord, even as the Master did with the son of the widow of Nain. For he did not take him by the hand (which was bound to the body as was the custom of the day), but rather stroked him on the head – and the body took life of Life itself!

So, you see, the silver cord may be broken – but the vibration …” (neardeath.com)

This is wicked deceit from the enemy of our souls, Satan. This is why the Lord tells us to have nothing to do with the occult. These experiences may seem wonderful and true, but they are dangerous.

Bestselling Author, and famous psychic Sylvia Browne, who was often featured on the Montel Williams show also had a Near Death Experience. She had a “wonderful” time going through the light, meeting her grandma again, and then getting pulled back to the earth. She shares the Unbiblical Falsehood that she learned through her experience too:

Psychic Sylvia Brown

Upon death, most people go through a heavenly process before entering into heaven. Evil people, instead of experiencing the tunnel and bright light upon death, are sent through what Sylvia calls the left door and enter into an abyss of empty, joyless, nothingness for a brief period of time. After they have reflected upon their actions, they are reincarnated back to Earth. People who commit suicide are sent to a place Sylvia calls the holding place.  Here they must make a choice to either proceed through the left door or embrace God and move on to the light. People in the holding place shuffle slowly around in despair in a gray fog with their heads down until they make their decision.  According to Sylvia, this is purgatory. It is interesting to note that many near-death experiencers, including George Ritchie, have seen this place.

Most people, who go through the heavenly process, go through a tunnel and towards the light of God. They return home to the place they came from on the other side. Here, they have a reunion with family and friends who have departed before them. After the reunion, most of us are lead by our spirit guide to a building on the other side called the Hall of Wisdom. In a sacred room, we see our lives flash before us on a device Sylvia calls the scanning machine. This device is a domed screen where our lives are placed out in three-dimensional holographic form. Once we have fully evaluated our lives, we are debriefed in an orientation process. This is when we discuss the lifetime previously lived and reviewed in the scanning machine. We meet with guides who are trained orientators who discuss ways of amending for previous mistakes. We receive help if we were unprepared for our crossing over into the spirit realm. If those whose transition is especially difficult, the orientation process is preceded by another process called cocooning. This is when the person is put into a restful, healing sleep for as long as it takes for them to feel healthy. In extreme cases, people are taken to a structure called the Towers where extremely confused people undergo a deprogramming process. (neardeath.com)

Notice the mention of the Hall of Wisdom that Edgar Cayce described. This is all a bunch of occult garbage. These experiences often remove hell, Jesus, being judged by God, needing salvation, etc. And commonly promote reincarnation, peace, light, spirit guides, etc.

There is a REASON that God tells us to not have anything to do with these people’s teachings. They will lead us to hell.

So now Christians are having these experiences . . . but why do they seem so similar? It is the same story, the only difference is that some of the Christians add Jesus into the mix.

But according to Near Death, you don’t need to be a born again Christian to have an “experience” with Jesus or God in heaven. So what this means is, that psychics and new ages are ALSO reporting these beautiful experiences with someone named “Jesus” in some in between realm, on the way to reincarnation or Nirvana.

The category with the highest percentage of NDErs who reported seeing a divine being were those in the new age (80%) category. The category with the lowest percentage is the non-religious (27%) category. The lower percentage suggests that fewer non-religious NDErs see a divine being. This may be an example of non-religious NDErs “getting what they expect.” A divine being was seen by (75%) of those in the atheist category. This high percentage may reflect the possibility that these atheists, in general, are “getting what they need.” The same percentage of Christian and non-Christian NDErs (63%) saw a divine being. This suggests that a NDEr doesn’t have to be a Christian to see God. (neardeath.com)

Hmm . . .

This is important information.

I think that we, as Christians need to be very, very careful about accepting these type of experiences as truth. This Colton Burpo never even died, technically.

I do believe that he had some type of experience or dream, but I don’t think that experience should be considered as a source of truth about heaven. I think that these experiences fall more in line with New Age experiences, than Biblical ones.

And I don’t know why this would happen to a child growing up in a pastor’s house.

I don’t get it.

But I will say, that I will not let my family learn about heaven from a 3 year old who told his dad that the Holy Spirit looks blue and shoots power down into his dad when he is teaching a Bible study.

I will not let my family embrace the image of Jesus, that everyone is claiming is an exact representation of Christ. That was painted by a child mystical visionary at age 8, and corroborated as what Jesus really looks like by Colton Burpo.

Akiane’s Jesus. Colton said this is exactly what Jesus looks like.

Akiane Kramarik seems to be a child visionary. Growing up in a home with an Atheist mother and a lapsed Catholic father, she apparently began having “divinely inspired visions,” which she translated into poetry and art.  By age four (Colton’s age) she was painting and writing poetry. There can be no denying, at least, that she is a prodigy. She appeared on CNN, World News Tonight and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Forget that she is a child; her work is amazing.

She was just eight-years-old when she painted Prince of Peace, her first portrait of Jesus. This is the painting Colton said was right.  It is reproduced in the back of every copy of this best seller. (Shroud of Turin blog)

Akiane is a very unusual child. She has been called an Indigo child (a new age type of special spiritual child) and she has some very spiritual elements to her work. You can look at her paintings here. But she says this, “I see ordinary life in an extraordinary world, and I see extraordinary life in an ordinary world. Everything is One. We are all connected. If we experienced the present through eternity and eternity through the present, we would know true Love.” in her upcoming book, Eternity Is Not That Long.

She is a New Ager. And she has spiritual visions and revelations that do not point to the truth in the Bible or the true Jesus. And this is the person who painted the SAME Jesus that Colton saw. That is not good. It is odd to me too, that this revelation of “Jesus” is happening to children.

Why?

And it is so sad to me that so many Christians are embracing this story.

Just like they embraced “The Son of God” movie.

We WANT to believe this stuff.

“He was just a little kid! How could that be possible?! It has to be true! It will point people to Jesus!”

Embracing seeker friendly, Bible minimizing, mystical Christianity.

My goodness! I am not content with a story of Jesus’ rainbow horse.

I am not content with it at all.

I want the real Jesus, on a white horse, with a robe dipped in blood, and a sharp two edged sword coming out of His mouth. I want the WORD of GOD in person. I want my own eternal experience in heaven with Him, where I bow low and cast my crown before him and cry out “Holy Holy Holy, Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain.”

Heaven IS for real.

I don’t need someone’s near death experience to cloud what I believe of Scripture. If we allow it now, it will never end. There will always be some new story of some strange experience, that may or may not point to Jesus, or a spirit guide, or some peaceful white light.

I am just going to read my Bible, and be content in that. Jesus died and rose from the dead, He is the only expert witness I need.

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68 Responses to “Christian” Near Death Experiences and The Movie “Heaven is For Real”

  1. Beverly says:

    I appreciate that you are going to read just your Bible. I am the same. More and more, man’s opinion in books and talks, etc. just doesn’t “cut it”! It is true that if Christians had and were reading our Bibles, we wouldn’t be where we are today – in the USA and in the world! Christians keep looking for more when we have all we need in the pages of scripture!

  2. Guy says:

    Thank you for this. The complete LACK of Biblical discernment in many churches today utterly baffles me sometimes. READ YOUR BIBLES and stop swallowing every shiny sweet thing you see or hear from the pulpit or the internet.
    Be a Berean. Acts 17:11

    • Jeri says:

      Hi Guy….I like that! Be a Berean. A lot of people that doesn’t know what that means need to look it up, and begin to practice it. We live in amazing times, and Jesus warned of being deceived.

  3. Ballerina says:

    I did a video on Colton’s “heaven experience” and Akiane’s art recently too. Indeed she is a New Ager. One commonality I have noticed, is a lot of these people who claim to see Jesus or even the Holy Spirit claim He is blue. Jenn Johnson who is false teacher Bill Johnson’s daughter-in-law claims the Holy Spirit is blue too and even attributing Him to Aladdin from Disney. Even open New Agers (ones who do not claim to be Christians) claim a blueness with “spirits” and visions. I dunno…I find it odd :-/ Akiane’s paintings also have a lot of blues. Of course I am NOT claiming the color blue is evil (before anyone thinks I am) but simply stating that it’s odd that a big common theme with all these people’s “experience” is the color blue being prevalent. Even Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote that new age book Eat Pray Love, saw some blue experience as well. Weird…

    • That is so interesting. I would love to see the video you did on the movie! I am going to go search it right now.

      • Hi, Last Hiker. I looked at your blog tonight because you haven’t posted anything since this last article and I’ve been wondering if you are alright. I love your postings and since discovering you I’m always interested in what God reveals to you about our present day culture and it’s impact on all of us, Christian and secular. Things are happening at such a rapid pace and our enemy knows his time is short. Praise God for His word and the gift of discernment!

        • Hi King’s Daughter! You noticed? That makes me feel so special! Actually, I haven’t been able to write (or do much on the blog) lately because my computer has been broken. So all I can do is a couple things through my phone. I am going to borrow my husbands laptop though and maybe I can post a new blog soon, if inspiration comes! God bless you sister. Praise God for the sweet fellowship He gives to those who love His word!!!!

          • Hi, Last Hiker. I’m glad to hear that it’s a mechanical problem and that you have an alternative to getting out your blog when God gives you the inspiration. I receive postings from Sylivia Gunter at The Father’s Business and here is the link if you haven’t read her weekly devotionals before. http://www.thefathersbusiness.com. Today’s devotional is called, Intimacy With God, and is from her book “You Are Blessed In The Names of God”. Have a blessed day!

          • Thank you very much. I have never heard of Sylvia Gunter before. But I did enjoy that devotion. God bless you.

    • Anonymous says:

      I recently watched Heaven is for Real and my wife and I could not help but notice the use of the color blue throughout the entire movie. Most of the wardrobes were blue or had blue in them. The large wall in the church was blue. Many items within the families home were blue. Actually Googling “why was the color blue so prevalent in the film Heaven is for Real” brought me to this page.

    • w says:

      It could be related to the colors of the chakras. While Violet is the highest color, indigo is to represent the third eye, which is central in teachings about being spiritual alive.

  4. Paul Petersen says:

    So, are you saying that God can’t give an experience like this to a little boy? God can’t minister in a personal way today? The book very clearly compares the experiences to scripture. It doesn’t try to create a new doctrine. Your criticism of a persons testimony seems to me to be unwarranted cynicism. We get enough of that from the “liberals.”
    Your use of the term “New Age” seems to be an attempt to cast a shadow on everything you can’t explain. “Heaven Is for Real” is simply a testimony about what a young boy experienced. Not a malevolent tail intended to misdirect the “Church.” It is an encouragement to many who need to know that God does reveal Himself to His beloved today.

    • You ask, “So, are you saying that God can’t give an experience like this to a little boy?”

      This type of question represents the type of defensive rhetoric that represents ALL types of experiential spirituality. People can just substitute the experience and fill in the blank. “So, you are saying that God can’t make your palms drip oil?” or “So you are saying that God doesn’t give people golden teeth?” or “So you are saying that God can’t make people shake their heads super fast while they give prophetic utterance?” or “So you are saying that God couldn’t tell Todd Bentley to kick an old lady in the face so He could pour out the Holy Spirit?”

      It is like you are giving two options 1.) tell me the you believe that God CAN’T do something or 2.) admit that God COULD do this even though you don’t like it.

      The truth is, you are going to believe what you want to believe.

      I choose to line things up with the word of God. But some people choose to line things up with their own feelings or thoughts about it.

      In the end, the book points to an image (on the back cover or last page). This image (idol) is a picture of a man painted by a girl who believes that their are many paths to God.

      Therefore, this book does not point to MY Jesus, whose image I find clear in every Word of the Bible.

      • Paul Petersen says:

        I must rebut your assertion that the girl who painted the picture was a “New Age” follower at the time she painted the work. She was very young at the time and likely had not developed a theology. How she was influenced since she painted the picture may be regrettable. But to say she was advocating “many paths to god” at that time is speculation on your part.

        You can not label all people who don’t hold your secessionist view as “New Age.”

        • I am not a secessionist. Her visions and revelations that inspired this art work also inspired her later New Age philosophy. She NEVER adopted a biblical Christianity. The spirit she saw back then is the same demonic spirit from her childhood.

          • Ballerina says:

            AMEN! These EXACT allegations are what all of Akiane’s defenders claim. However the people that I know who were saved as children, young children at that, ALL knew they were sinners, sure they did not know the ins and outs of theology (funny that I mention this in the video) but the Bible even says a child can know Jesus, and of course the main component of being saved is realizing you are a sinner. Fact is Akiane never ever talked about the gospel, not as a child nor as a teenager much less now as an adult. If she was really saved how come she openly said that her and her family tried everything from Christianity to Catholicism to reading Buddhist literature.

            I am not a cessationist either, I tire of these accusations from people who accuse those who will not go along with the perversions of the charismatic movement or these crazy trips to heaven of being a cessationist. Equally though, I tire of these cessationists who claim everything is of the devil, if you have a dream then it’s of the devil, if you hear God’s still small voice (and no not talking about Beth Moore/Jesus Calling type stuff) then it’s of the devil, OR a biggie for them is that “you’re adding to the bible” ugh it just all gets so old.

        • Anonymous says:

          Being New Age is not about believing a certain “theology.” New Age is about the source of the power behind the revelation, knowledge, and ideas presented. Even a child, because of the sinful world we live in, can be subject to being deceived by Satan and shown things that are Satanic lies without having yet formed a New Age “Theology.” That painted picture is a satanic lie about the appearance of Jesus, which shows that the girl who painted it was getting revelation from the forces of darkness. The forces of darkness are the ones who are behind the New Age movement. Therefore, regardless of whether the girl had any understanding of what New Age meant at the time she painted that picture, the source of the power that revealed that to her was the same power behind the New Age movement. So, for all intents and purposes, she is and was a New Ager at that point in time, whether she understood that or not.

          Paul, your choice of words shows a considerable lack of understanding regarding the battle Christians are in against the kingdom of darkness, Satan’s kingdom. The author of this blog is presenting a valid argument and case for why should not accept all out of body experiences as being valid and containing the truth. The warning is much needed and as far as I am concerned, is spot on.

      • L. Davis says:

        Yeah: that’s very disturbing to me. I have never warmed to the idea of “images” of Jesus period. Then you have this child who believes in the “many paths to god” doctrine painting an image she calls “Jesus”, and this little boy corroborating that this is who he saw? That in itself is not right. I don’t think the boy is lying. I think he did experience something, but I am reserved to say it is the Only Wise God who showed him these things.

        Admittedly, I haven’t read the book, seen the movie, but I seriously have reservations based on this painting thing.

        Another thing I am questioning has to do with all these “Christian” movies coming out in the same year. Personally, I think it’s to further the end time deception; “a picture is worth a thousand words”. What messages are truly being conveyed? Is this simply for entertainment. Entertainment means to capture the mind or to hold the attention of a person. To whom we yield our members, them we become the servants thereof; thus, it is important to be mindful of the messages in the imagery, as well as the words and sounds, with which we choose to allow ourselves to be “entertained”.

        I found your site being led by God one week. How so? My brother and I were having an discussion about the “Son of God” movie, and the other movies coming out; like Noah. He was excited, but I cautioned him based upon what I had already gleaned. I had done my homework, and had watched part of the series on CNN, until I could stomach it no more. I knew this was not the truth; however, my brother, who I thought should know better, thought it was a great witnessing tool, a conversation starter as he had conversations with people about it.

        I told him the “gospel is the power of a God unto salvation to all who believe”. It must be the gospel truth. “The Holy Spirit should be our conversation starter if we don’t know how to witness to a person, because God knows everyone’s needs better than that individual himself. He knows best how to reach us and minister to our spiritual needs; just as he used Philip to witness to the Eunuch.

        I told him that any old movie about the Bible isn’t going to cut it; it has to be the TRUTH, because only the TRUTH can make us free. I explained when I was writing a script for our church’s Christmas play, the Holy Spirit impressed upon my heart to use only the scripture: don’t take “creative liscence”. Viewers remarked that it was one of the best Christmas plays they ever saw, because it did just that, stayed with the scripture (OT and NT).

        My brother got mad, and said I was “very dark and negative”. It bothered me, but I told him, if I’m the last one standing, or if I die for standing up for the defense of the gospel I will do just that, because Jesus laid down his life for me. I emphasized not me, but Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for us all, and that his truth is the only truth that has power to deliver, to save us from our sins. We don’t get to interpret scripture under “creative liscence”. I thoroughly expect Hollywood to get it wrong as they preach a new age gospel according to Hollywood. However, I do expect that God’s children would have better discernment yes, but also a great love of the truth, since HE has made us free.

        When I retired for the evening, I asked god in my heart was I being too negative or dark; was I being too religious or too hard? I love God, because he has forgiven me of much, and I hate every false way, especially if it is in ME. God said nothing, instead, I found myself here at this website where your words were confirming all I said to my brother. Before that, I never knew you existed, but thank God ya do.

      • Jeri says:

        The Last Hiker… I am thankful that you printed this article, and shared your own personal experiences in some of these areas. What was the first thing that came out of the mouth of the son of God, when His diciples asked Him about His Coming,?”Take heed that no man deceive you.” This has always made me very aware of the great dangers that still await us in the end times before His coming. There are going to be false Christs doing all kinds of signs, even to the calling down of fire from heaven. He said that if they say He is in the desert or in a secret place…we are not to go there to check it out, The Work of God has given us a powerful road map. We would do well to stick close to the road it describes. and reject any and all detours.

      • Sarah says:

        i concur

    • Anonymous says:

      I totally agree with you.

    • bobv says:

      I am with Paul Petersen… You seem to have some severe hang ups on this site. I am a Wheaton College educated and raised Christian (with further degrees), with a very firm Calvinist background through Christian schools and training. I have been a missionary in several different continents and cultures. I myself, when praying and worshiping God privately once saw the Prince of Peace Jesus (as drawn by Akiane) vision of Jesus as I prayed. I knew nothing then of Akiane or her paintings. Of course, Jesus/God can show Himself to the world in millions, billions, infinity of ways…He is not limited to one “look.” He comes as a lion of Judah, as a sheep to the slaughter, as a mighty King, as a lowly shepherd, etc etc. His creativity is beyond description. We cannot box Him in our man made ideas and interpretations as you seem to want to do here. There are no connections to new agers with Akiane or Colton…I have studied their stories at length. To keep jumping to “they’re new age if they’ve had a vision!!!” all over your site is ridiculous. You need to move around and see what Christ is doing across the world today. Many muslims etc etc coming to the Lord through all kinds of visions, many much more unusual. You need to get out of your man made box, filled with personal pride and superiority, and accept that God works in ways that are beyond your natural ability to understand or control.

      • Hi Bob V,

        Thank you for the comment and letting me know some things about your background.

        First I want to clarify that I DO believe God speaks to His children through dreams and visions. I have had them myself.

        But I also do not believe that every vision or dream that people have is from God. As far as Akiane goes, I firmly believe that this was NOT a revelation from the Holy Spirit.

        As far as your education and missionary work, and assumptions about my pride and level of ridiculousness–thanks for qualifying one before stating the other.

        But for you to say that there is no connection between Akiane and the New Age is RIDICULOUS!!! That statement alone makes me question every other statement you make!!!

  5. Ballerina says:

    Thank you for watching it, Last Hiker.

    I meant to link this video in my last comment, but he focuses on Kate Kerr (a false teacher) who claims she is able to go to heaven at whim. Her alleged “heaven experiences” are really outlandish, she even claims to have seen the new heaven and the new earth and claims that there is a sea there (even though scripture says there will be no sea) and that people misunderstand the scripture because (according to her) the new earth will be one big large land mass surrounded by water. Lol I hate to laugh but this woman is either extremely delusional or having very very demonic encounters : http://youtu.be/f71KUdIuhT0

  6. jujizig says:

    “But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him?Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” (1 Corinthians 2:10)

    “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, HE WILL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS, and bring to your remembrance all things that I have said to you.” (John 14:26)

    “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH …” (JOHN 16:13)

    If we are born again, we are born of the Spirit of God therefore we have The Holy Spirit, FREELY given to us and we have God’s Word……We are to seek God for answers and guidance NOT the opinions of men and women…when we do we get a watered and sometime misguided, corrupt version..AKA False Teaching! I have All I need when I accepted Jesus as my Savior, I look to God, His Word and The Holy Spirit..AKA TRUTH and it’s FREELY Given to us who believe…..why pay for mans’ Opinion?

  7. Alan Grime says:

    Yet one has to remember that even in the Bible the authors are HUMANS trying to explain and understand UNHUMAN sights and events. What they saw and recorded was their best interpretation of things they didn’t understand or know how to put into words. What Daniel and John saw in their world and experience would not be told the same as what a three year old would see.

    • Yeah I guess I don’t agree, because I believe that every word was inspired by the Holy Spirit. God chose what He wanted to reveal to us about heaven.

      • Pastor Dan says:

        The Bible, as inspired of the Holy Spirit, is always the final authority when answering questions about the unknown. Sometimes there is not an answer and we just have to trust God. Deuteronomy 29:29. Somethings are simply not revealed to us!

      • Alan Grime says:

        I believe that too 1 Timothy 3 states that it is. The Bible writers saw what God wanted them to see, write what He wanted them to write. I just think that a three year old would have a different way of explaining it. Do I believe he actually saw it, not really.

    • lyn says:

      Alan,

      From 2 Peter 1:19-21, “And we have the word of prophecy made more sure; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day–star arise in your hearts: knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation. For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Ghost. ”
      Commentary from John Gill on verse 21- ” who illuminated their minds, gave them a knowledge of divine things, and a foresight of future ones; dictated to them what they should say or write; and moved upon them strongly, and by a secret and powerful impulse stirred them up to deliver what they did, in the name and fear of God: which shows the authority of the Scriptures, that they are the word of God, and not of men”.

      It seems God’s word proves you to be in error concerning the word of God and the men inspired by the Holy Spirit as they wrote.

      Concerning ‘near death experiences, ” “And as it is appointed unto men once to die (depart, to be dead, separation, departure}, but after this the judgment” – Hebrews 9:27. Death is permanent and final. All die one time only, they do not die, come back to life, and die again at a later time. The Bible is quite clear, ‘unto men ONCE to die’…
      I encourage you to read this – http://iamhis-lyn.blogspot.com/2011/10/to-heaven-and-back.html

  8. jujizig says:

    Ballerina, I watched about half of your video..before I had to recharge my iPad so. I can finish it but what I watched is very informative backed up with scripture…as it should be….Thanks very much for sharing..I will finish video later!

  9. Mtn Girl says:

    There are so many things wrong with this movie my jaw drops. Thanks for pointing out some of those errors. And I’m appalled at the endorsement of Akiane by the author of the book . She clearly is new age, and many ministries who are involved with mystical “Christianity” fully endorse her, i.e., Bethel Church in Redding, CA, and Elijah’s List. Both of these ministries are drowning in apostasy. They are big on “experiential” Christianity, mystical encounters, and false teaching.

    One of the more irritating errors I see with the book and movie is that this visit to heaven doesn’t even begin to line up with Paul’s visit to heaven. Paul himself said that he saw and heard things that can’t even be uttered here on earth. It was too wonderful, too amazing; something us mere mortals couldn’t possibly grasp. That is where I want it to be. I don’t want someone telling me there is a pink stone in Jesus’ crown or that the Holy Spirit is blue. Really? They are trying to bring heaven down to our understanding. The reality is that heaven is too glorious, too holy for our comprehension. The glories of heaven are reserved for those who go there to be with the King of kings and Lord of lords for all of eternity. Until then, we must be content with what HAS been revealed to us by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are the son’s of God. And really, that is more than sufficient!

    Lastly, I haven’t heard from anyone that supposedly went to heaven that they were afflicted with a thorn in the flesh as Paul was to keep them from being conceited from the revelations. Hmm. Let’s see, the Burpo’s are actually getting rich from this supposed visit to heaven. Doesn’t sound to me like a thorn in the flesh. Doesn’t sound anything like the real thing. Visits to heaven are very suspect, especially when these visits are huge money makers for the one who “visited” heaven.

    People who fall for this movie are gladly bearing with fools.

    • Exactly.

      And GREAT point about the thorn in the flesh. The experience that Paul had, was tempered by the thorn in the flesh–so that he wouldn’t become puffed up by this wonderful revelation. He was humble about it. Refusing to boast about his experience. Isaiah was undone, “Woe is me!”

      It isn’t a light thing to see into heaven.

      You don’t just go pet Jesus’ rainbow horse.

      Thank you for sharing Mtn. Girl.

      God bless.

      • Mtn Girl says:

        Thanks, Hiker, and yes, Paul was very humble about it. He never profited from his relationship with the Lord, rather he suffered.

        I’m the one who posted awhile back and said that I’m your “twin” — Ha! Anyway, what a breath of fresh air to see other believers of like mind in the Blogosphere. I see that Ballerina is also of the same mind – will watch her video.

        We need discernment now more than ever in the time we are living in. I was thinking of posting a review of this movie on my blog, but, you know, this stuff takes time. So with that knowledge I appreciate the time and prayer you put into your blog — I, and many others are benefiting from your input and wisdom. And I love a gal with a backbone!! Praying for you.

        May God be praised!

  10. Pastor Dan says:

    As a student of the Bible for over forty years, and as a teacher pastor, I have to agree with what “The Last Hiker” has said here. This may be an truthful rendition of what this young man saw during his complicated operation, and there are some things difficult to explain such as seeing his long dead sibling. But we do have to be very careful of putting our trust in something other than the Word of God as revealed in the Bible. I think David Platt nails it down when he notes that the Bible tells us that no one has gone to heaven and returned. But, on the other hand, the dead in Christ who have made that journey, may not be in what we commonly refer to as “Heaven”. The details of what Heaven really is are very sparse in the Bible. Heaven typically is described as the “Third Heaven” in Paul’s writings and in the Jewish understanding is the throne room of God. Even Paul and John were not allowed to reveal all they saw during their time in the presence of God. In my opinion, caution should be used and we should not begin to redesign our theology based on a best selling book or movie. Interesting to read, but not something on which we base our eternal salvation.

  11. Amary Wagner says:

    Thank you for this post, Last Hiker! Just a few days ago, I posted on my fb how Sadhu Sundar Singh’s ‘heavenly visions’ completely contradict the Bible as well as lining up perfectly with ‘New Age/New Spirituality’ teachings… some people were offended that I seemed to think I could know about near-death experiences simply by comparing them to God’s Word (sigh).

    I love your closing remarks! Seems many of those being led astray have refused to ‘be content’ with the word of God… they don’t seem to want to take things by faith anymore, but rather want to become ‘knowers’ (in the occult sense).

    Ballerina is right… I have read several New Age writings about blue light. There’s a very creepy example found in the Lucis Trust website (but I would not recommend venturing there without prayer and discernment!)

  12. Jacqi says:

    Oh man. So many things I want to say on this topic. I did read the book “Heaven is for Real” out of curiosity (I mean, hey… this is a four year old telling us he saw Heaven!) but I will not see the movie. There were just too many things that did not line up with the Bible. I suppose there are two possibilities here: either the kid is lying (or his family is lying for him) or he has been deceived by the devil. I tend to lean toward deception. Why would this happen to the child of a pastor? Maybe because he IS the child of a pastor! I for one don’t remember this much hype over anyone else’s near-death experiences, do you? A book that is talked about from the pulpit on Sunday mornings… movies…. making the circuit on the morning news shows, talk shows, etc…It sure makes the devil’s work easy. “Wow! a pastor’s son had a near-death experience and saw his sister he never knew about and God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit?! Well then it MUST be real!” I’m a little sad and curious as to why this father (pastor) couldn’t eventually see past the “wow” part of his son’s story and really question the things his son said. I know in the book, he does try to back up his son’s story with Scripture, but even much of that fell very flat, like he was really stretching to make it all line up.

    Sure… people can say he was a little boy just trying to wrap his 4 year old human brain around- and then articulate- the mighty and holy awesomeness of God, so some things are going to sound a little “off…” Ok fine… but it should still align with Scripture. And many parts of his story simply do not. Rather than look at the story’s little nuances, look at the bigger pieces. For instance…I’m sorry but when someone tries to tell me that an angel sits at God’s left hand (and is thus elevated to God’s level…) these angels CREATED by God and who in the BIble are said to be worshipping God 24/7…. that’s just bizarre. For me, if one big piece is flat out wrong (and that’s just one example,) I have to discredit the rest.

    “This is what the Lord Almighty says: Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they will fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord.” (Jeremiah 23:16).

    • L. Davis says:

      Why would this happen to a child of a Pastor? Indeed it is to try to deceive the very elect if it were possible. Satan already has the world, sinners, deceived. He’s coming after the sheep, and the Shepherds need to be watching as well as praying that the sheep are not devoured by the wolf/fox/destroyer/devil; just as you point out.

      • Jacqi says:

        AMEN! My feelings exactly! It’s bad enough that unbelievers may watch and read this stuff. It’s almost worse in my opinion that believers are getting sucked into this junk, because it’s causing division among us!

      • Ballerina says:

        @L. Davis -Not to sound cynical but Satan already has a lot of the sheep, he IS in the church and he has many pastors as well. Look at the charismatic movement, the emergent church movement, word of faith movement, even the Hebrew Roots movement (folks trying to put people back under the Mosaic law). It is a hard fact to face by many, but the church is FULL of demons and hirelings posing as pastors, and on and on. It is what it is. NOT saying that there are no good churches anywhere, but they are getting harder and harder to find. Satan has been after the sheep and has succeeded in many ways. Sad but true. I have people reaching out to me on my site who have come out from some horrific deceptions IN the church, it is a real issue. Again, it’s hard for many to face but we ARE amidst the great deception, it’s just growing more and more…

        • L. Davis says:

          Cynical? No, I don’t think you are cynical, and neither do I believe we are saying different things. Yes, I know this first hand that Satan already has a lot of the sheep: and the word reveals that hell never says “it’s enough” but enlarges her mouth. The more he can deceive, the more he can destroy, and so he will continue his evil work deceiving where he can. This is why God has people like you and the Last Hiker as watchmen upon the wall.

          I’m a PK (preacher’s kid), and have witnessed leaders reject truth for whatever worldly gains they think will benefit them. They have the appearance of doing great works but have not the love of the truth. I know how we have been fought for holding true to the word of God by other Christians. This was my point, Satan is not coming after the ones he already has, for he has them, but he will seek to keep them bound. His aim has always been to destroy man’s faith in God, and if he can do it from within the sheepfold, how convenient? Hence the many warnings of false teachers, Christs, hirelings….

          Who then doesn’t satan have? He does not have those who are walking in the light. He would love to confuse them if he could, and that is why he is in the assemblies masquerading as sheep. Who does he get to endorse these religious movies? Prominent religious “leaders”. That endorsement is to deceive the unsuspecting lambs and sheep. There is no other reason for the endorsement being sought ( other than money).

          Falling away from God, apostasy, means that folks had to be once standing on and for Truth; they were walking with him, but were later drawn away standing apart from it/Him, led there by the flesh and the devil. Leaders have not asked for the old paths, and have removed the landmark. All these movements, away from the Truth, are the manifestations of Satan’s successfully deceiving some amongst the sheep.

          But you and I know this, Jesus said, “Upon this Rock, I build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”. Satan may pluck some off, but we, the Church shall be victorious as Christ is victorious, for even our faith is the victory that overcomes the world.

          Deception is what the devil has always been working towards since the Garden; causing us to reject truth; yet now, in these last days he’s accelerating his ploys.

          When I think of the Church, I think of the book of Acts and also the letters to the seven churches in Rev. There are some assemblies holding onto the word and their faith, while others have gone greedily after the error of Baalim, others holding doctrines of devils and commandments of men as gospel; some allowing Jezebel’s rebellious spirit to abide, yet some others neither cold nor hot…and sometimes you can find under one roof a type of each of the seven churches represented by the individuals there. Satan would love to dous the holy fire of those who are burning hot and he is very cunning in doing so.

          To all my brothers and sisters in Christ I pray this: “may your garments always be white and your head lack no oil”. God bless you.

  13. It’s obvious Colton’s father, regardless of being a pastor…most likely a hireling than a true shepherd, is ignorant of the Word. If he knew the Word, he would have recognized the deceiving spirit operating through his son. And Colton’s parents would not have aligned their family with the new ager, Akiane. Now look how far this lie has gone!! Thank you for your article; very good.

  14. slsouglass says:

    I think this movie is being produced by T. D Jakes so the motivation is probably money. Yhis is a great blog.

  15. Barbara says:

    Speaking of the color blue, the Hindu god Kali is blue. The goddess behind Kundalini. The one with her tongue always sticking out and necklace of heads. Last Hiker, you did a post about her a while ago that was very good. Sorry if this was already pointed out.
    Thought it may be connected.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I have read the book, and I remember in the book Colton telling his mom and dad that they have to know Jesus. Now it has been a while since I’ve read the book, I even watched Todd and his family including Colton being interviewed on TV. As I watched the interview it doesn’t look like Todd or even Colton was making this up, a pastor would be in serious trouble if he were telling stories or believing in new age ideas, then again I’m not a pastor so I don’t know. Todd looked in his bible passages to find scriptures that came close to what Colton was saying…..if you read the book, follow along with the bible. I’m not trying to make excuses or saying that what Colton, Todd or even akiane was right or wrong, I’m not the judge,. Did I watch the movie yes, was I inspired by the movie, yes, is that movie the bases of my salvation….no, only Jesus is and only He will be. Is there a growing, dangerous teaching of the New Age? The answer is yes, and we have to be very, very careful on what we listen to or watch. The movie Heaven Is For Real might direct people to Jesus, and even search in the bible, where God will reveal the truth in His word. We can not base our salvation in movies, music, or TV, our salvation is Jesus and only He is the Way to the Truth and the Life.

    • John Rogers says:

      Hi there,

      Your response to this topic is fairly common. The gist of what you are saying is: “these people seem sincere and the topic they are discussing is one that doesn’t seem so black and white. We should probably just be nice and not tear anyone down because it might just perhaps lead someone to Jesus.”

      Although that sounds like a balanced and somewhat spiritual viewpoint to take, it lacks a certain sense of discernment and understanding of how the enemy works. Satan is fully capable of giving people false visions and false experiences that “really did happen.” Most often those people who fall into such traps are completely deceived by it, believe it to be true, and are sincere about it. The problem is, they are deceived, they have bought into a lie and don’t even know it. Most people that are teaching heresy and false doctrine believe in their hearts that they are right. Most even believe that God has called them to teach what they do. Satan is very tricky. In reality though these teachings always lead down a path that corrupts the true gospel and prevents sinners from coming to salvation in Christ Jesus.

      I would recommend you read the book: “War on the Saints.” Just make sure you get the unabridged version. The ‘abridged’ version had most of the good stuff cut out of it.

      Blessings

  17. Anonymous says:

    This was the most ridiculous thing. He was four. Four year olds have hugh imaginations. I can’t believe any adult; especially one with a young child, would buy this. I thought this was awful the minute I read it. And that portrait is creepy. Anyone who even considers this has a total lack of discernment…
    God Bless you!
    Sue

  18. Jennifer Hoffman says:

    I have read that book a year ago, and thought it was great. But, I didn’t really put much thought into it. It never occurred to me that it could have/is full of deceit. How easily tempted/swayed we can be at times, especially when we do not know the word of God. I have been strengthening my relationship with God and have stumbled across your blog and this post. I,too have asked myself the same question, “How interesting it is that all of these “Christian” movies are coming out at the same time?

    I follow a family on Facebook whose young son is battling a rare and aggressive from of brain cancer. She blogs about her experience, but her main focus is on our Lord and Savior. She chronicles her feelings, her anger at God at first, then her grief, then her praising and thankfulness for the precious gift of life, and her acknowledgement that God is in control and our life here on Earth is temporary. Our faith in the cross and resurrection will grant us salvation. Her writing is beautiful, and she quotes scriptures often. I am drawn to her story, and see my own son in her story and just cannot imagine what she is going through. Still, her faith in God is inspiring, and in her traumatic experience, she has the strength to give praise and thankfulness. I even watched a video of her young son, playing with her cross necklace and his statement that he loves Jesus and has accepted him into his life and his heart. However, her recent post mentions this book and how she read it one night, and it gave her hope. They recently found out that their young son’s cancer has spread to his spine, and is slowly taking over his body. She cried for an entire evening, read this book, and then came to terms with her son’s sickness, saying that with God and the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us, makes you think differently about your circumstances and makes you realize that God has all the answers and is in complete control of those who put their faith in Jesus.

    She seems to have touched a lot of people with her stories and through her faith, and she believes that her son’s painful experience is serving a purpose. People are seeing the goodness of God and the sacrifice that was made for us sinners on the cross.

    However, she is promoting this book on her blog, and is even giving away 10 copies. This concerns me. Is this truly an example of the devil going after one of God’s sheep? Is he taking advantage of her grief and vulnerability to promote his own deception? I truly believe that she is using her son’s sickness for good…spreading her faith in Jesus that their is suffering in this world and that their is life after death for those who believe. But is Satan also at work here? Just not sure…

    • Anonymous says:

      Ok this is weird. I don’t follow the family you mentioned, but somehow it showed up on my Facebook newsfeed this morning. Strange. So, I clicked the link and read the blog post you wrote about above and I thought it’s sad she couldn’t find that same hope in the Bible. Why did it have to be THAT book? And she posted a picture of akaine’s Jesus painting. If she had read the book and found comfort in it in her immense grief, that’s fine, but giving away copies etc. makes me sad. Yes, heaven is for real… that boy’s version of heaven? I don’t think so.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I believe every bit of the story the boy tells haters gonna hate il pray for you.

  20. Karen Milne says:

    Sorry to be so late in stepping into this conversation.
    Personally I hold on to the scriptures as I believe they are inerrant. I hold to 1 Corinthians 2:9 and also to John 3:13. I know when I read the book “Heaven is for real” I was immediately discomfited by the fact that Colton said that “Pops” has the biggest wings”. I’m sorry but my Bible says that my body is going to be like Jesus’s body and it did not say anywhere that He had wings. I have a family member who thinks that Dr Eben Alexander’s bookl “Proof of Heaven” is the REAL thing. Again, I don’t ever want to go to wherever it was that Dr Alexander went!

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  22. Julia says:

    Praise God for your wonderful truth filled blog where I have seen once again that no matter what you do not steer away from the truth of God’s Holy word. I am very thankful for your honesty as I was going to see this movie, but now my money can be better spent on something that will bring glory to God! God Bless You.
    Julia

  23. Stephanie M says:

    I’m a little unsure why everything has to go by the bible. Before the Bible was written & distributed about 400 a.d. Jesus instructed the apostles as to what to do, sent the holy spirit & passed on the tradition, along with the bible which is of course the Catholic Church today. I don’t remember Jesus describing heaven in any detailed way so why would it be hard to believe that what the boy saw was what God intended to show him?

    • We have to go by the Bible. Did you know that it is 100% the Word of God. In fact, did you know that one of Jesus Names is “The Word of God” and John said that “The Word Became flesh” in John 1:14. If we depart from the Word of God, in the Bible we open ourselves up to all sorts of lies and false ideas–even false experiences. If the word of God was not important, then why was it the weapon of choice that Jesus used to defeat Satan when He was fasting 40 days in the wilderness? The Bible is TRUTH. The Bible is necessary to discern errors and lies, as well as defeat the works of the enemy.

      It isn’t about whether you believe that a boy could visit heaven. It ENTIRELY about whether what this boy says CONTRADICTS Scripture.

      If you choose experiences over Bible truth—you are choosing to be deceived.

      But it is YOUR choice.

      Psalm 1

      1 Blessed is the one
      who does not walk in step with the wicked
      or stand in the way that sinners take
      or sit in the company of mockers,
      2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
      and who meditates on his law day and night.
      3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
      which yields its fruit in season
      and whose leaf does not wither—
      whatever they do prospers.
      4 Not so the wicked!
      They are like chaff
      that the wind blows away.
      5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
      nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
      6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
      but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

  24. Dennis Berube says:

    I have had a problem with the NDE since I first heard about it! No. 1 on my list is that the victims, as that is what I will call them, communicate with their dearly departed relatives! This is NECROMANCY in another form. This is FORBIDDEN by the Bible. Also this ties in to well with the UFO and abduction themes which relate to seeing the dead and dearly departed. If communications with the dead is forbidden in Holy Scripture, how is it these people have been allowed to view these events? I think something else is at work here. Something else that is very sinister indeed!

  25. This is a comment from Hannah, that she accidentally posted on another article and asked me to move here (I don’t know how to otherwise do that). So here it is:

    I did a long post on this, then we had an electrical outage and I lost it.
    Saw the movie once and then with my husband
    .He thought it was great I had major problems with it.

    A problem I had was why the dad Pastor waited over 6 years to make this into a book?
    I am sorry if this is harsh, but did he need the money?
    Why wait all that time?

    First off, at the end, a perfect time to share the gospel , instead he says that his purpose as a Pastor is love. Here he had a captive audience. Got all these people to come to church rather than give the story to a newspaper—and at the point he could have had conversions–a big nothing. I guess the gospel would have been too risky since he was in such debt? Didn’t want to lose the new crowd he gained? One big lovefest which plays into the church at large nowadays.,
    It’s all about love,.,..
    I also doubt Jesus has perfectly coifed highlighted hair.
    And many accounts from a book I have by Sid Roth about heaven “Heaven is real” (was given to me by someone), say Jesus has white hair and a white beard. In the same book others (since it has several accounts of those who “died” and came “back”, there are account of dark eyes.

    So, doesn’t Jesus in heaven have white hair and white beard, or does he look like Barry Manilow as the movie?

    Also bugged me was the dad saying to the son that he was surprised his dad was in heaven since he “didn’t know what he believed”

    How about “I didn’t know if dad received Jesus as his Savior”!
    That would have narrowed it down a bit.

    Much more, but I’ll pass.
    A woman I greatly respect said to me “That movie is great”. I asked “Does it have the gospel?” She said “No, but they show Jesus.” That’s the only reason I went.

    The little boy was so cute and endearing that for many, I am sure that it was hard not to believe what he said! Most will say< But others may seek! I say "Give the gospel and obey God"!

  26. michael says:

    I believe he lied he didnt die his heart rate was probably so slow the machines couldnt detect. As for family he saw children are curious and tend to sneak into there parents belongings. Its a hoax through and through they need to be sued and i will by all means do.my best to.unearth these liars.

  27. bornagain says:

    I watched the movie “Heaven is for real”.. and i agreed with some parts, but when it came to the description of what he was so-pose to look like… that is where i disagree. The bible describes him as having white hair.. and as wool. His horse is not rainbow but also white. I have 2 daughters who have had “experiences “as well. When they watched this movie with me,,, they protested with the description of what HE looked like. Also when we die we do not become “angels”.. angels also known as messengers.. are totally different beings. I was very dissapointed with the movie.. my girls describes Jesus (Yahuwshua) as having white wavy hair and beard who rides a white horse.

  28. amp3goldie says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed all you had to say here, Last Hiker. These were thoughts I was having myself, but actually felt sort of guilty for having because so many Christians were all for this movie. It was helpful to have this information to confirm what I was thinking, as things in the movie just don’t align with the Biblical account of heaven. Also all this fame and fortune this movie brought this family… with the world. We are not to be of this world.

  29. ‘Heaven is for real’ is nothing short of demonic deception. It is weird…the child apparently wanted to sing “we will rock you” in heaven and saw dead loved ones and was told to give messages…quite new age and necromancy vibes! Nonsense like a made up story absolute lies..fairy tale rubbish. Creepy vibe from the film too. I did see the film completely so I know what it had.

    The boy now in his teens I think, actually made contradictory statements and it looks like he lied. (Did some research). Some other bloggers have covered it. Also pastor John Macarthur. Avoid that story like a plague!

    Many of these near death experiences are fake. I do think it is possible for someone to go somewhere and be “physically dead” but not spiritually die. (Vital signs gone but meant to return back to their body). If their soul left them, they would stay in heaven or hell. I think Lazarus was in sleep. I don’t think his soul left him otherwise that would mean BOOM soul back into body. The bible says “once to die and after this a judgement”.

    There is one other where this guy claims he went to heaven in a car accident and saw a room “full of limbs” saw it on that show “Sid Roth. it’s supernatural!” (Think it’s was adapted into that film 90 minutes in heaven maybe?? Haven’t seen that)Which I think is a huge new age deception itself (the show). And he went through and looked at his name in the book of life. Seemed totally off. Some of them claim they are asked if they want to return to their body. I dunno…why is that up to us? That isn’t our decision surely? There is one where this guy who went surfing got stung by jellyfish..that was made into a movie. I think sometimes they are playing off others and getting money from the books they make of these (presumably) bogus stories.

    Son of God I have also seen in entirety. And yes I agree that is a new-age type Jesus. Hard to explain but I did feel that vibe. When he kisses Lazarus on the forehead WOW got major new age vibes there…!!
    They made him too “of today”. Things added not in the story too. The bible series itself apparently has changes. I tried seeing that but I thought it was terrible so stopped.

    I have seen the “God’s not dead” movie thought it was great. I didn’t like how easy it was for the guy at the end to accept Jesus like that and then go to paradise. That is my opinion. Newsboys are Christian Rock artists and I don’t feel too great about rock. Newsboys seem too Hillsong and “enjoy this great spiritual music about loving God yeah!” All about feeling and concerts etc. Hard to explain but there is a word for it..like when you see everyone raising their hands in these Christian “concerts”. I am not very intelligent sorry! I don’t feel right about a lot of it. I believe Hillsong are a wicked organisation despite the pretty sound music they produce.

    Noah yeah…I tried seeing that but couldn’t anymore it’s NOT the biblical tale in any shape or form. Another biblical perversion they created it just for money and for worldly purposes. It isn’t a film for Christians to see.

    Please do cover Doreen virtue’s “Loving words from Jesus” oracle cards. She is apparently a catholic but has psychic abilities from angels. TOTAL nonsense.

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