Email Tips: Near Death Experiences and Movies

This "tip" was originally delivered on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 .

Heaven is for real! We knew it before the best-selling book, before the movie, before Colton Burpo ever spoke his first words.

Should we believe his near death experience?

Thank the Lord, we don’t have to, and we don’t need to, because God already wrote a book.

Is God’s book so untrustworthy and inadequate that the verbal testimony of an ill four year old is a valid replacement? God forbid.

Our knowledge of Jesus Christ, the gospel of grace, and heaven, is not dependent on further revelations or personal experience.

The Lord said, “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29).

How can they believe without seeing? Answer: reading the only God-authored book on the best seller list, the Bible.

Faith comes from hearing the word of God, not from reading thousands of near death experiences(Rom 10:17).

Peter said God’s written words are more trustworthy than what he saw with his own eyes (2 Pet 1:16-19).

Our apostle Paul says, “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor 5:7), and warns against messages preached by angels from heaven (Gal 1:8).

God’s word is completely sufficient for understanding that heaven is real, God is not dead, and Noah didn’t try to kill his granddaughters.

If hearing a story of someone else’s vision of heaven is needed to strengthen your faith, then your faith in the word of God was not strong to begin with.

To strengthen your faith start with letting God be true, and every man a liar (Rom 3:4).

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For His glory,

Justin “nearer to death every day” Johnson

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