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Story About Visiting Heaven
Several years ago I was at a church and getting ready to go into a Bible Study. A gentleman about 60 years of age approached me and said, "You know, it is all true what the Bible says about Heaven!" Surprised at that sudden revelation from a stranger, I looked deeply into into his eyes and asked, "What do you mean?" He replied, "I had a heart attack recently and was dead for some minutes. I had no breathing or heart beat. At that time, I went there and saw it all."
Scriptures from the Bible about Heaven
John 14:1-3 (King James Bible) Mansions in heaven
Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also.
2 Corinthians 5:1-8 (Living Bible) Our heavenly bodies by Paul the Apostle
For we know that when this tent we live in now is taken down, when we die and leave these bodies, we will have wonderful new bodies in heaven, homes that will be ours forevermore, made for us by God himself, and not by human hands. How weary we grow of our present bodies. That is why we look forward eagerly to the day when we shall have heavenly bodies which we shall put on like new clothes. For we shall not be merely spirits without bodies. Now we look forward with confidence to our heavenly bodies, realizing that every moment we spend in these earthly bodies is time spent away from our eternal home with Jesus. And we are not afraid, but are quite content to die, that then we will be at home with the Lord.
Since the recent passing of my parent's from this world to the next I have thought a lot about heaven. I am so grateful that our heavenly father and his son have prepared a place for us to continue our lives in our new heavenly bodies. I am so glad my parents are now together in heaven with the Lord and their many relatives and friends that are there rather than still suffering.
and Dorothy Elizabeth Witherspoon Price
Dad and Mom in their 20's in 1945
Although stories of near death or "death" experiences do not prove the existence of heaven, I think they do tend to bolster our belief in it. But when it all comes down to it, it is a matter of faith and belief in what the Bible has told us. It certainly is a comforting thing for me to have that belief because, to quote a good friend of mine who I am sure is in heaven now, Ray Farmer, "No one is getting out of here alive."
Even though it sounds so obvious, one of the biggest lessons I learned from mom and dad leaving and going to heaven is how we come into this world with nothing and we leave it the same way. All those material things we have accumulated on earth that seem so important when a person is alive have absolutely no value any more. When you find yourself going through every one of your parent's belongings it really hits home.
Be sure and read this book Heaven is for Real, A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. This is one of the most outstanding, astonishing books I have ever read and I recommend it highly to everyone. Todd Burpo is a Wesleyan minister and father of Colton Burpo described in the book. Colton, age 3 at the time, went to heaven during surgery for a ruptured appendix. You will be so amazed and intrigued at all he saw and came back to tell his family. I just couldn't put the book down.
Heaven is for Real Website with Video
Great Video of Colton and his family
Heaven is for Real Facebook Page
A very interesting book I read recently on a near death experience is 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life by Don Piper and Cecil Murphey. Pastor Don Piper died in a horrible car crash, went to heaven, and came back. I would really recommend it.
90 Minutes in Heaven Website with Video
Another excellent book down this line is Flight to Heaven, A Pilot's True Story. The author is Capt. Dale Black.
Flight to Heaven Website with Video
Be sure and check this book out - To Heaven and Back by Dr. Mary Neal, a board certified orthopedic spinal surgeon. She died from drowning while kayaking on a South American river, went to heaven and came back. I have seen two great interviews by her on television describing her experiences.
See this one The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life Beyond This World by Kevin Malarkey.
Washington Boy Says He Spoke to God After Flesh-Eating Bacteria Threatened His Life
Remarkable new book called Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander, M.D. He had a mind boggling near death experience. Be sure and read this one. Articles about the book:
"Heaven is Real": Neurosurgeon Who Once Doubted Out-of-Body Experiences his Own
Heaven is Real: A Doctor's Experience with the Afterlife
New book "Erasing Death: The Science That is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death" by Dr. Sam Parnia, a critical care doctor and the Director of Resuscitation Research at Stony Brook University School of Medicine
"God held me": Coming Back from the Brink of Death is Possible, Says Doctor
Story by Scott Stump, Today Contributor about Dr. Sam Parnia
"Erasing Death": Retrieving Life From the Brink by Sam Parnia, M.D.
Dr. Parnia questions the boundaries between life and death
Dr. Parnia questions the boundaries between life and death
Dr. Paul Francel Recommends
The Spiritual Brain
by Mario Beauregard and Denyse O'Leary.
Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the
Existence of the Mind and the Proof that Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives
by Mario Beauregard.
Dr. Paul Francel told me recently
that he had a patient who died, went to heaven, and came back to tell about
it. He is as fascinated about this topic as I am!
Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof that Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives by Mario Beauregard.
Dr. Paul Francel told me recently that he had a patient who died, went to heaven, and came back to tell about it. He is as fascinated about this topic as I am!