What about all of the people who claimed to
have died and gone to heaven? What are near death experiences? It’s time to UNLEARN the lies. UNLEARN Hey, welcome to UNLEARN. My name is Lex, and I’d like to invite you
to join us each week as we UNLEARN the lies and dig deeper into the truth of God’s Word. Now, let’s get started. There have been a number of books and movies
based on claims that people have gone to heaven then returned to tell about it. It seems to be quite a popular subject, and
many people have been convinced that these stories are true, but do those stories line
up with what the Bible says? The Bible should always be our authority on
these things, and we must let it to guide us to the truth. The Bible gives us some great examples and
descriptions of heaven through visions that certain prophets recorded in the Scriptures. These visions of heaven can serve as a guideline
for helping us determine if a particular experience was real or not. When we examine the stories of near death
experiences, many of the authors seem to focus on how they felt, who they saw, and how important
they are for having seen such things. They often point out things they came to understand
through their experience, which they could not have learned through Scripture alone. These stories end up being very self-centered
and shallow in contrast with the Biblical visions of heaven. Three Biblical authors recorded visions of
heaven (Isaiah, Ezekiel, and John), but none of them are described as having near death
experiences. As we look at the Biblical visions of heaven,
notice that they focus completely on the majesty of God, and say nothing about themselves except
that they are unworthy to be in God’s presence. Isaiah gives us a perfect example of this. “…I saw the Lord sitting on a throne,
high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six
wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy,
holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” And the posts of the door were shaken by the
voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. So I said: ‘Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I
dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The
Lord of hosts.’” – Isaiah 6:1-5 Notice that Isaiah didn’t tell us about
getting to speak with departed family members, or how happy and peaceful he felt. When he saw the vision of heaven, he said,
“Woe is me, for I am undone… I am a man of unclean lips…” He was not comforted by his vision of heaven,
nor was he reassured of his goodness and accomplishments. He was made acutely aware of his own sinfulness
and he understood how unworthy he really was. Notice also that everything in his vision
points to the glory, holiness, and majesty of the Almighty God. When standing in the presence of God, Isaiah
was not concerned with talking to dead relatives or sight seeing, because he was completely
captivated by the Holy One on the throne. When we compare this with the stories of people
who claim to have died and gone to heaven, we find that they couldn’t be more different. If those people truly went to heaven, they
would not be preoccupied with familiar faces and strange conversations, because their full
and undivided attention would have been focused on God Almighty. Paul also mentions a man who had a vision
of heaven, but explains that he “heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to
utter” However, those who claim they went to heaven have no problem talking about everything
they saw and heard, often claiming they were sent back to share what they experienced. This testimony also contrasts the words of
Yeshua who said, “If they do not hear Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.” – Luke 16:31 Did God change His mind? Did He decide to start sending people back
to tell us how beautiful heaven is, so that we will want to go there? This simply doesn’t make sense. God has given us His Word, and if we will
not listen to Moses and the prophets, then why would He send someone back to write a
New York Times bestseller about heaven? If we believe the Bible, then we cannot believe
the testimony of someone who claims they went to heaven, because the Bible plainly says, “No one has ascended to heaven but He who
came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.” – John 3:13 We shouldn’t listen to fanciful tales from
people who claim to have gone to heaven, because they are not compatible with the Word of God. I’m not saying they are all liars. Some people sincerely believe they saw heaven,
but many of these experiences are caused by extreme trauma leading to vivid dreams. Others remember things from long ago that
seem very real. Lack of oxygen and the introduction of drugs
in the brain also play a role in the things people claim to have experienced. No matter how sincere they might be, they
did not actually go to heaven. However, there are also a number of greedy
liars who make up elaborate stories, hoping to get rich off those who flock to read their
rubbish. These people are selfish charlatans who peddle
their poison for profit. They are doing the work of the devil, but
claim they were sent by God. Beware of false prophets , and do not let
them fool you with fables. “For the time will come when they will not
endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears,
they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the
truth, and be turned aside to fables.” – 1 Timothy 4:3-4 We cannot let personal experiences guide our
beliefs. The Bible must be our source for doctrine,
and everything else must be put to the scrutiny of the Word of God. SHARE THE TRUTH
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