Tuesday, January 22, 2019

10 Testimonies of Heaven & Hell: Visions, Dreams, & Near Death Experiences

"In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams." -Acts 2:17

This is a fascinating topic of study, the area of near death experiences, visions, and dream testimonies given by people who claim to have seen things from God. This is not an easy topic, as many think this is not a good thing, that God doesn't act in this way anymore, but I would contend that the scriptures say that people do and will experience these things.

Of course we have to test everything by the word of God, and prayer. So if anything below doesn't match with the scriptures, or with what God says about himself in the scriptures, then it should be disregarded. But we shouldn't discount the possibility of witnesses being given visions, dreams, and other experiences from God.

Yes it's true, someone could be making these things up. But as Christians we can't discount all of something ,just because there are a few who will lie and abuse a truth. I'll admit it's tough for me, because I'm a person who cares so much about the inerrancy of scripture, and the importance of doctrinal truth, and scriptural authority. But though I am very orthodox in my views of scripture, I'm also a firm believer that God interacts with us today. His Spirit goes further in the world and in our lives than we might realize.

So I just ask that we prayerfully consider these experiences. Test them against the word of God. Please do that. But please also consider in the Spirit, that perhaps God did give these experiences to these people to give us glimpses of things to come. Or to warn us of places we don't want to go.  

“I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed." -Daniel 7:13-14 (ESV)

1. Bill Wiese's Experience

2. Jordan's Testimony

3. Mary K. Baxter's testimony

4. Colton & Todd Burpo "Heaven is for Real"

5. A Glimpse of Eternity Near Death Experience

6. Howard Pittman's Testimony

7. Laurie Ditto in Hell for Unforgiveness

8. Mario Martinez shares his experience

9. Bryan Melvin's testimony of Hell

10. Sarah Boyanga's Testimony

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