Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"Heaven Is Real, but Heaven Is for Real Is Really Not"

Have you ever felt that something you heard or read under the banner of "Christianity," just doesn't
seem right? It happens too me a lot. It doesn't mean I am right, but it is something that I struggle with often. It is why articles like this appear on this blog.
Yes, sometimes I wonder if I am being too "picky" about what is okay to watch, read or listen to, from a Christian stand point that is. A valid query I think, especially in light of how many fellow Christians, leaders and organizations in this world, unquestioningly endorse all kinds of so called "Christian" books, movies and such. Yet when I get these warning signals in my heart and research whatever it might be, more often than not, it turns out I am not alone. There are other brothers and sisters in Christ who also feel like minded. That comforts my heart and convicts me even more to speak out, to share what I have learned. Not because I enjoy critiquing others, but because the Bible tells us to be alert and sober and to warn each other.

On that note, here are some more articles about the most recent "Christian" Hollywood movie called "Heaven Is For Real," by The Bible Answer Man, Hank Hanegraaf.
Part One: Heaven Is For Real
"To speak of heaven is not a trifling matter. It is quite literally everything we look forward to and everything we long for. Thus, when people say they have been there and know precisely what it entails, we are all ears. Inevitably we are told that heaven is somewhere up there. If you travel upward from the perspective of Jerusalem (downward from Tonga), we will inevitably encounter the heavenly city. Upon their return, many near-deathers speak of entering the heavenly city through pearly gates and walking on pure gold. But is that true? Is heaven really up there somewhere? Does it really have a street of gold? And if so, how exactly do we get there?"

Part Two: "Heaven Is Real, but Heaven Is for Real Is Really Not"

"There is nothing new under the sun. From the time occult parapsychologist Raymond Moody coined the moniker “Near-Death Experience” (NDE) to the present, bestsellers on NDEs have abounded—Embraced by the Light by Betty Eadie; Beyond Death’s Door by Maurice Rawlings;Life after Life by Raymond Moody; The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven by Kevin Malarkey; 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper; My Journey to Heaven by Marvin J. Besteman; Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander—to name just a few. The following are ten reasons I consider the movie Heaven Is for Real to be a dangerous diversion:..."
Watch Hank's Video Presentation here: "10 Reasons Why Heaven Is For Real Is Dangerous"

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven-The Story Behind The Story
As well here is the truth behind the other young fellow who has been in the media with claims about going to Heaven. Not the story we are told in reports.... Click the title to read the full article:
The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven-The Story Behind The Story