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'Heaven is for Real' opens dialogue about heaven

The movie "Heaven is for Real" opens up conversation regarding the existence of heaven.  The book rose to #3 on the New York Times best seller list when it was published.
The movie "Heaven is for Real" opens up conversation regarding the existence of heaven. The book rose to #3 on the New York Times best seller list when it was published.

No eye has seen or no ear has heard what God has in store is an observation from the apostle Paul who wrote the majority of the New Testament.

“Heaven is for Real” offers a fascinating take on the existence of heaven from the perspective of a little boy. The movie is based on a published book detailing the real life experience of a little Colton Burpo who went to heaven briefly after “dying” in the hospital.

Colton offers some compelling evidence of meeting a sister who was miscarried by Colton’s mother which nobody ever told him about, and a grandfather who died 30-years before Colton emerged in the family.

The youngster said he also met Jesus riding a rainbow tinted horse and sat on His lap while the angels sang songs to him. Colton also had insight to Jesus’ mother Mary being in the presence before the throne of God.

Naturally there is criticism and doubt, some from the usual skeptics but some from religious leaders who doubt the authenticity of the experience. It is a huge stretch to question someone’s personal experience, especially if that individual is a child. Children have a unique ability to bring simplicity and truth where adult will have a difficult time overcoming agendas that may be perceived.

Bickering about whether an experience is true or not, particularly among Christians, is a disappointing exercise. There is no absolute construct of heaven so there could be varied descriptions regarding each person’s experience. Whether heaven has to be the same or different to each person is pure speculation.

Criticism towards others because it does not meet the personal expectation of the one criticizing is a presupposition that is out or order regardless of who it is.

Unless the person being critical has an absolute lock on what heaven does or does not offer, and that would be the height of arrogance instead of knowledge.

People have the same or different experience is really irrelevant anyway, the point is a place of the afterlife called heaven actually exists. A majority of Americans belief there is more to life after death. This naturally does not definitively prove anything, but it does compliment the scientific belief that energy is neither created nor destroyed. Many believe there is not an end at death, but a transformation that takes place.

Colton and many others that have out of body experience are able to relay information back that they could not have known while they were unconscious. They articulate facts not disclosed to them regarding family history as Colton’s revelations about his infant sister and grandfather.

Skeptics are disturbed by these stories as Colton’s because it puts the belief of nothing existing passed the grave at risk. They rationalize visions of out of body experiences as the breaking down of the brain at death which causes hallucinations. However knowledge of events going on outside the room while “dead” cannot be rationalized by those searching for a rational understanding.

Is there a transition to another dimension taking place and then reversed if it is not the dead person’s time? One of the components to the new “chaotic inflation” of physicists is the possible existence of other dimensions and universes. One can no longer dismiss that these reported incidents as that of Colton’s represents evidence of conversion to another dimension or universe.

There are thousands upon thousands of near death experiences where people report similar experiences involving passing through a tunnel of light or going into a bright light. Many have a remembrance of encountering Jesus and the love emanating from what they perceive as heaven.

The preponderance of evidence that a afterlife exists affirms the belief system of those having faith that eternity does beckon.

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