What Does The Bible Say About Near Death Experiences?


Is the Bible silent about people having near death experiences? If so, what verses are involved and if not, what can we say about these from a biblical viewpoint? An Appointment with Death The statistics on death are very impressive; the latest being that ten out of every ten will die. There is no escape clause out of this. Every single person that has lived, is living now, or will live in the future has a destiny of death for an appointed day. The only exception would be that if Christ were … [Read more...]

Why and When Did Satan Fall From Heaven?

What was the reason that Satan fell from heaven?  When did this fall occur?Pride Comes Before the Fall Proverbs 16:19 says “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”  God declares that “I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech” (Prov 8:13) and “When pride comes, then comes disgrace” (Prov 11:2).  One thing is for sure, if a person is full of pride and lifted up, there is only one way to go and that is down.  The fact that “Pride brings a person … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean To Be Seated With Christ in the Heavenly Places?

Paul says that we are already seated with Christ in the heavenly places.  What does he mean by this since we are still on earth?Ephesians Two - the Grace through Faith Chapter The Book of Ephesians is one of the most joyous books ever written by Paul.   Why do I say that?  It's because this shows that God's saving grace and His infinite love was displayed before we even existed.  Let me show you why I can say that with authority not my authority but the authority of the written Word of God. … [Read more...]

What are the Differences Between Paradise and Heaven in the Bible?

Paradise vs Heaven

Are heaven and paradise the same thing?  Did the thief on the cross go to heaven or paradise?Paradise is… Jesus told the thief on the cross “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” but where is paradise (Luke 23:43)?  Is this heaven or is it a different place?  Jesus told the church at Ephesus “To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God” (Rev 2:7) so apparently paradise is where God is at because it is called the “Para … [Read more...]

The Gates of Hell

Gates of Hell

Are there literal gates of hell?  What does the Bible say about this?  What did Jesus say about the gates of hell?Where are you Headed? I heard the late Adrian Rogers once describe a young man that was trying to find a bar in Chicago. It was literally called The Gates of Hell. Yes, there was an actually bar called The Gates of Hell. I am not sure if it is still there or not but the literal gates of hell are. This certainly does not sound like a place you would want to visit but a young man h … [Read more...]

Seven Characteristics of Heaven

C.S. Lewis aim at heaven

Every believer looks forward to living in the Kingdom of Heaven. What are some of the characteristics that make heaven something to look forward too with eager expectation?Heaven on Earth C.S. Lewis once said to “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you’ll get neither.” C.S. Lewis had an eager expectation for being in heaven. If we live with the end in mind we can more easily endure what we have to live with today. Before the fall of mankind, it was like heaven on … [Read more...]