YouTube videos recalling brushes with the afterlife keep on pouring forth, and they remain fascinating.
With any of them, as with any mystical claim, miracle, or vision, caution is in order. Often, such experiences intertwine New Age aspects, and some outright veer toward highly problematic realms like reincarnation (we’ll be having a “Special Report” on that).
But striking it is:
a) how glorious the descriptions are
b) how often — the vast majority of times — Jesus appears (including to atheists and other non-Christians). The Virgin Mary was featured in a recent one.
A few examples culled from the internet:
(A Hindu named Sontha is ushered to gates of Heaven and also shown hell)
(Jim Woodford, commercial pilot, saw where aborted babies go):
(Dale Black went to Heaven during his near death experience following a horrific plane crash.)
(John Davis died for 6 minutes and was taken on what seemed like a two-hour tour of Heaven. This is his Amazing Near Death Experience (NDE) and testimony of Heaven. A near-death experience (NDE) is something that someone never forgets and changes them forever.)
(M. K. McDaniel was placed on a ventilator for lung failure caused by a virulent flu in 1999 and fought for her life in a drug-induced coma for three weeks. During this time, she found herself in an inexplicably dangerous, foreign realm.)
(Michael Aspel, UK)
(Karen Thomas: At the time of her Near Death Experience, Karen Thomas was a physical therapist working in Anchorage, Alaska. She injured her back, and during back surgery, the surgeon cut her left common iliac artery causing her to bleed out on the operating room table. During her ensuing near-death experience, she observed a surgeon who had been called in from his office to try to save her life.)
(Deborah King is an advanced practice registered nurse (clinical nurse specialist) with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. On December 15, 2008, while newly grieving the loss of my father, she experienced a sudden cardiac arrest while at home, a few hours after visiting his gravesite for the first time.)
(Penny Wiitbrodt, from Michigan)
For discernment only.
[resources: books on the afterlife]