There is yet another story this week about someone, this time it’s a doctor, who has been in a coma, recovers and recalls vividly approaching some Divine realm. This doctor recalls in great detail the closeness to heaven he experienced.
For several months, there has been an advertisement on ChristianPost.com for a book in which a small boy retells his heavenly encounter. Such stories are everywhere.
In all these stories, I’ve never heard of someone encountering hell or the devil. Yet, the Bible tells us very few will be admitted to heaven. It just doesn’t seem logical that out of these many stories every year there is not one person who found themselves headed for hell.
I’m not going to conclude absolutely these stories are false. It could be the only people who are allowed to come back to life after these “after life” experiences are heaven-bound people.
But, I do confess to doubt. Besides the no hell-bound rule, there is another observation that gives pause.
There are no stories from people who die instantly. It is only people with long drawn out illnesses and periods of coma and semi consciousness who report back.
Then, there may be a simple explanation as to why there are no hell-bound experiences. Maybe there is only a heaven and no hell.
If this latter is the case, some adjustments are needed in the Christian message.