RETURNING FROM THE DEAD
The media and entertainment worlds have both been full of stories about people who have “died and returned from the dead.”
[This lie is closely related to the lies: “Man can live forever!” and “Man can raise the dead!”
Many of these people claiming to have went to heaven have a message for humanity. Typically, many were given this message for humanity’s benefit.
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Countless books about men, women and children who have claimed to have died and returned from heaven have been written and promoted. The “I died, went to heaven and now I’m back!” lie is still being told and still being written about.
[Occasionally, someone will claim they went to hell and returned with a message. Such as “I came back from hell.“]
The primary reason this lie is still being told is because it works.
Some recent variations on this lie: the “near death experience” and the “I was clinically dead but returned to life!”
Despite the media’s best efforts at deception, NO ONE is coming back.
The books by authors claiming to have died and returned (usually from heaven) have exploded in the last 10 years or so. This anti-biblical deception has been around for a long time, but it has really taken off over the last decade.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”
To ensure no one would be deceived on this point, Jesus spoke a parable about it.
“There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”
No one is dying, going to heaven or hell and coming back with a message.
God allowed it to happen with His Son, Jesus Christ for a very specific reason. TV and Internet preachers are not dying and returning with messages for a breathlessly-awaiting mankind.
It is part of an end times deception that has proved popular because men are curious about what happens after they die AND MOST MEN DO NOT BELIEVE GOD’S WORD.
There was One who died, was buried and was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures for the salvation of all mankind. Those who place their trust in Him will not be ashamed.
Belief on Jesus Christ assures the believer of eternal salvation. Non-belief condemns the unbeliever to eternal judgment.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
Does the reader know his eternal destination?
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“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 30-31, 2016.]
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