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Heaven is for Real, But are the Books?

The recent phenomenon of writing about your near death experience and the trip you took to heaven in between has become quite popular these days.  I’ve always thought these books fall terribly short on a number of fronts, but in particular on the gospel.  Tim Challies has a good survey of what the Bible actually teaches about these sorts of things and offers some wise counsel.  Below is a quick snippet on 2 Corinthians 12.  But you can read the whole thing here.

Paul shares this in a unique and specific context—the context of boasting in the gospel; none of these modern authors are boasting in the gospel in their accounts. In fact, they are preaching an inadequate gospel at best (Heaven Is For Real) and a false gospel at worst (To Heaven and Back).

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