Every year it seems a new book or movie is released that recounts an individual’s brief tour of heaven. Are there any common threads that emerge when evaluating the history of these kinds of reports? What should we believe about the afterlife, and how do stories like these compare with what we find Scripture? On this program Shane Rosenthal talks again with St. Louis University professor Michael McClymond about how the reporting of near-death experiences have shaped, and continue to shape, contemporary views of the afterlife.
In 2 Corinthians 11:14, Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. What do people say in near-death experiences? They see angels of light. That doesn’t mean that there couldn’t be an encounter with a good angel, but just because one appears as an angel of light, scripturally speaking, does not mean it should be accepted as such. Appearances can be deceiving.Michael McClymond