Heaven is for real--book

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  1. abcgrad94

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    Has anyone here read the book? What did you think of it? Do you know anything about the family of the boy it's about?

    I read parts of it and it's very interesting. It seems the boy knew many things he otherwise wouldn't have known without divine help. I'm not sure what to think. On one hand, if the book is "true" it's really awesome to have a glimpse into heaven. On the other hand, I'm skeptical. What say you?
     
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    skeptical here. Satan is pretty familiar with the layout of Heaven as he used to be a resident.
     
  3. preachinjesus

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    Oh please, invoking Satan...really?

    Its a good book. I've used it in counseling people who have lost a loved one (including two families who lost young children.) The book has been helpful.

    Anyhoo, I like it and think it is a good resource for everyone.
     
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    I was making a point that even satan has an understanding of what Heaven is like...just because someone claims to know what it is like (I doubt it) doesn't make it legit.

    I would have serious reservations on anyone counseling anyone based on a book like this. There is a book that tells us Heaven is for real...it's called the Bible.
     
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    Since it's almost 2,000 years since the apostles walked the earth I don't trust people that claim to have personal revelations from God.

    Supposing someone made a case for being healed by the virgin Mary. Suppose someone said they saw the virgin Mary. Suppose someone said they have a cantaloupe with the face of Jesus on it. Would you accept these claims?

    Where does it end? How do you pick and choose which people to believe?
     
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    It's ironic, of all the pictures rejected by the boy of what Jesus looks like, he picks the one that looks like Jim Caviezel :laugh: Maybe Mel Gibson has been there too... ;)
     
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    Someone else who must have visited now makes toasters...
    http://cbswocl.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/jesus-toaster-300x223.jpg?w=385&h=240
     
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    So you don't believe God reveals things to people nowadays?

    I agree with you on the virgin Mary deal. The thing with this book is that the little boy knew things that had to have been revealed to him, either by God or by the Devil. For example, he said he met his little sister in heaven, who had no name, when he didn't know his mom had a miscarriage. I'm not sure I'd believe an adult who said such things, but supposedly this little boy is from a good Christian family and has mentioned all kinds of things a very young child wouldn't know about. So, either his experience is for real, or not. If not, where did this stuff come from? The devil? Perhaps his parents wanting to make a quick dollar? I don't know.

    If it's for real, I don't understand why God would reveal such things to a little child, what the purpose would be for it, when we are already told in the Bible what heaven is like.
     
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    Maybe he got them from dreams he's had. Maybe he had dreamed he had a sister.

    How many things did he say that weren't true? Maybe he said that he had a little brother he saw in Heaven but that little tidbit didn't make it into the book.
     
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    Scripture does tell us satan appears as an angel of light too. We cannot just accept something that on the surface looks good and harmless. God would not allow Paul tell us of the wonders he saw...but He will with a child? :confused:
     
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    I have read the book. It is available online in PDF format.

    My assessment? Forget the book and stick with the Word of God. You'll get more truth from the Word of God.

    In the book, young Colton tells his dad that Jesus has a rainbow colored horse. I have searched and searched in my Bible and find no mention of a rainbow colored horse. My Bible tells me Jesus' horse is white.

    There are other contradictory things in the book
     
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    You do realize, I hope, that you have opened the door for the verse that says And a little child shall lead them? :laugh:
     
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    I agree.

    Heaven Is for Real is contrary to the Bible’s plain teachings:

    An example of this is found on page 63 where Colton says Jesus’ horse is rainbow-colored, however the Bible says it is white (Revelation 19:11).

    Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

    When somebody's "testimony"/"experience" or whatever one wants to call it, doesn't line up with what the Bible clearly teaches, it is good enough reason to reject that "testimony"/"experience" as false.

    1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
     
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    Anyone who turns to non verifiable information from books other then the bible for personal use or counsel is adding to scripture and falls under the curses of the bible. Treat the book as total fiction and move on.
     
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    What? Jesus can't have more than one horse? :D

    I've seen the book several times here lately. Hasn't made it to my reading list yet and likely won't. Something just seems false about even though I haven't read more than the cover.
     

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