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originally posted by: randyvs
Perhaps Heaven can be seen thru the eyes of a little girl.
With out faith, you can not communicate with God.
Read the book "Heaven is for Real" A little boy went to heaven during surgery. They kept showing him pictures asking if that's what Jesus looked like till it was so many they just started asking what was wrong with it. He looked at the painting where Jesus is looking strait at you and he said "Nothings wrong with that. That's the one!" Source
originally posted by: Diderot
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
"...What I like the most about it is that there is no mention of Jesus. I have thought for a long time that a true Heaven would be wasted if it only had room for Christians."
A true heaven awaits the souls that have lived a virtuous life. Virtue is the enrichment of happiness. If we strive to enhance the measure of joy against misery, then God will be quite pleased.
originally posted by: Murgatroid
Colton Burpo's case for example, he died and met his own unborn sister that he had never even been told about.
Severely brain-damaged patients in a persistent vegetative state may be capable of being consciously aware of the outside world, scientists said.
A relatively simple test based on measuring patterns of brainwaves has revealed that some unconscious patients in a vegetative state have a “robust” network of brain activity that allows conscious thoughts, they said.
The study, published in the online journal Plos Computational Biology, found that four of the 13 patients with persistent vegetative state had a “robust” network of brain activity that would allow conscious thoughts, which was confirmed when they were asked to imagine playing tennis when their brains were scanned using a magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) machine.
The brain networks in two brain damaged patients (left and middle), one of whom imagined playing tennis (middle), alongside a healthy adult (right)
I also have no reference for the transitional period between death and the resurrection other than as the bible says "sleep" or "in the grave". It could go by in a flash or considering we also dream as we sleep, could be the temporary account of Heaven or at least what it is before the establishment of the Kingdom.
originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
a reply to: Cobaltic1978
The guy wasn't dead.
Even though the monitors couldn't pick up brain activity,that does not mean there was activity on some as yet undetectable level.
I would call what he experienced a kind of out of body connection to the super consciousness that we all share.
Thats how he saw his dead sister.
Do we go go there to stay when we really die?
Heck,I hope so-it sounds sweet.
But I have my doubts.
originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: Cobaltic1978
Ive had my experience s, that make me know there is more, and reading storys like these make me want to find out. Make me want to know for sure, this world makes me tired.