Beware Of Claims Of 'Near Death Experiences'
by David J. Stewart | March 2016
Luke 16:31, “And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”
I love pastor Charles Lawson's preaching. He's one of my favorite preachers. I listened to him today preach a sermon titled, Forewarned Of Hell. It's a great sermon, but I was leery as I heard him boast about Dr. Maurice S. Rawlings claims of 'Near Death Experiences.' Dr. Rawlings was a heart surgeon, who claimed that some of his patients had NDE's. I tremendously admire Pastor Lawson for having the discernment and courage to do what most pastors are afraid or too indifferent to do, that is, expose the New World Order. I didn't write this article in any way to criticize Pastor Lawson; but rather, to let my web visitors know how I feel about all these so-called “Near Death Experiences” (NDE's) in light of the Holy Bible.
First, there is nothing in the Scriptures that leads us to look for, recognize as legitimate, nor expect NDE's. The first thing you need to understand about people like Dr. Maurice Rawlings, who died in 2010, is that they sell millions of copies of their books and get filthy rich. That speaks volumes as to the sincerity of their claims. Mr. Rawlings' books are titled “To Hell And Back” and “Beyond Death's Door.” Personally, I think Mr. Rawlings is a fake and I don't believe his claims. I've done research online and it appears that he has greatly exaggerated his claims to muster enough information to compile and sell a book.
I also expose the bizarre claims of false prophet Bill Wiese on my website, who in his nutty book titled “23 Minutes In Hell” states:
I found myself in the cell, and these 4 creatures were in the cell with me...
Anyway, it was all scaly. This one had scales all over its body, giant jaws with huge teeth, and claws sticking out, along with sunken-in eyes. They were just enormous. And the other one didn't looked like this at all, but it had razor sharp fins all over with one long arm and out of proportion feet. Everything was deformed and twisted and out of proportion, out of symmetry, no symmetry, one arm longer and one shorter and just odd looking creatures, horrible, horrible looking things.
SOURCE: Bill Wiese, Did Bill Wiese Really Go To Hell?
Giant jaws and claws? Razor sharp teeth? Huge teeth? My what big teeth you have grandma! What is this, “Little Red Riding Hood?” Bill Wiese claims are ridiculous and totally unbiblical. Any student of the Bible understands that there are NO DEMONS in Hell. The Bible tells us that some devils are already bound in chains in Tartarus, the Greek word for Hell for the angels. They are being reserved for judgment (2nd Peter 2:4). But there are no devils in Hades, the Hell where unsaved people go when they die, also reserved for judgment. God punishes the wicked in Hell, not the demons. One day, the Devil, demons, False Prophet, Antichrist and all Christ-rejecters will be judged at The Great White Throne Of Judgment, and will be cast into Gehenna (Hell), which is The Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:11-15). If you'd like to learn more about the doctrine of Hell, please read Dr. Max Younce's awesome book titled: A Biblical Examination Of Hell.
My research found that Dr. Maurice Rawlings appeared on the ungodly Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), which was founded by Paul and Jan Crouch in 1973. TBN teaches the satanic Health, Wealth and Prosperity Gospel. All of these wicked people are multi-millionaires!!! You cannot show me even one prophet or Apostle in the Word of God who lived lavishly, living in million-dollar mansions, spending extravagantly like today's wicked false prophets do! This is of the Devil. Jesus warned against the DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES!!! Matthew 13:22, “He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.” There's not a more unfruitful group than the Health, Wealth and Prosperity gang. They all teach the heresy that if you send them money, God is obligated to bless your finances, children and health. That is not true! God is not obligated to make you rich, healthy and successful in this world. Lazarus was the Christian man in Luke 16:19-31 and he was eating out of the garbage!!!
Romans 12:16, “Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.”
The Ungodly Covetous Religious World
Beware of phonies like Pastor Joseph Prince. He's appeared often on TBN and other apostate shows. I wouldn't give you a dime for Pat Roberson's CBN. They are clairvoyants, claiming to see people being healed through the television. This is satanic! Pat Robertson's net worth in in the hundreds-of-millions! TBN is equally satanic, who have invited some of the most vile names in the ungodly religious world to appear on their show:
Non-denominational programmers on TBN's schedule include Joel Osteen, Nasir Siddiki, Steve Munsey, Benny Hinn, Rod Parsley, Creflo Dollar, Joyce Meyer, Eddie L. Long, Jesse Duplantis, Paula White and Kenneth Copeland. Traditional Protestant pastors that air on TBN include Dr. Charles Stanley, Franklin Graham, Billy Graham, Michael Youseff, David Jeremiah and Robert Jeffress. Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Finance has conducted investigations into whether Hinn, White, Copeland, Dollar, Meyer or Long mishandled their finances; none were found to have committed wrongdoing.
SOURCE: Wikipedia - Trinity broadcasting Network
What incompetence that the government hasn't found any wrong doing by the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and these wicked, ungodly, reprobate, conmen!!! You mean the same wicked government that legalizes same-sex marriages, abortion and pornography? Thankfully, God DOES find fault in what they are doing, and it is a crime in the eyes of God. These wicked men, all of them, exploit the precious name of Jesus for their own financial gain. The Holy Bible warns that they are ALREADY DAMNED, AND THEIR JUDGMENT IS SOON COMING:
2nd Peter 2:1-3, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
I was just looking at Charity Navigator for the Christian Broadcasting network (CBN) that Pat Robertson started. His son, Gordon Robertson, was paid $383,437 in 2014. The word “minister” means “servant,” but these men serve their bellies!!! These wicked men use good words and fair speeches to deceive THE SIMPLE:
Romans 16:17-18, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”
I watched one of TBN's disgusting videos today... This is the most worldly garbage in the churches today (in this video they speak-in-tongues, a demonic practice). It's all worldly music, vague jibber-jabber. TBN are Charismatics, satanic!!! They speak in unbiblical tongues. They all sponsor fake healing meetings, offering false hope to the sick and afflicted. People are so gullible. A lot of people think these horrible false prophets are of God, but they only want your money. While you work at a job for $30,000 a year, they pay themselves $383,000 a year. Evangelist Billy Graham gets paid $633,722 a year! These people are conmen. They figured out that people are so naive that they'll follow anyone who praises the name of “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus” and talks about love. But when they say love, they really mean sinful compromise and apostate ecumenicalism. The Lord warned about fake worship in Matthew 15:8 “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” May I say, praising the Lord is NOT a ministry!!! Soul-winning is a ministry! TBN says to, “Ask Jesus into your life.” That is NOT the Gospel!
In Orlando, Florida, TBN has their “Church Of All Nations” (talk about ecumenical), where tourists can pay to see a mock crucifixion of Christ. They can get baptized in a big swimming pool. They can partake of unholy Communion. All at gay Disney World! Did you know that Disney's CEO is openly homosexual? The previous CEO estimated that 40% of Disney's staff are sodomites! (See: Taylor Swift And Satanism!).
Joseph Prince appears on the show and pukes our his false doctrine. THE SIMPLE, the Bible says (as you just read in Romans 16:17-18), are easily sucked in and deceived. Notice that the Bible doesn't say fools are deceived; but rather, simple people. That means they just don't know any better. Most people are simple concerning spiritual things. They are not bad people, they are just unlearned. They are ripe for deception. This is why the need is so great for doctrinally sound preachers, teachers and evangelists today!!! How about you, won't you volunteer to join the Lord's army! I thank God for all the unknown godly believers who are uploading YouTube videos to preach THE TRUTH. Those videos do get viewed! But if you don't know what you are doing doctrinally, like Alex Jones (I say that kindly), then please don't wrest the Word, because you'll hurt others. It is a dangerous thing to teach the Bible in ignorance (2nd Peter 3:16).
These heretical sinister ministers THEY SERVE THEIR OWN BELLY!!! Follow the money! All of the wicked men I just listed from Wikipedia are self-made millionaires, who've exploited Christianity for their own gain. These men are not idiots. They know that if they claim to believe the fundamental tenants of the Christian faith, most religious people will naively accept them as of God. So they post the basic teachings of Christianity on their website's statement of faith, but then make millions-of-dollars manipulating people's desire for the good life. They MAKE MERCHANDISE OF PEOPLE, as the Bible says in 2nd Peter 2:1-3. These people are of the Devil, not the Lord Jesus Christ!!! The bottom line is that the only reason they are doing what they do is to GET YOUR MONEY!!!
Jesus clearly taught in Luke 16:31 that we should all listen to Moses and the prophets, i.e., THE WORD OF GOD. Luke 16:31, “And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.” If a person won't listen to the preaching of God's Word, then they are hopelessly lost without Christ in their sins! It would be ridiculous to claim that the story of the rich man burning in Hell is not a LITERAL account, when Jesus plainly WARNED that those who refuse to obey the Word of God are doomed. The dear Lord plainly warned that anyone who won't listen to Moses and the prophets (i.e., Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Zechariah, Micah, Obadiah, Jonah, et cetera), then neither will they listen if a dead man arose from the dead and appeared to them. Think about that! Can you imagine if Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001) came back from the grave and appeared to the world in 2016? The Lord said that it wouldn't make any difference. If people won't listen to the Holy Bible, then nothing else will compel them to obey the Gospel. Do you believe?
The Truth Concerning The Jews And Israel
A common denominator concerning nearly all of these wicked false prophets is support for apostate Israel. There is much confusion in the churches today concerning Israel. Most of the churches have been duped, and are unknowingly supporting the Devil's New World Order (NWO). Some believers get very upset if you say that unsaved Jews are not God's people, but it is true. There are two wrong extremes being taught in the churches, that you need to be warned about.
The first wrong extreme is taught by Pastor James Modlish and others. I heard Pastor Modlish say that he wanted to hire a Jewish man to do nothing but witness to Jews, so that God would bless their church in New York. That is a racist belief, as if God wouldn't equally bless a church for witnessing to African Americans!!! Please don't be a foolish Christian. Artist Jack Chick is just as bad, teaching in his Chick Tracts that God sent dozens of tornadoes across the United States because we don't help Israel more than we do. That's satanic doctrine!
The second extreme is taught by Pastor Texe Marrs and Pastor Steven Anderson, who teach what is called “Replacement Theology.” This is the false doctrine that the Church replaces Israel. I do not believe that. God is not done with Israel. The nation of Israel is holy. It is God's nation. The true nation of Israel does NOT exist today! The modern rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948 was not of God; but rather, the Illuminati, via the United Nations (UN) and The Council On Foreign Relations (CFR). You need to read Exodus 19:5-6 and Deuteronomy 7:8-12. These Scriptures plainly teach that God's promises to bless the Jews were CONDITIONAL. There is no promise in the Holy Bible to blaspheming, Christ-rejecting, wicked Jews except being cast into the eternal Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:13-15).
So, I do believe that God is going to keep His promise to Israel during Christ's millennial kingdom, but ONLY to saved Jews (i.e., born again Christians). No unsaved Jew will be exempted from being born-again just because they are a biological Jew (John 3:3-7). In the Old Testament, the promises of God always followed a line of faith. The same is true today. I love Jewish people, but I love Arabs just as much. Jack Chick by all indication from his literature despises Arabs. I'm tired of hearing about the evils of Muslims from woefully ignorant believers, while the Jews promote their unholy book, the Talmud, which teaches that Jesus is boiling in excrement and urine in Hell for ever. The Talmud permits Jewish Rabbis to have sex with 3-year-old girls. Yet, have you ever heard any pastor expose the filthy and wicked Jewish Talmud? I haven't, except Pastor Texe Marrs and Pastor Steven Anderson, and I applaud them for it. As believers, we are commanded to “refute all works of darkness” in Ephesians 5:11.
“Zionism” is an agenda. Exposing Zionism is not about anti-Semitism; but rather, anti-corruption. Zionism on the surface is the agenda to restore the Jews to the land of Palestine. But the darker agenda is to exploit Christians to support the overthrow of the Middle East, which will eventually lead into World War III. God promised in Hosea 3:4-5 to restore the nation of Israel when they return to God, which won't happen until the end of the 7-year Tribulation period when Christ returns in power and glory. Hosea 3:5, “Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.” Israel is less than 2.5% professed Christian today. Christians are actually being arrested in Israel for preaching the Gospel. Tel Aviv, Israel, is the gay Mecca of the tourist world, which the Jewish owned Huffington Post called a “gay paradise.” You are very deceived if you think God is behind the present-day wicked secular state of Israel. All of these Charismatic false prophets are promoting the false doctrine of Zionism, all but worshipping wicked Israel.
We Don't Need 'Near Death Experiences' (NDE's) To Confirm God's Word
I'm tired of people rallying around any person who claims to have come back from the dead. It is so wrong that people place God on trial continually, refusing to believe His Word unless they see some supernatural evidence or hear bizarre claims. Abraham told the rich man in Luke 16:31 that if his five living brothers wouldn't listen to Moses and the prophets (i.e., the Bible), then neither would they listen if Lazarus returned from the dead to warn them!!! Even if these claims of Near Death Experiences were true (which I am confident they are not), it wouldn't make a difference. People still wouldn't believe the Bible. But it's a form of cheap entertainment and makes false prophets filthy rich! These are the type of charlatans and conmen who keep Oprah Winfrey in business. NDE's border on the edge of New Age experiences.
So, no, I don't buy Dr. Maurice Rawlings' claims. But that's me! Although I wasn't there to judge his claims as being true or false, I am highly suspicious when I see him on the TBN show with Paul and Jan Crouch!!! I saw Kirk Cameron on their show too. Honestly, birds of a feather stick together. These religious conmen are all making bookoo dollars!!! Last I checked, Evangelist Ray Comfort pays his sidekick Kirk Cameron $140,000 a year of his $2,100,000 annual income for his ministry. These ministers are salesmen, but they're not selling the Gospel, they're promoting Calvinism and Lordship Salvation. Have you ever heard anyone on TBN expose the Roman Catholic Church as the biggest cult in the world? Have you ever heard Kirk Cameron, Ray Comfort, Joseph Prince, Joel Osteen, Paul Crouch, Ravi Zacharias, or any of these charlatans, expose the Catholic pope as a fraudulent, satanic, false prophet!!! No? I didn't think so!!!
You see, there's plenty of filthy lucre to be made, and none of them dare criticize the other, lest it come back to bite them. They all speak in almost orgiastic glee of their love for Jesus, while stuffing their bank accounts with millions-of-dollars in cash. My friend, do you know any men of God today, who are preaching the truth, and not getting paid or compensated a single penny? That's the man you can trust, who loves you in the Lord and cares about THE TRUTH, because of his faith in God. If the money stopped coming in, the Charismatic movement would quit overnight. You know it, and I know it! If you want to vomit, take a look at the exorbitant salaries and lifestyles of televangelists!!! This is not Biblical Christianity. These are spoiled brats, evil people, who've exploited the things of God for personal gain, mocking a holy God. Christianity is almost gone in America!
You and I have the written Word of God in front of us, that is, if you have a King James Bible. We don't need NDE's to boost our faith. The Bible teaches us in Romans 10:17 that FAITH COMETH BY HEARING, AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD. Faith doesn't come from hearing or reading about Near Death Experiences (NDE). What NDE's do is spectacularize death, generating tens-of-millions-of-dollars for the authors of such books, publishers, bookstores, magazine interviews, managers, lawyers, talk show hosts, et cetera. It all turns into a big money-making 3-ring circus. The Bible says that God has chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, not the wealthy.
If you want to make millions-of-dollars, just claim to have come back from the dead with some strange experience, and then write a book. Tell people you saw a bright white light. Say that you saw the most beautiful landscape and saw what looked like the Son of God in the distance, walking toward you with open arms and love. But then you were revived. When you share your experience in a book, or in a video, or on TBN or Oprah, then hordes of well-meaning people will make you a multi-millionaire out of curiosity. Yet, those same millions of people won't take God at His Word in the Bible. So many people are looking for proof that the Scriptures are true. Yet, I believe 100% and I've never seen any supernatural events. God never intended for us to! The Bible does teach that God is still able to work miracles, move mountains, heal the sick and supply our every need in Christ Jesus, by faith. 2nd Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” Many people refuse to walk by faith, so they continually search for things of sight.
The inspired Words of God are sufficient for me. I don't place any weight upon private claims of NDE's or visions from God. Ellen G. White of Seventh-day Adventism falsely claims to have received visions from God, which she claims are intended to clarify God's promises concerning Christ's Second Coming. Miss White is a big liar! The Bible plainly teaches in Hebrews 1:1-2 that God only speaks to believers in the Last Days through His Son, that is, the Word of God. It is the written Word of God that reveals the living Word of God (John 1:1-3,14; Revelation 19:13; John 5:39).
Beware Of Bizarre Unbiblical Claims Of The Supernatural
I don't believe that God allows people to come back from Heaven or Hell to add verification to His Words. Jesus, in His true story about Abraham and Lazarus, plainly warned in Luke 16:31 that if any man won't listen to the Scriptures, nothing will convince him.
As I mentioned earlier, I am a fan of Pastor Charles Lawson's preaching. I'm having a Pastor Lawson preaching marathon today. I turned on his YouTube sermons last night, and I've been listening to them while sleeping, and when I awoke, and now. You should do it too! I wake up oftentimes and hear life-changing statements during the night. I set the sermon volume loud enough to hear, but not so loud that it wakes me up. I do the same with all my favorite preachers! You ought to have preaching marathons often! God knows I sure need all the Bible-preaching that I can get, to keep my sinful self living right! I love Bible preaching!
Albeit, when I heard Dr. Lawson using Dr. Maurice Rawlings' alleged Near Death Experiences of patients, I became leery. I am not a skeptic, but I am an objective thinker. And sure enough, I found that Rawlings' appeared on the ungodly, Charismatic, speaking-in-tongues, fake healing crusade, apostate... Trinity Broadcasting Network! Rawlings also appeared on the Donahue Show. That speaks volumes as to Rawlings' lack of credibility!!! Mr. Rawlings became a multi-millionaire almost overnight! Although Dr. Rawlings died in 2010, his books are still being sold on Amazon.com and elsewhere.
I found this website which sells Dr. Rawlings' books. The theme for their website says: “Is The Lake Of Fire Real?” That bothers me, as if we need to buy books authored by a heart surgeon to verify that a place called “Hell” really exists. Friend, you have the inspired Words of God in the King James Bible!!! That's all the evidence that anyone needs to prove Heaven and Hell are real places. It is a matter of faith. I also heard Dr. Lawson make reference to a remote group of minors who allegedly dug into Hell. That story is almost assuredly a hoax! Think about it! Why only this one story, when men have been digging deep into the earth for the past century? Think about it! Why did only Dr. Rawlings' allegedly observe patients have NDE's, claming to have experienced the torments of Hell, while tens-of-thousands of heart surgeons all around the world have never observed them?
The Lord plainly taught that He intentionally did everything openly, so no one could accuse Him of leading a secret society. John 18:20, “Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.” The whole idea of a private oral tradition given by God to Moses, that has been secretly passed down amongst the Jews from generation to generation, known as the “Talmud,” is of the Devil!!! Freemasonry, which is highly secretive and esoteric, is of the Devil. Works of darkness always have to be concealed, but not goodness and truth. Jesus Christ spoke openly. The Holy Bible has been given to all mankind.
Don't believe anyone who claims to have received private messages, dreams or visions from God. Don't believe stories of NDE's. I have yet to hear of even one NDE experience that didn't make the author a millionaire! They all end up on TBN, Oprah and CBN!!! A mature Christian believer is grounded in the Holy Scriptures! 2nd Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” That sounds to me like the Holy Bible is all we need! Amen! Turn off that damned television! Yes, it is damned! Turn on some preaching, and let the sermons on YouTube keep playing. You need it! It is disgusting that a wicked little witch like Taylor Swift receives literally BILLIONS of views for her music videos each year, while a devout man of God with 50 years of pastoral knowledge and wisdom, uploads sermons that only receive 150 view in 5-years! It is insanity!!! No wonder our nation is in shambles!!!
My friend, life all comes down to God, His creatures and a Book! The Scriptures are our only authority! Please don't lend credence to unverifiable, bizarre, claims of supernatural experiences. All we need is the King James Bible!