Beware Of False Prophets Who Claim They've Been To Heaven

By David J. Stewart | June 2019

Deuteronomy 12:32, “What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.”

       In the New Testament, there were only THREE SAINTS who were allowed a glimpse into Heaven:

  1. THE APOSTLE STEPHEN - Acts 7:55-56, “But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.”
  2. THE APOSTLE PAUL - 2nd Corinthians 12:1-4, “It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”
  3. THE APOSTLE JOHN - Revelation 4:1-2, “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.”

Beware of FALSE PROPHETS today who claim that they have been to Heaven or Hell, and have a book to sell (or a movie to go see). They are liars, pulling on the same rope as the Devil. When evil men and women exploit the Word of God for money, they pervert the truth and drive unsaved people further away from the saving knowledge of the Gospel.

'90 Minutes In Hell' Fraud

With these Biblical truths in mind, it becomes evident that FALSE PROPHETS like Don Piper (who wrote a book called “90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN”) are LIARS!!! 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN is a 2004 religious book written by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey. The book documents the author's alleged death and resurrection experience in 1989. The book remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for more than five years and has sold over six million copies! The book has also been adapted into a feature-length film, released in theaters on September 11, 2015. Mr. Piper claims that he did not see God in Heaven. What a bold-faced liar!!!

It always frustrates me that people are skeptical about what is written in the inspired Word of God, but then they'll get excited to no end about the improvable claims of a man! What is wrong with people? Psalms 118:8, “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” You know one of the most dangerous places where a Christian can go—A CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE!!! Today's religious bookstores are packed full of non-Christian garbage, which will corrupt you on many levels.

'Heaven Is For Real' Fraud

Another big-time FALSE PROPHET is Pastor Todd Burpo, author of the book (and subsequent movie) “HEAVEN IS FOR REAL,” who claims that his 3-year-old son died and went to Heaven, and then returned with a message! “Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back” is a 2010 New York Times Best-selling religious book written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent, and published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. The movie alone has generated $100,000,000 in revenues!!! The book and movie document the alleged report of a Near-Death Experience by Burpo's three-year-old son Colton.

By April 2012, more than one million e-books had been sold, and more than 10 million copies had been sold by 2014. A feature film based on the book was released on April 16, 2014, earning $101 million at the box office. It is not a sin to be wealthy, but it is a horrible sin to exploit Christianity to make filthy lucre. Pastor Don Piper is also guilty of preaching the heresy of Lordship Salvation. Other false prophets who claim that they have seen Heaven or Hell are Mary Baxter, Jesse Duplantis (“Close Encounters Of The God Kind”), Todd Burpo and Robert Liardon and Bill Wiese.

'The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven' Fraud

“The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven: A True Story” is a best-selling 2010 Christian book that was purported to tell the story of Alex Malarkey's experiences in visiting Heaven after a tragic car accident in 2004. The book was published by Tyndale House Publishers in 2010 and lists Alex's father Kevin Malarkey as the author along with Alex, although Alex described it in November 2012 as “one of the most deceptive books ever.” It was adapted into a TV movie in March 2010. Kevin is making lots of money, sinfully exploiting the name of Jesus Christ for filthy lucre! WOE UNTO KEVIN MALARKEY WHEN HE STANDS BEFORE GOD IN ETERNITY!!!

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.”

If God spared not the angels who sinned, do you think He will overlook Mary Baxter, Todd Burpo, Robert Liardon (his shameful book “Life After Death: What I Saw in Heaven”), Bill Wiese (his fraudulent book “23 MINUTES IN HELL”), Mary Baxter (her ungodly book “A Divine Revelation Of Hell”), Jesse Duplantis and countless more lying false prophets! Mary Baxter is going to split Hell wide open when she breathes her last breath on earth!!! These people are exploiting God for money. Never, ever, believe ANYONE who claims that they have been to Heaven or Hell. Colton Burpo claims that everybody in Heaven has wings, and that Jesus is the color blue! If we listen to all the bizarre claims that these people claim to have seen, then their testimonies should all agree, but they don't! Bill Wiese claims that he saw giant demons with big fangs in Hell, and that he saw people being tortured. Dear reader, anything that diverts our attention away from the Holy Scriptures is of the Devil. They are liars, demonic false prophets! They are doing major damage to the cause of Jesus Christ.

Sadly, when people want to learn about Heaven or Hell, they go but a book, or search the internet, but they don't “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES” (John 5:39). The Word of God warns about ADDING or SUBTRACTING from the Holy Scriptures. Deuteronomy 12:32, “What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.” All of these false prophets have much blood on their filthy hands, for exploiting the things of God for money. Beware of religious nuts like Miss Ellen G. White (the founding false teacher of Seventh Day Adventism), who claims to have seen visions and received messages from God. SHE IS A LIAR!!!

Beth Moore is another FALSE PROPHET, who claims that God speaks to her, and tell she to write stuff down. God DOESN'T speak to anyone except through the WORD OF GOD! Hebrews 1:1-2, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” Beth Moore is a false prophetess, who teaches a false gospel of partial faith in Christ plus works. May I say, JESUS IS THE FINAL SPEAKING OF GOD!!! God does still speak to us today, THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD. In all doctrinal matters, the inspired Word of God is the only VOICE in the Christian's life.

The indwelling Holy Spirit does lead, guide, rebuke, admonish, instruct, comfort, teach us and direct our paths, but He ALWAYS does it with the inspired Words of God. Any spirit that is not the Holy Spirit is a familiar spirit (a demon). Run away from anyone who talks about spiritual matters without mentioning the Holy Bible. If you want to hear God speak to you audibly, then read the Bible out loud! “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES” (John 5:39). Read and study the inspired Word of God and obey it! Ecclesiastes 12:13: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”

“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...” —2nd Peter 2:1


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