cyber007x wrote:Hello all,
I was recently sent an email from a friend about a girl that died for about 23 hours and went on a trip to heaven and hell accompanied by Jesus. Do a google search for " prepare to meet your God" by Angelica Zambrano.
Now i've read stories like hers before in the past and im not sure if her's is any different. i just wanted to get you guy's take on this subject. Do you guy find it compelling? whats holes do you find in this testimony if any. please lets discuss this
Here is a link to one of the many sites sharing the story
http://spiritlessons.com/Documents/Prep ... /index.htm
cyber007x wrote:thanks for your comments guys. I actually said the same things you guys articulated as to reasons why this phenomenon might be possible to some Christian friends but then one of them told me of a similar experience a complete non Christian had who had never been a Christian. i forget the name of the person, but apparently they person also had an encounter with Jesus and was shown heaven and hell and was told to testify to the world and give his life to Christ. Possibly this guy might be lying. what do you guys think?
Kiwi wrote:I wouldn't necessarily say they were lying. At best they probably genuinely believe that what they experienced was objectively true. The problem is with that word 'objective'. You can also throw in another curly word like 'verifiable'. My own opinion is that memory is subjective and unreliable. I also think most people retrospectively backfill or embelish their memories to suit their beliefs or align with their beliefs - without realising that's what they're doing.
Christianity places a lot of emphasis on personal testimonies but the more you unpack these stories the less reliable they often become. I once personally witnessed a paraplegic get prayed for healing and saw him get up out of his wheelchair. True story. And that's how others who were there likely reported it.
The actual fact is that I have no proof at all that he was a paraplegic, he was just a fifty-something guy in a wheelchair for who knows what reason. He didn't "get up" either, he was helped, very shakily, and hobbled slowly with a person supporting him on each arm for a distance of a few metres away from, and back to, his wheelchair. There was much applause and praising of God in the room - a miracle!