Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:
- Hank shares his thought on popular near-death experiences that have been published in books and made into films. The book, The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven was supposedly the story of Alex Malarkey who was severely injured in a car accident and claimed to experience heaven. His mother Beth, however, said otherwise, and it wasn’t until Alex confessed to the fabrication in an open letter, that the publisher pulled the book from circulation. Another book, 90 Minutes in Heaven, by Pastor Don Piper has gained popularity and is now a feature film, which purports an authoritative heavenly experience. Yet Piper’s claims do not comport with Scripture on several points; demonstrating that Christians should not turn to these sources for information about heaven, but rather read their Bibles.
Questions and Answers:
- When I read the New Testament I find a God of love, but I struggle with Old Testament passages that depict people praying for God to slay their enemies. How can I reconcile this?
- I was involved in the occult and I want your audience to know there are real spiritual forces out there.
- One of my family members had a severe head injury and the doctors say she’s brain dead; is her soul still with her body or has it left?
- What are your thoughts on the book, My Glimpse of Eternity by Betty Malz? Is this a legitimate near-death story?
- Are the promises of Scripture only for the Jews or for Gentiles as well? Since Jesus died on the cross, are Jews and Gentiles one now?
- Do you know anything about the group Christians United for Israel and Pastor John Hagee?