Relating N.d.e.'s To Scripture

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by lowlyservant, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. I would like to use this thread to relate Near Death Experiences to scripture.

    I'll get started -

    Most people have heard of a person having a N.D.E. claiming that their lives had flashed before their eyes or that they had received a "life review". This is the Spirit of truth showing them moments of their lives. I read of one account were these moments are seen in bubbles. And it was so overwhelming that Jesus had to hold the person up so their legs would not give in and collapse.

    John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

    The Spirit of truth has shown people who have had a N.D. E. moments of their lives - "whatever He hears He will speak".

    And many of us have heard of people saying to have seen a light at the end of a tunnel and this light some claim to be Heaven.

    Revelations 22:5
    There shall be no night there; They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

    Please share more...
  2. Some people mention one or more angels escorting them.

    Luke 16:22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom.
  3. I am not sure how these verses would talk about N.D.E. I have never looked at them like that.. If we look at those verses with context, not sure if they are talking about N.D.E
  4. Lots of people who are not believers have had experiences and claim they saw loved ones in heaven-- sounds like a trick to me. Idk... The whole subject has a new age feel to me.
  5. Interesting subject, but it's like being baptised by the Holy Spirit, only those that experience it tend to believe it, even though Paul talks about a man he knew that had the experience, 2 Corinthians 12.
  6. And I'll bet on account of their experience, they are believers now and will someday be in heaven with their loved ones. God works in mysterious ways. I'm sorry, but relating spiritual experiences that have to do with God, Jesus, angels, saints and family and friends in heaven is hardly new age.
  7. People of other faiths have also gone to the place their religion told them they would go. I think this is more their fears or dreams. No one really knows when the soul leaves our bodies when we die.
  8. I believe that scripture can explain a great deal when it comes to N.D.E.'s. Those verses can apply to a person in the spirit world at the time of death and some can apply otherwise as well.
  9. Thank you for the scripture. I've never had a N.D.E. yet I believe they do happen. Although, the person who had one, may not interpret it correctly.
  10. I believe that those of other faiths have a tendency to misinterpret a N.D.E. according to their faith. For instance, a high percentage of Hindu's experience a life review and this is something that the Holy Spirit does.

    The soul is cut off from the body when the silver cord is severed.

    ECCLESIASTES 12:6-7 Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, Or the golden bowl is broken, Or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, Or the wheel broken at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was. And the spirit will return to God who gave it.
  11. Oh ya good point. Well it's interesting that's for sure. Lowly, what do you think about the Heaven is for Real story?
  12. Please, lets stick with the Christian N.D.E. unless you want to debunk the others.
  13. I give it two thumbs up! :)
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  14. I am not sure if a verse would apply differently for different verses.. Then opens up a pandora box.. I believe in reading Bible with context and that should be the only way to interpret it..
  15. Some people who have had a N.D.E speak of seeing family.

    Genesis 25:8 Then Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.
  16. I believe that the bible should be understood precisely in context at all times possible. But, I also believe that a person needs to think outside the box as well and not be too rigid in one's thinking and use logic and reason to gain a greater understanding beyond context. God had created us with the ability to reason and we should use it to acquire a greater understanding beyond that which is written. I do not believe that God would what us to limit ourselves. He would want us to be more like Him without limits. Besides, half of the scripture that I have quoted is in context to the time of death and not out of context at all.
  17. I think these 2 statements are contradictory

    >> I believe that the bible should be understood precisely in context at all times possible.

    >> But, I also believe that a person needs to think outside the box as well and not be too rigid in one's thinking and use logic and reason to gain a greater understanding beyond context.

    I don't see how these 2 things could work together! And you are right.. The verses are about death.. Nothing more than that.. Can't see them relating to nde..
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  18. Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I die before I wake, I pray my soul the Lord to take. Amen

    Psalm 23:24 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

    This scripture refers to the time of death.
  19. I am not sure if we would go anywhere with this discussion! So I will refrain from replying.. So that you can have a peaceful discussion with others who would share similar thoughts.. God bless you! :)
  20. They are not contradictions. I said, "at all times possible". Sometimes it is necessary to think beyond context within reason to gain greater knowledge and understanding. This is a real world with real life experiences and we can not expect these experiences to be exactly the same as those which occurred in scripture. That would be impossible. So if you what to relate any of today's real life experiences to scripture, it may be necessary to have an understanding good enough to sometimes go beyond context. To do this without error it does require a greater understanding of scripture. Any scripture about death could possibly relate to a near death experience.

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