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Near death experience - does it check out?
« on: January 10, 2010, 10:37:53 PM »
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    Near death experience - does it check out?
    « Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 10:38:53 PM »
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  • The listing of the 7 sins that sent most people to hell seemed a bit "Novus Ordo" to me. Our Lady said most of the damned souls are in hell because of sins of the flesh.

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    « Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 11:11:57 PM »
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  • There are some near death experiences testified to by Protestants which I highly doubt, considering they all admited to living sinful and irreligious lives, and described ascending into Heaven.

    Sins of the flesh is definately the number one cause of damnation. I don't know of a single male that hasn't dealt with them (either by succumbing to them or resisting temptation like a real man).



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    Near death experience - does it check out?
    « Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 12:23:47 AM »
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  • Frankly, I don't  accept this near-death experience as being any kind of genuine revelation. From what he says, his brain got quite a jolt in that accident, and the brain in any near-fatal situation will go off in all kinds of unexpected directions, but something about his narrative just doesn't ring true. It is too detailed and too involved with other people. I do believe the soul can travel somewhat in this type of situation, but I don't know...

    Certainly I have no objection to anything he said, but it is so detailed, and it seems to line up pretty well with anything a Catholic priest would expect to see "on the other side"... so I take it as a vision he had, but an actual visit to those places? A little bit too much New-Age astral projection IMHO.

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    Near death experience - does it check out?
    « Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 12:36:31 AM »
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    "Jesus told me: "I want you to go back to the world. In your second life, you will be an instrument of peace and healing to My people."


    Once a Hindoo, always a Hindoo, at least for him!  

    First of all, this is heretical -- we die once, and then the judgment.  If you read carefully, he's not saying he had a near-death experience, but that he actually died.

    His visions of hell and purgatory and heaven feel pretty authentic, but I think any of us could have thought of something similar.  It doesn't take much imagination to figure out that hell has lots of fire and people screaming and fighting, or that Jesus will be more glorious and majestic than in the paintings we've seen based on human imagination.  ( The Shroud of Turin, however, even if it's not authentic, triggers a chord in me. )

    His list of sins is odd, but I wouldn't dismiss  out of hand his mention of "sacrilege."  That would put some fear into me if I went to certain chapels, or any chapel these days, really.

    Speaking of sacrilege, I went to his website and he offers something called a "Healing Mass"  :rolleyes:

    As I was a new convert when posting here, my posts are often full of error, even unwitting heresy and rash judgment, all of which I renounce, and all my writings are best avoided -- MDLS


     

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