100% Proof That There Is Life After Death!



What happens to us when we die? For thousands of years, mankind has asked that question and now it seems that science is finally digging into the truth of what happens to us. In this article I will provide results from peer-reviewed scientific studies, verified testimonies and scriptures from the Bible which all seek to give an answer to that question:


1) AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation) Study
A) Testimony of a 57 year old Social Worker
2) Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF)
B) Testimony of Ellen F.
3) Conclusion
C) Near-death Experiencers’ Video Testimonials


 


1) AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation) Study


You may not be aware of this, but one of the largest scientific studies on the afterlife was just recently completed. Dr Sam Parnia, an assistant professor at the State University of New York was the one who led this research together with Dr Peter Fenwick, Professor Stephen Holgate, Professor Robert Peveler of the University of Southampton and several other experts. Prior to the start of this study, Dr. Parnia was convinced that afterlife experiences were just hallucinations, but he was quickly made a believer by some of the testimonies of the participants and the results of the study. This study was carried out over the span of four years from July 2008 to December 2012, and aimed to determine if those who have been labelled clinically dead via cardiac arrest (heart attacks) and were resuscitated had any afterlife experiences. About 2060 cardiac arrest events took place during this experiment at 15 different hospitals in the U.K., U.S. and Austria.
Dr. Sam Parnia

The study reports that out of the 2060 patients, 330 survived their cardiac arrest and were discharged while 140 survivors met the criteria for the study and were given consent to participate. The 140 survivors participated in stage 1 of the interviews which included general questions while 101 patients were fit to participate in stage 2 of the interviews which contained open-ended questions and required the completion of a 16-item Greyson NDE scale (Lange and Greyson, 2004). Visual awareness during out-of-body experiences were tested by placing pictures of images on a shelf, in such a way, that its image can only be viewed from an overhead vantage point – which is often claimed by those with afterlife experiences.

Of those who survived and had clear verifiable signs of awareness – 46% had no experiences consistent with near-death experiences. Near-death experiences included experiences with one or any combination of seven basic themes defined in this study as fear, animals/planets, bright light, violence/persecution, deja-vu, family, and recalling specific events after cardiac arrest. Approximately, 9% had experiences consistent with near-death experiences (NDE) that people claim to have. About 7% had no auditory or visual recollection of their resuscitation while 2% had very clear recollections of seeing and hearing events specific to their resuscitation.

As I have pointed out earlier, Dr. Parnia was a skeptic when he started this study but after his results he certainly wishes to look more into this phenomenon, “…the recalled experience surrounding death now merits further genuine investigation without prejudice.” This study was so interesting that, Dr. Jerry Nolan, the editor-in-chief of the journal called “Resuscitation,” which published this study had this to say,

“The researchers are to be congratulated on the completion of a fascinating study that will open the door to more extensive research into what happens when we die.”

You can view the study in PDF format here. I am sure that you may be asking the question, “Why were there so few near death experiences?” In response to this valid question Dr. Parnia states, “…a higher proportion of people may have vivid death experiences, but do not recall them due to the effects of brain injury or sedative drugs on memory circuits.” So, he believes that it is brain damage or drugs which caused some of his patients to forget their experiences. In any case, no one can debate with these findings because it has been peer-reviewed or carefully scrutinized by other experts in this field for high accuracy and high precision.

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A) Testimony of a 57 year old Social Worker

One participant of the study was a 57 year old man, who is a social worker and lived in Southampton. He had clear conscious awareness that was verified beyond reasonable doubt using the visual awareness test and reported specific sounds, conversations and visuals prior to his resuscitation that were all confirmed. This is what Dr. Parnia had said about this man in an interview with The Telegraph,

“We know the brain can’t function when the heart has stopped beating. But in this case, conscious awareness appears to have continued for up to three minutes into the period when the heart wasn’t beating, even though the brain typically shuts down within 20-30 seconds after the heart has stopped. The man described everything that had happened in the room, but importantly, he heard two bleeps from a machine that makes a noise at three minute intervals. So we could time how long the experienced lasted for. He seemed very credible and everything that he said had happened to him had actually happened.”

This same man had a positive near death experience and it reads as follows,

“I have come back from the other side of life…God sent (me) back, it was not (my) time – (I) had many things to do…(I traveled) through a tunnel toward a very strong light, which didn’t dazzle or hurt (my) eyes…there were other people in the tunnel whom (I) did not recognize. When (I) emerged (I) described a very beautiful crystal city…there was a river that ran through the middle of the city (with) the most crystal clear waters. There were many people, without faces, who were washing in the waters…the people were very beautiful…there was the most beautiful singing…(and I was) moved to tears. (My) next recollection was looking up at a doctor doing chest compressions.”

river of life

The following contains various negative experiences from other patients that contained themes of fear and persecution after being clinically pronounced dead in the AWARE Study,

“I was terrified. I was told I was going to die and the quickest way was to say the last short word I could remember”
“Being dragged through deep water”
“This whole event seemed full of violence and I am not a violent man, it was out of character.”
“I had to go through a ceremony and…the ceremony was to get burned. There were 4 men with me, whichever lied would die…I saw men in coffins being buried upright.”

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2) Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF)


Dr. Jeffrey Long and his wife, Jody Long JD (Juris Doctor) have been running the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF) and their website can be found here. Dr. Jeffrey Long’s book, “Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences” written and compiled with the assistance of Jody Long, and Paul Perry documents 613 cases. Before we plunge deeper into his findings, I would like to make this point clear – that near-death experiences have no dependence on one’s preconceived ideas as Dr. Long suggests,

“Preexisting cultural beliefs do not significantly influence the content of NDEs. Near-death experiences from around the world appear to have similar content regardless of the culture of the country that the NDErs live in.”

Here is a list of twelve major near-death experience elements, that have been identified by Dr. Long. Each element is followed by a number indicating what percentage of the 613 people included in the Evidence of the Afterlife study experienced the element in question. According to Dr. Long, only 33.8 percent reported passing into of through a tunnel, and only 22.2 percent said they experienced a life review of their deeds on Earth:

1) Out-of-body experience (O.B.E.): Separation of consciousness from the physical body – 75.4 percent

2) Heightened senses – 74.4 percent

3) Intense and generally positive emotions or feelings – 76.2 percent

4) Passing into or through a tunnel – 33.8 percent

5) Encountering a mystical or brilliant light – 64.6 percent

6) Encountering other beings, either mystical beings or deceased relatives or friends – 57.3 percent

7) A sense of alteration of time and space – 60.5 percent

8) Life review – 22.2 percent

9) Encountering unworldly (“heavenly”) realms – 40.6 percent

10) Encountering or learning special knowledge – 56 percent (31.5 percent answered that they felt they understood everything “about the universe”; 31.3 percent felt they understood everything “about myself and others”)

11) Encountering a boundary or barrier – 31 percent

12) Return to the body, either voluntary or involuntary – 58.5 percent

doctors in surgery

In addition, to identifying twelve major near-death experience elements, Dr. Long has prepared nine proofs which support his view that these near-death experiences are true. These nine proofs are as follows:

1) Crystal-Clear Consciousness

The level of consciousness and alertness during near-death experiences is usually greater than the experience during their everyday life even though near-death experiences generally occur while unconscious or clinically dead. The elements in near-death experiences generally follow a consistent and logical order.

2) Realistic Out-of-Body Experiences

What near-death experiencers see and hear in the out of body state during their near-death experiences is generally realistic, and often verified later by the near-death experiencers or others as real.

3) Heightened Senses

Normal or super-normal vision occurs in near-death experiences among those with significantly impaired vision or even legal blindness. Several near-death experiencers who were blind from birth have reported highly visual near-death experiences.

4) Consciousness During Anesthesia

Typical near-death experiences occur under general anesthesia at a time when conscious experience should be impossible.

5) Perfect Playback

Life reviews in near-death experiences include real events that took place in the near-death experiencers lives, even if the events had been forgotten.

6) Family Reunions

When near-death experiencers encounter beings they knew from their earthly life, they are virtually always deceased, and usually deceased relatives.

7) Children’s Experiences

The near-death experiences of children, including very young children, are strikingly similar to the near-death experiences of older children and adults.

8) Worldwide Consistency

Near-death experiences appear strikingly consistent around the world. Many near-death experiences from non-Western countries are very similar to typical Western near-death experiences.

9) Changed Lives

Changes in the lives of near-death experiencers after their experiences – the near-death experience aftereffects – are common. Aftereffects are often powerful, lasting, and the changes follow a consistent pattern. Aftereffects include: decreased fear of death, increased belief in the afterlife, a stronger sense of spirituality, a sense of God’s presence, an awareness of the meaning and purpose of life, a belief in the sacredness of life, a greater appreciation of life, a reduced interest in material gain or status, seek out helping or healing professions, 45 percent reported special gifts, people with very serious illnesses – both physical and mental – believe they were healed, increasingly loving and accepting of themselves, more self confidence, increased awareness of the needs of others and a willingness to reach out to them, may end negative and unloving relationships, and seek out positive and loving relationships, increasing capacities for love and compassion can result in stronger marriages and relationships, and increased intelligence (at least in children).

This is Dr. Long’s own words on these nine proofs, “By scientifically studying the more than 1,300 cases shared with NDERF, I believe that the nine lines of evidence presented in this book all converge on one central point: There is life after death.” According to Dr. Long, “you can’t fake the effects of a near-death experience,” and this certainly seems to be the case as 73.1 percent reported that their lives had changed significantly as the result of their near-death experience.

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B) Testimony of Ellen F.


This is a very interesting testimony of a 17 year old young woman just this year on March 2nd, which was submitted online by the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF), who had a hellish near-death experience after overdosing on drugs,

“I was at work at a grocery store, and my brother and his friend came to visit me. They had a drug called spice(k2)[synthetic cannabis] that you smoke. I have a weak body and the drug was very strong. I overdosed and passed out in the back of my brothers car. They then left and were gone for at least 10-15 minutes. I remember seeing my body from above and having no physical feeling at all. I was then sucked downward into an unending tunnel or a vortex. It was very dark and there were red and orange flames everywhere. I was aware that I was dying and was frantic but could not escape and come back or wake up. There was the strongest emotional and spiritual feeling of being oppressed in every possible way. It is almost unexplainable how much emotional pain I felt. It was almost as if every negative feeling I had ever felt in my life were being forced on me at once. Flashes of my past and terrible choices and mistakes I had made flew by me. I also saw faces of my family members and they were all crying. I knew I was going to hell, and it was a million times worse than I had ever imagined. There was no physical pain but I was being tortured emotionally for everything wrong I had ever done in life. In the spiritual world this seemed to go on for many years, yet I was somehow aware that it was only minutes on earth. I remember being sorry for all the things I had done and having complete regret. I then was pulled out of the tunnel and hovered in light. I heard who I believe was God telling me I was being saved and given a second chance at life. I immediately felt peace and could feel my body again. A few minutes later my brother came back and shook me until I woke up.”

door to hell

Ellen claimed of having heightened senses, she was reminded of her sins during her experience, and time had lost all meaning as she puts it, “It seemed to be a whole different kind of time…I understood that the spiritual world does not have the same concept of passing time like earth does.” Ellen had some remarkable changes to her life – she quickly became a Christian, attended Christian boarding school, and has found deliverance from her drug, alcohol and smoking addictions. You can read the rest of her story here.

Dr. Long reports that about 10% of the near-death experiences, which he has documented, has been of a hellish nature. As such, the misconception that there is total and complete acceptance on the other side is quite false.

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Conclusion


What conclusion can we draw from these various testimonies and results? Well, beginning with the testimonies, namely that of Case A, the 57 year old social worker, his testimony is absolutely consistent with the description of Heaven given to us in the Bible. We actually see what may be a possible tunnel experience that seems to be tucked away within Micah 7:7-9:

Micah 7:7-9
Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.

We know that God is light, the Bible is full of scriptures connecting God and light exactly as Micah 7:7-9 does (Psalms 44:3; Ezekiel 1:27, 28; Ezekiel 8:2; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ezekiel 43:2; Ezekiel 10:4; Habakkuk 3:4; Revelation 22:5):

John 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

1 John 1:5
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Revelation 21:23
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

holy city of new jerusalem

There is an amazing city that the Bible says is in Heaven right now, the Bible promises to us that this city will come down upon Earth one day, it is called New Jerusalem and “…the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass” (Revelation 21:2, 18, 21) – it is crystal clear exactly as the social worker reported. We even have confirmation of the river that the social worker describes, “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb” (Revelation 22:1):

Psalms 46:4
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

We know that God promises to sprinkle us with water and make us clean in Ezekiel 36:25, “Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you,” it is possible that when this social worker saw people bathing in the river, this was quite possibly God fulfilling this promise to them in a literal way. Concerning the social workers claim of seeing faceless people, this is certainly no shock to informed Christians who know their Bible. The Bible actually prophesies that those who are dead in Christ and those alive right now are waiting for new bodies that will be incorruptible and amazing (1 Corinthians 15:42-44, 52; 1 John 3:2) and that we will not tire in them and they will be perfect (Isaiah 40:31). But until that Day comes, the scriptures seem to tell us that the faithful servants of Christ who are dead right now have some sort of temporary spirit body referred to in 2 Corinthians 5:1 as a “house” built by God Himself – this temporary spirit body may very well be what the social worker saw:

2 Corinthians 5:1-3
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

Finally, there is beautiful music in Heaven, which was heard by this social worker, and this music is actually worship and praises directed to God (Psalms 22:3; Psalms 150:1-6; Psalms 21:13; Revelation 14:3; Revelation 15:3). Now, with respect to the hellish near-death experiences – they are also very consistent with the Bible’s claims of Hell. We see fear, anguish and fires of Hell in the Gospels:

Matthew 13:42
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

deep dark bottomless pit

Descriptions of people falling into a tunnel as in Case B, with Ellen who had died from drug overdose, is consistent as we know that Hell is beneath the Earth’s surface and its oceans (Job 11:8; Proverbs 9:18; Ezekiel 31:16). We know that Hell is a place of absolute darkness (Matthew 25:30; Jude 1:6, 11-13; Matthew 8:11, 12). We know that it is a place of torments as indicated by Lazarus in the Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man, “And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments…(Luke 16:23).” We know that the torments will be diverse and that some will be tormented more than others as in the case of the Parable of the Unfaithful Servant (Luke 12:35-48), where he is beaten with many stripes – which gives the implication that there is also few stripes. It seems that those who knew God and His Son, far better than others yet still reject Him, will be punished even more (Matthew 23:14, 15; 2 Peter 2:21, 22). The Bible completely supports the idea of heightened perceptions or senses in Heaven or Hell, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known (1 Corinthians 13:12).” Many near-death experiencers claim that after they died and met God, that they were often reminded of memories they had on Earth, as in the case with Ellen, she reported being reminded of her sins or having a life review. With respect to the Bible it says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment (Hebrews 9:27).” This may be a part of the judging period and God Himself in some way or the other reminds us of our deeds (Hebrews 10:30, 31; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 22:12):

1 Corinthians 3:8, 11-15
Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Romans 14:12
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Matthew 12:36
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Many near-death experiencers also experience a “different time” where time has no significance, this possibly refers to the time scale of “eternity” described in the Bible. The spirit realm seems to be governed by its own time scale that seems to go faster relative to time on Earth – this is confirmed when we read passages where it says, “For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday… (Psalms 90:4)” and “…one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Am I saying that one day in the spiritual realm is literally one thousand years in the eyes of God? Not necessarily. These verses clearly convey the principle of the insignificance of time in the spiritual realm and in the eyes of God, who is the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity (Isaiah 57:15).

With all that said, it seems that the near-death experiences are confirming all that the Bible says concerning Heaven and Hell. The results of the studies and near-death experiences confirm the existence of the soul, a part of us that seems to survive death:

Matthew 10:28
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

2 Peter 1:13, 14
Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.

1 Corinthians 2:11
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

John 5:24
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

Please note that all the evidence on the afterlife seems to point strictly to the Christian worldview – not reincarnation and all the possible responses to the question of what happens to us when we die – but only the Christian worldview. After all, the near-death experiencers are being “returned” or resurrected into their own bodies and not reincarnated into new ones. In addition to this, the near-death experiencers encounter a God who is very personal (Isaiah 41:10), intelligent (Psalms 139:1-4) and overflowing with love and compassion (1 John 4:8; John 3:16) – these facts are likewise very problematic for eastern religions as their definition of God is an impersonal being or “force” that is incapable of displaying human emotions and characteristics. Of course, we know that the impersonal view of God is now false, in light of the testimonies and results but mainly by the fact that the Bible explains that if God created man in His own image and likeness then He would also be expected to express human emotions like love (Genesis 1:26, 27) and would likewise be a personal Being (Isaiah 45:22). We know from the Bible that those who have a distorted view of the nature of God and who reject Jesus Christ are denied eternal life, so please if you believe the eastern worldview’s interpretation of God – that we are all gods, that He is an impersonal God and that Jesus was merely an enlightened human being – then I must warn you that Jesus Himself confessed that eternal life is granted only to those who have a sound biblical view of the true God and His Son Jesus Christ:

John 17:3
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

John 8:24
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

John 3:36
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

God is the Creator of our souls and bodies (Zechariah 12:1; Psalms 139:13; Jeremiah 1:5), as such we are all held accountable to Him for our actions in this life. And I hope and pray that you accept Christ as your Lord and Saviour if you are not Christian. Jesus died for our sins so that our very souls can escape the penalty for our sins, which is death and Hell, and live with Him forever. I can’t imagine that anyone would want to pass up an opportunity like that. Your eternal destination hangs in the balance. In light of all that you may have learned here, do you really want to gamble away your soul?:

Mark 8:36-38
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.


~Planet Zion


 


Near-death Experiencers’ Video Testimonials:

 

 

 

 


References:

Lange, R., and B. Greyson. May 2004. “A Rasch scaling validation of a ‘core’ near-death experience.” British Journal of Psychology Volume 95, Issue 2, pages 161–177.

Sam Parnia, Ken Spearpoint, Gabriele de Vos, Peter Fenwick, Diana Goldberg, Jie Yang, Jiawen Zhu, Katie Baker, Hayley Killingback, Paula McLean, Melanie Wood, A. Maziar Zafari, Neal Dickert, Roland Beisteiner, Fritz Sterz, Michael Berger, Celia Warlo. 2014. “AWARE—AWAreness during REsuscitation—A prospective study.” Resuscitation.

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Do All Paths Lead To God?



Are there many ways to God? Oprah Winfrey certainly thinks so, on her television show, she responded to a Christian guest with this, “One of the mistakes humans make – is believing that there is only one way…and many paths to what you call God…there couldn’t possible be just one way!” Well what does the Bible have to say about this? My video above explains what the Bible thinks on this matter. I will cover a few points that were not mentioned or were just narrowly touched by the video:



1) All Religions Are The Same
2) Christianity is just another revelation from God
3) Christians are narrow-minded to think that Jesus is the Only Way


 

1) All Religions Are The Same

The Bible differs from many of the world’s religions on this point.  First of all the Bible condemns acts of violence in the name of religion:


Matthew 5:43-44
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

John 18:36
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.


The above verses right away eliminate the idea that God approves of violence, sets up Islam and many other violent religions to be diametrically opposed to Biblical Christianity. The Bible goes on to further suggest the features of true religion in the verses below:


James 1:26, 27
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Micah 6:8
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?


So from the verses above we learn the following elements of pure religion in God’s eyes- control of one’s words and actions, honesty, concern for the sick and destitute, forgiveness, humility and  finally abstinence from ungodly behavior. Satanism at its core endorses pride, selfishness and sin above all else and fails in every aspect of pure religion outlined above. On the other hand, Hinduism, upholds a few of the elements but teaches that the sick and destitute are reincarnated into those conditions due to bad Karma and to help them would actually be a sin, which actually explains why India is in the state of financial instability as it is now. The Bible also makes mention that there is only one God, while Hinduism and Buddhism suggests that there are many:


1 Corinthians 8:5, 6
For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Isaiah 42:8
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

man at crossroads
It is clear that there are fundamental differences between Biblical Christianity and the world’s religions. Yet there is a popular saying that persists in spite of these differences: “all religions are fundamentally the same and only superficially different,” but now I hope you understand that  it would seem that “all religions are superficially the same and fundamentally different.”

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2) Christianity is just another revelation from God


This argument is often presented by those of the Islamic and the Bahá’í Faith.  With respect to Islam, the claim is that the Qur’an is the final revelation delivered by God to mankind through its prophet Muhammad (Surah 29:46; Surah 4:47). In another article I show in great detail how Allah is not the same as the God of the Bible, so this idea that the Qur’an is the final revelation to follow the Bible is already not at a good start. There are simply too many serious issues when one attempts to connect Islam as a revelation from the True Living God like the fact that Islam teaches that Jesus is not God (Surah 4:172; Surah 5:73; Surah 9:30), that Jesus never died or was ever crucified (Surah 4:158) and that He was not the Son of God when there is historical, biblical and archaeological evidence that says otherwise.

On the other side of the spectrum, we have the  Bahá’í Faith which basically tells us that all religions are revealed by the same God. The Bahá’í Faith was heralded by a John the Baptist type figure in 1844, called Báb, whose name means “Gate,” in Persia now called Iran.  It was Bahá’u’lláh, whose name means “Glory of God,” a Messiah type figure, clarified the revelations of Báb, organized the message of the new faith and from there, the  Bahá’í Faith was born. The  Bahá’í Faith teaches that Bahá’u’lláh’s arrival fulfilled the prophesied Second Coming of Jesus Christ and that he is the messiah-type figure that all the world’s religions are expecting. The Bahá’í Faith also dictates that the world religions were all revelations sent by God, that God reveals Himself every few centuries by sending prophets called “Manifestations of God” to usher in a new religion and that the last few revelations from God to the world reflects His nature more clearly than older ones. This finally brings me to my point, if such is the case then why does the god of the Bahá’í Faith revealed himself in such contradictory ways over the history of mankind? Like the curious fact that Hinduism and Buddhism embraces polytheism when the god of the Bahá’í Faith is a monotheistic god. In any case, the Bible makes it clear to us that the words of the God of the Bible never changes:


Psalms 119:160
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.

Luke 21:33
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.


If such is the case as the two verses above show, then the god of the Bahá’í Faith would have concluded all revelations with Christianity shouldn’t he? This doctrine of the Bahá’í Faith makes the all-knowing Creator of the universe appear to be schizophrenic with multiple personalities. The Bible prophesies the very opposite of “progressive revelation” in the Last Days, it warns us that there will be rampant growing deceptions, that there will be many false Christs, and that the world will plunge into a great deception:


2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Matthew 24:24
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;


I think it is strange that the god of the Bahá’í Faith revealed Christianity, a faith alleged to have been designed by this god, that warns its followers to reject any future “revelations” from other religions and to reject people who claim to bear another message or gospel from the true living God:


Galatians 1:6-9
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have received, let him be accursed.
As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.


The inconsistencies with the Bahá’í Faith does not end there, not by a long shot! The world headquarters for this religion is the Bahá’í World Centre, located at Mt. Carmel in Israel. Informed Christians who hears the words “Mt. Carmel” should be alarmed, as this was the very same site that the Bible prophet, Elijah, faced the false prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18:17-46. The world headquarters also overlooks the valley of Megiddo where the war of Armageddon is fated to occur. The Battle of Armageddon is a final war, prophesied in the Bible (Revelation 16:14), where the entire world gathers itself united as one to fight against the Lord Jesus Christ when He returns to this Earth in the Second Coming, and I am deliberately telling you this, because one of the Bahá’í Faith’s goals is to gather all the world’s religions under one single religion. As you now understand it is quite suspicious that the Bahá’í Faith’s world headquarters is built overlooking that future battlefield:


Revelation 16:14
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.


The Bahá’í Faith further shows itself as being, quite possibly as one of the latest stratagems of Satan since its new members require identification cards and identification numbers from the religion, which eerily foreshadows the Mark of the Beast mentioned in Revelation 13:16-18. To enter the  Bahá’í Faith you need to actually be interviewed, which is completely against the God of the Bible who wills that all be saved and come to the truth unopposed (1 Timothy 2:3, 4). The Bible teaches that the world will indeed come together under one banner of peace exactly as the Bahá’í Faith plans to do, however, the Bible teaches that this peace and unity will be short lived (Daniel 8:25) and the united movement will be destroyed just like the first attempt of the world’s people to unite under a one world government and one world religion at the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11:1-9. After all, the Bible tells us that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9).

bahai peace and NWO

1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

There are many other erroneous facts that most certainly does not help the argument for progressive revelation, for more information on the secrets on the  Bahá’í Faith you may read a few of the posts by this blogger and the folks at Jesus Is Savior. In light of all this, to a genuine truth seeker, it is difficult to even contrive that the God of the Bible is the same as the god of the Bahá’í Faith and like me you may consider that this movement may very well be the prophesied one world religion that the Book of Revelation warns Christians about.

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3) Christians are narrow-minded to think that Jesus is the Only Way


This is misplaced because it is not Christians who say that Jesus is the only way to God; it is the Bible that makes this claim. But before I get into the Bible’s claim that the path outlined by it is the only way to God, I would like to explain the concepts of Absolute Truth and Relativism.

What is absolute truth? A certain person defines it in this way: “it is inflexible reality: fixed, invariable, unalterable facts.” Now let’s look quickly at the definition for relativism which is defined as: “truth, morality and knowledge that are relevant only to a certain culture, society and historical period,” in other words, it is not absolute truth. A simple example of absolute truth is 2 + 2 = 4. Now, what if everyone in the entire world gathers together and say, “Let’s make 2 + 2 = 5 instead!” And everyone celebrates this change by shouting, “Hooray! 2 + 2 = 5, cool we all finally agreed on something!”  Even if everyone agrees does it make that decision correct? Of course not! 2 + 2 = 4 and will always be 4. No matter how hard the world would like to make it 5, that is relativism, it still does not change the fact that 4 is the mathematically correct answer.

Just as absolute truth governs the rules of mathematics, it governs the laws of physics like gravity – what goes up must always come down, absolute truth governs everything. By this simple proof we see that absolute truth is fixed throughout the physical universe, now shouldn’t it also be true in the spiritual realm. The God of the Bible claims to be the father of all spirits and rules within the spiritual realm (Hebrews 12:9), then who else should we turn to for absolute spiritual truth for He is a God of Truth (Psalms 43:3; Psalms 25:5). God verifies Himself through fulfilled prophecies (Isaiah 46:9, 10) mentioned here in this article and through proven scientific facts shown in my article here, which eliminates the notion of the Bible being written by mere men but by an all-knowing and all-powerful God who is outside of the limitations of time. Since God is consistently correct in stating scientific facts and fulfilled prophecy then it must follow that He must also be correct about the rest of the content of His book, the Bible. Jesus who claimed to be this God of Truth makes the following statements:


Matthew 7:13, 14
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.


In the above verse Jesus informs us that there are actually two paths- a wide gate that leads into destruction and a narrow gate that leads to eternal life and God. Christianity is the only religion in the world that states this, even Judaism and Islam teaches that all paths eventually lead to God (Surah 11:123). I hope you understand now that it is incorrect to say that the Bible is narrow-minded, as it highlight two destinations, not one. The question now is how to travel on this narrow road or path to the true God? Jesus once again answers this question for us in the following verses:


John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 10:9
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

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The God of Truth knows all absolute truth, He has always been correct when predicting the future through prophecy and has used scientific insights that only He would have known (as men never had the technology to verify them in the past until now), now this same God tells us that Jesus is the way to Him. We are faced with two simple decisions now are we to accept this or reject this message? Truth is absolute, even if we reject truth, it will always remains true, remember my analogy, 2 + 2 will always be 4, no matter how much one would like it to be 5. Now this question may pop up in the heads of Hindus, Muslims and even those of the Bahá’í Faith: well what about the previous revelations and religions that existed before Christianity began? Are they true or are they examples of man-made relativism? Jesus once again gives us the answers here:


John 10:7, 8, 10
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.


So, Jesus indicates to us that all the religious systems and their founders that came before Him did not arrive to deliver absolute truth, but to deliver relativism, which would mislead others into death and destruction as it is not based on absolute spiritual truth. The God of the Bible further discourages us from even adopting any of the practices of these religions like yoga and many others:


Deuteronomy 12:30-32
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

1 John 4:5-8
They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

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I would like you now, if you are not Christian or even if you are Christian, to dedicate or rededicate your life to Christ. You may learn more on how to find this narrow road that Jesus tells us to travel in this article, Salvation is a free gift that God gives us all.

~ Planet Zion

Hell is Real!



The above video is the testimony of a man who God has allowed to briefly experience Hell. Whether or not you believe his testimony, the Bible does indicate that Hell is a very real place, with real fires and torments.


Matthew 10:28
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Mark 9:43-44
And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Isaiah 32:22-24
For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
I will heap mischiefs upon them (wicked); I will spend mine arrows upon them.
They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.


The Bible consistently hints or directly talks of Hell as if it is a literal place. The word “hell” appears 54 times in the Bible that does not count the other terms associated with it like “grave,” “pit” and “Gehenna.” Jesus talked on hell several times and even talked of it in the form of a parable, the parable of Lazarus and the rich man in Luke 16:19-31:
lazarus and the rich man

Luke 16:19-31
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.


So from the parable we learn that Hell is a place of torment (“being in torments”), Hell is a place of thirst (“cool my tongue”), Hell has literal fire (“tormented in this flame”), Hell is separate from Heaven or Paradise and one can not cross to and from it (“there is a great gulf fixed”), in Hell one retains his or her memories of life (“I have five brethren”), and Heaven or Paradise is a place of comfort (“now he is comforted”). Many may easily debate as to whether this parable was describing a literal place or not, well I have a few questions to ask you: Why did Jesus see it necessary to indicate that the man was thirsty and in ongoing torment if this was just a fictional story? Why did Jesus see it fit to emphasize that the prophets or God’s Word has the answer to avoid such a place, if it was only figurative? Why would Jesus go on to even include the desperation of Lazarus (who by the way had all his faculties) to warn his other brothers from entering Hell? The most important of all questions may be why would Jesus use a parable or metaphor to describe another metaphor? As even some Christian denominations believe that when the person dies the soul enters a “dreamless sleep” state until the resurrection.

The simple answer to these questions is that Hell is a very literal place! I believe the whole idea is even more damning, pun intended, when one looks at Jesus’ words to the thief on the cross:


Luke 23:43
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.


I would like to ask you this question: Why would Jesus tell the thief that they will both be in Paradise soon? Now, Jesus is sinless and was certainly no liar (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5), Jesus did not lie to the thief, so he obviously was speaking the truth. The Book of Revelations even hints to us that there are human souls living right now with Jesus in Heaven, we know of the 24 elders in Revelation 4:4, “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.” Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:8 also suggests this as well, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” Even the apocryphal book of 2nd Esdras in 2 Esdras 14:9 also seems to support this exact statement made by Jesus in Luke 23:43, “For thou shalt be taken away from all, and from henceforth thou shalt remain with my Son, and with such as be like thee, until the times be ended.” The inference here in Luke 23:43 and the other scriptures is that Paradise is a literal place, since Paradise is a literal place then likewise “Abraham’s bosom,” which is the Paradise of the parable above is also a literal place, then shouldn’t it also follow that Hell is literal as well?
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Some may wonder whether or not it is biblical for God to allow people to experience these out of body experiences and visions of Heaven and Hell. It is biblical, in fact, Paul in 2 Corinthians Chapter 12 verses 3 and 4 describes of a man witnessing a literal Paradise. In the book of Psalms there is a group of interesting verses which indicate that David may have even experienced Hell or at least was prophesying the Messiah’s decent into Hell after His death:


Psalms 86:13-17
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast helped me, and comforted me.


Hell is a terrible place that God has prepared for Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41), thankfully it is a place that we do not need to go to. All you need to do is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. Repent of your sins, turn to God, and ask for God’s Holy Spirit to remove the power of sin over your life. Now is the time to make your choice while you have this one life to live. Will it be Heaven or Hell?:


Hebrews 9:27
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:


Please make the right choice! Choose Life; choose Jesus; choose God! Amen!


2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:


~Planet Zion