I don't know what to say about books or experiences, but some do die, clinically, bled out right there. And then they revive. Some call it hallucinations, some other things, but the one experiencing it has their own thoughts.I have never brought into the going to heaven and back stories because of this verse.
1 Corinthians 2:9
I think many of these "near death experiences" or visions are either demonic in nature or a really bad dream.
Is that book Biblical? In simple terms, NO! Hell was made for the demons' punishment, not their rulership or enjoyment. Also, the book is saying that Jesus lies. How? In the book of John's Gospel, Jesus prays to His Father that He would keep them from the evil one. 1 John 5:18 says, "We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him." In Wiese's book, demons are touching him when he is supposedly a believer. Well, if demons are touching him either he's not a believer, or he's a liar (or both), or Jesus lied. Out of the three, it's a pretty easy choice to see what is true. Now, if Wiese is lying about him being a believer or him having gone to Hell, what else is he lying about? We don't need to know any more about Hell than what Jesus revealed in Scripture -- 1) a place so terrifying even demons dread to go there, 2) In Hell, the sentient being feels the full force of God's wrath, 3) Beings in Hell keep all their hopes, dreams, and desires without hope of fulfillment for any, 4) Beings in Hell are fully aware that their punishment is justly deserved, 5) In Hell, their worm dies not die and the fire is never quenched, 6) The smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest day or night, and 7) No more love from the Almighty -- just anger! What could be more terrible than that? In the end, God gives to each sentient being what they truly want, even if it is freedom from Himself. What could be more fair?While I do not pay attention to supposed near death experiences or visions, the harrowing account of Bill Wiese's hell experience has always stayed stuck with me ever since I had come across it back in 8th grade. While he seems sincere, his experience raises some red flags such as demons torturing him in hell. Demons are actually terrified of hell evidenced by this verse.
Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?”
And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss. Luke 8 30-31
I truly do believe that hell does exist and it's horrible beyond our understanding or imagination, but I don't believe that people have gone there and lived to tell what they saw. The rich man in hell desired to warn his brothers and yet he was not granted the chance to.
What do you guys think?
Growing up in a liberal church, I heard absolutely nothing about hell, damnation or the devil (except from other kids). Yet, Jesus in the New Testament, mentioned it often. While, I do believe that God's Holy Spirit can and does visit individuals to warn them that they are on the wrong path, I am somewhat mistrustful of the accounts of those who profit monetarily from their experiences. Why doesn't God warn all? I don't know but, we should remember that Our Lord scolded the man, Saul on the road to Damascus and after he became the Apostle Paul, he was greatly used by the Lord.Yeah I remember as a teenager looking into NDE's, and eventually I stumbled upon 23 minutes in hell which scared the living daylights out of me. I must say that it made me think of the seriousness of hell and eternity. Although I do not believe Bill Wiese went to hell, I respect how he sticks to the fact that it's a real literal horrible place.
Unfortunately many churches downplay the reality of hell or deny it altogether.
Further inside the pit, at the likely bottom is the Lake of Fire. Once someone goes there, they don't come out. No one is there yet, not until the Great White Throne Judgement.