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Raising from the dead


Raising from the dead
Name: Larry
Add a little more detail (optional): May I ask/comment on this topic and ask if I am interpreting this correct? Lazuras, a boy, a girl and others raised from the dead. However no where in the bible does it mention what they saw or experienced while dead. Am I interpreting this correct as Paul stated that no mention should be spoken of what was seen? Am I interpreting this correct thinking that those who claim they died and went to heaven or hell and were sent back to write and sell books on their experience are false teachers? Thank you for your time and prayers. Larry


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The only God we have seen is Christ while on the earth and ascending into glory. Otherwise seeing God by men would be un-scriptural. 

 

John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. 

The Bible does give a glimpse into what takes place on the "other side".

Luke 15

 

Luk 16:22  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;
Luk 16:23  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Luk 16:24  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.
Luk 16:25  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.
Luk 16:26  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.
 

There is obvious awareness, self awareness, consciousness and recognition. Also notice there is pain. There is peace. Depending upon which side you arrive at.

 

Jesus confirms there is suffering, conscious suffering for those that are lost.

 

Mark 9

 

Mar 9:43  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:
Mar 9:44  Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Mar 9:45  And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
Mar 9:46  Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Mar 9:47  And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
Mar 9:48  Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
 

I would not pay too much attention to what folks say about their experiences on going to heaven and then returning with a message for us. You are right in recognizing they are false teachers.

 

Paul mentioned something along the lines of unable to speak of those things, but what he meant was there is no ability to express the things he saw in paradise, not that we are prohibited to mention them.

 

2 Corinthians 12

 

2Co 12:1  It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
2Co 12:2  I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
2Co 12:3  And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
2Co 12:4  How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
 

The idea here is that Paul heard things he does not have the ability to express in a way that our minds could understand. They were simply words not possible to reveal in human speech.

 

God bless,

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