A prominent Baptist pastor says just because a popular book about a boy who returned from heaven has been revealed as a fraud, it doesn’t mean the heaven of the Bible is as well.
Last week Alex Malarkey – the young co-author of The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven – retracted his story, stated in an open letter that he was lying when he and his co-author (his father, Alex) wrote of his experiences of going to heaven after a car accident and a subsequent two-month coma. Malarkey and his mother stated the bestseller was a fraud – and as a result, many Christian bookstores have shipped their copies back to the publisher, Tyndale House.
OneNewsNow turned to Dr. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church-Dallas and host of the radio program “Pathway to Victory.” He recalls 2 Corinthians 12 where the Apostle Paul said he was taken to heaven.
“[Paul] was told not to repeat anything of what he saw – and he certainly was told not to come back and write a bestselling book about his experience,” the pastor notes. “I believe everything God wants us to know is already deposited in the Bible, and we don’t need any further extra-biblical revelation about heaven.”
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