Eben Alexander wrote:
“My experience showed me that the death of the body and the brain are not the end of consciousness, that human experience continues beyond the grave. … The place I went was real” (Proof of Heaven 9).
This, as far as I’m concerned, is what NDE’s are for. They are one of the ways that the Lord uses to reassure us. But knowing that we don’t die when the body dies is only the beginning.
Living “under the gaze of a God who loves and cares about each one of us” (Alexander 9) also means that what we do here matters. And that is where Christ and Christianity are essential.