Patricia Hofer

NDE’s and Christianity

Mary Neal wrote in her book To Heaven and Back:

“My companions and I began to glide along a path, and I knew that I was going home. My eternal home. We were returning to God and we were all very excited. … My body looked like the shell of a comfortable old friend, and I felt warm compassion and gratitude for its use” (72).

Her experience assures us that we belong somewhere else even more than we belong here, that there is more to us than physical existence, and that life here is something we are to appreciate and be grateful for.

None of these ingredients is incompatible with Christianity. But Christ has a greater purpose and a more fulfilling comfort than just these things.


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