Question re “Heaven and Back”

2 Corinthians 12:3-4“And I know that this man was caught up into paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.”

I have a slight difficulty or problem with something that has happened more than a few times in the past number of years. It has seemed to get more prevalent as time goes on.
There seem to be more books being written about people who have died, gone to Heaven, and returned to earth alive. These stories are interesting to read, or listen to the interview, but they raise questions.

The Apostle Paul, wrote 13 books of the Bible’s New Testament, to which He has attached his name. His writing, like each of the Scriptural authors, was under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. He is a person looked to as a powerful man of God, whom God spoke through in a mighty way.
Apostle Paul writes, by the Holy Spirit remember, that a man, (probably Paul but in humility he did not say so), was caught up into paradise and heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter.

There is my difficulty, Paul wrote that things were heard in paradise that cannot be told, that man may not utter, and in these days people write books and give interviews of what they have seen, done and heard while in heaven.
Are there others who question this, or have answers for me?

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About gmgoetz

I am on the journey of life, attempting to follow the teachings of Jesus, live in His Love, and share His Love however He leads, and to whomever He leads.
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One Response to Question re “Heaven and Back”

  1. Thomas says:

    Hi George,
    I am also very skeptical of these types of stories as they don’t seem to be in line with the Bible and often contain images that go against the Bible.

    One of the relatively recent stories set out by a boy who said he went to heaven was recanted by the boy after he said that his dad pressured him into the story. Another one stated that the person who died went to heaven and saw all his family and friends, but did not see Jesus at all?? That seems completely nonsensical if all of heaven worships Jesus and our whole faith centers around Jesus.

    Is it impossible for it to happen, no, but they do seem questionable.

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