HEAVEN & Study of 1k cases of near-death experiences have 5 common (& Biblical) elements

He Studied 1,000 Cases of People Who Claim They Visited Heaven After Nearly Dying. Here are the ‘Phenomenal’ Patterns This Pastor Discovered.

By Billy Hallowell, The Blaze, 11/26/15.

Pastor John Burke of Gateway Church in Austin, Texas, has studied more than 1,000 near-death experiences, noting some “phenomenal” consistencies surrounding what people claim to have observed in the afterlife — patterns that he says align perfectly with the Bible.

Burke examines these stories in detail in his new book, “Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God’s Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You,” recently appearing on The Church Boys podcast to share the most prevalent claims about heaven.

“Commonalities of what they’re saying really align with scriptures,” Burke said, noting that an estimated one-in-25 people have had a near-death experience.

The five elements that are most common, he said, are as follows: people feel more alive than ever before, they see loved ones, experience profound beauty, experience beautiful colors and see a “man of light.”

Listen to the interview here … https://soundcloud.com/thechurchboys/ep-46-wheat-thins-other-things-were-thankful-for

Read the entire article here… http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/11/26/he-studied-1000-cases-of-people-who-claim-they-visited-heaven-after-nearly-dying-here-are-the-phenomenal-patterns-this-pastor-discovered/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=flipboard