There are many books detailing "clinical death," and "out of
body" experiences by accident victims, heart attack victims, surgery patients, etc.
"Clinical death" means the heart and lungs have stopped, but tissue death has not yet occurred.
People can often be resuscitated.
After about 4 minutes tissue death
starts to occur. It is irreversible.
As Dr. Rawlings wryly notes - resurrection
is required in these cases.
Clinically dead people report looking down at
their bodies and they can later, accurately describe many details of the event, that they could not have known, otherwise.
This has got to be very weighty evidence -- their ability to describe many details of the happenings that
went on while they were "clinically dead."
They could only have known these
things if they were conscious and specially positioned to observe these things.
corroborates their "out of body" accounts.
We must always go to the Bible for the
real truth about things. -- We will.
circumstances surrounding Dr. Rawling's situation are very compelling.
Rawlings practiced cardiology in the 1970s, about, -- before most modern equipment.
So we see him doing "mouth to mouth" resuscitation on patients who are "clinically dead."
-- Successfully in many cases.
POINT IS - he is eyeball to eyeball with
these situations -- in REAL TIME.
He says some, perhaps many, people,
DO experience a terrifying HELL encounter while clinically dead.
people DO have a HEAVENLY experience.
It is critically important that these
situations be assessed, as I say, eyeball to eyeball, in real time, as the event takes place.
Dr. Rawlings says, BECAUSE, the human mind tends to blot out these very very traumatic
So that researchers, as in other books,
who interview these people later, will completely miss out on these "hell" kind of reports.
Dr. Rawling's EXCELLENT on-line video and his more extensive book can be viewed here.
In Matthew 12:40 Jesus Christ (Son of man)says:
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days
and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Interestingly, the Greek
word for "heart" is (Strongs #G2788) kär-dē'-ä -- the same word as in cardiologist.
The Apostle's Creed (my page), or Creeds.net, likewise tells us of Jesus Christ:
he descended into hell;
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, Jesus Christ had tremendously
good news for the thief hanging on the cross next to him, who believed in Jesus -- Luke 23:42And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy
43And Jesus said unto him, Verily
I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Note: Modern bibles leave out
the critically important word, "Lord."
The thief on the third cross, did not make
the same request to the Lord Jesus Christ.