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Their is yet another movie out focusing on God."Heaven is for Real".I understand it is a true story.Has anyone seen it yet?How many movies have been released now focusing on God and religion?

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It doesn't sound Christian to me. It's based on a NDE (near-death-experience). From Wikipedia:

 

Heaven Is for Real is the story of a four-year-old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who says he experienced Heaven during emergency surgery. He talked about looking down to see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe. In Heaven, Colton says he met his miscarried sister whom no one had ever told him about and his great-grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born. He shared supposedly impossible-to-know details about each. Colton went on to describe the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how “reaaally big” God and His chair are, and how the Holy Spirit “shoots down power” from heaven to help people.

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I am very skeptical....

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Their is yet another movie out focusing on God."Heaven is for Real".I understand it is a true story.Has anyone seen it yet?How many movies have been released now focusing on God and religion?

To be honest bopeep, not enough good Christian movies are out. If you have not read the book yet, please get it... It is wonderful. And yes a true story about what he saw when Jesus took him to heaven.
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Their is yet another movie out focusing on God."Heaven is for Real".I understand it is a true story.Has anyone seen it yet?How many movies have been released now focusing on God and religion?

To be honest bopeep, not enough good Christian movies are out. If you have not read the book yet, please get it... It is wonderful. And yes a true story about what he saw when Jesus took him to heaven.

 

I am not a believer in NDE's.

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bopeep, you did ask if anyone had seen it, so it's reasonable for people to assume that you wanted to know their opinion on it. i am not a believer in NDE either. but i read the book, and i thought it was great. the father of the boy was a preacher... who ALSO did not believe in NDE. but the kid was able to talk about things that he couldn't have just learned without some sort of revelation. things he couldn't have made up with his own imagination.

 

in the bible, God gave people visions of heaven, and things that are not of this world. God is the same God He always was, and i have no reason to doubt that He is still capable of providing visions to whomever He sees fit to give them to. the world calls what this little boy had a near death experience. but that's just a label that got stuck on something that really defied any other label. i was skeptical when i was first given the book, and remained skeptical for about half or more of it, until it occurred to me that this probably was not an nde at all, and that the kid was simply someone who was used by God for His purposes.

 

and let's face it, kids are much more open to things like this. by the time kids reach adulthood, they learn to shut out anything that doesn't have a natural explanation. children trust more, and have an innocence and faith that is more difficult for adults. so it makes perfect sense that God would use a child. 

 

now you probably think i'm a total nutcase. but that's ok. i'm a nut who loves Jesus and who is learning that He doesn't always fit neatly into the little box my mind used to put Him in. but like i said about noah... this movie is coming out, and it will get believers and unbelievers talking. if you are going to discuss the topic with anyone who has seen it, please either watch it or read it. this one, even more so than 'noah', is far too easy to pigeonhole and dismiss because of a label.

 

and if you don't want to see or read it, that's fine too... but i would encourage you to not discuss the merits (or lack of) of the story with someone who has. know what i mean? point them to the bible or encourage them to seek God through prayer to find their answers, but don't insist that anything they got from the story is not of God. God's wisdom is so far beyond our understanding, and He confounds us on a regular basis, right? it's definitely a much better idea, always, to steer people towards seeking God for themselves rather than trying to speak for Him.

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bopeep, you did ask if anyone had seen it, so it's reasonable for people to assume that you wanted to know their opinion on it. i am not a believer in NDE either. but i read the book, and i thought it was great. the father of the boy was a preacher... who ALSO did not believe in NDE. but the kid was able to talk about things that he couldn't have just learned without some sort of revelation. things he couldn't have made up with his own imagination.

 

in the bible, God gave people visions of heaven, and things that are not of this world. God is the same God He always was, and i have no reason to doubt that He is still capable of providing visions to whomever He sees fit to give them to. the world calls what this little boy had a near death experience. but that's just a label that got stuck on something that really defied any other label. i was skeptical when i was first given the book, and remained skeptical for about half or more of it, until it occurred to me that this probably was not an nde at all, and that the kid was simply someone who was used by God for His purposes.

 

and let's face it, kids are much more open to things like this. by the time kids reach adulthood, they learn to shut out anything that doesn't have a natural explanation. children trust more, and have an innocence and faith that is more difficult for adults. so it makes perfect sense that God would use a child. 

 

now you probably think i'm a total nutcase. but that's ok. i'm a nut who loves Jesus and who is learning that He doesn't always fit neatly into the little box my mind used to put Him in. but like i said about noah... this movie is coming out, and it will get believers and unbelievers talking. if you are going to discuss the topic with anyone who has seen it, please either watch it or read it. this one, even more so than 'noah', is far too easy to pigeonhole and dismiss because of a label.

 

and if you don't want to see or read it, that's fine too... but i would encourage you to not discuss the merits (or lack of) of the story with someone who has. know what i mean? point them to the bible or encourage them to seek God through prayer to find their answers, but don't insist that anything they got from the story is not of God. God's wisdom is so far beyond our understanding, and He confounds us on a regular basis, right? it's definitely a much better idea, always, to steer people towards seeking God for themselves rather than trying to speak for Him.

When kids are dieing their artwork is very interesting.Alot of times they distance their parents because they are preparing for death.Thank you for your perspective Lady :mgcheerful:

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bopeep, you did ask if anyone had seen it, so it's reasonable for people to assume that you wanted to know their opinion on it. i am not a believer in NDE either. but i read the book, and i thought it was great. the father of the boy was a preacher... who ALSO did not believe in NDE. but the kid was able to talk about things that he couldn't have just learned without some sort of revelation. things he couldn't have made up with his own imagination.

 

in the bible, God gave people visions of heaven, and things that are not of this world. God is the same God He always was, and i have no reason to doubt that He is still capable of providing visions to whomever He sees fit to give them to. the world calls what this little boy had a near death experience. but that's just a label that got stuck on something that really defied any other label. i was skeptical when i was first given the book, and remained skeptical for about half or more of it, until it occurred to me that this probably was not an nde at all, and that the kid was simply someone who was used by God for His purposes.

 

and let's face it, kids are much more open to things like this. by the time kids reach adulthood, they learn to shut out anything that doesn't have a natural explanation. children trust more, and have an innocence and faith that is more difficult for adults. so it makes perfect sense that God would use a child. 

 

now you probably think i'm a total nutcase. but that's ok. i'm a nut who loves Jesus and who is learning that He doesn't always fit neatly into the little box my mind used to put Him in. but like i said about noah... this movie is coming out, and it will get believers and unbelievers talking. if you are going to discuss the topic with anyone who has seen it, please either watch it or read it. this one, even more so than 'noah', is far too easy to pigeonhole and dismiss because of a label.

 

and if you don't want to see or read it, that's fine too... but i would encourage you to not discuss the merits (or lack of) of the story with someone who has. know what i mean? point them to the bible or encourage them to seek God through prayer to find their answers, but don't insist that anything they got from the story is not of God. God's wisdom is so far beyond our understanding, and He confounds us on a regular basis, right? it's definitely a much better idea, always, to steer people towards seeking God for themselves rather than trying to speak for Him.

 

The boy got his information from Satan maybe - have you thought of that? Satan can give revelations too. He would have known about the kid's great-grandfather and the married sister. Do you know that demons pretend to be the dead? This boy apparently met his dead miscarried sister. He also explained how really big God and his chair is. Even Moses was not allowed to see all of God but only his back.

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oak, with all due respect, i've read the book. i'm well aware of what satan can do. are you aware also of what God can do? surely you know that satan is the great imitator... and that he imitates what God can and has done. 

 

do you deny that God has revealed Heaven to people through visions? if you do not deny that, then it is presumptuous for you to assume that this boy's revelation MUST be from satan and can NOT be from God. it's also presumptuous for you to assume that i am just some clueless and gullible person that falls prey to every scheme satan uses.

 

was this a vision from God this kid had? it could very well have been. is it also possible it was from satan? yes, it could very well have been. but God has always graced me with a pretty good discernment, and after having read the book, i can say that i did not feel any catches in my spirit... although i certainly went in expecting to feel those checks and balances.

 

you can't say that, because you haven't read it. so while you are qualified to debate and discuss the subject of whether or not God ever has and ever does still give people glimpses of heaven through visions, you really are not qualified to comment on the content of the book.

 

for the record, i looked up some christian reviews earlier.... and found that the movie version was far inferior to the book, highly hollywoodized, and left out a great deal of what the book described. this really doesn't come as a surprise. but for those who might be interested in the story, i'd say skip the theatrical version and read the paperback.

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