Are near-death experiences unbiblical?


#1

A Protestant friend told me that believing in near-death experiences is unbiblical. What is the Catholic Church’s stand on the issue?


#2

Your Protestant friend is probably working on the presumption of sola scriptura: Unless he can find record of a near-death experience on the plain face of Scripture, he believes it unbiblical. Rather than argue with him over near-death experiences – on which the Catholic Church has given no opinion, so one is free to think that they are possible – you might ask him to attempt to prove that a Christian must find all that he is allowed to believe within the plain meaning of the Bible alone.

Recommended reading:

Scripture & Tradition
By What Authority? by Mark P. Shea
Making Senses Out of Scripture by Mark P. Shea


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