[quote="bmaj, post:13, topic:244703"]
Makes sense. From what I've read of near-death accounts, no matter what their religion, most people seem to see that all-encompassing, extremely comforting, beautiful, brighter- than -bright light of goodness and love that they immediately recognize as God.
Thats why I dont believe most accounts of near death experiences. I read one where a dying lesbian woman recognized homosexual angelic beings, and one where the person saw Khrishna and Buddha.
And I have read one by a unknown Christian who claimed he saw Buddha in hell.
Accounts of any kind must be taken with a big grain of salt.
I am aquainted with one lady personally who died and met the Lord. Her story is the only one I believe without reservation. She saw a great many things. I met her, she is very down to earth. She had the experience before she even knew anyone had ever had them. I have wept many tears of joy when I read her testimony, and were so touched by the simplicity and how she told about Christ in a way that just fitted with what one could expect and totally not expect at the same time.. leading to repentance and a feeling of safety and love all at once...
Anyway she is a Lutheran - and wasnt told to change churches by the way - she later became a pastor in the Lutheran church. She was given to know many things in heaven she said, one thing was that reincarnation doesn't exist (big news for many in my new age country) she also said that Catholics have something right when they ask saints for intercession, because the dead do pray for the living. She is very ecumenical now and prays the rosary sometimes... She said she is not afraid to die anymore.