Seems like so much I read in the Near Death Experience books sound so much like the mormons idea about the Pre-Earth life, and the Plan Of Salvation. Couple of the Books are by Betty J. Eadie, like “The Ripple Effect”, and “Embraced by the Light”.
One of the things I find in “The Ripple Effect”, is that we chose our parents in heaven, prior to comming to the Earth, and the book said that we have no right to do abortions, because Spirits are already committed to each body right at the point of conception, but like the Mormon church, they don’t allow abortions, unless the mother is approching death, but I don’t know perfectly if that is all the Mormon church allows, but the book did say that abortions are only the last option if there are no other, but still is cautioned against doing them.
Another thing about the Near Death Experiences and the Mormon Church, is the topic about the purpose of this life,and that it is to grow in experience in faith, suffering, charity, and to love both GOD, and each and everybody on the earth.
The only thing about Near Death Experience stories, is that they tend to separate themselves from organized religion, but I had seen alot of quotes in Near Death Experience books about the fact that some Near Death Experiences were noted in the Mormon Journal Of Discorses, in the early history of the mormon church.
I do admit that the Mormon Church had drifted quite a bit from mainline Christianity at the start, and that they probably intended to do that on purpose, saying all others were off track.
The problem with Near Death Experience books, is that alot of them can be a bit off track, and they might mention reincarnation, but at least Betty J Edie’s books say that we have only lived once, and this is our only earth life.
About the Catholic Church:
- It seems to have some things missing in the Mormon Church, and I have attended a bit in the past as a visitor, never having been catholic…
Seems like a bit was lost when the forums went bellly-up, but it’s good that these forums are back up running again.