• Heaven is For Real: Fact or Fiction?

    We know heaven is real, but is the book and movie having that name real? Here are some helpful resources to help you answer this question. The short answer: No. These resources provide the longer answer and will address other…

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  • Caner Deception of US Marines Video Footage to Return

    US Federal Court says posting Caner video is fair use, not copyright infringement. Footage will be online again in short order. [Update: you can now view the videos Ergun Caner sued to suppress here.] In 2010 videos showing Ergun Caner…

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  • Fusion Centers Track Westboro Baptist Church

    Fusion Centers are regional centers where intelligence and law enforcement agencies collaborate and share information. The US Marshals has several intelligence bulletins about the activities of Westboro Baptist Church created by various fusion centers. These records were provided in response…

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  • Global Warming, a Feminist Issue

    “The direct and indirect effects of climate change have a disproportionate impact on marginalized women such as refugee and displaced persons, sexual minorities, religious or ethnic minorities, adolescent girls, and women and girls with disabilities and those who are HIV…

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Heaven is For Real: Fact or Fiction?

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by Jason Smathers on April 19, 2014

Gates to HeavenWe know heaven is real, but is the book and movie having that name real? Here are some helpful resources to help you answer this question. The short answer: No. These resources provide the longer answer and will address other near death experience accounts and similar afterlife books such as 90 Minutes in Heaven and 23 Minutes in Hell.

David Platt addresses the issue in less than five minutes in this YouTube video:

Hank Hanegraaff wrote an article titled Heaven Is Real, but Heaven Is for Real Is Really Not.

 

Tim Challies reviewed the book back in 2011. Challies very firmly says “either the boy (and/or his parents) is a liar or he genuinely believes he experienced something that he did not actually experience.”

 

The place most often referred to as Heaven is really an intermediate place. If you die before Christ returns, you will be in an intermediate place until Christ returns. The ultimate place where the Church will spent eternity is the new heavens and new earth. I recommend reading the chapter on the Intermediate State in Louis Berkhof’s systematic theology if you want to know more. Most importantly, turn to the pages of your Bible for answers.

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The Videos Ergun Caner Sued to Suppress

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by Jason Smathers on April 17, 2014

[Update: Read about the court ruling here]

Following the courts decision to dismiss the claims of Ergun Caner that the footage of him lying to the US Marines is protected by copyright, the video evidence will return to YouTube and Viddler in the near future. In the meantime, the two videos in question are being embedded directly here on Witnesses Unto Me.
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Caner Deception of US Marines Video Footage to Return

April 17, 2014

US Federal Court says posting Caner video is fair use, not copyright infringement. Footage will be online again in short order. [Update: you can now view the videos Ergun Caner sued to suppress here.] In 2010 videos showing Ergun Caner…

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Fusion Centers Track Westboro Baptist Church

March 27, 2014

Fusion Centers are regional centers where intelligence and law enforcement agencies collaborate and share information. The US Marshals has several intelligence bulletins about the activities of Westboro Baptist Church created by various fusion centers. These records were provided in response…

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Logos Reformed Base Packages

March 18, 2014

Logos has recently released their Reformed Base Packages. You will find everything from commentaries by Poole, Henry, and Calvin to Early Church Fathers to systematic theologies by Strong, Hodge and others.  You will have to jump over to the site…

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Update on Ergun Caner’s Lawsuit To Suppress Evidence of Misconduct

January 21, 2014

Ergun Caner, now president of the Southern Baptist Brewton-Parker College, continues to sue two Christians, one of which is the pastor of an Arizona Southern Baptist Church (and the author of this website). The truth behind the lawsuit is well…

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Global Warming, a Feminist Issue

January 14, 2014

“The direct and indirect effects of climate change have a disproportionate impact on marginalized women such as refugee and displaced persons, sexual minorities, religious or ethnic minorities, adolescent girls, and women and girls with disabilities and those who are HIV…

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Al-Qa’ida Hates The Pope and His Church

January 9, 2014

“Al-Qa’ida has expressed a strong hatred for the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church” according to Intellipedia, the US Intelligence Community’s own version of Wikipedia. The NSA recently released the page on The Vatican to Witnesses Unto Me in response…

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Quranic Studies in 7th Grade Public School

November 28, 2013

Seventh graders at Needles Middle School in Needles, California are learning some Arabic. According to the lesson plan, the teacher displayed Arabic words around the classroom with the English translations. The students were required to copy the Arabic words and…

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God’s Sovereignty and Man’s Responsibility

November 27, 2013

Pastors Jonathan Gerstner, Jason Smathers, and Dominick Grimaldi (left to right)Pastors Jason Smathers and Jonathan Gestner joined Pastor Dominick Grimaldi on Koinonia Radio November 11th, 2013 on KPXQ-AM AM 1360. The topic was God’s Sovereignty and Man’s Responsibility. Listen to…

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