Bernada Fernandez's Fake Near-Death Experience

 

 

A fundamentalist Jesus throwing a hindu teenager in hell.Kevin Williams: The following Christian NDE testimony appears on several websites and was submitted to me for inclusion to this forum. While I was reading it, it became obvious to me that it was a fake. It was written by someone whose only afterlife knowledge comes from the Book of Revelation

I wasn't going to include it here, but I thought this would be a good opportunity for people too see how I evaluate hellfire-and-brimstone testimonies posing as real NDE testimonies. I use a test that Jesus himself used and is described in the gospels.


Even the Bible states it is important to "test" or evaluate the "spirits" because not all spirits come from heavenly realms. So, what is the test? When the religious leaders incorrectly evaluated Jesus as performing miracles by Beelzebub, Jesus taught them that a tree is judged by its fruit. Bad trees cannot produce good fruit. Nor can good trees produce bad fruit. The fruit Jesus was talking about is the fruit of the Spirit of God which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. In essence, Jesus was telling his accusers that Satan cannot produce these miracles of goodness that Jesus was performing. So because Jesus can do and say these things in accordance with love, joy, peace, etc.., this means his testimony is true and of God.

So, whenever I evaluate someone's NDE testimony about Jesus, I determine whether the testimony is true or false. If an NDE testimony describes Jesus as a wrathful King throwing people headlong into the fiery pit, what kind of fruit is this? Certainly not good fruit. This would be an invalid image of Jesus because it doesn't fit with the fruit of the Spirit of love, joy, peace, etc.. If Jesus is seen demanding that people worship him and condemning those who don't, what kind of fruit is this? Certainly not good. This also would be an invalid image of Jesus. So, with this in mind, I present to you a fake NDE created for the sole purpose of instilling fear into people of a false god of wrath, jealousy, and ego. At various incidences throughout this testimony, I comment on some of the material.

 


 

Bernada Fernandez This is the testimony of my first journey. As I was not feeling well that morning, my husband refused to leave me on my own and go to work. I told him that I was not alone. After he left, I felt that I was dying. So I decided to phone some of my friends, and my mother-in-law. My mother-in-law answered: "Bernada, God will bless you today, do not be afraid". The same answer came from another brother in Christ that I phoned, but he added: "Bernada get up from your bed and praise the Lord, cry to Him and glorify Him". So, in spite of my lack of strength I cried to the Lord saying: "Lord You are my strength, come and help me". I tried to stand up, but my strength left me. My voice could no longer be heard but in my soul I was crying to the Lord to help me since I was dying. 

Suddenly my room was lit up of a light which looked like a fire. Immediately my fear vanished and I saw angels descending and walking in my room. I could hear them clearly speaking to each other. Suddenly appeared a marvelous being, more marvelous than angels. He was dressed in White with a golden sash. On His chest was written in gold: "FAITHFUL AND TRUE". His face was showing gentleness and Love. Jesus the CHRIST was in front of me, the King of kings and the Lord of lords. May His name be blessed!

Jesus approached me, touched my head and told me: "I am Jesus who died for you. Look at these marks in my hands, they are still there for you. I came down from my throne of glory to speak to you; there are many things in your life to put right. You are lazy and quick-tempered. Moreover, I do not want 25% Christian nor 95%, but 100%. If you want to go to heaven, you have to be holy as I myself am holy; I came to take you for a journey".

Kevin Williams: "Jesus" rudely judges this woman to be "lazy." But love is not rude nor does love keeps a record of wrongs. This "Jesus" shows partiality to a person's religion which is something he didn't do in the gospels nor in real NDEs. The fruits of this "Jesus" are not fruit of the Holy Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Bernada Fernandez I asked Him: "Lord is it a missionary journey?" He answered "No". Then He took me by my hands and lifted me up, and talked to me with simplicity and Love. He brought me as far as my windows, He looked at the city of New York and I saw sadness on His face. He wept and said: "My Word is well preached, but people do not listen. The sin of this city has reached my father".

The city was full of homosexuals; among them were Politicians. The Lord told me: "It's another Sodom, but I am alive and the judgments of my father will soon fall on this city. Then I knelt before the Lord while crying and He told me: "Do not be afraid. When judgment falls on this world, my Church will no longer be on Earth".

Kevin Williams: To show you how dangerous bigotry against homosexuals is, Jerry Falwell blamed the 9/11 terrorist attack on gays and lesbians (among other people). You remember the outcry that resulted from that accusastion. But this testimony also throws in politicians, I suppose because the writer believes they are the worse kind. Who knows? But the fact is that the real Jesus didn't condemn homosexuals, adulterers, prostitutes, divorcees, or any so-called "sexual deviants" in the gospels which means Fernandez's testimony is questionable. To believe that Jesus has people tortured for preferring to have romantic love with other men - or women for other women - is contrary to the teachings of Jesus. It is also contrary to the fruit of the Holy Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Bernada Fernandez He then led me again towards my bed and asked me to phone a brother from my congregation. He gave me the name of the brother, and asked me to tell him that my spirit would come out of my body and that they should not bring my corpse neither to the hospital nor to the any funeral ceremony, but to tell my husband to trust the one who is the Resurrection and the Life (John 11: 25). 

The Lord told me again: "I who give life, I take your spirit but you will come back and tell the peoples to trust me fully. The one who believes in me will never die (John 11:26). He stretched His hands and I saw that another body came out of me. I was dressed in white and I was shining like the Lord, He told me: "Look! This is the body that Christians who obey my Word will soon have". 

I realized that I could go through the walls. The Lord who was holding me by my hand said: "Look"! When I turned, I saw my body without spirit, He explained to me that my physical body was worthless, that it was nothing but dust, and that at death it will become dust again, as any physical body. He added that the new body I had was a glorious one which is the spirit He gave to man.

Kevin Williams:  After she returned to her body, Jesus pulled her out of it again to show her the body that only "Christians" who obey the Bible will have. This testimony shows Jesus as a respecter of a person's religion. It assumes only "Christians" go to heaven. Because Jesus was Jewish and the King of Jews, I wonder if Christian's will permit Jesus to enter his own Kingdom?

Bernada Fernandez I thought He would lead me straight to heaven, but it was not the case. We descended through a tunnel below the Earth. When approaching a certain place I could perceive an unbearable smell. I said: "Lord I do not want to go into that place". But we went in; that place was dark and not worth living. I heard people suffering, weeping and screaming. When we got to the end of the tunnel, we sat on a rock and the Lord told me: "Look"! I saw people suffering. In hell, people spend their time crying, no one cares about others.

Dear brothers and sisters, I just came to realize that HELL IS REAL. I wept, wept, and I looked at the Lord, He told me: "Hold on to what you have seen, and do not forget it".

I was looking at the hell, people were screaming Ouch!, Ouch! It's for ever, it's for ever, pain and hatred for ever and ever.

Kevin Williams: Hell is below Earth? This is what some of the writers of the Bible thought, but I have never read an NDE testimony that mentions hell to be below the Earth. Also, she testifies to people screaming "Ouch!" in hell. Sounds like they need a band-aid. You will also read throughout this testimony the phrase "Hell is real" and it's clear this is the main theme of the entire testimony. The problem with emphasizing "hell is real" over and over is that NDE research is already aware of hell being real and that there are many hell realms. But Fernandez doesn't seem to know there are many hell realms and not sa "one size fits all." For example, I get a lot of email from fundamentalist Christians who don't take the time to read the NDEs on this website and therefore accuse me of teaching that hell does not exist. I sometimes reply to them that the fundamentalist concept of hell is a "Disneyland" compared the hell realms described in many NDE accounts. So this testimony of Jesus demanding people to worship him or burn forever is contrary to the fruit of the Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Bernada Fernandez I turned toward the Lord and asked Him: "Is there anyone from my family in this hell?" 

He answered me "I will not allow you to see a member of your family". 

I asked Him again: "Lord is there anyone that I know here?" 

"Yes", said the Lord and I will allow you to see him. Suddenly I saw a young man coming from the depths of the hell, it was Alexandre. I knew this young man at a crusade my husband and I attended in Dominica Republic. During that crusade, I heard a voice saying to me, "Get up, go and meet Alexandre who is passing by. Tell him not to reject this message, for I'm giving him a last chance". This voice was the voice of the Lord even though I did not see Him. I told Alexandre what the Lord told me. 

This is how he responded: "You Christians are all fools, you deceive people by telling them that Jesus Christ is coming, I, Alexandre, do not believe this to be the truth". 

I told him: "Alexandre, God gives life and takes it away when he wants; Alexandre, you will soon die. 

He answered: "I am too young to die, I still have many good years of festivities on this Earth." 

This chance was well and truly the last for Alexandre. Dear reader, what do you know about yourself?

 

Three weeks later, Alexandre died while he was drunk. His destination was this place of torment where I saw him (hell). The Bible states clearly that drunkards will not inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5: 21).

When looking at people in hell, I could see Alexandre attacked by two big worms. He was screaming Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! He was tormented. He recognized me and told me: I neglected my last chance, and I am here today, suffering. However, when you return to Earth, go to my house and tell my family to believe in Jesus Christ and to obey His word, so that they will not come to this place of torment.

Dear friend, it is high time you told your children, your father, your mother, your husband, your wife, your colleagues, and your friends about the Lord Jesus Christ. Wherever you go, please preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ that sets free, for HELL IS A REAL.

Kevin Williams:  If you were not convinced yet about the falsehood of this testimony, you should be convinced now. For what reason does the "Lord" send Alexandre to hell? For rejecting a message and drinking. This testimony shows Jesus not judging a tree by its fruit. Because of this, this testimony itself violates the fruit of the Spirit. Here is the entire Galatians 5:18-22 passage:

Bible:  "But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law. The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." (Galatians 5:18-22)

Paul's testimony about the fruit of the Spirit certainly was inspired by his own encounter with Jesus in an NDE described in 2 Corinthians 12:2-4. Also, Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians in chapter 13 is the "love chapter" and truly shows that Paul was in the light. But does Paul having an NDE make his words infallible? No. Assuming it was Paul's intention to have his letters become part of sacred scriptures (which many people including myself do not believe he did), then there are problems with Paul condemning homosexuals, prostitutes, alcoholics, non-Christians. It contradicts not only the teachings of Jesus but also other parts of the Bible. Paul also includes "jealousy" to be a manifestation of sin. If this is the true, then what about this Bible verse: "For the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God." (Exodus 34:14) So, it is safe to judge Paul's testimony and other parts of the Bible based on the fruit of the Spirit. And some of the condemnations by Paul in the Bible do not pass the "fruit of the Spirit" smell test.

Bernada Fernandez Then the Lord showed me thousands of people who were suffering in hell, and He told me: "You see, some of these people knew Me when they were on Earth. There are still a lot of people on Earth who walk on the street without knowing where they go, but know that the way to heaven is very narrow, and it will be narrower again; there will be difficulties on Earth, so that you will be as pure as gold, but fear not for I am ahead of you like a mighty warrior". 

I ask Him: "ARE THERE CHRISTIANS IN THIS HELL?", He answered: "Yes, do you know why? They believed in Me but because of their bad testimonies they lost their salvation. They were so called Christians, but they did not walk according to my Word. There are many, those Christians who only behave well when they are in the temple, in front of their pastors and their family. But they are greatly deceiving themselves. The eyes of my Father see everything and He understands every word, wherever you are".

Jesus told me again: "Do you know why they lost their salvation? It is because they did not behave as those who believe in me. Tell my people that it's time they lived a holy life before my Father, before the devil and before the world. Let the devil have no right to accuse my people; and let the world not pointing finger at my people. Among my people, there are many that the devil and the world accuse, and they have reasons to do so. It's high time we sought holiness and consecration" (1 Peter 1: 14-16).

Dear believer, it's high time you took off the mask of egoism, of hypocrisy and of pride, so that the Lord can use you fully, just as He wants.

Kevin Williams: The "Jesus" in Fernandez's testimony says he is a "mighty warrior"; but I thought Jesus is the "Prince of Peace?" This warrior image was lifted from the dream and prophetic symbolism of the prophets and not the gospels. This "Jesus" also says he is roasting people in hell because of their "bad" testimonies. Condemning people to eternal torture for giving "bad" testimonies doesn't pass the "fruit of the Spirit" smell test. Imagine Jesus telling a Buddhist twelve year old, "You never heard of me or knew about me, so I am going to burn you forever in hell." Imagine Jesus telling a Christian, "You gave a bad testimony so I am going throw you in hell." Imagine Jesus judging people based not upon the fruit of the Holy Spirit of love, joy, peace, etc. Fernandez's testimony of assuming a person can lose their standing with God and be tortured forever demonstrates a faulty understanding of the Holy Spirit and salvation.

Bernada Fernandez Then we went somewhere where there was a lake of fire. As we were approaching the lake, I perceived a very bad smell and the Lord told me: "What you see there is a lake of fire, which is already ready for the devil, the false prophet, and the antichrist. I did not prepare this place for men, but all those who do not believe in me as their Savior and those who do not live according to my word will go there (Revelation 20:14).

At that moment I saw Jesus weeping and He told me again: "There are too many of those who are lost than those who go to heaven". And Jesus showed me the number of people who were dying in a minute and He told me: "Look! How many are lost! My Church is sleeping despite the fact that She has received my power; She has my word and the Holy Spirit, but She is sleeping. On Earth, there are people who preach that hell does not exist. Go and tell them that this place is real".

I was very far from that place, but I could feel the heat. We left the Hades and we went to heaven. We kept on going and went to the second heaven. In that heaven the Lord showed me the sun and the stars and He told: "Look at these stars, I call each one of them by its name. Do you see this sun, it's by my power that it shines both on the righteous and the wicked. But there will come a day when the sun will no longer shine, everything will be darkness".

We went further and reached the third heaven where God lives. In front of us were beautiful houses made without Human's hands, but by the King of kings and the Lord of lords. The walls of those houses were very high, of pure gold and of precious stones, with twelve gates of pearls, and with twelve angels at the gates. On each gate was written the name of one of the twelve tribes of Israel (Revelation 21:10-14). I thought I could not go in, but the Lord looked at me and said, "Do you want to go in?"

 

"Oh yes Lord! I really want to."

 

"Then get in! For I myself am the door" (John 10:9).

At that moment I went in through a precious gate and I saw a garden of magnificent flowers. "Do you want to go in the garden? Then go in for I've prepared this for you and my people". When I stepped in, I started to pick some flowers and to arrange some bunches. I was running in the garden like a little girl. The flowers I picked had many colors with a very nice smell.

 

After that, the Lord called someone. I saw the person approaching, it was an angel, strong and so beautiful that I could not describe. The Lord told me, "Do you see this one, he is the Archangel Michael, he is the one who leads my army. Look again!"

 

I saw a mighty army on horses and the Lord told me, "It's not a human's army, but my Father's. This army is at the disposal of Christians who are REALLY born again; do not fear, for it is more powerful than the one which is in the world".

Then He showed me another angel. "This one, said the Lord, is the messenger of Christians who obey my word". I was happy to hear that.

 

Jesus told me, "Be attentive! I am the God of Abraham, the God of Moses, the God of Elijah, the One who caused fire to fall from heaven; I have not changed. You have a poor god, a limited god. But I am the Almighty God, who created heaven and Earth, and I am the One you must serve. I am going to show you the condition in which my people live in these last days they've got left".

Kevin Williams: One way to determine that a testimony is a fake or is an embellished testimony is by how much symbolism they use from the Book of Revelation to describe heaven. When the early Church of Rome decided to get rid of scripture having to do with descriptions of pre-existence and heaven, the Book of Revelation almost got the axe. Scriptures such as the Book of Enoch - a book which was part of Hebrew canon and which Paul quoted from in the New Testament (Jude 14-15) - and other books describing journeys to heaven were not included in New Testament canon such as the Apocalypse of Peter. For this reason, orthodox Christians have only had the Book of Revelation as a reference to what heaven is like. But the problem is that Revelation is a dream or series of dreams by John and is on the same level of Daniel's prophetic dreams in the Book of Daniel. For this reason, any NDE testimony having the same symbolism as the Book of Revelation must be interpreted as a dream. So judging by Fernandez's literal use of the Book of Revelation symbolism, it is obvious to me that her testimony is false.

Bernada Fernandez The Lord told me: "Be very careful about the things I'm going to show you".

 

I saw Christians who were weak and tired. The Lord asked me this question: "Do you believe that I can take this Church away in its present state?" and He told me, "Christians that I will take away with me will be glorious, triumphant, spotless, blameless. Among my people there are lies, lack of love, my people is divided. I showed you the condition of Christians in these last days; Now I'm going to show you how the early Church lived."

 

For me it was as if I was physically in their midst.

 

"Those brothers and sisters were filled with the glory of God. They constantly fasted and prayed. They preached my word without any fear. Whereas present Christians think that I've changed. They also think that the Holy Spirit has changed. The big mistake of Christians today is the fact that they live a routine life, planned by human beings. Therefore, they've forgotten that the messages are from the Holy Spirit and from above. Tell my servants, the pastors, that time has come to put behind those routine's programs. And you will see the power of God in your midst, the Holy Spirit who was manifest in the early Church. He will perform signs, miracles and wonders in great number, causing the dead to rise. The Holy Spirit is still the same. It's you who have changed".

Kevin Williams: This dialogue of "Jesus" seems to be too contrived. It shows Jesus more concerned with doctrine, ritual, church buildings, pastors, programs, signs, miracles. This is not the Jesus of the gospels - nor of the NDE - nor of a Jesus concerned about the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

Bernada Fernandez [Jesus continues:] "Christians, it's high time you came back to the life of the early Church. You have forgotten the praise which belongs to me, you also neglect prayer. You do not remember that I dwell in the midst of my people's praise. Time has come to praise me. You must start all your activities by praising and giving me all the glory because I am alive forever. I am the One who sets free, who heals, and who saves. My children time has come to bow down before me. It's high time you fasted and called upon my name. You are not from the World."

Kevin Williams:  Imagine being around someone who constantly wants you to worship and praise him. Imagine what kind of person wants  or needs people to constantly worship him, bow before him, and praise him. We do not get to heaven by worshipping Jesus. Otherwise, all of Jesus' teachings about the behavioral requirements (of conforming to the light of the Spirit of love, joy, and peace) to enter heaven would be wrong. See John 3:19-21, Matthew 16:27, Luke 10:25-28, James 2:24, Mark 12:28-34. The "Jesus" of Fernandez's testimony basically is saying, "Worship and praise me or I will burn you forever!" and "Give me the glory!" and "Bow down before me!"  These are the words of an ego-centric person, someone who has a problem with self-centeredness, self-glory, self-importance. This is does not pass Jesus' test of judging according to the fruit of the Holy Spirit smell test".

Bernada Fernandez [Jesus continues:] "Men oppose my work, as does the devil. But whether they like it or not time of great blessings and revival is coming for my people in these last days. The Holy Spirit will take control. He will remove from the midst of my Church what is hidden and shameful. During the time of revival and blessings, the time of Ananias et Saphira will return for there are many liars in my Church" (Acts 5:1-4).

I then left this beautiful garden and went to the lovely street of gold and the Lord told me: "Touch! Yes it's pure gold. Go and tell my children that VERY SOON, they are going to walk on these streets of gold by the hand of the One who gives life" (Revelation 21:10-15).

Oh! How great it is to walk on those streets of gold!

 

After that I saw a splendid Throne surrounded by Angels, Archangels and Seraphins, they were continually praising God, the One who was on the Throne, saying: "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty; heaven and Earth are filled with his Glory. Amen!"

 

Seeing that, Jesus told me: "If they praise me, who are you in order not to praise and glorify the One who died for you, and who gave you eternal life? Time has come to lift up holy hands unto me and praise me".

At the same time I saw the river of the water of life flowing from the Throne, I also saw the tree of life and at the other end I saw the rainbow and the river of crystal.

 

Then, I asked the Lord: "Who is on the throne?"

 

He answered: "It's my Father, the Lord of Host".

 

I told Him: "Can I see the Father?"

 

"No it's not yet time", the Lord answered.

 

Even though I did not see the Father, the One who was on the throne was Mighty. I saw thunder and flashes of lightning coming from the throne and I heard praises.

 

Jesus told me: "Do you hear these praises? These are your praises, the praises of those who are redeemed".

I saw seven angels, each one of them holding a golden bowl; and seven others (angels), each holding a trumpet. I was very amazed by the angels.

 

"Lord, who are these angels?"

 

And the Lord answered: "The seven bowls that the angels hold are filled with the wrath of God; they will soon be poured out and when the trumpets sound, my Church (those Christians who live according to the will of my Father) will be caught up. They will no longer be on Earth during the great tribulation. Before the antichrist manifest himself, this man of sin, my Church will hear the last trumpets' sound, and they will meet me in the air" (1 Thessalonians 4:16).

Kevin Williams: The above description of heaven is practically lifted right out of the Book of Revelation.

Bernada Fernandez I was there, dear friend, in front of a great throne. I did not have any notion of time. A moment later Jesus showed me how His Church (the true believers) will be caught up! I saw in this vision thousands of people disappearing. In hospitals, new born babies also disappeared, parents were deeply distressed and were desperately seeking for their children. This happened world-wide, TV and radio were given the news of the disappearing. Newspapers with (big headlines in red), also brought out the news. The Lord told me: "The news will soon happen". If the judgments of my Father have not yet come upon the Earth, it's because of the faithful Christians, those who really love me."

Kevin Williams:  Dr. Richard Eby also was told during his NDE about a "rapture" which would occur before he died. But he died Dec. 2nd, 2002 and no rapture occurred. For those who don't know what the "rapture" is, it is a theory based on some Bible verses that someday an angel will suddenly appear and blow a trumpet and people will come out of their graves and go to heaven before the second coming of Christ happens. Richard Eby's NDE is still on my website. I believe he actually did have an NDE; but it is obvious to me that he embellished it heavily from the Bible to "save souls." Eby was also a preacher. When he died, I can personally testify to the great disappointment that many people felt who were hoping that Jesus would return before Eby died (he was in his 90's). This same kind of disappointment occurred when the Millerites predicted the second coming in 1844.

Bernada Fernandez After that, I saw the appearance of the man of sin and he was saying to the inhabitants of the Earth: "I'm bringing you peace and safety" and immediately people forgot the event that had just taken place. Effectively I saw in the vision that there was peace, a lot of money, and jobs; and people were saying to themselves: "This is the one who is going to solve our problems".

Jesus told me: "Look carefully!". I saw in the vision the seven angels with the seven bowls. Dear friend, what was happening was difficult to describe; I saw the angels pouring out the seven bowls of the wrath of God on the Earth. Trumpets started sounding. God was pouring out His judgments on the inhabitants of the Earth, and whole countries disappeared. 

The Lord told me: "Look! All these people were part of my Church, some were pastors." 

Because I did not fully understand this, I asked the Lord: "How is it that your people have been left so numerous in the great tribulation? How is it that there are also pastors among them, those who preached your word?" 

Jesus answered: "Yes, they had preached my word, but they were not living in accordance with my word. Not only do you have to preach, but you also have to live my word." 

Then the Lord allowed me to see another multitude of pastors and He told me: "Those pastors were not preaching my word as it is written, they thought that my word was not adapted to their century. They had too much favor towards those who were given a lot of tithes, for they were more interested in materials. Go and tell my servants that I am the One who called them, and that Silver and Gold belong to me and I give them according to my greatness and glory. Tell them to preach my word as it is written. They are many, those who give another interpretation to my word. My word is my word, no one can change it. It must be preached as it is written. There are many among my people who distort my word for their own profit."

Kevin Williams:  Again, "Jesus" seems to be showing partiality to pastors, even if it is negative partiality. This doesn't pass the test with me because it is clear in the gospels how Jesus was not partial to anyone based on their religious or social status.

Bernada Fernandez After that, we entered a lounge in that new Jerusalem and the Lord told me: "What you see is paradise". In Paradise I saw the apostles and I asked the Lord, Lord where is Abraham? I was expecting to see and old man, but suddenly I saw a young man aged about 25 approaching. Jesus told me, this is Abraham, the father of Faith. In Paradise, there is no superiority, everybody is equal, they all worship and glorify the Lord.

The Lord called a very beautiful woman with an unspeakable beauty, like all those I saw there, and He told me: "This is Mary! Go and tell everybody that Mary is not the Queen of heaven, that the King of heaven is I, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords; the One who says: "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. (John 14:6-7). Go and tell this BLINDFOLDED MANKIND that there no purgatory, for if there was one, I would have shown you. Instead, there is hell, the lake of fire, the precious Jerusalem, and the paradise which I showed you. But tell them that there is no purgatory; tell them that IT'S A LIE FROM THE DEVIL, THERE IS NO PURGATORY".

Kevin Williams: This is another instance where "Jesus" appears to be more concerned about correcting religious dogma than teaching spirituality. In this case, it is about condemning Catholic church dogma. But it just sounds too contrived, partial, and evangelical to be believed. This testimony is like a caricature of Jesus standing in heaven and yelling down at us, "There is no purgatory." And the people shout back, "There is too." "There is not." "There is too. "Is not." NDEs typically have much more simple and profound messages than merely correcting religious dogma. Real NDE messages to humanity almost always have to do with unconditional love. Many NDE accounts from credible people describe Jesus as not being concerned about religious dogma or theology at all. This is the case with Jesus in the gospels as well. For these reasons, Fernandez's testimony does not pass the "smell test" of the fruits of the Spirit of love, joy, and peace. So I believe it does not represent the Jesus of the gospels nor of the NDE.

Bernada Fernandez Then the Lord led me to a store of crowns. "These are crowns of life". The Lord asked me: "What do you see?"

 

I saw my local Church, the believers of that community, singing and preaching, then I asked Jesus: "Why are the names of the believers of my community not written in this book?"

 

And He told me: "Because of their wrongdoing on the Earth".

 

Then I saw in the vision that those believers would later be reconciled to Jesus. Praise God!

 

After all this the Lord allowed me to come back on Earth.

Kevin Williams: As you can see, Fernandez's testimony has a strong Christian evangelical agenda which is uncommon in real NDEs. This agenda becomes even more obvious when you read the legalistic appeal by the writer below. NDEs overwhelmingly show Jesus concerned about people's hearts - their spirituality. Creeds and dogma have little meaning on the Other Side. But Fernandez's testimony is an obvious attempt to convert people to a religion and this may be why the writer felt justified in bearing false witness to do so. The following is the rest of Fernandez's sanctimonious evangelical plea to worship Jesus. Note the use of fear tactics in this appeal. Fear is not a fruit of the Spirit.

Bernada Fernandez Dear friend, you who read this testimony, we plead with you to meditate once more on the life you are living. No sin is hidden in the sight of God. Jesus Christ is coming very soon to take with Him true Christians. A true Christian is the one who sanctifies himself every day, and not the one who lives in sin claiming that God is good.

If you call yourself a Christian and you spend your time running after money, Matthew. 6:32-34, know that you will not find money useful the time you want to rely on it.

If you call yourself a Christian and you are still in magic and witchcraft practices, stop immediately, hell is real. Revelation 21:8.

If you are the type of Christian who is not legally married, and who still has sexual relationship with a boyfriend or a girlfriend, stop immediately. Even if your pastor allows such stupid things, understand that you will be the only one to give account to God for yourself, Romans 14:12. Even if you are in a Church where the Holy Spirit is no longer present to reveal such acts, stop hiding, Mark 4:22, repent and stop your prostitution, and put your life right before God. If you carry on hardening your heart, you will regret it, and it will be too late. 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10.

If you call yourself a Christian and your heart is full of hatred and grudge, repent now and forgive all those who have wronged you. 1 John 3:15. Also ask for forgiveness to all those you have offended. Matthew 5:23-24.

If you call yourself a Christian and you are still at ease in fraud and bribery, stop! God expects sanctification from you. Hebrews 12:14.

If you were about to get involved in a false marriage, knowing that it is not the will of God, be careful! Otherwise you will regret forever. 1 John 2: 15-17. If you are planning to get married with a divorced partner, or if you are planning to remarry after your divorce, stop this folly while it's still time. Mark 10:11-12; 1 Corinthians 7:10-11.

If you call yourself a Christian, and you are still not yet baptized by immersion, that means into water, do not take the chance to find yourself one day saying, "If I knew, I would have done it", "Nothing prevented me from doing so". Mark 16:16.

If you call yourself a Christian and you spend your time sinning and deceiving yourself by claiming that "salvation cannot be lost", I plead with you to meditate on these verses: 1 Corinthians 9:27; 1 Cornthians 10:1-11; Hebrews 6:4; Hebrews 10:26; John 15:6; Ezekiel 33:12; 2 Peter 2:20; Matthew 25:1-13; Matthew 25:26-30; Matthew 7:21-23; Matthew 24:13; Romans 11:21; the 7 letters addressed to the CHURCHES, in Revelation 2 and 3.

Dear friend, know that you are playing with eternal life. Sit down and think twice! It's more serious than you think; You'd better stop hiding, you rather deceive yourself. None can hide before God. Put your life in order before God! Otherwise you will regret it.

God bless you! May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

 

"Hell is a state of being we create by being away from God until we choose to return to him. It is a state totally devoid of love." - Sandra Rogers, near-death experiencer

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