God and the Near-Death Experience

By Kevin Williams

 

Near-death experiencers who have seen the light know without a doubt they have seen God. Once they enter into the light of God they never want to leave. But they are often told it is not their time to die and so they return having this experience of God seared into their very hearts and minds. They carry this experience back with them to share with others, but they sometimes find difficulty doing so. But their experience with the light and the lessons they learned are just too important to keep to themselves. For example, one particular experiencer said he was told the time is now for humanity to know for certain there is life after death. Many aspects of the NDE are now considered common knowledge among the public such as the light, the tunnel, the being of light, etc. Clearly, NDE testimonies are bringing information about God and heaven to Earth.

 

One of the best NDE revelations concerning God, the universe and everything in it comes from Larry Hagman of the Dallas television series whose NDE testimony is described in this article and in this list of NDEs of the Rich and Famous. Here is the revelation he learned:

"Everyone has within them a unique "celestial song" - an inner melody wanting to burst forth. The inner vibration within us connects us to the deep, modulating, harmonious music of the "celestial orchestra." This cosmic orchestra is the collective energy of everything that's ever lived and everything that's ever going to live. It is the life force. It is the power of the universe. It is ecstatically happy. The culmination of this energy is love. Love abounds with its feelings of ecstasy and deep bliss. It is the love holding every atom, every sparrow, every galaxy, everything together. Everyone has forever been a part of this life force and always will. We are already familiar with this at a deep level. We know it. The problem is we bury it under so much apprehension and worry. Don't worry. Be happy and feel good. There are an infinite number of levels of existence and each level adds to the hum of the cosmic orchestra. It's as if we're always spiraling upward until we reach a state of atomic bliss. Life continues. The show goes on in ever varied and unfolding settings." - Larry Hagman

In this article, experiencers describe how God is life, light, time and space, the pattern for all life, the energy of all matter, the heart of all that matters, the very essence of all being, the source behind every sun, the source of all light and love, the core of all things, the single point of infinite light and absolute love, and the very life force of the universe. 

Table of Contents
1. God is the Light
2. God is Love
3. God is Everything
4. God is Life
5. God is Darkness
6. God is Energy
7. The Nature of God
8. God Encompasses All Religions
9. Kevin Williams' Concept of "God"
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1. God is the Light

Multi-colored icon.   "Within the light of God, we realize that everyone and everything is connected to God. In the light is the cure for all diseases, the knowledge within every universe. The light is wisdom and love beyond all comprehension." (Dr. Dianne Morrissey)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "The closer one gets to God, the closer one comes to all the light, love and knowledge in the universe." (Jayne Smith)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "The joy of being in the light of God can be so intense, we may think we are going to shatter. But God will not let us shatter. We are not permitted to take in more of this bliss and joy than we are able to handle at a time." (Jayne Smith)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." (Jesus, John 3:20-21)

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2. God is Love

Multi-colored icon.   "God is love in its purest form ... To be in his presence and share his love, we must become as he is and learn to love without judgments or conditions." (Betty Eadie)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "God's standard is pure love. Our lives will be compared to this standard in the light of God. Pure love is serving God and others without any self-centered motives. Self-centered motives are what makes our acts (as the scriptures say) "dirty rags" before God." (Daniel Rosenblit)

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3. God is Everything

Multi-colored icon.   "The only reality is God and God is love. God loves without limit.  God is everything." (Linda Stewart)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "I remember a near-death experiencer say that their experience of being one with God was like suddenly knowing absolutely everything - like suddenly becoming aware of every grain of sand in the universe and knowing why it was put there." (Kevin Williams)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "God is everything." (Dr. George Rodonaia)

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4. God is Life

Multi-colored icon.   "God is everywhere because nothing exists that is not a part of God. God is neither a man nor a woman nor a thing. Life itself is God." (P.M.H. Atwater)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "All creation is God exploring God's very being through every way imaginable, through every one of us." (Mellen-Thomas Benedict)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "The Biblical name for God, 'I AM,' really has a question mark behind it. 'I AM? WHAT AM I?'" (Mellen-Thomas Benedict)

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5. God is Darkness

Multi-colored icon.   "God is more than light. God is also the darkness." (Dr. George Rodonaia)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things." (Isaiah 45:7)

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6. God is Energy

Multi-colored icon.   "The Master-Vibrational energy of God controls the universe and seems to regulate everything except the ignorance within the minds of people on Earth." (Arthur Yensen)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "God is the creative energy of the universe, expressing itself as us and everything else. Wherever we are, God is. Like God, we are constantly expressing ourselves in some way." (Jan Price)

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7. The Nature of God

Multi-colored icon.   "God has a vantage point we can never perceive. He sees into our eternal pasts and futures and knows our eternal needs. In his great love he answers prayers according to this eternal and omniscient perspective. He answers all prayers perfectly." (Betty Eadie)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "The small inner voice in your thoughts is the voice of God." (Sandra Rogers)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "God wants us to become as he is, and has invested us with godlike qualities. I understood that he wants us to draw on the powers of heaven, and that by believing we are capable of doing so, we can." (Betty Eadie)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "The little voice inside us that prompts us to do good things comes from God. It is the light of love inside each of us." (Kerry Kirk)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "God doesn't force anyone to heaven, hell, or anywhere. We are free to choose and build our destiny. All paths lead back to God." (Edgar Cayce)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "God perfectly understands our lack of knowledge. He knows that most of us do not remember our commitments to him. In his eyes we are like little children: susceptible and even expected to make mistakes." (Betty Eadie)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "In the light of God, it is impossible to lie to yourself, or to others or to God. There is no place for secrets to hide." (Dr. George Ritchie)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "God does not judge us when we die. In the clear light and love of God, some may judge, condemn and punish only themselves. There is no judgment except the judgment one levels at oneself." (Kevin Williams)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "God has promised not to intervene in our lives unless we ask." (Betty Eadie)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "It is God's love for us that sends us on our journey and it is our love for God that allows us to return to God's loving arms again." (David Goines)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "God feels the pain we feel and inflict on others." (Sandra Rogers)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "One of the grandest mysteries of God is his foreknowledge. Truth is knowledge of things as they were, as they are, and as they are to come. God, possessing all truth, has the ability to know all things in advance. This being the case, we can trust him to give us only that which will be good for us in completing our life's mission successfully." (Betty Eadie)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "God's overriding desire is to purify the darkness of our souls, irrespective of the suffering it puts us through to achieve that end. If we learn to accept our situations in life, instead of getting angry, then our suffering is greatly minimized." (Daniel Rosenblit)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "God never uses his love to hurt us. To do so would countermand his own law of judgment. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." So he will never let us down, will never forsake us. His love is extended to all, and he knows exactly how to reach each person." (Betty Eadie)

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8. God Encompasses All Religions

Multi-colored icon.   "God does not care about theology. God cares mostly about your heart." (Rev. Howard Storm)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "It doesn't matter what you call God. The different religions have different ways of explaining the same God." (Mellen-Thomas Benedict)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "Your beliefs shape the kind of feedback you get from God." (Mellen-Thomas Benedict)

 

Multi-colored icon.   "God is not concerned about a person's sexual orientation whether gay or straight." (Kerry Kirk)

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9. Kevin Williams' Concept of "God"

Multi-colored icon.   "Many near-death experiencers have tried to describe God and it is clear that words are useless when trying to completely convey what God is. In fact, the very term God is practically a useless term, if not the most useless term because it has been abused by so many for so long. With this in mind, I will try to convey my own understanding of the concept called God.

"Imagine all of reality, everything that there is, to be a gigantic dream. It is a dream for which there exists nothing outside of it. This dream is pure thought, emotion, deeds and words. The dream is every event that was, is and will be. Some words that have been used in an attempt to describe this dream are:

 
a. As pure thought, this dream is Mind itself. It is Light that contains all the knowledge there is. The Light is what everything is made up of.
b. As pure emotion, this dream is unconditional Love itself. It is the power that holds everything together - the power behind every atom.
c. As pure Being, this dream is Life itself. It is thought put into action - into the physical and every other dimension of reality. The dreamer is living Spirit with Mind as the builder and everything (the dream) is the result.

"Trying to describe exactly what or who God is, is like trying to describe life itself - an impossibility. It is impossible to fathom the unfathomable. Words, by their very nature, are limiting. Once you define something you have set a limit on it." (Kevin Williams)

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"From the light we have come and to the light we all shall return." - Josiane Antonette

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