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God and the Afterlife: The Groundbreaking New Evidence for God and Near-Death Experience

God and the Afterlife: The Groundbreaking New Evidence for God and Near-Death Experience

By Jeffrey Long and Paul Perry
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This is the first intensive exploration of the people who have reported going to the frontier of heaven, met God, and have returned to share their journey. Groundbreaking and profound, it provides new insight into the human experience and expands our notions of mortality, offering possibility, hope, and comfort From Dr. Long of the who brought you Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.

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Religious Evidence of the Afterlife
By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc.

Religion and peace.According to near-death testimonies, there is a consensus that humans are spirit beings more than physical beings. Before you were born, you existed as a spirit sent here to embody flesh for higher spiritual reasons. Some of these reasons include: (1) to bring light into a world of darkness; (2) to bring heaven to Earth; (3) to complete a mission for God; (4) to evolve as a human being; (5) to satisfy a desire for further soul growth; (6) to qualify for higher spirit realms; but more importantly, (7) to love, laugh, play and live for the sole purpose of it because this is the path to holiness. Whether we realize it or not, love is what we seek and what we need to sustain us. At our core is a spark of divinity of perfect love which needs to be awakened. We don't go to heaven. We grow to heaven. Heaven and hell are not locations but are spiritual conditions within us. The spiritual growth we have attained in a lifetime is the spiritual condition we take with us after death. Death is merely a physical problem. When we die, we simply "step" into the spiritual condition we have cultivated all our lives. NDEs reveal heaven to be about deeds - not creeds. Therefore, people of many cultures and religions form the societies of heaven. Everyone, religious or not, believing in God or not, transitions to the spirit world as part of the natural process of life. Just as one doesn't need to be religious to live in the physical world, one does not need to profess a particular faith to live in the spirit world. But the universal law of God is that when we do unto others, the same will be done unto us - the Golden Rule or karma. This is because everyone is a part of one Spirit. Separation is an illusion. The more we live in love, the closer we come to God. This is because love is God; and this love is the connection holding people together. This love also holds everything in the universe together. Religions are outward cultural organizations designed to lead people inward toward spiritual love. True "religion" is to love others as we should love ourselves. This is the governing principle of the spirit world.

Religious Evidence of the Afterlife Index
1. Biblical Support For NDEs 8. NDEs and Judaism
2. NDEs and Ancient Greek Religion 9. NDEs and Medieval Catholicism
3. NDEs and Bahá’i 10. NDEs and Mormonism
4. NDEs and Buddhism 11. NDEs and Native Americans
5. NDEs and Christianity 12. Religion and NDE Research Conclusions
6. NDEs and Hinduism 13. Religious Interpretations of NDEs
7. NDEs and Islam    
God Is With Us All: An Online Book by Dr. Ken R. Vincent
i. Online Book Home Page 11. An 18-Century NDE: The Case of George de Benneville
ii. Online Book (All Pages In One) 12. Zoroaster: The First Universalist
iii. Dedication to Pam Vincent 13. Omar Khayyám: Sufi Universalist
iv. Foreword by Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. 14. Universal Salvation in Hinduism and Its Children
1. The Search for God and Afterlife in the Age of Science 15. Scientific Investigation of the "Dark Side"
2. Developmental Revelation 16. Magic, Deeds, and Universalism: Afterlife in Religions
3. Ken's Guide to "Universals" in Religion 17. What NDE and Other STEs Teach About God and Afterlife
4. Separating the "Super" from the "Natural" -- Appendix A. The Salvation Conspiracy: How Hell Became Eternal
5. Religious Experience of Jesus Compatible with Research -- Appendix B. Where Have All The Universalists Gone
6. Resurrection Appearances of Jesus as ADC -- References
7. Resurrection Appearances of Jesus as ADC: Rejoinder -- About the Author: Dr. Ken R. Vincent
8. Religious Experience Research Reveals Universalism -- Selected Resources
9. Mystical Religious Experiences and Christian Universalism -- Permissions
10. The Near-Death Experience and Universal Salvation -- Acknowledgements
Other NDEs and Religion Links
1. Zoroastrianism NDEs - 5. Jainism NDEs -
2. Taoism NDEs (PDF) Ebook icon. - 6. Sikhism NDEs -
3. Confucianism NDEs - 7. Wiccan NDEs -
4. Shintoism NDEs - 8. Pagan NDEs -
Afterlife Beliefs of World Religions
1. Hinduism Afterlife Beliefs (4000 BC) 8. Taoism Afterlife Beliefs (440 BC)
2. Judaism Afterlife Beliefs (2000 BC) 9. Christianity Afterlife Beliefs (30 AD)
3. Zoroastrianism Afterlife Beliefs (1000 BC) 10. Islam Afterlife Beliefs (622 AD)
4. Buddhism Afterlife Beliefs (560 BC) 11. Tibetan Buddhism Afterlife Beliefs (1200 AD)
5. Shinto Afterlife Beliefs (500 BC) 12. Sikhism Afterlife Beliefs (1500 AD)
6. Confucianism Afterlife Beliefs (500 BC) 13. Mormonism Afterlife Beliefs (1820 AD)
7. Jainism Afterlife Beliefs (420 BC) 14. Bahá'í Afterlife Beliefs (1863 AD)
Scholarly Papers from the Journal of Near-Death Studies
1. Religious Experience, Religious Worldviews, and Near-Death Studies - by Gracia Fay Ellwood [Web] [PDF]
2. Response to Ellwood's "Religious Experience, Religious Worldviews, and Near-Death Studies" - by Michael Sabom [Web] [PDF]
3. Changes in Religious Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices Following NDEs: An Australian Study - by Cherie Sutherland [Web] [PDF]
4. NDEs Precipitated by Suicide Attempt: Lack of Influence of Psychopathology, Religion, and Expectations - by Bruce Greyson [Web] [PDF]
5. The Divine Light and Ecstasy in Religious and NDEs: A Retrospective Glance and a View for the Future - by Brian Bain [Web] [PDF]
6. The Role of STEs in Religious History and the Development of a Scale to Measure Them - by Stanley Krippner [Web] [PDF]
7. Letter to the Editor: Religion and Near-Death Experiences - by John Tomlinson [Web] [PDF]
8. Letter to the Editor: Near-Death Experiences as Mystical or Religious - by Jack Selk [Web] [PDF]
9. Letter to the Editor: Near-Death Experiences as Mystical or Religious - by Brian Miller [Web] [PDF]
10. Book Review: Experiences Near Death: Beyond Medicine and Religion by Allan Kellehear - Reviewed by Harold Widdison [Web] [PDF]
11. Book Review: Life After Death: A Study of the Afterlife in World Religions by Farnaz Masumian - Reviewed by Ken Vincent [Web] [PDF]
12. Book Review: Religion, Spirituality and the Near-Death Experience by Mark Fox - Reviewed by Susan Gunn [Web] [PDF]
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