Posts Tagged ‘new revelation’

How much valid theology can we derive from ‘near death experiences’ like these? Some of these accounts are easy to dismiss (in the cases that don’t match up with biblical teaching), but people do easily fall in love with books like this for the ‘story value’ – similarly as with “The Shack”. Bottom line, be cautious. Some of these accounts may have some value, but they differ substantially from person to person & we should know that “extra-biblical revelation” is not to be accepted where it does not square up with the Bible. The primary danger, these days is likely that on average biblical literacy is dangerously low & isn’t rising (Barna Survey 2009: Biblical literacy is neither a current reality nor a goal in the US). This obviously prepares the ground for all kinds of doctrines that are not taught by the scriptures, not “…once for all delivered to the saints” – Jude 1:3

It would be better to steer clear. After all, we already have “…all scripture given by inspiration of God, and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness so that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” – 2 Timothy 3:16

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