What’s Next ATX
What is waiting for us after we pass from this life to the next? What does the Bible say to us about the world that is to come?
Much research has been done over the past 50 years around the subject of Near Death Experiences (NDEs). These NDEs have been experienced by people all over the globe, from different backgrounds of all religious experiences. With advances in medical science, more and more people are being resuscitated after being pronounced dead, and many of these report having an NDE.
John Burke, pastor of Gateway Church, has written a New York Times-Bestselling Book called Imagine Heaven (sort of a nod to the old John Lennon song), where he collates all this research and interviews NDErs himself.
What do they say?
The overwhelming and consistent report of people who have NDEs, across all cultures and faiths, is that they report meeting a man of love and light, with a beard and a robe…a person that we, as Christians, know very well. They also report being given a “life review” by this man of love and light, and many report meeting family members and coming back with information about them that was previously unknown to them, but confirmed by people back on “this side”.
Sound intriguing? It should be.
Today we will take a sneak peek, for one Sunday, at something we will be looking into at length starting at Easter 2020: something called “What’s After ATX”. This city-wide, church-wide campaign will take a look at what the Bible says about life after death while also seeing what science has to say in the matter.