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Combing through youtube, you get many testimonies about people, kids dying and going to heaven. Obviously some of these stories must be fake. What is universal to all of them seems to be the following:

  • They are mostly US citizens on the hook for massive medical bills related to these near death experiences.
  • They all asked to come back or somebody prayed that they return.
  • Their testimony is a money making racket, selling of books, conferences and pleading for donations, probably to pay off these medical bills. None of them speaks out against false prophets like Benny Hinn, TBN etc. because it will impact their cash flow to much.
  • The doctors are in on the scam because they must facilitate a good story to get their money and the nurses fearing for their jobs will keep silent. It doesn't take much money to persuade a doctor to go along with a near death story.

For example one obvious fraud is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn_bRrxIGY8 "Heaven is for real" by an 11 year old kid and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdUGoFTfP7w as related by the huckster, scammers 700 Club. The kid embellishes his story to make it palatable for both protestants and Catholics, complete with "pink ponies" and what have you nonsense. What really transpired is that the US citizen parents didn't have medical insurance and the father a pastor "got really angry with God" that his child's appendix burst - Lots of money to be paid to the hospital. This pastor basically damned his soul by 'getting angry with God'. True Christians don't get 'angry with God' because of the book of Job. To pay the medical bills their kid who went nowhere near death, hell or heaven understood that daddy is going to need a lot of money and he "must pay the doctor" (his actual words) .

In South-Africa we have http://www.retahmcpherson.com/ ,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8w5rF6UPxI selling her testimony , she loves her child very much, so much in fact that she will do anything and say anything to pay his large medical bills. 

Update Edit

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/boy-admits-best-selling-book-trip-heaven-sham-story-article-1.2080895 “I did not die. I did not go to Heaven,” Alex Malarkey, now a teenager, wrote in a statement published this week on the website, the Pulpit and Pen. “I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never read the Bible. People have profited from lies, and continue to.” http://pulpitandpen.org/ note that pulpitandpen is a calvinist site, which does not negate the fact that they were speaking the truth on this matter.

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