Life After Death Empirical Evidence by Univ.of Va. Medical School, Feb. 2017; Shifting Lines Between Science, Religion and Spirituality

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“UVA Panel; Re: Life After Death” (long video; skip credits; advance to 6 minute part)

Conclusions of a 50 year study of past life recall by 2500 young children.

One case of 2500…

James Leininger was born in Louisiana 19 years ago to wonderful Christian parents.

At 1½ years he started waking up, frequently,screaming, “ Airplane crash on fire, little man can’t get out.” During the day he crashed toy airplanes into a coffee table, riddling it with gashes.

When he was 2, he began telling that he flew a “Corsair” off a ship, was shot down by the Japanese and that that was how he died.

 

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Since his parents didn’t believe in reincarnation, they took him for counseling.

The family had a book on Iwo Jima. James found it and identified a map of Iwo Jima and told them that was where he died. His father asked him if he flew off a ship. James said it was “Natoma” and that his best friend was “Jack Larson.”

James repeatedly drew pictures of crashing airplanes which he signed as “James III.”

A few years later, James’ dad took James to an Iwo Jima reunion. It was there that they learned that the aircraft carrier “Natoma Bay” was at the battle and that there was only one pilot casualty. His name was “James Huston Jr.”

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UVA research corollated the following:

  • The fact that James Huston was a “Jr,” explained his signing his drawings “James III.”
  •  The Natoma Bay Aircraft Carrier was engaged in the battle.
  •  That James Huston had flown “Corsairs.”
  •  That James Huston was shot down by the Japanese.
  •  That “Jack Larson” was actually another pilot on the Natoma Bay.

Could this two year old be hallucinating or randomly guessing this data? How many at this age, who can’t read and only know where their home and sandbox are, could identify Iwo Jima on a map, know what Corsairs were, ID another pilot as “Jack Larson,” that it was the Japanese who shot him down and being based on the “Natoma Bay” carrier?

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Kelvin Chin expounds on this case! Link here…

A logical person knows that the statistical probability of this two year old guessing this data is virtually impossible… But then factoring in the other 2499 confirmed cases… it’s like the UVA panel said… “No reasonable person could ignore this evidence.” The university has now verified 2500 childrens’ cases as being accurate and credible. After the study, UVA Medical concluded that multiple life experiences are viable and legitimate.  And hence, it follows with it, that the age old question about the hope of Life After Death has finally been answered.

Consequently, after thousands of years of the bifurcated debate between science and religion, a third alternative cosmos has just been confirmed.

Let’s talk about it, Brad O’Donnell

www.wheretonowstpaul.com

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A Message From Christ You Never Got

 

Christians go to church, read the bible, but mistakenly think this religion was founded by Jesus Christ. Our church religion has to be called “Roman” Christianity, because it’s not the original “Christianity” founded by Christ. He founded “Jewish Christianity” 300 years before Roman Christianity became a theologically functioning religion. This is why anthropologists say modern Christians wouldn’t recognize the original Christianity of Christ. Roman Christianity was founded by Paul, but as the Catholic Encyclopedia acknowledges, “Paul was indifferent to the earthly life and teaching of Jesus Christ.”

Christ had no idea his faith would be severed from Judaism by the Romans and merged with their Mithraic pagan religion.

If you’re a Christian, wouldn’t you want to know what the original religion of Jesus Christ was?

The Jewish Encyclopedia says original Christianity had 15 bishops, remained a sect of Judaism, obeyed Jewish law and that Christ remained loyal to Judaism until he died. ”Roman Christianity” was founded by Paul, but was transformed later by Emperor Constantine and his Nicene Council to the Roman state religion. There’s a fundamental dichotomy between the two Christianities because according to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “Paul was indifferent to the teaching of Christ and the opponent of the religion of love Christ came to announce to the world.”

325 AD was the threshold date between Jewish and Roman Christianities. Historians agree that this date was the demarcation between them since before that date, Christianity was a pacifist, oppressed religion that was never involved in wars. But after 325, Roman Christianity was the oppressor… oppressive because it condemned all other religions as abominable heresy, forced conversions, inflicted torturous inquisitions, genocide, Jewish slaughter, crusader conquest and endless religious wars for Roman Church domination. There simply couldn’t be a greater contrast than between the Jewish and Roman “Christianities.” As we know, the Romans burnt, crucified or threw all Jewish Christians to the lions for 300 years… then untold millions, like Joan of Arc were burnt alive as “heretics” for another 1000 years.

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The Church’s executions were the cruelest in history. These acts defined the character of the the Roman Church. The victims would have begged for Hitler’s gas chambers. The greatest hypocrisy is that after Rome destroyed Jesus’ religion of love, they claimed he founded “Roman Christianity.”

History tells that Emperor Constantine converted himself and his Roman empire to Christianity in 325 AD and had the church leaders “standardize the dogma and theology.” It’s an expeditious account, but a gross misrepresentation of the facts. The truth is they rubber stamped “Christianity” on their pagan religion that had nothing to do with the teaching of Christ. As evidenced by his statues and monuments, Constantine remained loyal to his beloved paganism until he died. Constantine’s Mithraism and empire were dying, so he theatrically converted to end chaotic pagan infighting by developing a new single “Christian” state religion. Much of the emperor’s pagan religion was merged into what became “Roman Christianity.”

The nucleus of Roman Christianity had been conceived thirty years after Christ by Paul, a Roman orthodox Jew who persecuted and executed Jewish Christians. He was “thunder struck” on the road to Damascus to become a Christian himself, but by changing it to the context of his orthodox “wrathful god” Judaism. Thus, he established the “justification of faith,” judgment/salvation basis of Roman Christianity. That became the brimstone motivational “rock upon which the ‘Roman Church’ was built.” Paul “converted,” but his brimstone theology was in complete opposition to the religion of love Christ came to announce to the world.

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, “Pauline Christianity greatly aided in the Romanizing of the Church. Emperor Constantine completed what Paul had begun—a world hostile to the faith in which Jesus had lived and died.”

The Roman bishops were challenged to create a new religion that included their preferences while respecting the demands of their tyrannical pagan emperor. Touchy, because some voting prelates were assassinated for disagreeing with Constantine. Standardizing the religion was paramount, because there had been no agreement among the churches as to whether or not Christ was a prophet or the “Son of God,” if he was born of virgin birth, if there was to be a trinity, if they should borrow the Dec. 25 sun god birthday and Easter fertility rites for the resurrection, and if they would adopt Paul’s justification of faith theology with its Satan/hell, judgment scenario.

Clergy preach that Christianity is 2000 years old, but seminary trained clergy know that for the first 300 years, Christ was not considered the “Son of God.” Was that really the same religion? The Nicene Creed summarized the transformed religion according to the Council… and then published the bible according to their altered theology.

Most early empires and religions controlled the masses with an effective culture of fear…The Romans published the bible to reinforce that Roman culture…

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34

“I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! Luke 12:49

“All must come before the judgment seat of Christ.” Corinthians 5:10

How could any of this be “the religion of love Christ came to announce to the world?”

This is why Thomas Jefferson said, “The church perverted the purest religion ever preached (by Christ) terrifing the masses for the purpose of gaining wealth and power…” and that “Paul was the first corrupter of the teaching of Christ.” Lincoln agreed saying, “It was inconcevable that a god of love could create the circumstances where he would have to commit his children to eternal hell, as the Christians would say.”

“Seemingly there are two forms of Christianity. One that the historical Christ is said to have taught (love and forgiveness) and one that the Church teaches (guilt, shame and blame)… Roman Christianity has taught that hope and solace are only possible through the redemption from sin by the vicarious sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, for all those who acknowledge His teaching, but it is precisely this form of the doctrine of salvation that rests almost exclusively on the work of Paul, and was never taught by Jesus. (On Guilt, Shame and Blame in Christianity, by the White Robed Monks of Saint Benedict, Catholic)

Jewish Christianity was simply a religion professing that God was unconditional love and that we should love and help those less fortunate than ourselves. Accordingly, early Christians simply lived lives helping the poor and sick, without fearing death because they utterly believed their “god of love” would be waiting with open arms at the end.

Tertullian, a second century historian, said the first 200 years was the most loving era of Christianity. The Romans marveled that Jewish Christians didn’t fear their executions. “When Constantine became Emperor of Rome, he nominally became a Christian…but being a sagacious politician, he sought to blend pagan practices with ‘Christian’ beliefs, to merge paganism with the Roman Church. Roman Christianity was the last great creation of the ancient pagan world.” (www.hope-of-israel.org/cmas1.htm)

A vignette of Christ’s religion of love…“A Love Without Conditions”

“At no other time in the history of Christianity did love so characterize the entire church as it did in the first three centuries… Tertullian wrote that the Romans would exclaim, ‘See how they love one another!’

Clement, describing the Christians said…‘He impoverishes himself out of love, so that he is certain he may never overlook a brother in need, especially if he knows he can bear poverty better than his brother.’

When a devastating plague swept across the ancient world in the third century … pagans were throwing infected family members into the streets… to protect themselves… while the Christians cared for the sick, at the risk of contracting the plague themselves.” www.earlychurch.com/unconditional…

This was all that Christianity was. It’s all that Christ intended it to be. These Christians didn’t risk their lives out of brimstone fear. They were convinced if they gave love, they’d receive love in return. There was no judgment, Satan, hell, “Son of God” theology, virgin birth, Easter fertility or Dec. 25 sun god birthday in original Christianity. This was all pagan religion the Romans merged into Christian belief. Truly, the Jewish Christianity of Jesus was only about love, compassion, charity and brotherhood…Simpler than we can understand…nothing more, nothing less.

Very truly, Brad O’Donnell

www.wheretonowstpaul.com

 

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The Gospel According to Indiana Jones

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Is religion a good thing or not? It’s a tough call… How about government, fire or water? They’re all good until they get out of control.

When the Roman Empire collapsed in the 4th century, many celebrated the destruction of the “Death Star” that controlled western civilization, but the chaos that ensued may have been worse. The only social structure left was the Roman Church. It brought some security that the masses needed during the Dark Ages. It was a good thing.

How did the Church become so corrupt after that time? Unfortunately, men, religious or otherwise, are ultimately driven by wealth and power. Take a lesson from Christopher Columbus…

On Columbus’ fourth trip to the new world, the voyage got becalmed at sea. When they finally made landfall in Jamaica, the crew was almost thirsted and starved to death. Being awed by Columbus and his ship, the Jamaicans lavished the crew with food and provisions. But after a few months, they got tired of supporting the crew, so they cut off the supplies.

Columbus had been reading an Almanac and learned that there was to be a lunar eclipse that week. He told the Jamaicans his god was angry they cut off the supplies and was going to turn the moon red to show his outrage. After the red moon “came to pass,” the Jamaicans gave the sailors all the provisions they wanted.

Religions are a blessing at conception, but enigmas when they convince the masses to fear their god and to comply with the priests whom hold sway with that god. This was how Columbus got control of the Jamaicans and their food… Nothing motivates the masses like the fear of god.

As I keep reminding you, Thomas Jefferson said, “The church perverted the purest religion ever preached (by Christ) by terrifying for the purpose of gaining wealth and control.” And sure enough…the Roman Catholic Church became the wealthiest and most powerful institution for a thousand years.

“Seemingly there are two forms of Christianity. One that the historical Christ is said to have taught (love and forgiveness) and one that the Church teaches (guilt, shame and blame)…” 325 AD marked the end of Jewish Christianity and the beginning of Roman Christianity. Understand… These were two separate and unrelated religions.

Indiana Jones was on a quest for the Holy Grail. Unfortunately when he found it, he had been captured by a Nazi platoon determined to deliver it to the Fuhrer. The problem for the group was that there were 30 chalices on a table and choosing the wrong one was a deadly mistake. The Nazi leader chose the most ornate, bejeweled goblet. “Truly a chalice worthy of a god.” When he drank from it, he crumbled into dust. The undying Grail Knight said, “He chose… poorly.” Indy selected a craggy wooden cup. He poured the water over his dying dad’s bullet wound, which was instantly healed. The old knight said, “He chose… wisely.”

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Christianity is dying because we’ve been choosing the wrong chalice. We need to seek the wooden Grail… We forget that the message of Christ was the simplest of all. He stood on the Mount… asking us us to deny religion because it taught us to fear God… So for 300 years Christianity was just a religion of brotherly love. The brimstone threat came much later with the second Christianity… “Roman” Christianity… with its Roman bible urging us to fear god and our Day of Judgment.

Jesus only asked us to know that God loves us all and that He wanted us to be compassionate and help those less fortunate than ourselves. This was the original Jewish Christianity of Jesus Christ. Choose wisely.

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“What Would Christ Do?” A Parable “My best Friend,” by Marty Rodriguez

Growing up in New Jersey, my best friend was a somewhat short American-Indian kid named Zubin with a noticeable amount of acne. We would hang out everyday… I would spend countless weekends at his house.

If my mom wanted to know where I was, she’d just call Zubin’s mom. We were nothing alike… similarities were not the bonds of our friendship… goofiness, dirty jokes, and respect were. In all my life, I’ve never had a friend as close as Zubin.

That all changed when I went off to college and found Jesus… and dedicated my life to the Lord.  It was because I found this personal relationship with Jesus and I wanted to tell everyone about it.  I wanted everyone to have the same feeling of hope, joy, and salvation like I did. I didn’t have religion…I had a relationship and I wanted the world to know.

That summer I came home, I wanted to tell my best friend about Jesus, and how he could have a personal relationship with Jesus too.  We could all be best of friends…Jesus, him and me…  It didn’t go as well as I expected.

I remember when I first gave my life over to God, the ministry warned me that when you’re a christian, you “can’t break bread with everyone.”  That some friendships could be a danger to your relationship with Jesus, so you’ll have to let certain friendships go in order to preserve your relationship with Jesus. I believed them, but they never told me who I couldn’t be friends with.  They all had their stories of how they had to end certain friendships for one reason or another.

I knew I had some friends I’d have to part with, because they “clubbed” and chased the skirts.  As a christian, I was prepared to let them go, but I was determined to keep my friendship with Zubin.  After all he was my best friend.

Halfway through the summer we got into a raging argument.  We’d never had a serious argument before.  We both said hurtful things that I regret now.  That was about 9 years ago and we haven’t talked much since then.  I was surprised four years ago when he visited my wife and me while on vacation.  We weren’t the best of hosts.  We tried to evangelize to him and the tension welled up again.  That was the last time I saw him.

I didn’t understand why Zubin wouldn’t want God’s blessing of salvation, love, and fellowship? To me salvation through Christ was what we all need…or so I thought…

Why was Zubin was so hostile to God? It took me years to realize why…..

Zubin was born with a rare deficiency in his body where his body didn’t produce enough potassium. So he was constantly sick when he was young. On top of that, the deficiency caused him to be shorter than most which hurt boys in middle school. He couldn’t play sports, especially because he had to have a tube implanted into his stomach.

It was only after Zubin took control of his life did his health start to improve. He took Brazilian Martial Arts to improve his health, but it did much more. It improved the quality & essence of his life and more importantly, his self-confidence. After a period of intense physical training he no longer needed his stomach tube or his medications. From Zubin’s perspective, he improved his life by himself, and without any help from heaven. Zubin had been on the brink of death several times and as far as he was concerned, it wasn’t God that got him through.

Zubin’s a personal trainer now. I never heard from him again. I’ve tried to call him, but his phone number was changed.

I also have a Christian friend, Everett, who went into the Amazon rain forest to evangelize the natives about his personal relationship with Jesus. They asked him if “Jesus was tall or short… or if he was dark-skinned or fair like him?” He could only say, that he never actually met Jesus face-to-face and that in fact, nobody he knew ever met Jesus. That’s when he realized, he didn’t have personal relationship with Jesus and that he was only re-telling a story of a man that others told him. That’s when I realized that I was just doing the same thing.

Nine years ago I had to choose between my relationship with Christ or my best friend.  I made the wrong choice, and I still regret that decision today. by M. Rodriguez

Comment by Brad:

Marty couldn’t understand why Zubin wouldn’t accept God’s salvation by the grace of Christ, so their lifetime friendship ended.

There’s a Christian phrase that I’m particularly fond of… When lost or confused, ask yourself, “What would Christ do?”

Marty converted to Christianity, but remember, this is the “Roman Christianity” established by Rome based on the Roman judgment/salvation theology that was never uttered by Jesus Christ 300 years earlier.

If you want to know what Christ would do, you have to go back 300 years when he was living. What was he teaching? He was proclaiming that God simply loved us, and that He just us to love and help one another. If fostering loving relationships was Christ’s highest priority, in terms of this loving friendship between Marty and Zubin, “What would Christ do?” Of course! He’d pick their lifetime friendship! Choose wisely…Choose the plain wooden chalice!

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Why Do We Fear Death?

 

My dad was a conservative physician, a lay reader in the Episcopal Church and as honest as Abe. He never exaggerated a thing in his life. But after open heart surgery told me he had a Near Death Experience.  He was very different.  I was shocked when he said, “death has nothing to do with religion…it’s just about love and none of us has anything to worry about when we die.” He said it was serenity and bliss beyond description.

I realized, that’s what Christ told us!

Christ said God was a god of love and forgiveness, and that He only asked that we love and help those less fortunate than ourselves. Original Jewish Christianity was just that simple for 300 years! That’s not what it is now…

Thomas Jefferson said, “The church perverted to purest religion ever preached by terrifying the masses for the purpose of gaining wealth and control.” The Romans changed the religion with their brimstone tradition when they commandeered it in 325 AD.

Joseph Ratzinger (pope) quit his first seminary, because they conceded “there were two separate and opposing Christianities in the second century. The first was the Jewish Christianity of Jesus and the second was the gentile ‘Roman Christianity’ of Paul. They noted that Paul was indifferent to the teaching of Christ and the opponent of the religion of love Christ came to announce to the world.” Catholic Encyclopedia

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Christianity evolved into a religion that taught us to fear God and our day of judgment. “All must come before the judgment seat of Christ.” We’ve always been taught to fear death. That’s wrong… That was not the teaching of Christ… That was the teaching of Paul and the Romans.

We’re going to have a hard time understanding that Christ’s message was so simple… Most of us won’t get it till we die… God is only love, so death is nothing to fear… We’ll just fall into His bliss and serenity! Millions have already experienced this modern revelation. There’s a tsunami of Near Death Experience confirmation from people all around us swept from the brink of death by defibrillation resuscitation everyday. They’re learning that death is nothing to fear.

Retrain yourself to live without fearing death! Enjoy your life to the last day…and just be compassionate to those who are less fortunate.

Truly, Brad O’Donnell

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Fear Death? Stop It! The Church Trained Us for Ulterior Motives…

 

As I said, after my dad had Near Death Experience, he was very different. He shocked me when he said, “death has nothing to do with religion…it’s only about love and none of us has anything to worry about when we die.” He said it was bliss and serenity beyond description.

This statement was light years out of Dad’s cosmos. Understand, this is a radical departure from all religious history. Religion has always taught us to fear god and death via judgment and condemnation. Bishop John Spong concedes, “The church has always been in the guilt producing, control business and dangled us between their imaginary heaven and hell as a control tactic.”

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Young adults see it, and are over being controlled by the church. New to mankind is this belief we’ll enter a blissful light with relatives and friends helping us. Remarkably, the new “Going into the Light” paradigm has abruptly replaced 1700 years of the church’s judgment scenario.

We don’t seem to grasp the earth shattering significance of this societal shift that’s suddenly occurred in our short lifetime. Now most believe they’ll just pass into a loving light when they die. People know the church is dying, but haven’t correlated its decline with the rise of NDE acceptance. According to Barna research, only 3% of young adults now believe in Satan, judgment or Christianity. If they don’t believe in judgment and Satan, the church says they’re not Christians.

The Southern Baptist Convention is keenly aware of the threat… In the wake of churches and Christian universities reveling in the popular surge of NDE heavenly experiences and “Heaven is For Real” best selling books, the SBC abruptly forbade any Baptist participation, declaring it in direct conflict with scripture and Christianity…that it’s “unrelated spirituality.” And rightfully so… they have their reason to forbid the NDE phenomenon. If everyone just passes into bliss and serenity, nobody’s going to need the church to save them from their biblical fear of judgment and Satan.

And yet, for Christians, the NDE blissful death revelation actually agrees with the teaching of Christ.

His two commandments were that, “God is a god of love, and that we should love and help those less fortunate than ourselves.” Accordingly, original Jewish Christianity was only about love and brotherhood. Original Christianity had no fear of judgment, Satan or hell for 300 years. Roman centurions were stunned that Christians were “oddly” calm when executed. If we believe his simple message that God is love, like Jewish Christians, we wouldn’t be afraid of death either. Judgment, Satan and brimstone were actually pagan religion added to the faith by the Romans 300 years after Christ! Judgment and brimstone were Paul’s contribution long after Christ died.

Thomas Jefferson said, “The church perverted the purest religion ever preached by terrifying the masses for the purpose of gaining wealth and control.” The Romans changed the religion with their Hades threat and codified that revision in their Roman published bible as a control tactic.

Joseph Ratzinger (pope) quit his first seminary, because they conceded “there were two separate and opposing Christianities in the second century. The first was the forbidden Jewish Christianity of Jesus and the second was the gentile ‘Roman Christianity’ of Paul. They noted that Paul was indifferent to the teaching of Christ and the opponent of the religion of love Christ came to announce to the world.” (Catholic Encyclopedia) The greatest paradox may be that Christianity is the largest religion due to its brimstone threat, when Christ never uttered a word about it. That’s why Jefferson said, “Paul was the first corrupter of the teaching of Christ.”

Christianity evolved into a religion that taught us to fear God and Judgment Day. “All must come before the judgment seat of Christ.” (Corinthians) They changed Christ to being the pagan god model of wrath and vengeance to keep the citizens controlled with fear. The church knows fear is the greatest motivator and has prospered utilizing this culture of fear… They used it to motivate the masses to buy enough indulgences to build the world’s largest cathedral, St. Peter’s Basilica. Martin Luther was so repulsed, he risked being burnt, protesting that evil practice.

This wasn’t the teaching of Christ… Fear is the opposite of love. Fear was the message of Paul and the Romans. The Jewish Christianity of Christ was the opposite of the Roman Christianity of Paul.

It’s hard to believe that Christ’s message was so simple… It’s sad most won’t understand until they die… God is only love, so death is nothing to worry about. Early Christians couldn’t read or write, but they got it. We’re educated, but we don’t have a clue… so we live our lives worried about dying!

Millions have already experienced this modern revelation since Raymond Moody discovered the Near Death Experience in 1975. Now there’s a tsunami of NDE confirmation from people all around us… swept from the brink of death by defib resuscitation everyday. Ask them…they’ll say it was bliss and serenity… and they’ll never fear dying again.

Google their feed back…it’s endless. You can free yourself by finding and learning from people who’ve had Near Death Experiences. Just do it! Anything you can do to get rid of fear will improve the quality of your life.

Of course, the Southern Baptist Convention condemns this emerging spiritual perspective. This is why Parade Magazine says 24% have left church and are moving toward the new “Spiritualism” in America. (10/4/09)

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Confused on What the “New Spiritualism” Is??? Here It Is!

 

Parade Magazine says 24% have left church for Spiritualism. The Church community criticizes that it’s not real religion. Leading Christian apologists, like Ravi Zacharias, agree saying Spiritualism is “gelatinous ideology lacking necessary theological elements.”

Churches are desperate. The run-off is unprecedented and certainly due to the fact that only 3% of young adults believe in Satan, judgment or Christianity. (Barna Group)

According to Parade, “What Americans are doing today is separating spirituality from religion, with many people disavowing organized practice altogether. In fact, 24% put themselves into a whole new category, ‘spiritual, but not religious.” (10/4/09 Issue)

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Churches don’t need to debunk Spirituality as non-religious, because Spirituality isn’t religion. That criticism doesn’t bother Spiritualists, because Parade said these people no longer want anything to do with organized religion.

So what is the “New Spiritualism” and why is it becoming mainstream?

In America, most Spiritualists are disenchanted Christians. Early American Deists were a close parallel.

Most of the signers were Deists who rejected the church for its cruelty and oppression in Europe. Jefferson and Payne said the church “terrified the masses for the purpose of gaining wealth and control.” Jefferson said, “Revelations had to be written by a mad man.” Lincoln didn’t believe in Satan. He “could not conceive that a god of love could create the circumstances for which he would have to condemn his children to eternal hell, as the Christians would say…”

Bishop John Spong says, “the church has always been in the guilt producing, control business, and dangled us between their imaginary heaven and hell as a control tactic.”

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Spiritualists are over it. Like our forefathers, they want to be free to contemplate their spiritual cosmos’ undirected and unintimidated by the church. Theologians are right that Spiritualism has no structure.  The theology of each Spiritualist is as unique as a snowflake… varied by the uniqueness of his or her life experience.  Spiritualists respect other Spiritualists, but aren’t driven to amass in a community of others with uniform dogma.

Another major reason for the shift from church to Spiritualism is the contemporary revelation of the Near Death Experience. Since it’s discovery by Dr. Raymond Moody in 1975, most Americans have abandoned the church’s heaven/hell judgment scenario. Now most believe they’ll enter a bright light with relatives and friends, being enveloped by bliss and serenity. This universal bliss is a problem for the church. The Southern Baptist Convention formally condemned the NDE as non-Christian Spiritualism since it conflicts with biblical justification. Roman Christianity can’t sustain itself without the fear of judgment and eternal punishment.  This will be an endless crisis for the church.

Being “spiritual” and being “religious” are polar opposites. As the Spiritualist’s life experiences accumulate, his perception of his cosmos evolves. Much like Buddhists seeking enlightenment, Spiritualists are on a trek to find their place in their cosmos. Anything goes, as long as it’s positive and respectful of others’ diverse beliefs. Spiritualists believe that no one is wrong…that we’re all just at different places along the path. They strive to be tolerant of other religions.

Christian Spiritualists tend to base their cosmos simply on Christ’s message, “God is love, and he asks that we love and help one another.” What he taught while He was alive. They then go on to build a personal Christian theology around that base from their own life experience.  The Roman Christian dogma of 325 AD…the Nicene Creed, the Roman bible… Virgin birth, son of god theology, judgment, Satan, salvation, Easter fertility, eggs/bunnies, Dec. 25 birthday of sun-god/solstice/Yuletide, etc. are all optional for Spiritualists to accept or reject as they believe.

Church Christians’ cosmos is based on Roman Christian theology focused on Christ’s death and its implications for salvation. They’re intolerant of all other religions and on an endless crusade to convert all non-Christians to “save” them from their “false” religions. Many have left the church because this attitude has instigated more war, desolation and suffering than any other. The church-goer’s cosmos conforms while the Spiritualist’s cosmos transforms.

Religion is belief in someone else’s experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.” Deepak Chopra

Brad O’Donnell, author “Where to Now Saint Paul?” 
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Recent Medical Evidence of Life After Death

 

Ramifications of recent medical evidence of life after death…

There’s no question that religion was created out of a psychological need to justify our existence in an intimidatingly infinite universe. Christianity definitely got out of control… as Jefferson said, “the church perverted the purest religion ever preached for the purpose of gaining wealth and power.” But now medical science is documenting new evidence that there is life after death…which will bring about a third cosmos alternative to the endless bifurcated struggle between religion and science.

You have to concede there are many occurrences that can’t be explained by either religion or science. Just watch a few episodes of “Long Island Medium.” There are many like her. She can tell you things about your deceased parents, friends and relatives that no one could know but you. Police departments have documented evidence of mediums submitting evidence about cold murder cases that no one on earth could know…”Maria’s body is buried in her boy friend’s car 46 miles west of Phoenix, 81 feet off highway 66 by a Yucca plant.”

Now watch this YouTube on the new “post death experience” phenomenon. Google: “Look at profound evidence.” (long video*… jump ahead to 23:00 to the “post death experience” segment.)

Near Death Experiences (Raymond Moody, 1975) did not prove life after death because frontal lobe stimulation could simulate the experience. But recently “post death experiences” have proved life after death. “Post death experiences” are reported in patients who’ve been miraculously resuscitated after being clinically dead for 1,2 or even 3 hours!

Raymond Moody

These “corpses” have gone hours without heart or brainwave function. They are absolutely dead, but after unexplainable resuscitations, doctors are witnessing, respecting and documenting these patients’ accurate accounts of things that happened during their “brain dead” hours in the ER and morgue. After hours of being brain dead, patients are describing what their family was preparing for dinner 20 miles from the hospital, or one described a blue tennis shoe on the roof of the hospital with a scuff on the little toe area… or a brother in law in the waiting room saying, “If Jane’s going to die, I wish she’d do it, because I’ve got a meeting in two hours.” Doctors recorded after she was revived, that she confronted her brother in law about the statement. He turned white! For the first time, doctors are respecting, correlating, verifying and documenting these occurrences.

Remember the medical axiom: With no live heart pumping oxygenated blood to the body and a brainwave flat line, the body can have no life function at all… no more than a side of beef on a butcher’s block!

That said, hours after absolute death, doctors are verifying that these patients were fully cognizant of verbatim conversations and activities of the doctors, nurses and even family members in and outside the hospital. It’s like the angry Scrooge seeing his valuables being sold across town after he died. Consistent with NDE’s, patients still say it’s serene and blissful, and they’ll never fear dying again. The church disdains the universal serenity feedback because it’s bad for their salvation business.

Notably, many of the ER doctors witnessing “post death experiences” have been atheists whom now concede that life absolutely goes on after death. These scientific atheists are accepting the irrefutable evidence that patients experience life hours after they are physically dead…

If there is scientific documentation of life experience hours after total cardio and brain cessation, then we have evidence of some kind of personal experience beyond physical life. i.e., Now there’s evidence of some kind of surviving essence that is more than our physical bodies. If our souls continue, then there would have to be a creator of our soul and of some dimension we transcend to.

Many atheists rail at this new information…even get vile and profane. Psychology notes that angry responses usually suggest insecurity in one’s position. Perhaps they’re right that this medical observation is not absolute fact. They criticize theists for believing in god without proof. But conversely, atheists only “believe” there’s no god without proof. At the end of the day, we all just believe what we want to believe. My case is that this new medical documentation of life after clinical death is more substantive than the atheist’s “belief” that there’s no god. So what do you believe?

Every person is as unique as a snowflake. We’re all precious in that sense. It’s not a reason to mindlessly believe that we have immortal souls, but medicine is now getting significant indications that we do continue to exist…It’s certainly worth keeping an open mind as doctors do more case studies on patients defibrillated back after death.
Most people will reject this development from sheer overload, because we weren’t programmed to think on this dimension. It’s something we never thought we could know… But with the miracle of modern medicine, suddenly, we just do.

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Plato said, “For those who see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture, they’ll never be understood, let alone believed by the masses.” Breathe… Don’t recoil. Learn more about it, then try to be honest and objective. And please, don’t say this is a “bio-chemical, nervous reaction!” These life after death testimonies by resuscitated patients are far too specific and empirically correlated now to be written off as hallucination.

Brad O’Donnell, author “Where to Now Saint Paul?” 
video: Leaving the Catholic Church

 

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More Meaningful Comfort for the Bereaved

New Spirituality 

 

Dear William,

I’m sorry you had to endure the tragic loss of your grandfather… But It’s something we all have to suffer through in this life…a sad reality of this existence. But there’s better news going around now!

I want you to consider there has been radical, positive change in the world view of death since 1975. You know that for 1700 years, the social view of death has been our dead end on earth…with the soul facing the scary judgment scenario and commitment to heaven or hell. But since Raymond Moody discovered the “Near Death Experience,” most people believe that we all enter a serene and blissful light with departed friends and RELATIVES! (grandfathers, too!) welcoming us, and helping us to the loving light. Forget the church’s macabre threat of brimstone and hell. Turns out, it was just Roman pagan transfer into Christianity 300 years after Christ died… It was never the teaching of Christ!

Why do we believe this? Because now we have far more than a simple leap of faith…There’s significant, emerging medical evidence indicating life after death via defibrillation technology. Millions have been defibed…swept from temporary death, witnessing that life does not end here…that death is just a door that opens to life beyond. Medicine is now compiling case studies of patients who’ve been miraculously resuscitated after being dead for even 2 or 3 hours! These people (corpes) drift to relatives’ homes and accurately tell what they are doing or having for dinner. It’s like Scrooge did in “The Christmas Carol.” Doctors are now respecting and verifying their accounts… They’re correlating testimonies of things happening that a dead person just couldn’t possibly know!

You really should read all five articles in this blog… which should open your eyes to growing evidence that you’ll see your loving grandfather again! I know you miss him, but don’t mourn for him…he’s in a timeless, blissful place. We have to live here harnessed to clocks. When you see him again, he’ll only think he missed you for a few minutes. He’ll be glad to see you again, and excited to show you a realm of bliss beyond your wildest dreams.

Primitive religions, such as our Roman Christianity believe they infallibly knew everything 1700 years ago, and they convinced the world to believe it… but they’ve been wrong about death! We know much more now, and it’s not the scary, dead end they lead us to believe. Trust me… read all five articles, especially the last on “medical evidence” and I believe you’ll start to feel better about this life and our bright world to come.

Yours very truly… Brad O’Donnell

 

 

 

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