I'm personally not saying absolutely none of the NDEs are true. What I'm saying is, I think it pays to be careful, perceptive, AND test all things against the scriptures as best we can understand with the Holy Spirit's revelation. We see through a glass darkly, even understanding God's workings and His Words, but to say I'd trust someone's esoteric experience over
the scriptures is, IMO, a pretty slippery slope.
I was wondering just a day or two ago about these NDEs - what scriptural evidence there is for them. [I know Bro. Micah you lean more toward the interpretation of the "dead know nothing" to mean "nothing in any
realm". I understand that, many believe it that way, and I can see some of the reasons for thinking so.] But sort of even setting that aside for a moment. Even if one believed there is
consciousness in another, spiritual realm (that "the dead know nothing scrip" has more to do with the earthly
realm] - and so believe that at least some
NDEs are real; IMO, there still
wouldn't be anything there that would directly contradict the scriptures. I.e., [extreme example] say a Muslim met Muhammad in a NDE and reports back that he is truly God's only begotten son and told him just to be filled with love and say 3 prayers a day; I'd have to conclude that's a false NDE, because it directly contradicts the scriptures. You get the point.
I thought of Paul's experience "in the third heaven", but I don't believe he was having a NDE. Other than that, I'm just not sure there's any Biblical evidence of these. Anyone got anything on this?