Neurosurgeon discovers proof of heaven
Dr. Alexander was once a skeptic, but now believes.
A long practiced neurosurgeon, who spent his career as a skeptic, has published a book about near death experiences - as a believer. Dr. Eben Alexander became a believer after having a near-death experience of his own.
Alexander wrote about his experiences in the book, "Heaven Is Real: A Doctor's Experience of the Afterlife."
Alexander described his experience to the Daily Beast thus:
Toward the beginning of my adventure, I was in a place of clouds. Big, puffy, pink-white ones that showed up sharply against the deep blue-black sky.
Higher than the clouds-immeasurably higher-flocks of transparent, shimmering beings arced across the sky, leaving long, streamer like lines behind them.
Birds? Angels? These words registered later, when I was writing down my recollections. But
neither of these words do justice to the beings themselves, which were quite simply different from anything I have known on this planet. They were more advanced. Higher forms.
A sound, huge and booming like a glorious chant, came down from above, and I wondered if the winged beings were producing it. Again, thinking about it later, it occurred to me that the joy of these creatures, as they soared along, was such that they had to make this noise-that if the joy didn't come out of them this way then they would simply not otherwise be able to contain it. The sound was palpable and almost material, like a rain that you can feel on your skin but doesn't get you wet.
He also added that a woman gave him three messages. "You are loved and cherished, dearly and forever. You have nothing to fear. And there is nothing you can do wrong."
Alexander explained that he had this experience while in a coma as a result of contracting a rare form of bacterial meningitis, which nearly claimed his life. This experience in 2008 changed him profoundly, converting him from a skeptical, passive Christian to a firm believer in Christ.
He says he knows heaven exists.
Of course, for those of faith, there is no need of a near-death experience to convince us, but the story of heaven as experienced by a skeptic , who is also a renown neurosurgeon does provide some assurance that these experiences are genuine and not merely hallucinations as some contend.
Dr. Alexander is not the first person to have these experiences, but he is the first person to report having these experiences while functionally brain dead, for a full seven days.
If there is evidence and proof of an afterlife, this is probably as good as it gets. Of course, the
atheists and skeptics will not likely accept it and the faithful don't need it. However, the story is still worth telling and considering, even for those with a skeptical mind.
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