David Platt on ‘Heaven is for Real.’

How then should we think about books that claim to be visits to heaven? We should think very little of them. We should ignore them.

Platt explains why:

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  • Marc Phillips

    In regards to David Platt’s comments on all the heaven books. We need to be careful when we preach. He makes a reference to Proverbs 34. There is no such verse.

    • Marc Phillips

      His reference is Proverbs 30 verse 4. But that is not how it sounds.

  • Dianna

    This is your opinion. That little boy obviously experienced something and God can use any body he wants to in whatever way he wants to. You say about what is “biblical”. God Is still working today, it has been thousands of years are you saying he doesn’t speak to people today; that his people have nothing new to share. Do you make comments about all those “Christian writers” that have made millions on their books and movies in regard to the end times? I don’t read those books and I don’t agree with what they are saying and doing. Are those books “biblical” or based on the Bible and then some added liberty and misinformation and scare tactics added to it. Those books and movies are big with born agains. Again, this is your opinion. Please preach the Word of God and let the Holy Spirit work in his people’s heart.

    • Deborah

      Revelation 22:18-19

    • Trevor

      It doesn’t have anything to do with God working today. He never spoke about God not working today. He simply said that no one has seen heaven and returned to Earth but Jesus Christ.

  • Heather

    I am not disappointed in Platt at all. Everyone has their own convictions and interpretations of the Bible. I understand completely where he is coming from with the Proverbs 30:4 reference and John 3:13. I also have read “Heaven is for Real” and it sounds pretty amazing that a child would know such things. However, as with everything in this world, I never put all of my hopes on what anyone says. We are all human and there can be many explanations for all of it. David could be wrong, the boy the book is about could have dreamed – who knows except God himself? I take it ALL with a grain of salt. I find it all interesting to hear about but I don’t ever let others influence my thinking about what I should/shouldn’t think about something. My hope is solely in the Bible and Jesus. One of my favorite verses that helps me through all of this stuff is John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

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