‘The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven’ admits that he didn’t actually die and go to heaven.
We currently live in a society where people are making millions of dollars creating “true stories” about going to Heaven or visiting Hell after a near death experience. The blockbuster hit movie, Heaven Is For Real is no exception.
‘The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven’ is a new movie about a boy who had visions after a near death experience. From The Washington Post:
The best-selling book, first published in 2010, describes what Alex experienced while he lay in a coma after a car accident when he was 6 years old. The coma lasted two months, and his injuries left him paralyzed, but the subsequent spiritual memoir with its assuring description of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World became part of a popular genre of heavenly tourism, which has been controversial among orthodox Christians.
The problem with ‘The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven’ is that it’s fake. The father admitted in an open letter shared on the web site Pulpit & Pen, stating that he never died and never went to Heaven:
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. They should read the Bible, which is enough. The Bible is the only source of truth. Anything written by man cannot be infallible.
It is only through repentance of your sins and a belief in Jesus as the Son of God, who died for your sins (even though he committed none of his own) so that you can be forgiven may you learn of Heaven outside of what is written in the Bible not by reading a work of man. I want the whole world to know that the Bible is sufficient. Those who market these materials must be called to repent and hold the Bible as enough.
This new revelation has forced the book’s publisher, Tyndale House, to pull it from bookstores and has many Christian bookstores sending their unsold copies back.
This is the reportedly the first time that Alex revealed and spoke out against the claims that were made in his book, but his family hasn’t been as quiet. his mother, Beth Malarkey, has been speaking out against the story on her personal blog since April of 2014:
It is both puzzling and painful to watch the book The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven not only continue to sell, but to continue, for the most part, to not be questioned. She goes on to say that the book is not Biblically sound and that her sons objections to it were ignored and repressed. She also notes that Alex has not received monies from the book nor have a majority of his needs been funded by it. (via)
It is sad that organized religions can be used as an industry to manipulate and profit off of innocent people.