Review of “The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus” by Habermas and Licona, Chapter 8, Part C: Near Death Experiences Prove the Existence of the After Life and God

“[Near Death Experiences] provide a substantial challenge to naturalism.  It might even be said that, by themselves, NDE’s offer evidence that naturalism is mistaken at a key point—that of life after death.  …[this] strong evidence for an afterlife…challenges naturalism’s attempt to explain reality.  So strong is the totality of evidence that the assumption of naturalism needs to be abandoned.”  —Habermas and Licona, pp.146-147

Gary:  Wow!  That is a pretty bold statement!  So how strong is the evidence that Near Death Experiences point to the existence of life after death?  What do the experts say?

“Near-death experiences are often thought of as mystical phenomena, but research is now revealing scientific explanations for virtually all of their common features. The details of what happens in near-death experiences are now known widely—a sense of being dead, a feeling that one’s “soul” has left the body, a voyage toward a bright light, and a departure to another reality where love and bliss are all-encompassing.”  —Live Science

Read the full scientific article here:

Nice try, Christian theologians, but no cigar.



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