Miracles from Heaven - Movie Review from a Biblical Perspective

Christians, 
As another sure-to-be-popular movie on "Heaven Tourism" emerges ("Miracles from Heaven") beware the dangers of this genre and these sorts of books/movies/stories. The main character, Anna Beam, claims in her accidental fall from a tree to have gone to Heaven to sit in Jesus' lap and be healed. We should hear some of God's below reminders about His revelation about Himself and Heaven before seeking out the experiences of a person.
"No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man." (John 3:13 ESV)
Ultimately, biblically minded Christians should know that our God does not work this way ("near death experiences" or "dying, going to Heaven/Hell and returning") in order to teach us about Himself and Heaven. Even though this genre ("Heaven Tourism") may feel good, be emotionally moving, and be seemingly sincere, it causes us to seek God in our experiences rather than through His revealed Word.
"And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment" (Hebrews 9:27 ESV)
Here is a simple 6 minute audio response by John Piper to these sorts of books and movies.
"No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known." (John 1:18 ESV)
If you are seriously considering taking 90 minutes of your time to watch this movie, I strongly encourage you to first invest 15-30 minutes by reading these Bible-saturated articles:
-"Heaven Is Real: Hallucinations Are Not" by John MacArthur
-"Dead Men Tell No Tales" by John MacArthur
-"What the Bible Says About the Heaven Books" by Tim Challies
-"Heaven Tourism" by Tim Challies 
- "What Does the Bible Say About Heaven?" by TrustworthyWord.com 
"And when they say to you, 'Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,' should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?"
(Isaiah 8:19 ESV)

Should Christians spend their time on a movie or book that represents someone's recollection of Heaven or Hell?  No.  Their time is better spent in the Bible, discovering God's certain revealed truth.  Don't open yourself to subtle or blatant deception through such books and movies.


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