Mickey Robinson was a thrill seeker who was obsessed with sky diving, until one day when the plane he was in went down. He was miraculously rescued, but injured severely. As he lay on his death bed in the hospital, he had a spiritual experience in which he experienced eternity and God, including what it feels like to experience eternity without God, and God gave him the space to cry out and be saved.
I don’t often post multiple videos of the same testimony, but this one is compelling. This story transcended all that Mickey Robinson, himself, knew. Notice in the first video above that he is blind in his right eye; in the second video he has sight in both eyes. But the most miraculous thing, he says, is that Jesus loves us.
If two videos are good, three is better. Here is another version of the story. Mickey Robinson’s conclusion is that the after life is more real than this life. When we die, we will either spend eternity with God or in the outer darkness without God. There is no other option. Listen to his story one more time.
Many of the stories of after death experiences include similar details. One theme is the incredible love of God that people feel. Many of them carry the sense that we are given this opportunity that we call our lives to choose where we will spend eternity. We will either live out eternity with God or without Him, and that determination is made in the lives we life before we die in our present bodies.
Skeptics may believe that people project their beliefs into the near-death experiences they have. This account is of an autistic man who, interestingly. has a similar near -death experience as the many “normal” people who have had similar experiences. His story is retold here.
Dr. Mary C. Neal had a kayaking accident in South America in which the force of water pinned her to the bottom of a pool below a waterfall. She knew there was no way out. She knew she was dying so she gave herself over to God. Being a medical doctor, the recollection of her near-death experience carries some weight.
Here is a more recent presentation given by Mary Neal.
An Iranian Muslim had a car accident at 25 years old. He “passed out” and had a “dream”. He was watching himself from outside his body. He was afraid, but a bright light came to him and made him comfortable. He also heard a voice, but he didn’t understand the voice. He recovered, but sometime after that event, he read a Bible and realized that the voice was Jesus. He also had dreams, and in the dreams Jesus showed him what things in the Bible, but they were in dreams. Jesus became like a teacher to him in his dreams. He became a believer. It’s hard to categorize his experience as a delusion resulting from his background, as his background did not lend itself to Christian belief.
Jennifer was in a bad accident. A blog clot broke away from her leg and traveled to her lung, collapsing it. She went into a coma and was on a ventilator. Her prognosis for recovery was so poor that the medical providers were talking about organ donation. Though she was in a coma, she could hear the discussions around her. Her situation took a turn for the worse. The voices became more distant, and she felt more tired than ever before during her life. That’s when she saw a light. This is her story.
Rob Buckingham’s story from atheism to Christianity includes a near death experience. He became an atheist in his mid-teens. He thought Christianity was powerless; it had nothing for him; it had no meaning and no relevance to him. He was fascinated with the occult, but he saw nothing of spiritual value in the church. He walked away from a head-on collision, but he watched a man die who didn’t survive the crash. He as told it was a miracle that he survived but he had not place to live. He found himself living with Christians, and that was the beginning of a new journey for him that would take him to the depths of drugs and the occult before coming out the other side.
He collapsed in the bathroom, fell into a fetal position and he floated out of his body. He watched his wife and son get up and stand over him, trying to wake him. He knew that he had died, but he felt “a euphoric feeling” and “sheer bliss”. He saw a heavenly light and the silhouette of Christ.
Mike Licona interviews Gary Habermas, who has been interviewing people and studying near death experiences for many years.