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To: James C. Bennett

Well he didn’t speak with a Aussie accent that’s for sure.

3 posted on 10/10/2012 2:52:55 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Now that couldn’t be heaven, if everyone didn’t speak with an Aussie accent, could it? Let’s be reasonable here.


That said, did you think I was joking? LOL.

Pastor’s kid describes seeing heaven in near-death experience

November 29, 2011 at 11:47 am by (Kate Shellnutt)

A 12-year-old Nebraska boy appeared on the Today show to talk about the vivid details of his visit to heaven amid treatment for a life-threatening medical condition several years before.

Colton Burpo’s story—complete with sitting on Jesus’ lap, hearing angles sing, talking to late family members and more—is the subject of the book “Heaven is for Real,” which has spent almost a year on the New York Times best sellers list.

It was written by his father, the Rev. Todd Burpo, pastor of an evangelical church in the Wesleyan tradition, based on the account Colton told after being treated for a ruptured appendix at age 4.

Despite the skeptics or the cynics who say the Burpos are trying to market their son’s visions for money, Colton’s parents believe his tales from heaven to be true and believe that God gave him that experience to bless the lives of others.

“We questioned our son at first,” Todd Burpo said on the Today show Tuesday. “But as parents, everyone can tell when their 4-year-old is telling the truth. They’re telling you things that they can’t really make up. We also see all the people that are finding peace and hope and comfort from Colton’s story, so for those people it might be a gift.”

Colton recognized his great-grandfather and miscarried baby sister, both of whom he didn’t know about, among the angels in heaven, his parents said.

In previous interviews, the boy described God as a “very big man” and Jesus as having “a rough but kind face, sea-blue eyes and a smile that lit up the heavens.”

5 posted on 10/10/2012 3:07:21 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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