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700 Club Canada: March 5, 2013

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HELLO I'M BRIAN WARREN. AND I'M LAURA-LYNN TYLERTHOMPSON, WELCOME TO THESHOW.

YOU KNOW, SURPRISES AREINTERESTING. UM, DOESANYTHING SURPRISE YOU ANYMORE, LAURA-LYNN?

WELL, ONCE IN A WHILEWHEN I'M WATCHING THATSHOW, UM, ARE YOU SMARTERTHAN A FIFTH GRADER, I MIGHT

GET AN ANSWER RIGHT. THATIS A BIG SURPRISE. USUALLY ITMAKES ME FEEL REALLY DOWNTO WATCH ALL THOSE LITTLE

FIFTH GRADERS GETTINGANSWER AFTER ANSWERAFTER--I'M LIKE REALSERIOUSLY? DO THEY TEACH

THIS IN GRADE FIVE? HOW DOTHEY KNOW THIS? WHAT KINDOF GENIUSES ARE THESEPEOPLE? YOU KNOW? I MEAN, I

JUST HAVE TO ACCEPT MYSELFTHE WAY THAT GOD MADE ME. UM-HUM. YOU KNOW, IWASN'T--

IT'S NOT EASY. SURPRISED THAT I WASGOING TO GET THAT ANSWER. YEAH.

AND I KNOW YOU WEREN'TEITHER. TODAY IS DAY TWO OFOUR INCREDIBLE LOOK AT THEAFTERLIFE AND ALL WEEK

WE'RE FEATURING STORIES OFORDINARY PEOPLE WHO HAVEDIED AND COME BACK TO LIFE. AND THAT'S NOT A BIG

SURPRISE, BRIAN. BECAUSETHERE ARE PEOPLE WITHAMAZING STORIES. BUTWHAT'S FASCINATING ABOUT

THESE STORIES IS THE DETAILIN WHICH THESE PEOPLEDESCRIBE THEIR BRIEF TIME INHEAVEN OR HELL. COLTON

BURPO SPOKE TO RELATIVESTHAT HE HAD NEVER METBEFORE AND HIS DESCRIPTIONLED HIS PARENTS TO WRITE A

BOOK THAT BECAME ANATIONAL BEST-SELLER.TODAY, YOU'LL MEET THE BOYBEHIND THE BOOK, HEAVEN IS

FOR REAL. AND ALL IT TOOK WAS ASUDDEN HEART ATTACK TOCHANGE SCOTT NEARING'S

MIND ABOUT HEAVEN. HE'LLEXPLAIN WHY HE WAS ABLE TOCHANGE HIS MIND ANDBECOME A CHANGED MAN AND

WALK INTO HIS HOME A FEWWEEKS LATER. AND WE HAD ANOPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO

ORDINARY CANADIANS ABOUTTHE AFTERLIFE. YOU'LL HEARWHAT THEY HAD TO SAYTODAY AS WELL.

BUT FIRST, COLTON BURPO, ITHINK HE'S ABOUT A FIFTHGRADER AND HIS FAMILYSHARED THE JOURNEY FROM

DEATH TO LIFE TO A BEST-SELLING BOOK CALLEDHEAVEN IS FOR REAL. YOU'REGOING TO LIKE THIS.

HE PROBABLY--HEPROBABLY KNOWS THOSEANSWERS. I THINK HE'S ABOUT--

(CHILD CHATTERING) HOW OLD ARE YOU TODAY? THREE. AND WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

COLTON JOHN BURPO. AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE? IN NEBRASKA. WHO'S YOUR MOMMY?

SONIA. WHO'S YOUR DADDY? DADDY BURPO. WHO'S YOUR SISTER?

CASSIE. THAT WAS EIGHT YEARSAGO. LOOKING AT COLTONNOW, YOU WOULD HAVE NEVER

GUESSED THAT HE ALMOSTDIED IN 2003. HIS FATHER,TODD, TELLS ABOUT COLTON'SNEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE IN

THE BOOK HEAVEN IS FORREAL. AND HE STARTED THROWINGUP INTO THE TOILET, YOU

KNOW, AND, UH, AT FIRST,WE'RE LIKE; OKAY, HE'S GOTTHE STOMACH FLU BECAUSETHE DOCTOR SAID IT WAS

GOING AROUND.(MUSIC) COLTON'S CONDITION ONLYGOT WORSE AS DAYS PASSED.

HIS DOCTOR DISCOVERED HISAPPENDIX HAD BURST ANDINFECTION WAS SPREADING INHIS BODY. TIME WAS RUNNING

OUT. AND WE KNEW WE WERE INBAD SHAPE WHEN THEY--THEYSAID WELL, YOU NEED TO COME

OUT INTO THE HALLWAY. THEYSEPARATED US FROMEVERYONE ELSE AND THENSOMEONE CAME TO US AND

STARTED TALKING TO US THAT,UH, WE GOT TO HAVE SURGERYON YOUR KID. IT WAS TOUGH, UM, SEEING

YOUR BOY BE LIFELESS WHENHE WAS A VERY VIBRANTCHILD. AND IT WAS AT THAT

MOMENT THAT WE WERELOOKING AT EACH OTHER. IREMEMBER MY WIFE HOLDINGCOLTON IN THAT HALLWAY,

JUST US. HE'S NOT EVENMOVING. WE WENT TO THESURGERY PREP AREA AND IREMEMBER THEM HAULING HIM

AWAY AND HIM JUST YELLINGAT ME DADDY DON'T LET THEMTAKE ME, DADDY, DON'T LETTHEM TAKE ME. AND I WENT

BACK TO THE, UH, UH, THE PREOP ROOM WHERE WE HAD LEFTSOME STUFF AND I WASFINALLY ALONE, SHUT THE

DOOR. AND I JUST BROKEDOWN AND I WAS MAD AT GOD.I JUST--FRUSTRATED, FED UP.AND I REMEMBER TELLING HIM.

I SAID, GOD, AFTER ALL I'VEDONE FOR YOU AND NOWYOU'RE GOING TO TAKE MYKID? THIS IS HOW YOU TREAT

YOUR PASTORS? AND I WAS CALLING OURPRAYER CHAIN, I WAS CALLINGANYBODY THAT WOULD BE ON

THE OTHER LINE TO GETCOLTON ON THE PRAYER CHAINBECAUSE IT WAS BAD. WE WERE THERE IN THE

WAITING ROOM FOR HOUR ANDA HALF MAYBE. THEN IREMEMBER THE NURSE COMINGOUT, UH, IS COLTON'S DADDY

OUT HERE? I'M LIKE YEAH,WELL, COLTON'S, UH, INRECOVERY AND HE'SSCREAMING FOR YOU. AND I'M

SITTING THERE LISTENING. ANDI REMEMBER MY SON IN THATROOM THEN LOOKING UP AT MEAND HE GOES DAD, DO YOU

KNOW I ALMOST DIED? AND MYFIRST THOUGHT WAS MAYBE HEOVERHEARD THE NURSE SAYTHAT OR MAYBE THEY

THOUGHT HE WAS UNDERANESTHESIA, YOU KNOW, AND--AND HE WASN'T. BUT ITWASN'T UNTIL FOUR MONTHS

AFTER WE GOT OUT OF THEHOSPITAL THAT WE FINALLYLISTENED TO OUR SON. AND THAT'S WHERE I GOT TO

SEE HEAVEN. NO, JESUS ANDSOME ANGELS CAME AND FLEWME UP TO HEAVEN. AND I SAID, SO COLTON,

WHAT DID JESUS LOOK LIKE? I KNEW THAT THE FIRSTPERSON I SAW WAS JESUS. HEWAS WEARING WHITE ROBES

WITH A PURPLE SASH AND HEJUST CAME DOWN NICELY ANDGRACEFULLY. WELL, DAD, JESUS HAS

MARKERS. DAD, JESUS HASMARKERS. I DIDN'T KNOWWHAT HE MEANT. SO I FINALLYASKED THE RIGHT QUESTION.

COLTON, WHERE ARE JESUS'MARKERS? AND HE DROPS HISTOYS DOWN AND HE STANDS UPAND HE JUST POINTS, DAD,

THEY WERE RIGHT HERE, HETAKES HIS FINGERS, POINTS TOTHE PALMS AND THEN HEBENDS OVER AND TOUCHES THE

TOPS OF HIS FEET. AND LOOKSUP TO ME THAT'S WHERE JESUS'MARKERS WERE, DAD. WHEN I WAS IN THE THRONE

ROOM OF GOD TO START WITHSO I GOT TO SEE WHAT THATLOOKED LIKE. I WAS UPSETBECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT

WAS HAPPENING. WHAT GODDID IS HE USED PEOPLE THAT--PEOPLE OR THINGS THAT ILIKED TO CALM ME DOWN.

FROM THERE ON, I FELT BETTER. AND ONE DAY WE'RETRAVELING TOGETHER AND HELOOKS UP AT ME AND, DAD,

YOU USED TO HAVE AGRANDPA NAMED POP, DIDN'TYOU? I'M LIKE, YEAH. HE'SREALLY NICE. REALLY? YEAH,

YOU USED TO PLAY WITH HIMAS A KID AND FIX--WORK WITHHIM ON THE FARM AND SHOOTSTUFF WITH HIM AND I'M LIKE,

YEAH, HOW DO YOU KNOWTHAT? WELL, HE TOLD ME. A FIGURE CAME UP AND HEWAS POP. HE ASKED ME ARE

YOU TODD'S SON? I SAID YES.HE SAID THAT HE WAS HISGRANDPA, SO THAT'S WHERE IMET HIM.

YEAH, POP, UH, I WAS VERYCLOSE TO HIM. AND HE WASMY MOST SIGNIFICANT MALEROLE MODEL WHEN I WAS A KID

GROWING UP. OKAY, BUT HEWAS KILLED IN A CAR WRECKBEFORE I TURNED SEVEN. UM, I WAS BUSY PAYING

BILLS, AGAIN, UM, BECAUSETHAT'S, UM, MY JOB. AND HECAME UP AND TOLD ME HE HADTWO SISTERS. WELL, HE HAD

TO SAY IT SEVERAL TIMESBEFORE HE FINALLY GOT MYATTENTION AND FINALLY I PUTMY STUFF DOWN AND LOOKED

AT HIM AND I SAYS WHAT DOYOU MEAN YOU HAVE TWO SIS--SISTERS? NOW I HAVE TWOSISTERS. YOU HAD A BABY

THAT DIED IN YOUR TUMMY.AND I JUST LOOKED AT HIMLIKE WELL HOW DO YOU KNOWYOU HAVE TWO SISTERS?

WELL, SHE TOLD ME. AND THENHE PROCEEDED TO DESCRIBEHER. SHE LOOKED LIKE CASSIE

BUT SHE HAD BROWN HAIR ANDFIRST TIME WHEN SHE SAW ME,SHE JUST CAME UP ANDHUGGED ME.

WE KNEW THIS WAS TRUEBECAUSE HE SAID SHE KEPTHUGGING ME. SHE WOULDN'TSTOP HUGGING ME, MOM, AND I

DIDN'T LIKE THAT. WELL, I'M NOT REALLY THEHUGGING TYPE. I HAD MISCARRIED THE

WEEKEND OF FATHER'S DAYWEEKEND WHICH MADE ITEVEN ROUGHER. AND WETHOUGHT WE'D DEALT WITH IT,

WE'D GOTTEN OVER IT,WE'D ACCEPTED THAT THEBABY HAD DIED. WELL, WHENHE SAID HE HAD TWO SISTERS, I

WAS--I THINK I WAS IN SHOCKFIRST AND THEN TRYING TOREALIZE WHAT IS HE TELLINGME? AND SO I KNEW THAT HE

HAD SEEN HER AND AFTER HEDESCRIBED HER AND HE SAIDSHE JUST--SHE'S JUST WAITINGFOR YOU GUYS TO COME TO

HEAVEN. YOU KNOW, AS WE TALKEDABOUT HEAVEN AND HE WASTELLING ME ALL THESE

WONDERFUL DETAILS, I JUSTFELT LIKE I HAD TO ASK HIM,DID HE WANT TO COME BACK? I KNEW THAT I WAS LEAVING

HEAVEN BECAUSE JESUS CAMETO ME AND SAID COLTON, YOUNEED TO GO BACK. EVENTHOUGH I DIDN'T WANT TO GO

BACK, HE SAID THAT HE WASANSWERING MY DAD'S PRAYER. I REMEMBERED THATPRAYER. THAT IRREVERENT,

THAT DISRESPECTFULSCREAMING-AT-GOD PRAYER.AND I WAS LIKE HE'SANSWERING THAT PRAYER?

TODAY, COLTON IS AHEALTHY 11-YEAR-OLD ANDSHARES HIS HEAVENLYJOURNEY WITH BOLDNESS.

I LEARNED THAT HEAVEN ISFOR REAL AND YOU'RE GOINGTO LIKE IT. YOU KNOW, THERE'S AN

AMAZING TESTIMONY. EVERYTIME I LOOK AT THESETESTIMONIES, IT STRENGTHENSMY FAITH. I PRAY THAT IT'S

DOING THE SAME THING FORYOU AS WELL BECAUSE THISLITTLE BOY, UM, HIS DAD APASTOR AND HE SAID GOD, IS

THIS WHAT I GET FOR GIVINGYOU ALL MY LIFE? I'VE GIVENYOU EVERYTHING AND NOWMY BOY IS GONE. AND HE

COMES AND HEARS THAT HISBOY IS CRYING FOR HIM IN THEOPERATING ROOM AFTERRECOVERY AND HE SAYS, DAD, I

SAW PAPA BURPO, HIS DAD,AND HE NEVER KNEW HIMEITHER. DIDN'T KNOW HE HADTWO SISTERS AS WELL.

HEAVEN IS A REAL PLACE. YOUKNOW, IT WAS, UM, FOR 69WEEKS ON THE BEST-SELLER'SLIST AS WELL. AND, UH, OVER

6,000 COPIES OF THIS BOOK. IWONDER IF YOU'RE SAYINGBUT PASTOR, I'VE BEENWONDERING, AM I GOING TO

SEE MY LOVED ONES AGAIN?LISTEN TO WHAT THE BIBLESAYS IN REVELATION CHAPTER21 AND THAT--THE BIBLE SAYS

DO NOT ADD OR TAKEANYTHING AWAY FROM IT.THIS IS WHAT IT SAYS. AND IHEARD A LOUD VOICE FROM

HEAVEN SAYING BEHOLD, THETABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITHMEN AND HE WILL DWELL WITHTHEM AND THEY WILL BE HIS

PEOPLE. BUT I LOVE THISVERSE IN VERSE FOUR. ANDGOD WILL WIPE AWAY EVERYTEAR FROM THEIR EYES. THEY

ARE--THERE SHOULD BE NOMORE DEATH, NO MORESORROW, NO MORE CRYING,THERE SHOULD BE NO MORE

PAIN, FOR THE FORMER THINGSHAVE PASSED AWAY. THEN HEWHO SAT ON THE THRONE SAIDBEHOLD, I MAKE ALL THINGS

NEW. IF YOU'VE GONETHROUGH A TOUGH TIME, GODIS MAKING IT NEW TODAY. HMM, YOU KNOW, UM, IT'S A

TOUGH THING WHEN YOU SEEYOUR PARENTS GETTINGOLDER, BRIAN. AND RECENTLY,MY MOM, SHE'S BEEN A

FAITHFUL, YOU KNOW,SERVANT OF GOD. YEAH. JUST LOVES THE LORD AND,

UH, SHE'S HAD SOME HEALTHISSUES AND ALL MY MOM SAYSIS, YOU KNOW, SHE JUST LOOKSFORWARD TO HEAVEN.

YEAH. AND IT IS GETTING SO REALTO HER. AND, YOU KNOW, AS--AS A DAUGHTER, IT'S

COMFORTING TO KNOW THATOUR FAMILY KNOWS THAT WEARE GOING TO SPEND ALL OFETERNITY TOGETHER.

THAT'S RIGHT. WHETHER, YOU KNOW, SHE'SHERE FOR A WHILE AND, UH,YOU KNOW, OR STAYS A LONG

TIME. I THINK SHE'S ACTUALLYMORE WORRIED ABOUTSTAYING A LONG TIME. SHEJUST LOVES THE FACT THAT

SHE KNOWS WHERE HERDESTINY IS AND THAT SHE'SGOING TO HEAVEN. YEAH.

AND, UM, WHAT A PRECIOUSPROMISE. GIFT. WE HAVE THAT WHEN WE

KNOW JESUS. YEAH. WE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. AND I KNOW THAT THERE

ARE PEOPLE RIGHT NOW THATNEED TO MAKE THAT CHOICE.I'VE GOT A SISTER ON THEOTHER SIDE. I--I'VE JUST SEEN

A LOT OF PEOPLE AND LOVEDONES IN THE LAST--LAST YEAR,UH, PASS AS WELL. AND I KNOWTHEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

LORD AND THAT MAKESHEAVEN A WHOLE LOT CLOSER.BUT HEAVEN IS NOT GOING TOBE THE PLACE THAT IT COULD

BE WITHOUT YOU. YOU KNOWWHAT? WE'VE GOT, UM, SOMEPRAYER PARTNERS THAT ARESTANDING BY RIGHT NOW. IF

THAT HAS TOUCHED YOURHEART, 1-855-759-0700. REACHOUT TODAY. TODAY'S A GOODDAY FOR YOU.

(MUSIC) DADDY? YEAH, BUDDY? HOW MANY NICKELS ARE IN

A DOLLAR? THERE ARE 20 NICKELS IN ADOLLAR. HOW DO BIRDS FLY? DOES

MILK REALLY MAKE MY BONESSTRONGER? YEAH, YEAH. DADDY, WHEN WE DIE, WILL

WE GO TO HEAVEN? DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWERTO LIFE'S BIGGEST QUESTION?CALL THE 700 CLUB, WE'LL

HELP YOU FIND ANSWERS TOTHE IMPORTANT QUESTIONSLIFE BRINGS YOUR WAY.(MUSIC)

I WANT TO TALK TO YOUTODAY ABOUT KEEPING HOPEALIVE WHEN YOU AREBELIEVING FOR A BREAK

THROUGH IN YOUR LIFE.PROVERBS 13:12 SAYS HOPEDEFERRED MAKES THE HEARTSICK BUT WHEN THE DESIRE IS

FULFILLED, IT IS A TREE OFLIFE. WE CANNOT ALWAYS SEEWHAT GOD IS DOING IN OURSITUATION. IN FACT, VERY

OFTEN WE HAVE NO IDEA HOWHE IS ORCHESTRATING EVENTSBEHIND THE SCENES TO BRINGAN ANSWER TO OUR SITUATION.

YOU MAY WONDER WHY GODLEAVES US IN THE DARKSOMETIMES AND HE SEEMSDISTANT TO US. AT TIMES, IT'S

ALMOST AS IF HE'S JUST NOTLISTENING. JOB CERTAINLYWONDERED WHY GOD WAS NOTRESPONDING TO HIS DEEP, DEEP

CRIES FOR HELP. YET IN ALLHIS PAIN, JOB NEVER BLAMEDOR CURSED GOD. YOU SEE, GODIS CLOSER THAN THE AIR THAT

YOU ARE BREATHING AND HE ISALREADY AWARE OF YOURSITUATION AND HIS PROMISE ISTHAT WEEPING MAY ENDURE

FOR A NIGHT BUT JOY COMES INTHE MORNING. OUR PART IS TOLET GOD FILL US WITH HISPEACE AND HIS JOY EVEN AS

WE ARE WAITING FOR THEANSWER TO OUR PROBLEM.ROMANS 15:13 IN THEAMPLIFIED SAYS THIS. I LOVE

THIS VERSE, MAY THE GOD OFYOUR HOPE SO FILL YOU WITHALL JOY AND PEACE INBELIEVING THROUGH THE

EXPERIENCE OF YOUR FAITHTHAT, BY THE POWER OF THEHOLY SPIRIT, YOU MAYABOUND AND BE

OVERFLOWING BUBBLING OVERWITH HOPE. THIS VERSE SAYSTHAT GOD FILLS US WITH JOYAND PEACE WITHIN THE VERY

ACT OF BELIEVING, NOT YETRECEIVING, JUST IN THEBELIEVING. SO IT MEANS BYHAVING FAITH IN THAT WHICH

YOU CANNOT SEE AND HAVINGCOMPLETE TRUST IN GOD, YOUWILL EXPERIENCE THE JOY ANDTHE EMOTIONS AS IF YOU HAVE

ALREADY RECEIVED GOD'SANSWER TO YOUR CRISIS. ANDYOU WILL BE OVERFLOWINGWITH HOPE. ISN'T THAT GREAT?

SOMETIMES WE REMAIN IN ADEPRESSION OR IN A STATE OFUNHAPPINESS BECAUSE WEJUST CANNOT RISE UP OUT OF

OUR OWN CIRCUMSTANCE.WE'RE LOOKING AT THECIRCUMSTANCE INSTEAD OFLOOKING AT JESUS. OUR FOCUS

REMAINS ON OUR PROBLEMINSTEAD OF SEEING THAT GODIS FULLY ABLE TO BRINGABOUT OUR VINDICATION AND

OUR DELIVERANCE AT THEAPPOINTED TIME. FAITHRELEASES GOD TO WORK. ANDIT GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY

TO SIMPLY REST IN HIS PEACEUNTIL THE BREAKTHROUGHHAS COME ABOUT.THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF

THE BIBLE, MEN AND WOMENWHO HAVE STOOD IN FAITHAGAINST THE ODDS AND INSPITE OF CIRCUMSTANCES

WHERE THERE APPEARS TO BENO WAY HAVE LIVED TO SEETHE VICTORY OF GOD. GOD ISPOWERFUL. HE'S POWERFUL

ENOUGH TO CHANGE ANYSITUATION AROUND. INSTEADOF GETTING DEPRESSED ANDDOWN ABOUT WHAT APPEARS

TO BE HAPPENING, GO TO THEWORD OF GOD WHICH WILLGIVE YOU GREAT HOPE IN THEAWESOME POWER OF THE LORD

TO WORK ON YOUR BEHALF,CALL A FRIEND, ASK THEM TOSTAND WITH YOU, CALL OURPRAYER LINES. ABOVE ALL,

ASK YOUR SOUL WHY ARE YOUSO DOWNCAST? PUT YOURHOPE IN GOD. AMEN. YOU KNOW, I LOVE

PROVERBS 14:12, HOPEDEFERRERS MAKE THE HEARTSICK. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? ILOVE ALSO JOB CHAPTER 14

VERSE 7 THROUGH 9. YOU NEEDTO WRITE THAT DOWN. THEBIBLE SAID THERE'S HOPE FORA TREE IF IT'S CUT DOWN, AT

THE SCENT OF WATER, IT SHALLBUD AGAIN BECAUSE IF IT'SHOLY AND IT BELONGS TO THELORD, WHOEE, THAT WORD IS

FOR YOU TODAY, YOU'RECOMING OUT OF THAT PLACEBECAUSE I CAN SMELL THEHOLY SPIRIT RIGHT NOW JUST

MOVING INTO YOUR HOME.FATHER, IN THE NAME OF JESUS,WOULD YOU EVEN NOW PUTTHE WATER OF YOUR GLORY ON

THAT MAN, THAT WOMANRIGHT NOW THAT IS WATCHINGAND LET THEM RECEIVE IT INJESUS' NAME. AND EVERYBODY

IN AGREEMENT SAID AMEN.WELL, COMING UP NEXT, WEWENT OUT TO THE STREETSAND ASKED SOME TOUGH

QUESTIONS WHAT CANADABELIEVES ABOUT THEAFTERLIFE. WHY ARE MOST CHRISTIANS

AFRAID TO TALK ABOUTHEAVEN AND HELL WITHOTHERS? OBVIOUSLY THE ANSWER IS

FEAR. UM, BUT I THINK THATFEAR COMES OUT OF, UM, APLACE OF BEING AN ANSWER TOTHEMSELVES AND ALSO MAYBE

NOT TRUSTING GOD ANDTRUSTING THEIR OWN WISDOMAND TRUSTING THEIR OWNUNDERSTANDING.

BECAUSE IT'S A TITLEDSUBJECT. IT'S JUST THATSIMPLE. UH, WESTERNCULTURE JUST DOESN'T LIKE--

THEY LIKE SPIRITUALITY, BUT,UH, WESTERN CULTUREDOESN'T LIKE CHRISTIANITY. I BELIEVE IN HEAVEN.

OBVIOUSLY AS A BELIEVER INCHRIST I KNOW WHERE I'MGOING. BUT I CAN'T ANSWERALL THE QUESTION THAT'S

PEOPLE HAVE. WE DON'T WANT TO SOUNDLIKE WE DON'T KNOW WHATWE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

I THINK MOST CHRISTIANSARE AFRAID TO BRING UP THESUBJECT OF HEAVEN AND HELLBECAUSE THEY'RE AFRAID OF

HOW OTHER PEOPLES'PERCEPTIONS OF THEM WILLCHANGE. PEOPLE ARE SUCH LOGICAL

THINKERS, PEOPLE ARE SUCHSKEPTICS AND THEY CAN BACKTHINGS UP WITH THEIRINTELLIGENCE THAT

SOMETIMES I GET A LITTLEWORRIED THAT I AM NOTGOING TO BE ABLE TO, UH,ANSWER A LOT OF THEIR

QUESTIONS AND THAT'S WHY IDON'T, UH, I DON'T GO OUT OFMY WAY TO SHARE THE STORYOF HEAVEN AND HELL.

WHOSE JOB IS IT TO TELLPEOPLE ABOUT JESUS ANDWHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE? I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE IN

THE CHURCH PROBABLY THINKIT'S THEIR PASTORS OR THEIRPREACHER'S JOB TO TELL THEM.THEY KIND OF LET THE

LEADERS OF THE CHURCH BETHE ONES TO GO AND SAYTHESE SORT OF THINGS AND TOKIND OF PUT THEMSELVES OUT

THERE. I DO THINK THATTELEVISION SHOWS AND TVEVANGELISTS, LIKE EVEN

THOUGH SOMETIMES THEYMIGHT COME OFF LIKE, I DON'TKNOW, A LITTLEUNCOMFORTABLE, I THINK

THAT DOES ACTUALLY IMPACTPEOPLE. THERE ARE OTHER WAYS, ITDOESN'T HAVE TO BE ME, IT

DOESN'T HAVE TO BE YOU. BUTIT DOES HAVE TO BESOMETHING. I THINK THAT THE ONLY

THING THAT YOU CAN DO ISLIVE IN RELATIONSHIP WITHTHE PEOPLE THAT YOU'RETRYING TO, UM, USHER ALONG.

(MUSIC) YOU KNOW, I'M REALLYENJOYING THIS, LAURA-LYNN.UH, IT'S--IT'S ALWAYS

FASCINATING TO HEAR WHATPEOPLE BELIEVE ABOUT LIFEAND DEATH. YES.

AND, YOU KNOW, I WANT TOMAKE ONE MORE POINT ASWELL. WHEN EARLIER I SAID,UH, COLTON BURPO, HEAVEN IS

A REAL PLACE, I SAID 6,000COPIES. THAT WAS OVER 6.5MILLION COPIES THAT ARE INCIRCULATION. AND, UH, SO, UH,

THIS IS REALLY A SUBJECTTHAT PEOPLE HAVE REALLYWRAPPED AROUND. WELL, AND THE HARD PART

IS, BRIAN, IS SOMETIMES WEDON'T THINK ABOUT IT UNTILWE GET A DIAGNOSIS. OR ONEOF OUR BEST FRIENDS IS

KILLED, YOU KNOW, IN ATRAFFIC ACCIDENT ORSOMEONE IN OUR FAMILYFACES DEATH.

SAD BUT TRUE. AND SUDDENLY, UH, EVEN ACLOSE FRIEND OF MINE, IREMEMBER HER HUSBAND

PASSED AWAY AND SHE WASLIKE WITHIN THE NEXT FEWDAYS AS, YOU KNOW, THESTRESS OF--OF ALL OF IT IS

COMING THROUGH. SHE'S LIKE,IT FEELS LIKE--LIKE WHERE ISHE? YEAH.

WHAT IS HE EXPERIENCING?AND SHE KNEW THERE WAS ANAFTERLIFE BUT SOMETIMES WEDON'T THINK ABOUT IT, YOU

KNOW? AND--AND YOU KNOWWHAT? THE QUESTION IS, UH,WHOSE JOB IS IT? WHOSE JOB IS

IT TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUTTHAT? YOU KNOW, ITSHOULDN'T BE JUST LEFT TOTHE PASTOR, BUT I REALLY

BELIEVE LIFE ON LIFERELATIONSHIP IS MOREVALUABLE THAN JUST HAVING,UH, ONE PERSON FROM A

PULPIT OR FROM A PLACE THATIS SAYING THIS IS THEDEFINITIVE WORD ON THAT.WHO CAN ARGUE WITH YOUR

OWN TESTIMONY? WE'REOVERCOMERS BY THE WORD OFOUR TESTIMONY. WHAT IF YOU KNEW HEAVEN

IS REAL BECAUSE YOU'D SEENIT? EVERYTHING'S ALIVE.NOTHING'S DEAD.

BECAUSE YOU'D BEENTHERE? THERE'S MORE LOVE THANYOU COULD IMAGINE.

HOW WOULD IT CHANGE THEWAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE? HE WAS SO EAGER, WE GOTTO GET PEOPLE SAVED. WE GOT

TO LET PEOPLE KNOW ABOUTJESUS. GET THE REAL STORY FROMPEOPLE WHO HAVE

EXPERIENCED LIFE BEYONDTHE GRAVE.(MUSIC) WELCOME BACK. UP NEXT, A

MAN DROPS DEAD FROM AHEART ATTACK AND THEMIRACLE THAT BROUGHT HIMBACK TO LIFE.

ONE SATURDAY MORNING,SCOTT NEARING WALKED INTOHIS BANK AND AS HE MOVEDTOWARD THE LINE, COLLAPSED.

HIS WIFE ANDREA REMEMBERSGETTING THE PHONE CALL. IS THIS MRS. NEARING? YES.IS YOUR HUSBAND SCOTT? YES.

DOES HE HAVE ANY HEALTHPROBLEMS? WHY? WHAT'SGOING ON? DON'T ASK ANYQUESTIONS. DOES HE HAVE

ANY HEALTH PROBLEMS? NOTTO MY KNOWLEDGE. AND THENHE SAID, WELL, HE COLLAPSEDAT THE BANK, WE'VE GOT

PEOPLE HERE WORKING ON HIM. ANDREA DIDN'T KNOW IFHER HUSBAND WOULD LIVE ORDIE. AND THE TURBULENT

EARLY YEARS OF THEIRMARRIAGE NOW SEEMEDINSIGNIFICANT. THE COUPLEMET IN COLLEGE AND MARRIED

WHILE STILL IN SCHOOL. IT WAS KIND OF AWHIRLWIND ROMANCE AND WEWERE ENGAGED FAIRLY

SHORTLY AFTER WE STARTEDDATING. YET SCOTT HAD BEENKEEPING A PART OF HIS LIFE

HIDDEN FROM ANDREA. HECLEANED UP HIS ACT LONGENOUGH TO WIN HER OVER,BUT IT DIDN'T LAST.

I STARTED TO DO THE DRUGSAGAIN. I STARTED TO DRINKVERY HEAVILY. AND I STARTEDTO SLEEP AROUND. MARRIED

MAN. MONTHS AFTER I GOTMARRIED I STARTED TO, UH,CHEAT ON MY WIFE AND ITDESTROYED HER.

I JUST FELT SICK. SO SIXMONTHS IN, HE TOLD ME THATHE WANTED A DIVORCE. AND ITHINK I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE

GIRL ABOUT A MONTH AFTERTHAT. THE COUPLE SEPARATED.ANDREA LEFT SCHOOL AND

MOVED IN WITH HER PARENTSWHERE SHE RENEWED HERRELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.OVER TIME, SHE FORGAVE HER

HUSBAND AND STARTEDPRAYING THAT HE WOULD GIVEHIS LIFE TO CHRIST. YOU KNOW, I HAD BEEN

TOLD YOU'RE NOT TO GIVE UPON HIM. SO I DIDN'T. AND WEJUST--WE PRAYED A LOT AND IDREW ON--GOT MY STRENGTH

FROM THE LORD AND FROM MYFAMILY. AFTER TWO YEARS, THEYAGREED TO GET BACK

TOGETHER AND BEGINWORKING ON THEIR MARRIAGE.SOON, THEY HAD THEIR FIRSTCHILD. ONE NIGHT, SCOTT HAD

A DISTURBING DREAM. THERE WAS--IN THIS DREAM,SLOPES OF MUD AND MUCKAND RUNNING FILTHY WATER

AND STUFF LIKE THAT. AND IWAS ROLLING IN THIS STUFFAND SOMETHING GRABBED MEAND PULLED ME DOWN UNDER

THE WATER AND I COULDN'TBREAK FREE. I KNEW THATTHAT DREAM WAS NOT ADREAM BUT A WARNING.

SO I SAID, WELL, DO YOUWANT TO SAY THE SINNER'SPRAYER? ARE YOU FINALLYREADY TO GIVE YOUR HEART

TO THE LORD? AND I DID. I GOT DOWN ONMY KNEES AND I--AND I GAVEMYSELF TO CHRIST AND I

BEGGED FOR FORGIVENESS FOREVERYTHING THAT I'VE DONE. AFTERWARDS, SCOTTSTARTED TAKING HIS FAMILY

TO CHURCH. BUT THE FIGHTINGAT HOME CONTINUED. HE HAD SOME INTERNALCONFLICT THAT HE WAS

WORKING OUT. BUT THATINTERNAL CONFLICT I GUESSOFTEN CAME OUT IN ANGER. ONE DAY SCOTT, A

SEEMINGLY HEALTHY 38-YEAR-OLD WALKED INTO THE BANKAND SUFFERED A MASSIVEHEART ATTACK. BY THE TIME

HE HIT THE FLOOR, HE WASALREADY DEAD AND TIME WASRUNNING OUT. AMAZINGLY,PARAMEDICS WERE ONLY A

BLOCK AWAY AND ARRIVED ATTHE SCENE WITHIN TWOMINUTES. THEY WORKEDFURIOUSLY ON SCOTT UNTIL

FINALLY THEY GOT AHEARTBEAT. I HAD WHAT WAS KNOWN ASA WIDOW MAKER AND 4% OF

THE PEOPLE SURVIVE. THEREWAS NO REASON FOR ME TO BEABLE TO MAKE IT THROUGHTHAT HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE

THING. HE COULDN'T DENY HOWTHE LORD CHOREOGRAPHEDHIS SURVIVAL. IT WAS SO

DETAILED. AND HE COULDN'TDENY IT. SO HE KNEW THATTHE LORD SAVED HIM FOR AREASON.

SCOTT SPENT ONLY A FEWDAYS IN THE HOSPITAL. WHENHE CAME HOME, HE WAS NOTTHE SAME PERSON.

WHEN YOU DIE AND YOUCOME BACK, THAT'S WHATYOU'RE LEFT WITH. YOU'RE--IMMEDIATELY IT WAS MY--MY

FAMILY, MY WIFE, CHRIST. ITWAS THE ONLY THING THATMATTERED. I BECAME ABETTER FATHER AND I BECAME

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