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Star warns Facebook followers: If you don’t believe in hell, you can’t believe in God

Star warns Facebook followers: If you don’t believe in hell, you can’t believe in God

“19 Kids & Counting” star Jessa Duggar has spoken out and ruffled feathers by telling followers that those who do not believe in hell cannot truly believe in God. “I will speak to you a hard truth,” she posted on her Facebook account. “I do not write this because I think that it will bring […]

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Thanksgiving: From gratitude to God in 1863 to today’s recognition of dependency

Thanksgiving: From gratitude to God in 1863 to today’s recognition of dependency

Thanksgiving was created by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 … [H]e used the language of Christianity to explain the logic of this national ritual. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone […]

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God will return to earth and live with His children: Rev. 21 on the world to come

God will return to earth and live with His children: Rev. 21 on the world to come

Revelation 21 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. […]

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Robin Williams’ ‘What dreams may come’ explored the after-life for a suicide

Famed comedian and actor Robin Williams, 63,  died Aug. 11 of an apparent suicide. His wife since 2011, graphic designer Susan Schneider, issued the following statement: “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. “On […]

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Novelist wondered if phone call from the dead saved his life

Novelist wondered if phone call from the dead saved his life

When I interviewed Dean Koontz for a biography about his life and work, he told me a number of interesting stories. The following one is appropriate for a spooky fall season blog: On September 20, 1988, Dean had an experience that he would not write about for nearly a decade, but he claimed it in […]

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Iranian woman pardons son’s killer after dream: ‘My son…was in a good place’

Iranian woman pardons son’s killer after dream: ‘My son…was in a good place’

An Iranian woman on Tuesday pardoned her son’s killer at the gallows, with just seconds to spare before executioners were to hang him. In a case that has provoked surprise in Iran and across the world, the killer, known only as Balal, was dramatically saved by Samereh Alinejad whose son, Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, was murdered in […]

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Miracle? Bringing heaven down to earth in a film

Miracle? Bringing heaven down to earth in a film

Todd and Sonja Burpo [of Heaven Is for Real] are as normal as any on-screen couple. They just happen to make the Church a large part of their lives. The hook of the film, a tale based on true events, is that the couple’s child believes he had a near-death experience and saw Heaven. The […]

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Scientists only scratching the surface on ‘near-death experiences’

Scientists only scratching the surface on ‘near-death experiences’

DURHAM, N.C.—Grandma was just resuscitated. She wakes up and tells you a bizarre story of coming out of her body and going to heaven. Has she developed psychosis? Was her brain damaged from the lack of oxygen? After over 30 years of research, scientists have concluded that this is not the case. Instead, they think […]

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Matter of fact ghost stories from Vietnam where we’re not talking fiction

Matter of fact ghost stories from Vietnam where we’re not talking fiction

Back in Vietnam, my grandmother and great-grandmother were often paid unexpected visits by inhabitants of the spirit world. My favorite of their stories is the one about three men from their small coastal village who were lost at sea during a particularly bad storm. For days everyone scoured the shoreline looking for the bodies and […]

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For sale at only $1.59 million: House with a view and an invisible roommate

For sale at only $1.59 million: House with a view and an invisible roommate

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – A beautiful and unusual home is for sale in Punta Gorda, Fla. It comes with a high price tag and a built in roommate. The owners of the yellow Victorian say if you don’t believe in ghosts, the Sandlin home may change your mind. “It’s a great view so it’s a […]