Death and near death experiences are entirely two different experiences because in ‘near death’ a person experiences an ‘out of the body experience’ that does not represent real death. The devil who is still the “prince” of this world [John 12:31] at the moment of the exit of the soul appears as Jesus or an angel of love [2 Cor 11:14] or a tunnel of light in order to convince men and women that there is NOTHING TO CHANGE in their relationship with God in case the soul returns to the body. The devil does this by appearing as a Lord who is kind and a compassionate that does not take in account of the way we have lived or of our deeds.
The personal experience of Crystal McVea “Waking Up In Heaven ” describes a personal experience of a careless god which is very similar with a lot of other NDE experiences. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGw0MPa3dpY Video
In [2 Cor 11:14] we are informed that Satan is able at any time to transform into an angel of light “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light”
Mickey Robinson who is a sky diver who went through a near death experience describes first of a horrible void (Hades). He continues by saying “you wouldn’t want any human being ever to get trapped in this. Then he is remarking of the fact that he is standing in the presence of God! He describes God as a river of golden light. He continues in saying that “this being is going to take care of him for eternity”.
Mickey Robinson Testimony (Death Experience) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt-R4uUTPaA
Life after death experiences all have in common the presence of bright tunnels or kind companionate angels who allow a person to believe they are Jesus or rivers of gold till the soul crosses the line of no return! He goes on talking about Gods love and majesty however it is not possible for anyone to be in the presence of God (Divine Light) without the therapy as provided by the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost and live! [Exodus 33:20] “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Lazarus the resurrected friend of Lord Jesus whose body started to show signs of decay after four days of death was a Cyprus Bishop here (the second Christian Church ever created by the Apostles) for 30 years after leaving Jerusalem, and he was known to sometimes spit on the ground and never ever smile.
Lazarus a Bishop of the Church of Cyprus http://www.sacred-destinations.com/cyprus/larnaca-ayios-lazaros
He was the only person known in the history of man who was “resurrected” after being dead for four days who can actually tell us about the ~HORRIBLE after death conditions~ known as Hades.
Lazarus the boyhood friend of Lord Jesus died the first time before His ascension and the creation of His Church he went to horrible Hades like everybody else because there was NO CHURCH, NO PARTAKE with God through BAPTISM, no Christian life and a spiritual relationship with Lord Jesus that SAVES!
The rules (canons) that would serve man for the Salvation from Sin were delivered by the Holy Spirit ~ONCE AND FOR ALL TIMES~ the day of Pentecost.
Cannons of the Apostles http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/cannons_apostles_rudder.htm
These Holy Apostolic Cannons that establish our Lords presence in His Church as High Priest and Mediator to His Father for each and everyone of us ensure mans freedom, they were set forth to free man from his biggest tyranny that is sin, and they are aimed to set man free from his biggest tyrant who is the devil
Any deviation or self-improvisation to the Will of God as to the Salvation of man is disobedience it …IS A SIN. In the year 1054 AC during the schism of the ONE Church that was in violation of [Ephesians 4:5] “One Lord, one faith, one baptism”, those in disobedience kept the Holy Bible and “turn their back” to the very Church (Holy Tradition) that wrote it! It is not possible for Lord Jesus to be High priest and Mediator to his Father for the Salvation of man to new founded Christian organizations after the schism in violation of his own canons! The word Church (Ecclesia) can be found in the Holy Bible 104 times! Most of the Apostles (Lazarus to) became Bishops in His Church in order to serve Him as His priests after He had ascended to His Father.
Apostles who became Bishops http://orthodoxwiki.org/Seventy_Apostles
The Heavenly Kingdom and Hell: The Heavenly Kingdom and Hell are not present yet. Heavenly Kingdom and Hell will come in to being after His Second Coming at which time man will acquire bodily senses for he will become once more body and soul. He will be able to physically feel then the gifts of Paradise and the Heavenly Kingdom and the sadness of Hell. According to the Holy Fathers after Resurrection and after His Judgment (the rendering of His Justice) there will be an –Ascension by Lord Jesus and His Saints – into the Heavenly Kingdom (as described in Apocalypses) where Lord Jesus will eternally be High Priest and a King for all for all time to come. [Hebrews 5:6] “As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisede”.
In the Heavenly Kingdom the city as described in Revelation 21:2 will live the Godman Lord Jesus who is a ~God by nature~ (God Logos), and all of His Saints who were united with Him and enabled their selves becoming “gods by the grace of God “otherwise known as Holy .
Who is Lord Jesus?
[Revelation 21:6] “Lord Jesus Christ is the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the CAUSE of the CREATIONAL BEGINNING, the CAUSATION OF CREATION, the SUPREME and UPMOST PURPOSE FOR ALL CREATIONS”.
Yes my beloved brothers and sisters, the Hebrew man named Jesus who walked the earth 2000 years ago, was no more, no less, God Creator His Self!
Understanding the Orthodox Christian Faith (the Faith of the Apostles)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxdbE7033Ho