Harvard School of Medicine neurosurgeon Eben Alexander knows that when the brain dies, the patient dies… and so the experience he personally had can only be explained by the afterlife:
Dr. Eben Alexander has taught at Harvard Medical School and has earned a strong reputation as a neurosurgeon. And while Alexander says he’s long called himself a Christian, he never held deeply religious beliefs or a pronounced faith in the afterlife.
But after a week in a coma during the fall of 2008, during which his neocortex ceased to function, Alexander claims he experienced a life-changing visit to the afterlife, specifically heaven.
“According to current medical understanding of the brain and mind, there is absolutely no way that I could have experienced even a dim and limited consciousness during my time in the coma, much less the hyper-vivid and completely coherent odyssey I underwent.”
I’m not going to steal Dr. Alexander’s thunder, and encourage you to follow the link to read about his journey.
What I find comforting about Dr. Alexander’s story is that it closely resembles stories that of others that have momentarily shrugged off this moral coil, from a fellow doctor, Mary Neal, that drown in a kayaking accident in Chile, to that of four-year-old Colton Bumpo and others that have seen Heaven.
There is also apparent correlation in the far more terrifying of story of Bill Wiese, who says he spent 23 minutes in Hell.
Disregard these experiences, the Bible, the prophets, etc. at your own risk.