I just found a couple of my old comments on Facebook! A friend of mine asked us (members of a group) to check out a book (pictured above) and give our thoughts. Here’s what I said:
“Why should you read it? The Bible describes Heaven and how to get there. That should be enough for us. Why do we humans like to listen to each other when God has already spoken? Do we need to see Heaven through someone’s eyes? Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believe.
By the way, there’s really no way to know if someone is telling the truth about a dream/revelation or not. We can only trust the Bible. People who are looking to be thrilled are better off reading C.S Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. At least we can tell from reading his books that he was grounded in faith, plus he doesn’t say it’s literally true.
People who say they were impacted by Choo Thomas’ book had a faulty foundation to begin with. Heaven isn’t so much about Heaven as it is about Jesus. We need no further description than what the Word offers. I’d go to join Him in a desert if that’s where He lives.
Roberts Liardon who had a revelation and published his book, I Saw Heaven, at the age of 8, spent years in his adult life sleeping with men in his church. A world of difference the supposed tour of Heaven made. Let’s not encourage all these unnecessary books. Heaven is not a holiday destination that needs advertising or hypes to make people want to go.
Gotta go, i’m getting worked up. Lol. Let’s work at living holy lives and keep looking at Jesus. Love you girls!”
I didn’t stop there. I went over to Wikipedia to do some research, and came back to continue:
FOR GOODNESS’ SAKE THIS WOMAN IS MENTALLY IMBALANCED!!!! Here’s from wikipedia:
Her book also contains some claims which go beyond the Biblical portrayal of Heaven.
Heaven is a garden, with flowers, tree lined roads, and white fences.
She claims that the food of heaven is fish, and recounts a time when she and Jesus went fishing in heaven.
On another trip to heaven she played with the fish.
She often talks about Jesus and her going for boat rides in Heaven with Jesus rowing the boat.
Heaven contains a brown lifeless valley outside heaven where disobedient Christians go (a third eternal destination) while “sinful Christians” are sent to the Lake of Fire.
She saw a literal “Mansion” which was to be hers in heaven.
This idea of Christians having a “Mansion” is taken from John 14:2 in the King James Version of the Bible, “In my Father’s house are many mansions”, although the use of “mansion” as a translation is influenced by the Latin “mansiones”” rather than the Greek “μovἡ”, which means “room, dwelling place”.
Jesus supposedly dresses up for his birthday on Christmas day.
One of her most controversial claims is that heaven contains a large, warehouse type room, where all aborted babies are kept. Thomas claims that Jesus tells her “I do not like abortion”, but if the mothers of these babies are saved, then they can have their babies back. If these women are not saved, then the babies will receive new mothers from those women who are saved and go to heaven.
Looooool! Well done, Joy from 5 years ago! Mwah!!