“The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” Recants Story, Rebukes Christian Retailers

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Lifeway has been selling The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven for many years now. It is part of the trifecta of books on “heavenly tourism” that Lifeway has sold and has promoted, along with 90 Minutes in Heaven and Heaven is for Real. The co-author of The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven – the boy himself – has written an open letter to Lifeway and admonished them for not holding to the sufficiency of Scripture, and has recanted his tale. For those who may not be familiar with of The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, the publisher’s description is as follows:

“In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered an horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex–and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive. ‘I think Alex has gone to be with Jesus,’ a friend told the stricken dad. But…

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Beth Moore Confronts Young Pastor’s Wife for Criticizing Her Direct, Divine Revelation

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Beth Moore recently wrote a post at her Living Proof Ministries, apparently fed up and perhaps feeling the heat of being criticized. The precipitating event, according to Moore, was the criticism received from a 22 year-old woman [who happens to be a pastor’s wife and member of #the15] who called her a false teacher. In the post, Moore laments the woman’s charge and equates witch-hunting to heretic-hunting. Of course, it’s been a few years since anyone has burned a heretic at the stake, and I’m not sure anyone is calling for that. Nonetheless, it seems that Moore views the situation as very serious. In the post, Moore seems genuinely befuddled as to why she would be called a false teacher, let alone by a young woman – obviously, Moore’s key demographic.

By way of quick clarification, and to be fair and precise, while the “false teacher” claim gets thrown around…

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