By reacquainting readers with the God who is too good to condemn anyone to Eternal Hell, this book offers a Biblical interpretation present in Christianity from the earliest Jesus-Followers to the 21st Century.
Do you know why Zoroastrian priests are on your Christmas cards? Ken Vincent shines light on a topic previously known mainly to scholars; he provides the layperson searching for Christian origins an extremely readable but thorough exploration of a religion which predates Christianity by hundreds of years.
Vincent does a real service for readers who need quick access to "the good stuff." The result is an inspirational book that gently reminds us how much we have always known deep inside. In our modern pluralistic world, the barriers imposed by the old doctrine of religious exclusivity are confronted every day by individuals, families, and nations.
Now more than ever, the inspirational message of God's Universal and eternal love for all humanity needs to be retold.
CHAPTER 11: An Eighteenth-Century Near-Death Experience: The Case of George de Benneville - Dr. George de Benneville - whose hopeful Universalist message is consistent with the reports of modern-day NDEs but put him at odds with his Calvinistic his religious upbringing and associates.
CHAPTER 12: Zoroaster: The First Universalist - Zoroaster was known as a the Prophet of the Magi (the so-called "wise men" of Matthew 2) and a miracle-worker who is believed to have lived somewhere between 1200-1800 BCE.
CHAPTER 7: Resurrection Appearances of Jesus as After-Death Communication: Rejoinder to Gary Habermas - Dr.
Vincent uses data from religious/spiritual experience research to defend his thesis about Jesus' resurrection appearances described in the Bible as being visionary after-death communications instead of "reanimated corpse" appearances. Vincent also describes how, over the past 150 years, religious experience researchers have successfully applied the tools of science and begun to unlock the mysteries of how humans experience God and afterlife.
This online book is entitled God Is With Us: What Near-Death and Other Spiritually Transformative Experiences Teach Us About God and Afterlife.
Correspondence regarding this online book should be sent to: FOREWORD: Webmaster Kevin Williams introduces the author of this online book, Dr. Vincent, and gives reasons why this important work should be read and understood by people from all backgrounds and religious preference.
CHAPTER 6: Resurrection Appearances of Jesus as After-Death Communication - Although a bodily resurrection of Jesus is implied by the Gospel writers because of the empty tomb, Dr.
Vincent reveals how the "resurrection" appearances of Jesus described in the Bible are more in accord with the phenomenology of modern after-death communications of Jesus, other divine figures and ordinary people.
In his book The Magi: From Zoroaster to the Three Wise Men, he compares the religion of the Magi (Zoroastrianism) to Christianity and shows the parallels of Universal Restoration in both faiths.