He Died And Went To Heaven, Here’s What He Saw There.
If you went to church as a child you won't forget the sermons of what happens when we die; we come face to face with our maker. Scientists, however, have a different theory. The medical community is clear about this; the moment your heart stops beating you are in the first stage of death, in essence you are clinically dead. Although scientists do agree if there is enough oxygen in the brain, there is no brain damage and major organs are also alive even if you are clinically dead.
During the second stage of death is when the cells of the body begin to degenerate while the organs begin to shut down. With the advances in medicine, people are able to be resuscitated and brought back to life. Time and time again, patients are able to recall having out-of-body experiences, even so far as to share their personal experiences of what they heard and "saw" while being technically dead.
Now science is trying to figure out what really happens when you die.
Colton Burpo was only three years old when his appendix burst.
His parents Todd and Sonja Burpo initially thought the boy was fighting the flu, waiting a couple of days before rushing him to the hospital.
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Doctors gave the family a prognosis they were not expecting, Colton needed surgery.
"It was tough seeing your body look lifeless when he was a very vibrant child," Sonja recalls.
Colton was rushed to surgery while he screamed for his dad.
Todd, who is also a pastor, found himself alone in a room. He admits he felt mad at God.
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"I said, 'God after all I have done for you, now you are going to take my kid?'" he remembers.
About an hour and a half later, Colton still wanted to be with his dad. When the nurses brought the father and son together, Colton's first words were "Dad, did you know I almost died?"
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Todd said it took months before he actually took the time to listen to what his son wanted to share with him.
Colton claims the first person he saw in heaven was none other than Jesus himself, donning a white robe with a purple sash.
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