Except who actually wrote this script? Certainly not this chap. Yet the story is known to almost everyone in Burma. That is pretty effective.
Whoever did write this script actually was seriously knowledgeable and is protecting his identity by paying this guy to carry the can. It is a pretty effective ploy. In the meantime the story itself has had a huge impact even if it only introduces Christianity into a Buddhist context.
However it actually does much more. It introduces an unusual Christian theological position as well not actually espoused or well known by most Christians.
NDE has produced alternative visions of Hell as a spiritual reality. Our description here does conform to all that. It all fits right in and there is nothing quite like it in accepted scripture. The whole spiritual geography remains familiar as does the sense described as well. All this is important and cannot be expected from even a Buddhist Monk.
If this is a hoax it is surely inspired by a knowledgeable Christian missionary at the least. .
Buddhist Monk Died for 3 Days And Saw Buddha in Hell. God Raised Him Back To Life To Deliver This Message!
The story that follows is simply taped testimony from a man with a life-changing story. It is not an interview or a biography, but simply the words from the man himself. Different people react in different ways when they hear this story. Some are inspired, some skeptical, a few will mock and ridicule, while some others have even been filled with rage and anger, convinced these words are the ravings of a mad man or an elaborate deception. Some Christians have opposed the story simply because the radical and miraculous events described herein do not fit their feeble image of an Almighty God.
A few tried to verify this story from several Burmese church leaders who shared it with us. These leaders had looked into the story and had not found any suggestion of it being a hoax. It was with this in mind that they decided to step out and circulate the story. They just want to let the story speak for itself, and invite Christian believers to judge it according to Scripture. If God wants any part of it to be intended for His glory or to encourage His people, then we pray His Spirit will work in the hearts of the readers in those ways.
Some people have told them that the monk in this story never actually died, but that he just lapsed into unconsciousness, and the things he saw and heard were part of a fever-driven hallucination. With those at hand, they remain believing it for the simple fact remains that the events of the story was so radical, ably proven that the monk’s life took on a complete 180-degree shift after the events described below. He has fearlessly and boldly told his story at great personal cost, including imprisonment. He has been scorned by his relatives, friends and colleagues, and faced death threats for his unwillingness to compromise his message. What motivated this man to be willing to risk everything?
Meet Athet Pyan Shinthaw Paulu from the country of Myanmar and this is his life-changing testimony – from being a follower of Buddha to a full-fledged follower and believer of Christ Jesus!
still serious questions about the content of his supposed visions or visit
to hell and heaven, as well as questions about editorial comments made by
Asian Minorities Outreach/Asia Harvest.
There is just nothing to back it up.