Since out of body experiences (OOBEs) have been verified by M.D.s why don't churches teach OOBEs as proof of an afterlife?
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The question asks about medically verified OOBEs not the supernatural. Why don't churches teach the proof of their theory of an afterlife?
"Verified" means the person received information which was corroborated while the person could not have physically made the observation. See Hub, "Near Death Experiences and What they Mean." See IANDS. Read books by Raymond A. Moody, Jr. M.D.
It's still relying on personal accounts, not something that can be repeated. And the ongoing senses of a freshly deceased, or nearly deceased, human aren't necessarily supernatural.
Many OOBEs have been reported and confirmed. Yes, OOBEs are not controllable, but that does not mean OOBEs do not exist. They are just not controllable. Q: why don't churches study and teach the verified OOBEs as proof of an afterlife?
My point is that the validity of reported OBBEs is about on par with reports of alien abduction or bigfoot sightings. Which is why churches probably don't use them; they're too far off the road from the mainstream.
Yes, the question is whether OOBEs are truly verified. See books by Raymond A. Moody, Jr. M.D. and IANDS website. Decide only after investigation.
So, can't we start our own church based on Jesus and spirituality and proved by OOBEs?
Of course! People have been starting their own churches for centuries. I'll be waiting anxiously to see what you have to offer.
All we have to do is declare it. Also see Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE). They have study groups which study such things.