CHR Comment: The death of Carter’s 28-year old grandson was a surprise and not well explained in the article. Also missing was any discussion of heaven and the promise of the resurrection through faith in Christ. Perhaps all of that was discussed but was not included in the write up. Former Pres. Carter was recently in the news having announced at this same Bible class that his cancer was in remission.
LifeWay has pulled its books on near death experiences and heaven after the Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution against the subjectivity of such testimonies.
Kara Tippetts, who is battling cancer, speaks about envying the longevity of the elderly rather than pining for heaven.