The Heaven is For Real book, and many other like it, have been wildly popular of late. Now it's been made into a movie. Who isn't intrigued by this kind of thing?
So, what do you think?
Does "dangerous" come to mind? I just showed our kids the trailer and asked them what they thought. Then I showed them the following clip by David Platt. I would highly recommend watching this before (or after) you go see the movie.
Satan doesn't just carry out his schemes by scaring you and shaking his pitchfork in your face.
What if he could incite a best selling evangelical (!) book such that Christians were more emotionally satisfied and impressed with the words of a 4 year old on the subject of heaven than with the Word of God? Might our defenses be down as he peddles his false ideas inside and outside the church? Surely we'd be more likely to buy from a cute little 4 year old. It couldn't hurt, right?
"And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light" (2 Cor 11:14). We dare not be unaware of his schemes (Eph 6:11; 2 Cor 2:11).