...have you thought about that?
No, I must confess I haven't. I don't usually devote much time to matters that are calculated to pull one over God. I think He would see straight thru that ruse, don't you?
This woman claims that Jesus spoke directly to her, and she has recorded His words more or less verbatim in her book. So tell me, in what way is her book inferior to the Bible? Should we not therefore just tag it on after Revelation? And if not, why not? After all, is she not the favoured recipient of divine revelations?
Again, think about it, then read the warning God Himself gives us in Rev. 22:18-19.
Not necessarily. What if she were deluded, for example? As for whether she's toast, again, that's not my call. Only God knows the heart of a person.
OK, on a slightly more serious level then.
Have you ever heard of the so-called Amityville House of Horror? Books have been written about it, films and 'docu-dramas' have been made of it, sensational tv and radio interviews with the 'victims' broadcast across the globe, t-shirts printed featuring a foreboding image of the house a la Psycho ........ well, you catch my drift, right? An entire industry was built around this 'story' that was purported to be based on fact.
Well guess what? That's all it was - a story for the credulous. A complete and utter gold-plated copper-bottomed steaming pile of doggie doo doos. Investigators very quickly uncovered a money-making scam that would get the 'victims' of the manufactured haunting out of a financial fix. They were in serious arrears with their mortgage and facing imminent eviction from their 'haunted' house of horrors. And guess what again? It worked! The gullible masses swallowed their garbage hook, line & sinker in droves. But the exposé did absolutely nothing to quell the demand for this unadulterated cr*p. Sequels were made, more fictionalised (!!) accounts were written ...... you name it.
That's what you get when you want to grasp at anything other than the Bible about the possible existence of the supernatural or afterlife. Somebody once said that a man who won't believe in God will believe in anything, or words to that effect. There's a lorra lorra wisdom in them thar words.
So where does this leave our divinely inspired guide to the netherworld? As the old hack advised long ago, just follow the money.