Evangelist Billy Graham pushed back against assumptions that peoples’ claims of having “glimpses of heaven” before they die are actually just a “hallucination or chemical reaction in the brain,” saying, instead, that he believes they are divine in nature.   Graham’s comments about these “heaven” experiences came after he received a question from a woman who said that her uncle believes that her aunt had one such vision before her death. The woman expressed skepticism and asked whether her

aunt was merely suffering from a hallucination. “Although it’s unusual, God does give some people a glimpse of Heaven’s glory just before they die,” Graham responded in a post on The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website. “As the stones thrown by his enemies rained down upon him, Stephen — the first Christian martyr — “looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God” (Acts 7:55).” Graham went on to say that he doesn’t buy critics’ claims that it’s all just a chemical reaction and said that he believes it is actually a “God-given glimpse into eternity” — something that God uses to show people that eternity is real and that Jesus is waiting for us. READ MORE