Alex Malarkey, ‘The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,’ Admits He Made It All Up

Alex Malarkey.  How ironic his last name happens to be what he is also “full of” .   Unlike dozens of others who have made similar claims, he decided to come clean and admit,  “he made it all up”.   You can read the article of his confession here.

Alex Malarkey went on to take aim at others who have claimed similar “heavenly trips” .

Christianity Today did have a brief article about this.  They said , “The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution at its 2014 conference critical of ‘heaven tourism’ books, though they continue to be sold by Lifeway.

I’m sure the Christian Community will have to admit this particular case is unfortunate but will they discount the others who have claimed the same ?

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15 thoughts on “Alex Malarkey, ‘The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,’ Admits He Made It All Up

  1. Sickening, isn’t it? I remember speaking to Noel over a year ago now, and we were giggling about how easy it would be to pen a book for the Christian market, pushing all the right buttons, telling them exactly what they wanted to hear. The joke was, the only thing stopping us was that we actually had a strong sense of morality to not cheat people in such a way.


  2. Paul I believe made that very statement in the NT. Phil 1:18But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.


  3. ratamacue0 says, “Don’t forget to drink your Ovaltine!”

    I used to enjoy Ovaltine as a kid. I forgot all about it. I might have to see if they still sell it and buy some !

    Thanks for stopping by ratamacue0


  4. Read about this a couple of days ago.
    In a way I think it is a good thing.
    It will pass , like all the others, but it is at least a wake up call and maybe other claims will be viewed with a more skeptical eye from now on. Your best mate, Unkle Eric has not made mention of this pearler yet … and I know he has quoted others who have died and come back.

    Maybe you should ask him about this, one, Ken? – as I am banned from his blog. 🙂


  5. Hey Ark ! I think I will pop over there after my 2nd cup of coffee and give it a go !

    Happy New Year BTW


    • Report back too, don’t forget!
      Halfway through January already …yeah, happy new year to you too,Ken.
      Getting ready for Easter yet? lol…


      • unkleE says, “Again, I can’t argue against his experience. But I wonder whether he considered the claims of millions of other people ”

        kcchief1 says, “Over the years thousands of people claimed to have gone to heaven and returned too . Does this mean it is so ? Any comments on the latest recant ?
        Alex Malarkey, ‘The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,’ Admits He Made It All Up”

        No reply from unkleE yet ……..

        Ark, I’m done with Winter. I’m headed back to Florida. I bought a home there 2 weeks ago and will take possession on the 31st. I plan to spend Winters there from now on. I still like the other 3 Seasons and will spend them at my current home.

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      • unkleE says, “Hi Ken. Do you really think “thousands” of people have claimed to have returned from heaven? I haven’t heard that many stories, but maybe you’re right.

        I hadn’t heard of the Alex Malarkey story either, but with a name like Malarkey, people should have guessed! (Do you have that word where you live? In Australia, years ago at least, “malarkey” was a slang word for “rubbish” or “nonsense”.)

        I don’t see how anyone could verify such a story, even if it was true, so I’m doubtful any such stories could be fully believed. But if a person is physically healed, or is physically and measurably dead for a period of time and recovers, or if a person sees and hears things while they are in a brain dead state (as apparently happens with some NDEs), these things can be verified sometimes and become compelling evidence.

        So we are left with either denying verified evidence or coming up with an explanation. Divine healing is one plausible explanation, the existence of life beyond the physical is another.”


  6. Ah …good ole’ Unklee! He is a treasure.


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