Sorry Dennis. Don't believe all these NDE's. And many preachers sound like Jesus and use Jesus words. No reason to suppose they are do anything more than repeating Jesus words. And the Gospel of Thomas does not say that Jesus was divine. In the book Jesus deflects any questions of his divinity asked by people. Many of the non-canonical gospels were written by people who had little knowledge of Jesus, the Jewish Preacher, but wanted prestige Have you read the Infancy Gospels. Do you believe that Jesus, as a child, killed and then brought back to life another child? And Jesus was never called a Rabbi in his own time. The title came into operation later. The only reason the Gospels use the term is that they were written long after his death when the term WAS used.