Don Piper died in a horrific automobile crash with an 18-wheeler on a two-lane highway bridge NE of Houston, Texas. Read what he says, it is the most profound thing anyone can ever experience on earth. Make sure to click on the link below for his complete story. He suffered so much in his recovery for a year or more.
As he is driving home from a minister’s conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven where he is greeted by those who had influenced him spiritually. He hears beautiful music and feels true peace.
“The moment, the instant, the second, the truck struck me and killed me I was standing at the gates of Heaven. I didn’t go down a long tunnel. There was no bright light at the end of it. I didn’t have a near-death experience. When your dead for an hour and a half you’re really dead. I was there just like that. I took my last breath here and I took my first breath there. And I was surrounded by people who I had known and loved in life. That preceded me in death. I mean I’m looking at their faces. They’re all around me. And what a reunion it was.”
Back on earth, a passing minister who had also been at the conference is led to pray for Don even though he knows the man is dead. Piper miraculously comes back to life and the bliss of heaven is replaced by a long and painful recovery.
For years Piper kept his heavenly experience to himself. Finally, however, friends and family convinced him to share his remarkable story.