Christian Teen Shares Final Thoughts Before His Death



  • 2011-12-31T01:24:49

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Breedlove, thank you for sharing this very touching video. I know your hearts are breaking in two right at this moment. I pray that God provides you comfort that you know where Ben is, and that he is happy where he is. May the peace that passes all understanding be with you and your family. My heart breaks for you. My tears flow with your love for your son, for Jesus and for your strength in sharing this message while your hearts are so tender. God will someday reward you with being able to see your son again. God bless you.

  • 2011-12-31T01:13:24

For those who are willing to accept a watered down gospel... Galatians 1:1-8 Paul, an apostle (not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), 2 and all the brothers with me, to the churches of Galatia. 3 Grace be to you, and peace from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world according to the will of God and our Father, 5 to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. 6 I marvel that you so soon are being moved away from Him who called you into the grace of Christ, to another gospel, 7 which is not another, but some are troubling you, and desiring to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from Heaven preach a gospel to you beside what we preached to you, let him be accursed.

  • 2011-12-31T01:11:17

For those who say we are not to judge believers... Here are the words of Paul. 1Corinthians 5:9-13 AMP. 9 I wrote you in my [previous] letter not to associate [closely and habitually] with unchaste (impure) people— 10 Not [meaning of course that you must] altogether shun the immoral people of this world, or the greedy graspers and cheats and thieves or idolaters, since otherwise you would need to get out of the world and human society altogether! 11 But now I write to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of [Christian] brother if he is known to be guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater [whose soul is devoted to any object that usurps the place of God], or is a person with a foul tongue [railing, abusing, reviling, slandering], or is a drunkard or a swindler or a robber. [No] you must not so much as eat with such a person. 12 What [business] of mine is it and what right have I to judge outsiders? Is it not those inside [the church] upon whom you are to pass disciplinary judgment [passing censuring sentence on them as the facts require]? 13 God alone sits in judgment on those who are outside. Drive out that wicked one from among you [expel him from your church].

  • 2011-12-31T00:56:44

Praying for your family. He had a beautiful smile. I can only imagine its continual now.

  • 2011-12-31T00:23:53

The name of the song is Mad World. I believe it's performed by Michael Andrews...but that's the version with words...

  • 2011-12-31T00:23:14

Chris Simon Good points! The bottom line is that Ben gives the impression and clearly believes that he had an encounter with God and the spiritual world where God is. There is no evidence that he questioned that experience with biblical truth. On the contrary, it is clear that he accepted his two "dreams" as evidence that he was right with God. Such a "theology" is troubling, and, I contest, can lead people ASTRAY, and not to faith in the true God. That is why I've commented the way I have all along here. We know that the Bible says that Satan appears as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14). He's not walking around with horns, a pitchfork and a red suit. Those that see him and are influenced by him imagine him TO BE FROM GOD. That's how deceiving he is. We must all be watchful of his "wiles" (tricks), the Bible says. Was Ben's experience from Satan? I can't say for certain, of course. I'm only a man. But, I think it's pretty safe to say that from a purely biblical perspective that it was not from God. I know I'll probably get judged for judging again, but until someone shows me in the Bible that what Ben experienced is from the Lord, then I can only believe that it wasn't. I'm not trying to be harsh. I'm just trying to live in biblical reality. This entire conversation is about examining Ben's statements in light of biblical truth. And I am of the opinion that Christians AND non-believers alike need to understand that what they saw in the video above is not what the Bible teaches about how to find peace with God. If any non-believers are reading this they need to understand that peace with God ONLY comes through faith in Jesus Christ.

  • 2011-12-30T23:46:52

I am so much relating to Melba Harris' comment. I too lost my oldest son when he was 8 and he loved Jesus with all his heart. The week before he died, he said to his grandmother, "I wish when I get to heaven there would be a telephone so I could call and tell you all about it". I have a website with my Jeffrey's story on it telling about the many times God answered our prayers on our cancer journey. It can be found at www.jonoville.com/godsgift. To Ben's parents and siblings, I know this is so hard to deal with especially at Christmas, but always reflect on where Ben is. We always made Jesus a birthday cake as Jeff's birthday was Dec. 17th and so we celebrated his and Jesus birthday every year. May God bless and keep Ben's family in the hollow of His hand and give them peace.

  • 2011-12-30T23:28:51

I cried, was so sad, but this young man who set a great example of God's love, remarkable young man. To his loved ones I pray for your strength to get thru your loss, but Ben is where he wanted to be. I'm sorry for your loss, but just keep thinking of the strength your son, grandson, nephew, whatever he was to you he still is and now he is watching over you with our Lord and Savior. God Bless you all. May u feel peace.

  • 2011-12-30T23:23:37

Leana Lane Whitlow that's a tough question that has been debated for ages. Will God allow a person to go to hell because a Christian failed in God's call to give him the Gospel? I personally don't believe so. We are all held accountable, and will be judged for, our own actions. If a person is seeking the true God--the God of the Bible--then I believe that God will send the Gospel to that person. It will then be theirs to accept or reject. But I don't think there can be any argument that God intends to human instruments to spread the Gospel. It's kind of hard otherwise on a mass scale, don't you think?

  • 2011-12-30T23:00:27

Deepest sympathies to Ben's entire family at this very difficult time. There are no words to describe the sadness of this story.

  • 2011-12-30T22:14:16

TO BEN'S PARENTS: I was so touched and your son's story reminded a lot like a friend of that had also cheated death many times, and also died June two years ago next year... My friend had cancer in his lungs the first time it started in his bone marrow, and about after a year the medical speicalists were able to irradicate the cancer. But later the cancer came back and was in his lungs and in his stomach. I loved my friend very dearly and was very similar to a brother to me. I have no idea what it's like to loose a son but I am very familar with loss... The only thing that always comforts me that he and Ben is in heaven a paradice that compares to no other. :) I'll be praying for you guys for comfort.

  • 2011-12-30T22:06:47

Leana Lane Whitlow I think it's fair to say that we can judge anyone by their "fruits." Especially their claims. And I don't think doing so falls under the admonition of Romans 14:13 (which was written to Christians, by the way. Note the word "brother" in the verse). It's not that we are never to judge. John 7:24 says, "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." So we are to judge, just not by "appearance" (i.e. "an external show" in the Greek). So, getting back to the very beginning: a video was put on GodTube claiming someone is a "Christian." We all watch the video. Based on WHAT can any of us, who also claim to be Christians, say "Amen!" to what we watched? Which one of us can be absolutely confident from what they saw, and based on his own words, that Ben is with the Lord right now? If you say you do, then I ask you what you saw that gave you that confidence?

  • 2011-12-30T21:59:17

I watched this video yesterday and it really moved me. The peace he described he felt was so beautiful... I hope this comforts his family and loved ones

  • 2011-12-30T21:54:42

Leana Lane Whitlow thanks for your input. I was simply asking the question, "What is the justification for the word 'Christian' in the title based on Ben's video or any of his past videos?" Are you saying that it's wrong to ask that question? Have you forgotten 1 John 4:1, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, BUT TRY THE SPIRITS whether they are of God..."? All I've done is ask questions. Since you regret that my comments could possibly drive someone away from seeking God, I want to ask you some questions. Is there anything at all in Ben's videos, past or present, that would lead someone to seek salvation in Jesus Christ? Isn't it the job of a Christian to point people to Him? If you were dying, knew your time was short, and had the opportunity to video a testimony for the world, would you point them to faith in Jesus Christ? Or, would you leave them with the impression that they can trust in their fanciful dreams and visions as proof that they are on good terms with God? Not trying to be contentious here. Just friendly conversation that gets us all to think. :-) Too many Christians today don't think very well, and emotions, unfortunately, rule the day in situations like this.

  • 2011-12-30T21:43:24

This is beautiful. Thank you, Ben (and family), for sharing your story. God is already using it to inspire others. I love the music that you chose for the background of this video. Does anyone know who the artist is and what the name of the song is? I feel like I've heard it before...

  • 2011-12-30T21:42:51

Becky Dearinger Williams I agree with you, but who is judging themselves better than others?

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