The Christian world was shocked to learn that Alex Malarkey, the boy who claimed that he went to heaven after he died and saw Jesus and the devil, recanted his story. Alex's story as told in the book, The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, sold more than a million copies and was made into a television movie that gripped the hearts of millions.
But, Alex's story goes far beyond the financial hoax it has perpetuated. It actually dates back to the Garden of Eden. Here, Eve was beguiled by the serpent into believing that she would live forever if she disobeyed God and experienced the consequences, which is death (Genesis 3:4-5) (Romans 6:23). Since then, untold billions have been and continues to be deceived. But how could so many be fooled for so long?