When Alex Malarkey was involved in a car accident in 2004, he was left paralyzed and remained in a coma for two months. But when he finally awoke, he had an incredible story to share.
The child, now 16-years-old, told doctors and family members how while he was asleep, an angel lifted him up to heaven to meet Jesus and Satan.
His fascinating story was eventually turned into a best-selling novel with the help of his father in 2010 entitled, 'The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven.'
An excerpt from the book describes heaven as "perfect" and upon arrival, there was a "really tall gate" that was white and shiny.
But now, the teenager is coming clean and admitting he made it all up. His mother shared an open letter written by the boy, claiming he lied about the story for attention. Clearly, it worked.
"I did not die. I did not go to heaven," he said. "I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never read the Bible. People have profited from lies, and continue to."
"I want the whole world to know that the Bible is sufficient," he continued. "Those who market these materials must be called to repent and hold the Bible as enough."
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