For those of you who believe Kat Kerr, and her claims of how she sees into the spirit realm so very often, and has supposedly been to Heaven many times and how she claims to have seen God, I want you to consider the following scriptures:
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory… ~ 1 Peter 1:8
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is perfected in us. ~ 1 John 4:12
If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. ~ 1 John 4:20
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is at the Father’s side, has made Him known. ~ John 1:18
Before we proceed further, I want you to notice a point of emphasis about Jesus in relation to the gospel. Jesus is the one in whom God is revealed to humanity. No one has ever seen God (literally seen his person), only the Son whom God sent can reveal God. This is a fundamental truth with regards to the message of the gospel. Anyone claiming otherwise is promoting another gospel. God is revealed to us in Christ alone!
In the Old Testament, God himself told Moses, “Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.” ~ Exodus 33:20
Now consider Paul’s words:
He alone is immortal and dwells in unapproachable light. No one has ever seen him, nor can anyone see him. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen. ~ 1 Timothy 6:16
Earlier in 1 Timothy, Paul refers to God as “invisible” in a doxology of praise – Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. ~ 1 Timothy 1:17
Remember, a fundamental truth about the gospel is that Christ alone can reveal the Father. Thus Paul says of Jesus, “who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.” ~ Colossians 1:15
Those who in scripture saw the Lord, such as the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 6), did not see God’s face. Instead they saw his majesty and glory, in similar fashion as Moses when God allowed him to see his goodness and glory, but Moses was not allowed to see God’s face. In the New Testament, the apostle John references Isaiah’s experience: “These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.” ~ John 12:41
Now, I want you to think of Kat Kerr’s claims about Heaven where cows drive tractors, where five and six foot rabbits wear aprons, and where a city made of jello can be found. In comparison to this “Alice in Wonderland” and “spiritual Disney World” description of Heaven, consider the reverence of Moses, Isaiah and the apostle Paul who each had divine encounters with the Holy One.
When God’s presence overshadowed Moses he immediately bowed down to the ground and worshiped (Genesis 34:8). When Isaiah saw the Lord he cried, “Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” ~ Isaiah 6:5
Now consider Paul’s description:
I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:1-4
In contrast to Kat Kerr and others who make claims of regular trips to Heaven, Paul cautiously references an experience 14 years prior, and contextually this was something Paul did not boast in but only mentions it to make his point in refuting the false apostles which were seducing the Corinthians.
In scripture those who had divine encounters with God, or even angels of God, displayed holy reverence. Even the apostle John who walked with Jesus in the flesh and was personally ordained an apostle by Jesus was overcome with in awe (reverence and holy fear) in the presence of the Heavenly glory of Jesus: “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead.” ~ Revelation 1:17a
The claims of Kat Kerr and others who make similar claims reduce the glory of the Lord to the commonality of human imagination, but God is not common and can not be crafted by human imagination. God is Holy! God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. ~ Psalm 89:7
You can believe Kat Kerr and others who make outlandish claims of regular trips to Heaven if you so chose, but if you do, you are choosing their words over the holy scriptures. Kat Kerr, and others who make similar claims, have neither seen God, nor had a genuine experience of Heaven. Kat Kerr is appealing to the itching ears of those who are turning away from sound doctrine to fleshly ideas of spiritual realities.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. ~2 Timothy 4:3-4
I have written a follow up post to this article.