I can relate to much of what Kyle states in The Bonds of Faith and Love. We are called to have faith and believe that something *is* even though we haven’t seen that *is* or don’t know that *is* really exists. I can relate to this because I still have a fear of dying because of it being an unknown.
We are called to believe in faith that our loved ones are in the afterlife, whether it be heaven, purgatory, or hell. We pray that our loved ones are with Jesus in heaven. Faith gives us the knowledge to believe. But not knowing in the physical sense of being can cause us to question what is beyond life on earth after death. If we knew what was in the afterlife through our earthly experiences then we wouldn’t need faith to believe.
Accounts from near death experiences have allayed some of my fear related to dying/death. With the accounts of near death experiences I think we can intuitively say two things (1) that reports about the afterlife support our faith in belief that the afterlife exists and (2) that the afterlife has good within it.