Anne Heche may be in heaven today. I know some hardcore Christians may not agree but hear me out. August 5, just a little over a week ago, she drove her Mini Cooper nearly 100 mph into a house. Her car, and the home she hit, burst into flames. After being rushed to the hospital, for over a week she remained in critical condition. Last Friday doctors declared her brain dead and removed life support. Preliminary toxicology reports said she had cocaine and fentanyl in her system.
We reported a week ago the story of her sad life in a blog entitled “Anne Heche Possessed by Death Demon.” (To read click here.) That prophetic word has been, regretfully, proven true. In my previous blog, I pointed out the tragic details of her life being raised in a born-again, Christian home. In her memoir “Call Me Crazy,” published in 2001, she revealed that her father repeatedly raped her as a child. He lived a secret gay life and eventually died of AIDS. I also explained that before Anne was born, she had a sister, Cynthia, who died from a heart defect at two months old. During all this tragedy, Heche, a saved and baptized Christian, sought the help of a psychic medium. One sister died of brain cancer. Her brother died from a car accident, which some think was suicidal.
No question there was a curse of death on Anne Heche, further empowered by the curse of incest that was on her father. So, how can I say she night have gone to heaven? She gave her life to Jesus at a young age. Baptized as a child. Spent her early years in a gospel-preaching church. I understand that many Christians will argue that her lesbian lifestyle with Ellen DeGeneres, her abuse of alcohol and drugs, her death-bent end means she can’t be in heaven. But salvation is about God’s grace. I’ve known people who confessed Christ when young but afterwards went on to spend decades in the occult, sexual sin, and heavy drug use. Most, like Anne, were victims of horrible physical, emotional, and sexual abuse that warped their view of life and God.
John 10:28 says, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (KJV). John 3:16 promises eternal life by trusting in Christ. If that is revocable, how, when, where, and why? If you are sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30) how does one get unsealed? This matter is complicated, and theologians have argued about it for centuries. There are issues of apostasy, heresy, and being saved “as by fire” (1 Cor. 3:15). But let me be clear. I believe in holy living, growing in grace, sanctification, seeking the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and consistent obedience to the Word. But every day of my life I deal with broken people, like Anne Heche. Some were demon possessed from childhood, many from birth. They come to Jesus, but the odds of generational curses are so stacked against them that it’s hard to live for the Lord consistently.
Those in deliverance and inner healing ministry understand what I am trying to convey. Instead of pointing the finger of condemnation at Anne Heche, we need to call to account those in Christian leadership who deny deliverance and give no way out from the torment of demons and curses. If Anne Heche could have been set free, she would have been a powerful witness for Christ. I wonder, how many Christians along the way condemned her and didn’t tell her that her demons of death could be cast out? I believe Anne Heche may be in heaven. She certainly went through enough hell on earth.