This question has indeed troubled many people for many many many years... What actually happens to us when we die? Will we just stop living? Will our body just decay and stop existing? Is there a heaven for everyone? Is there really a hell for those very evil and wicked people? Is there justice of a both heaven and hell? Or would it be just a total darkness...? Or a a light at the end of the tunnel?
"People in China are getting behind the craze of holding funerals for
themselves and being placed in a coffin. Participants are told to climb inside
wooden coffins to feel what it is truly like to experience death. The
experience is getting popular in the country with many companies including
funeral parlours around the country offering the chance to get inside a coffin.
One such event, called 'Experiencing Death', was held by a funeral home in east
China's Tianjin city last Friday, reported People's Daily Online." - Mail Online
It captures the imagination of people who even doesn't have an interest to know anything about religion or God, it get's stuck in their head when they're older or even when in an age where everything seems to be stagnant and without direction and monotonous life... Intrusive thoughts about the afterlife after death can challenge one's thinking and beliefs that when they are a
FREETHINKER @ 'I Don't Care' or an ATHEIST
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Hi, seems like I have got your attention now since you are continuing to read my blog post today. So, my name is Albrecht... and I am an Ex-believer of the idea of reincarnation and also an Ex-believer of the teachings of Buddha when all he thought about was some crazy stuff not even a monk could follow 100%... Images of him were made hundreds of years after he died and ceased to exists and the teachings of Buddhism got so mixed up with Chinese folklore, Taoism and some other weird superstition... I am happy I got away with all the past madness.
Today I stand before all of you saying I once believe all people would go to heaven, but considering a man who has once did the most wicked thing in life like murdering his own wife or kids, or like Hitler starting WWII and eventually wiping out millions of innocent people... I don't think heaven would cater for such people.
"... all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God ."
The Book of Romans, Chapter 3 verse 23
The Apostle Paul
You see, the problem with the world today is filled with evil, wickedness, unfairness, justice that has been smudged with dirt and such dirty... disgusting acts of horrible crimes has been conducted by man or women who just has evil in their hearts. Yes, there are good people around too that gives colors to this world and creates life and good atmospheres in world that we lived in.
What would happen to the evil people? the rapist? Child abusers? Murderers? Thieves? would there be a punishment for them after this life? In hell?
And in the same way, for all of those who has sin and continuing in their sins... Those who has not known God or even found the way to connect to God... Because ultimately, each and everyone of us has done something wrong in life and has lived in a way where we did not acknowledge God or His existence in our lives. One way or another we have had sinned. and sin in God's Eye is dirty, wicked and evil and can not enter into heaven.
is no one righteous, not even one;
is no one who understands;
is no one who seeks God.
have turned away,
have together become worthless;
is no one who does good,
throats are open graves;
tongues practice deceit.”
poison of vipers is on their lips.”
mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
feet are swift to shed blood;
and misery mark their ways,
the way of peace they do not know.”
is no fear of God before their eyes.”
- The Apostle Paul
God is Almighty, the creator of the universe and He is Perfect and Holy and without blame... also, He is Awesome and Great and gives life to a newborn and to every living creature on this planet. To think for a second that anyone imperfect, a liar, a drunkard a murderer, prideful, without compassion, heartless, animal maiming person, fornicator, adulterer or even a thief... would be able enter into the courts of Heaven is unreasonable.
Since the fall of Adam and Eve in the history of mankind, SIN has entered into the world and has since separated mankind from God. it is our sin, that dirty, evil and disgusting sin of our in us separates us from knowing God and having a relationship with Him.
Do not be deceived, God
is not mocked;
for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
For he who
sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption,
but he who sows to the
Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
The Book of Galatians
Verses 7 & 8
Do you not know that
the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither
fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will
inherit the kingdom of God.
The First Letter to the Corinthians
Paul, The Apostle
verses 9 & 10
When it is said that such people would not inherit the Kingdom of God, it speaks loudly of a group of people who would not enter heaven. And because God is Holy, Righteous, Just and Marvelous... He is not a Judge Who would just be like a good ol' grandpa and say, "I'll let this sin pass me by and accept it into heaven." Instead, like a righteous Judge, Sin must be punished and the Justice of God must be appeased.
God is a just judge,
And God is angry with
the wicked every day.
If he does not turn
He will sharpen His
He bends His bow and
makes it ready.
The Book of Psalms Chapter 7 Verses 11 & 12
Far be it from You to
do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the
righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of
all the earth do right?”
The Book of Genesis
The Book of Beginnings
And since God is a righteous Judge and our wicked, vile and disgusting dirty sin will send us straight to hell... It would be even a scary thought that one would have to spend an eternity over eternity in hell because he or she has sinned not against a mere man, but an everlasting, eternal Holy God.
The Great White Throne Judgment
Then I saw a great
white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven
fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and
great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened,
which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works,
by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were
in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they
were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast
into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written
in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
The Book of Revelation
John, The Apostle
Verses 11 ~ 15
At the end of the day, there will be eternal torment in hell...
"... God did not spare the
angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of
darkness, to be reserved for judgment;"
2nd Letter of Peter,
Peter, the Apostle
Sin will have its consequences not only in this world but also in the afterlife... after we die... when our soul has left our body...
So, what is our hope then? Since even the most nicest person on earth has had sinned once in his or her lifetime... and will be condemned to hell if not saved... What is the hope for them?? What is the hope for us??
You see dear reader, it is also known that God is Love... Out of Love He blesses the earth and provides us with the colors of His creation... The laughter, the joyous emotions, the smiles and the happy feelings we get when we are with loved ones are His designs and creations.
The Lord is not slack
concerning His promise,
as some count slackness,
but is longsuffering toward
not willing that any should perish
but that all should come to repentance.
2nd Letter of Peter,
Peter, the Apostle
Chapter 3, Verse 9
“ … ‘As I live,’ says
the Lord God,
‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked,
but that the
wicked turn from his way and live.
Turn, turn from your evil ways!
should you die, … ?”
The Book of Ezekiel
Chapter 33, Verse 11
And this is the Hope, that God does not wants us to perish in hell and die there left to rot for eternity and eternity and eternity... But He desires that we repent of our wrongdoings, repent from our sinful ways and turn away from it...
Now, if you turn away from your sin,
Whom do you turn to?
God has prepared a way for salvation, that is for you to escape the Judgement and God's Wrath against sin and all that has rebelled against Him... escaping hell and receiving His redemption...
"... for all have sinned and
fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the
redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His
blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His
forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to
demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and
the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus."
The Book of Romans
The Apostle Paul
Chapter 3, Verses 23 ~26
Since there is a price that needs to be paid for our sins, Jesus has died on the cross to pay the wages of our sin. Jesus being God's Only Begotten Son has became a man and lived a perfect, blameless and holy life on earth being tempted with the same temptations of evil as of today... Yet lived without sin and was proven blameless unto death. He was crucified and died a sinner's death; a death penalty worthy of the worst criminals at that current time during the Roman Empires. He was accused of blasphemy declaring His Deity and calling God is Father making Him equal with God, and also at one point revealing He Himself is God.
If He was a mere crazy man, he would have died and stayed dead in his very grave...
Jesus; "who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification."
The Apostle Paul
Jesus Christ, The Lord Jesus Christ was raised up from the dead and He was resurrected back to life after dying on the cross and was buried... The people at those times went mad and began to declare what has happened and share this wonderful news. Because...
For God so loved the
world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoeverbelieves in Him should
not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the
world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
The Book of John
by The Apostle John
Chapter 3: vs. 16
I call unto you dear reader, whoever who would stumble unto this blog post of mine... Life after death is real and will continue for eternity upon eternity and upon eternity. You don't need to spend your eternity after death in hell...
But repent of your sins and put your Faith in The Lord Jesus Christ, receiving Him as your Lord and Savior... submitting your whole life under His Lordship and Sovereignty... Because He is coming back again for those who has placed their trust, faith and belief in Him to save them from hell entering into an eternal relationship with Him, The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords.
The Lord Jesus Christ wants to save you and set you free from the bondage of sin, the consequences of sin and ultimately from an eternal separation from God in hell. He wants to redeem you and purchase you unto Himself by His Blood.