Tuesday, October 20, 2009


The Bible calls it everlasting or eternal life. But first we need to understand death. Revelation 20:14-15 says "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." This means that there are 2 deaths physical and spiritual. When a man dies, his body returns to earth and his spiritual self (spirit/soul) returns to God where he continues as a disembodied spirit but in a conscious state awaiting judgment. The best Bible verse that describes what happens when we die is Luke 16 (rich man and Lazarus)
Both died, their spirits were carried away by the angels, where they were fully conscious.
At resurrection, all the dead, good and bad, will be made immortal. 1 Cor 15:54, after which they will either enter heaven or suffer eternal torment, being immortal

And there is 2 options eternal life or eternal death. And because we are all sinners [Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.] our penalty is death [Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death]. But God sent his Son that we don’t have to die [John 3:16 For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life".].

The Bible says if we call upon the name of the Lord we shall be saved [Rom 10:13 for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.] In 1John 5:11-12 it says "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life."

Genesis 3:16, 19 - Satan tempted Adam and Eve to sin. Death was a punishment for sin, and that death passes to all people. All are subject to death. Death exists because Satan was successful in getting men to sin. So long as death has no remedy, man continues to be burdened by Satan's victory.
Hebrews 2:14, 15 - Jesus came to bring to nothing the one who has power over death (the devil), so He could deliver man from bondage and the fear of death
The Gospel authors clearly believed that man had a dual nature. They refer to the body as "the outer self" and the soul/spirit as the "inner self" in such places as Rom. 7:22 and Eph. 3:16. The contrast is so clearly embedded in the mind of the Apostle Paul that he even described "the outer man/ self” as decaying while the "inner man/ soul” was being rehabilitated day by day (2 Cor. 4:16). The contrast between decaying nature of the body and the onward progressive life of the soul is profound in these verses. Apostle Paul did not hesitate to speak of the body as the tabernacle or the house of clay in which man's transcendent soul indwells. In 2 Cor. 12:2-4, he could describe a person as being completely conscious while out of the body as well as when the person was in the body. The man in the passage did not cease to exist while out of his body. In 2 Cor. 5:14, the body is "an earthly tent" in which we dwell. Paul viewed his approaching death as "the time of my departure," not extinction (2 Tim. 4:6). The Apostle Peter spoke of himself as dwelling for awhile in his earthly tabernacle until the time came for him to lay aside his body and depart (2 Peter 1:13-15).

Eternal life will be a nice home because Jesus said in John14:2 -3"In my Fathers house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am there ye may be also". Jesus' resurrection not only proves resurrection is POSSIBLE but also it is one of the best-attested events of ancient history. It is one of the surest proofs that the gospel message is true.
Romans 1:4 - He was declared to be the Son of God with power, by the resurrection from the dead. The purpose of miracles was to confirm the message of God's spokesmen. [Mark 16:20; John 5:36; 20:30, 31; Acts 2:22; 14:3; 2 Corinthians 12:11, 12; Hebrews 2:3, 4]
The Bible also suggests reincarnation...Mat 11:12 and from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.: 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.: 14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elijah, which was for to come.
Jesus claimed He spoke on behalf of Father and prophesied He would be raised from the dead. When this came true, it proved what he said is right, as He had claimed. Now when He says WE TOO will be raised, we must believe …….this is GOD's word.

1 comment:

jebaa!! said...

yes ofcourse.wat you have said is absolutely truth.life is there after death.everyone in this world will be rewarded or punished as per there doings in this world.The word sin simply means'disobedient to god'.however it might be,either in small things or big, if we are disobedient we would be punished .but our loving god gave his own son jesus and saved us from our punishment.jesus's arrival is very soon.let s join and get ready for his arrival and also caution others about his arrival..because life in hell is very very very very very horrible..lets pray for our brothers and sisters..