Posts Tagged ‘heaven’

 

This is one of the more unanswered questions that humanity has done since we can remember. What happens after death? Clearly, the answer depends on many things. Those with religious faith, depending on the type of religion, found its way in their beliefs.

          The existence of life after death is a question made universally for people. The Bible tells us that not only is there life after death, but there is an eternal life so glorious that “No eye has seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, which God hath prepared for them who love Him “(1 Corinthians 2:9).
The resurrection of Christ was an event well documented. The Apostle Paul challenged people to question the eyewitnesses of the validity of the resurrection, and no one was able to challenge that truth. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the ultimate proof of life after death. Christ was only the first in a great harvest of people who will be resurrected back to life. Although eventually all will rise, not all go to heaven. In this life, each person must make a decision, and this will determine your eternal destiny.
Hell, like heaven, is not only a state of existence, but also a literal and very real. It is a place where the wicked will experience the eternal wrath of God without end. They bear torments emotional, mental and physical, conscious suffering of shame, regret and scorn. Hell is described as an endless abyss (Luke 8:31, Revelation 9:1), and a lake of fire, burning sulfur, where the inhabitants will be tormented day and night forever and ever (Revelation 20: 10). In hell, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, kicking off intense grief and anger (Matthew 13:42). This is a place “where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:48).

God does not want the death of the wicked, but that is their reward from his evil way to live (Ezekiel 33:11). However, He will not force us into submission. If we choose to reject it, he accepts our decision to live apart from Him forever. Life on earth is a test, a preparation for what is to come. For believers, it is eternal life in the immediate presence of God. For unbelievers, life after death is an eternity in the fire.

          On the other hand, many atheists relate this issue with the theory that energy is neither created nor destroyed. The human body is a source of energy. So what happens to that energy when we die? There are many cases of non-believers who have gone through a traumatic experience very close to what can be termed as death. The testimonies of these people when they have survived a situation, describe their feelings in different ways. Some tell what the famous light at the end of the tunnel. Others see their life flash in images at high speed. Others feel how levitate and separate from the body. All are responses suggestion by the knowledge of other evidence heard. Seems clear that when someone is unconscious, a part of the brain ceases to act, just off to the trauma, should survive, more bearable. In other words, it activates a mechanism that is retained in memory especially painful moments or likely to seriously damage both physical and mental health. Therefore, science does not give credence to these testimonies. The answer to this question for most of the atheists is that when you die, everything becomes black, you cease to exist, and your body and mind will not work anymore.

                    What is the true answer?