What happens after death?
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me”
(Psalm 23:4, ESV)
‘In 1899 two prominent men died. The first was Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll, after whom Harvard University’s Ingersoll Lectures on Human Immortality are named, and who gave his brilliant mind to the refutation of Christianity. Ingersoll died suddenly that year, leaving his unprepared family utterly devastated. So grief stricken was his wife that she would not allow his body to be taken from the house until the health of the family required its removal. His remains were cremated, and his funeral service was such a scene of dismay and despair that even the newspapers of the day commented on it.’
‘The other man who died that year was Dwight L. Moody, the great Christian evangelist.’ (…)
‘After Moody died, his funeral was a scene of triumph and joy. Those in attendance sang hymns of praise to God. “O death, where is your victory?” they exclaimed through faith in Jesus Christ. “O death, where is your sting?” (1 Cor. 15:55).’
(These quotations are from the book “What Happens After Death” written by Richard D. Philips, see picture.)
Good Friday and Easter is the time that we remember the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Why did He die?
He died so that we could live.
He defeated death and rose from the dead, so that we will receive eternal life. If we believe in Him, then we know that when our body dies, we will not disappear and cease to exist. Our soul will go to heaven and be with our Lord Jesus Christ. We will live forever, and when He comes back to make all things new, we also will receive a new, perfect body and will live forever on a new earth, that will be perfect, without suffering. There will be no death.
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