March 17, 2014
You have the most urgent job in the world today. In fact, we all do.
Watch this short video shot in Columbia, MO, asking people what happens after they die…
Scary! I (we) either accept what the Bible says about death, more specifically what Jesus Himself is recorded to have said, or you don’t. You have your own or someone else’s pet theory about death. I accept what Jesus says, and I frequently ask others what they think will happen. Bottom line, if I have faith in Jesus’ blood redeeming my soul and I live like He did, and I was wrong, the worst consequence would be I was a person who loved others without judgment and pointed them to another person (Jesus) who would have taught them to live loving others…and then ….NOTHING! The flip side, if I lived any way I wanted regardless, and Jesus WAS The Way, The Truth and The Life, and I never accepted Him, literally, there would be Hell to pay. The wages of sin is….well, you know, death.
is “Talmadge Hobbs” really just a pen name for “Blaise Pascal”… well… even if it isn’t, i agree with you wholeheartedly…
the christian life would be a purposeful and meaningful life even without the benefits of eternal life which is offered thru faith in Jesus Christ
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. – Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles.
I wonder how many people they asked and if there were more people who believed in an afterlife than was shown.
I don’t mean to offend anyone, but I hate to hear the “If” statement. That is probably the weakest statement for faith ever spoken. You could apply that to any religion. I would rather believe in and follow the teachings of (fill in the blank) than die and (fill in the blank).The problem with living a life by any false belief system, teaching, or religion is that you are wasting your few short years living a lie when you could have been using all that effort somewhere else and enjoying yourself.
I think you have two invalid assumptions in your last statement. The first assumption is that it takes a lot of effort to follow Christ. Actually, HE does the heavy lifting, all we do is follow. The second assumption is that a Christ follower isn’t enjoying himself. Having lived 35 years as a Self-follower, then living as a Christ-Follower for the past 15, I can honestly say that following Christ has been the funnest, most rewarding time of my life.
And JomiLi, I’m having a blast as a Christ-follower, too. I have NEVER been as fulfilled in my life as I am in serving as Jesus did and helping others. I don’t have a doubt in my mind that His is The Way to having an abundant life, both now and eternally.
The sad thing is the uncertainty and even unconcerned attitude about what happens after death. Less thought is put into this as what classes might be the next semester yet it is for eternity. As believers we know the answer and it is our duty and commission from Christ to share this message!
Lots of work to be done in Columbia, MO, and everywhere else.