Here are some quotations from the video on the previous post. The question being asked on there was: What happens when we die? You might want to watch the video before reading this?
Now here are the first ten quotations:
1: This guy knows!
The truth is, there’s only One Who knows and He said: No-one comes to the Father but by Me. (John 14:6).
2: I’ll hopefully go to ‘a better place’.
Ever notice how most people don’t want to give up the world? Here’s a true story. In my long-ago evil days, when I didn’t care what happened, I was reading through one of the gospels and came across a passage insisting we give up the world, take up our cross and follow Christ. I may have read other things to do with the so-called ‘next life’ and realised that, at that time, I didn’t want the other life. I wanted the world and all I could get out of it, which actually gave me nothing. Life was, and still is, hard work! With the Lord, my spiritual life is taking on a new dimension, because when I do wrong, He now convicts me of it. May I never have a hardened heart against Him ever again.
3: Well, depending whether you accept Christ into your heart…
By the way, where does it say in the Scriptures that WE accept CHRIST? I read that we were foreknown from before the foundation of the world: (Romans 8:29 and other Scriptures).
4: I try not to think about it; that’s my philosophy. I’m just gonna try and be happy here! (Etcetera, etcetera).
It’s like saying: “Happiness is a state of mind.” But that’s not true. Happiness in this world depends upon nice things happening to you. What happens when the chips are down? What happens when there’s a day comes when all is NOT right with your world? For whatever reason, you may spin down into what feels like despair. However, in Christ, we are strengthened. “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me!” (Philippians 4:13). Who will give strength to someone who is all alone without Christ in this world? If you have no friends, the world, when its walls crash in is suddenly a very lonely place.
5: If you’re a Christian; If you believe Christ is your Lord and Saviour and if you accept Him, you go to heaven. If not, you go to hell.
These are some of the saddest words anyone could ever tell you. Do you know what hell really is? It’s being without the Lord’s love for eternity. You suddenly know that the gospel you hated when in the world is exactly what could have saved you from God’s terrible, awful, dreadful anger. That’s what true hell really is. It’s God’s final wrath poured out on those who refused to hear Him. Those who spurned Him. Those who mocked Him and called Him a liar. Who said He didn’t exist. Who called the Bible a lie written by men, when we are told exactly the opposite in Scripture. 20Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. 21For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:20-21)
No prophecy, or, indeed, any other Scripture came by the will of man! All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, (2 Timothy 3:16).
Who will call God a liar? As it is written, ‘Let God be true and every MAN a liar.’ (Romans 3:4).
6: You get buried.
And that’s exactly what happened to the rich man in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Lazarus, when he died, was taken to Abraham’s bosom by the angels who came to get him. But the rich man? Oh, he died, AND WAS BURIED. Luke 16:22. We all know where he went…and here’s something to think about: anyone in hades, or later, true hell will have perfect eyesight. They will be able to see all who are safe with God, Him being the One Who will wipe every tear from every eye and bringing love to those who cried out for Him to come to them. I’m sure the lost, when they are finally judged will see all of that and cry with louder agonies. Just reading this parable again fills me with tears.
7: You turn into soil.
From dust you are, and to dust you will return! Genesis 3:19. I wonder if this woman was thinking about this verse? But what it’s saying is something very different. It’s telling you that though you were formed from the ground, or the dust, your return to it means that you will be buried back in it. But, as we’ve already seen, if you die without Christ and He hasn’t come back yet, you go to the place called Hades to await your judgement and final punishment. Meanwhile, you are already living in Eternity. After death comes judgement and either eternal life, or eternal damnation and death, otherwise known as the second death. Nobody in their right minds wants to have that happen to them. I promise you that.
8: I hope that you would go to heaven, and that you’d be with your friends and loved ones, and you’ll be there for eternal life.
Hmmm. Not a word about Christ, though! Isn’t that awful? But as one pastor is very fond of reminding us: We want to go to heaven, we just don’t want God to be there. That’s our sinful nature, folks, and it ain’t gonna happen that way. God is seated on His throne. He will always be there on that throne and each one of us will be standing before Him to give account of ourselves. Nobody goes to ‘heaven’ without first having the Lord say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:23).
9: When you die, your soul leaves your body and your energy… I don’t know where it goes, it goes somewhere…
See quote 6!
10: We don’t know. We just hold on to faith.
Oh, but we do know! It’s been discussed. Those outside of Christ will never know what to think. They live on false hope that death will be sweet and they’ll suffer no more. See quote 6! Also, a dreadful Scripture from Matthew 24 warns that men will be eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage. Christ was describing what happened just before the flood. When Noah and his family were shut in the Ark by the hand of God, the rain was poured out upon every other living thing, man and beast who were not saved. All perished. It’ll be exactly the same at the time of Christ. He’ll come to all who are not looking for Him like a thief in the night as many Scriptures promise. To all who love His appearing, He will be like sweet water to them. Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. (Romans 14:8). But those who are not His are in for big trouble…