“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”…John 3:16 NIV
This life vs next life. Everyone knows that this life does not last forever. Scientists have attempted radical procedures (for those who can afford it) to preserve their bodies in chemicals for the “afterlife, and we wish them luck. Some propagate evolution. Yet some, religions advance reincarnation. However, scripture says man is born, lives and dies, once. Then judgement…..
– “Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,”….Hebrews 9:27 NIV
So jokes or belief about “in my next life I want to return to earth as xyz”, are just that; jokes or better, a lie. This physical life is temporary, and there is a whole spiritual unseen realm, that is eternal! Apostle Paul urges believers to focus on that eternal …
– “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”…2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV
In opening scripture, we read that God sent His Son Jesus to die to save man, so that those who believe can have eternal life. Being one and alive with the eternal God, through Jesus. We read that the current life is “just like vapor – here today and gone tomorrow”…. James 4:14. But this “Truth”, which is the Gospel of Jesus Christ; the adversary and originator or author of sin, Satan, has used his tool which is sin, to harden hearts of men to blind them from this Truth…
– “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”….2 Corinthians 4:3-6 NIV
Satan, father of lies..John 8:44, will advance any lie to hide/veil eyes of non believers to the Truth. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me”… John 14:6 and though man must die, Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die”….John 11:25. So the life of a believer is hidden in Christ…. Colossians 3:3 and though they will die, their souls shall rest with Him… Revelation 14:13 and when He returns, He shall bring them with Him to the resurrection…1 Thessalonians 4:14 and they shall receive new glorified and eternal bodies like His! …..1 Corinthians 35-58, and second death in the lake of fire will not affect them…Revelation 20:6 Hell was made for Satan and his disobedient angels…. Mathew 25:41 but he is on mission to recruit many followers, non believers. However, to have everlasting life, you don’t need lies of satan, or science to preserve your dead body, or religion to reincarnate you. You need Jesus!..
– “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”…John 17:3 NIV
– “Very truly I [JESUS] tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”….John 5:24 NIV
Christianity is not a religion but a relationship, fellowship with God the Father through the Son, by the Holy Spirit. Thank you Father for your love..
– “and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”…Colossians 1:12-14 NIV
Hallelujah! I urge you to be like the early believers of the Gospel in the region of Berea… Acts 17:11 and search these scriptures to bring you into the full knowledge of the Truth! All glory to God!
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