Monday, June 9, 2008

We Don’t Mourn As Those Who Have No Hope

I’m not going to die.

In fact, I can’t die and neither can you. Oh sure, this body will die. At the time of your death however, you will simply transit into the next stage of life. In 2nd Corinthians, Paul explains that at the moment of death, we who are disciples of Jesus “will be away from our body and at home with our Lord.” Of course this means that those who hate the very thought of God ‘will be away from their body and at home with lucifer or satan - for eternity.’ Matthew 25:46.

Where did Paul get the idea that we’d never die? From the Master Himself. In John 11:26 Jesus is recorded as saying, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though his body dies. Whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.” And in John 8:51 Jesus taught, “I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see death.” The most famous verse of course is John 3:16 - “God loves people so much that He sent His one and only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not die but have every lasting life.”

Not bad huh? “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs all our troubles.” 2nd Corinthians 4:16,17.

Mmm, God is good.

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