Keller: Unbelief is rough way to live, tragic way to die

Published 12:06 am Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Now more than ever, I’m amazed how many people don’t believe in life after death.

Some of those that do believe live like physical death is the end.

Their philosophy is eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow you die.

I believe in life after death and that our spirit will live in Heaven or Hell for eternity. The decision is ours with the freedom of choice that God gives us. Our eternal destiny is decided by the choices we make.

I plan to face death without fear, because I know that Heaven will be my home.

Some people ask, “How can you be so sure?” The answer is simple.

It’s because of a decision I made in October of 1980 to be born-again and have Jesus as the Lord of my life.

As I witness to people, the question I ask that gets immediate attention is, “If you die today where will you go, “Heaven or Hell?”

The big majority don’t know.

Some answer, “I hope Heaven.”

Others talk of a place in between and very few say Hell (mostly young people). I then say, “At least you know where you’re going, but you can change direction today if you want to.”

Sharing salvation with people is easy to explain, but hard for people to accept, because it’s so simple.

Life after death has always been an issue throughout history.

The following was taken from The Word for You Today devotional:

Aristotle called death the thing to be feared most because ‘it appears to be the end of everything.’ Jean-Paul Sartre said that death ‘removes all meaning from life.’ Robert Green Ingersoll, one of America’s most outspoken agnostics, unable to offer any words of hope at his brother’s funeral, said, ‘Life is a narrow vale between the cold and barren peaks of two eternities. We strive in vain to look beyond the heights.’ The last words of French humanist Francois Rabelais were: ‘I go to seek ‘a Great Perhaps.’ In Hamlet, Shakespeare describes the afterlife as: ‘The dread of something after death, the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns.’

I’m convinced that unbelief isn’t just a miserable way to live, but a tragic way to die.

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