Why do people even think about the afterlife -- if it were not that they were about to die before their time? Living to a hundred is considered a long life. When we think about people past their nineties, how frail they become, we do not wish to live very much beyond that. When we are past our 80s, they tell us, "Oh, you will live to be a hundred!" Most people would be satisfied with a 100.
But I have never heard of someone dying at one hundred without getting sick first. So it depends on when the sickness strikes that the person begins to think about his death. If it strikes in his fifties or sixties, he begins to think about the afterlife. He might begin to think about what the Bible says. In fact, the Bible is all about the afterlife. For the deeply religious, this life that we live on earth is nothing; it is what comes after that matters.
And everything we know about the afterlife is from the Scriptures. Science does not deal with the subject, because there is no way for science to detect anything about an individual after their heart stops beating and the their brain loses the last atom of oxygen that fuels the thought process.
Eashoa's entire ministry had to do with the afterlife, the Kingdom of Heaven and Eternal Life. Tomorrow, May 29, 2014, is Ascension Day. It is forty days after Eashoa rose from the dead. So if something reminds us of the afterlife, so as to reflect on our life on earth, it could be considered ultimately beneficial. Illness or insurmountable problems may be the vehicle that bring us closer to what Eashoa taught. In His teachings we find the answers to the questions that plague us on earth. Through the example that He set we have a model that we can follow in how to deal with major hurdles and near death experiences.
In the end the evils of this world are the fire that tests our mettle. The teachings of Maryah are all we have in dealing with adversity.
Wishing you a happy Ascension Day tomorrow.
May 28, 2014
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