Is There Life After Death?

When God created the human race, He had a big vision in mind. He placed part of Himself within each of us—something called our soul. And since God will always exist, so will we. Our bodies will expire, but our soul will continue on.

We wonder about life after death because of what God placed inside of us and because our soul is greater than this finite world. Some people try to ignore God’s plan, but it’s still there. The Bible sums up what God did and our limited view of it: “He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

Our belief in the afterlife doesn’t have to be based on a wish. Instead, the proof you’re looking for is found in Jesus Christ. After He died, His body was sealed inside a guarded tomb. It remained there for a few days, but then something happened. Jesus came back to life, hundreds of people saw Him alive, and He demonstrated there really is life after death!

Not only that, Jesus told us what He would be doing after His death. When Jesus was unfairly sentenced to death, two others were sentenced with Him. As they hung on their crosses, one of the men said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom” (Luke 23:42). Jesus answered him, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43). Jesus died that day but we know He went to paradise afterward.

You have a soul and it doesn’t end with the death of your body. The resurrection of Jesus not only provided evidence of the afterlife but also offered the opportunity to be with Him in paradise. Don’t leave any chance of spending forever in hell. Give your life to Jesus and trust your soul to Him. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying” (John 11:25).

Accept Jesus’ promise today and save your soul forever.

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Step 1 – God’s Purpose: Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and eternal life.

The Bible says:

“We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Romans 5:1

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16

“I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
John 10:10

What keeps us from having the life God planned for us?

Step 2 – The Problem: Our Separation from God

God created us in His image. He gave us a will and the freedom of choice; we choose to disobey Him and go our own way—which is called sin. This separates us from God.

The Bible says:

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Romans 3:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 6:23

Our choice to sin separates us from God. People have tried many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God.

The Bible says:

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”
Proverbs 14:12

“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”
Isaiah 59:2

No bridge reaches God… except one.

Step 3 – God’s Bridge: The Cross

Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave. When He did He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between us and God.

The Bible says:

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.”
1 Timothy 2:5

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.”
1 Peter 3:18

God has provided the only way back to Him. You must make a choice.

Step 4 – Our Response: Receive Christ

We must trust and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

The Bible says:

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
John 1:12

“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Romans 10:9

Which side are you on? The side with Christ or without Him?

Here is how you can accept Christ into your life:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Did you pray this prayer?