At the 1994 Miss USA contest, the question put to Miss Alabama was : "If you could live forever, would you and why?"
Her answer was : "I would not live forever,
because we should not live forever, because, if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot
live forever, which is why I would not live forever"
The answer may be witty to this questionable
Can't we live forever?....Is there life after
death?....This seems to be an increasingly
popular topic....Why all the interest? It appears that more and more people are asking the same question that Job asked nearly
4,000 years ago in the Bible: "If a man dies, will he live again?"
What could be a more fundamental question of
life (and death)? Reincarnation theories are popular in some religions....It seems people are comfortable with the idea of
another chance to return to earth and figure things out or make things right.
Some revolutionary thinkers believe that death
is the absolute end; but contrary to what many might think, most people believe that death is not the end. In some shape or
form we go on....
When Jesus was talking with Martha about the
death of Lazarus, her brother, He declared "I am the Resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though
he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."
Right here on earth, Jesus started presenting
the astonishing claim that there is life after death. Jesus then went the next step and brought Lazarus back to life after
four days in a tomb. At that point, Jesus put everyone on notice that He would later overcome the grave Himself!....
"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 ).
For skeptics, the whole idea of heaven is just
the product of lush imaginations... For many others, the Biblical idea of heaven is too fanciful or fantastic. However, Christians
can live their lives with bold hope, thanks to the evidence of history that establishes with convincing clarity how Jesus
not only preceded us in death, but also came back from the dead and blazed the trail to heaven...
Is there mathematical proof for life after death?... No ! But if you believe the life-changing
evidence for God, Jesus and the Bible, then heaven is as much a concrete reality for you as the Lord in whom you've invested
your absolute TRUST... It's not fantasy - it's the absolute life-changing hope that strengthens us and gives us peace...
"I write these things to you who believe in
the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life." (1 John 5:12)