What is beyond this life?


This is a question many ask. This is an answer that should be a quick reply to those that call themselves “Christian,” but too few can. Which is extremely sad. Not just because they cannot respond quickly, but it is due to the fact that they themselves do not know the answer.
Here is what we do know.
First and foremost all of humanity, saint and sinner are promised an eternal body (1 Corinthians 15:53). This is a concept that most cannot get their minds around. They see this temporal existence as all there is. This goes not only for those that do not accept the Son of God as the Savior, but also for those that do.
This is why so many seek after rewards in this life. Why they seek after a huge home, an expensive car, clothes, luxuries. All those things which are temporary compared to a billion years are more important to them than their eternal life. This is why so many, who invest all into a hundred years will not see a reward in the billions of years yet to come.
At the end of the Bible these words are written:
Revelation 21: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. 2 And I saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
3 I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
The implication is there will be a new Big Bang. A new universe. A new earth. One where there is no ocean. One where God Himself will leave Heaven and live with the immortal humanity, who will be in service and worship unto Him. They will do this within the huge cubical city of New Jerusalem.
As for those that live in the now and deny God. Their reward is told about as well. A place within the pit of fire. An eternal living example of the free-will choice to deny God. Their life will be eternal pain and agony, because they sought to place themselves above God. They are there not because of a vengeful God, but because they themselves rejected God and His eternal reward of a home within New Jerusalem. When they are not serving God elsewhere in the new universe.
We also know that there will be new mortal beings that once again sin. We are but a peg in an eternal plan. The question I have. Is this how it was for the angels? Did they go through a similar temporal existence?
These are questions that should go through all Christian’s minds. For if they truly studied the Bible they would not worry or care about the here and now. For what is a hundred years in comparison to the plan of God that doesn’t even matter to a few hundred years, nor a few million. But a plan that is designed to take billions of years to seek the point of completion and perfection that can only be achieved by God through His wisdom.

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