Christians believe that death is not the end of our Life’s. That belief has shaped the Christian faith since Jesus Christ rose from the dead after his execution 2,000 years ago. This does not mean that Christians are somehow immune from or unaffected by the pain of grief and loss when a close friend or relative dies.
But it means that they have a hope that there is a life after dead, eternal life, that goes beyond life and death as we know it. And that hope sustains them in such difficult times. Christians believe that everyone who lives will meet God. There will be a ‘Day of Judgement’ when all humanity will come into God’s presence.
Every person will have to give an explanation for all they thought, said and did – the successes and the failures. Jesus Christ made it clear that everyone’s behavior – particularly towards the poor and vulnerable – will be laid bare before God. Christians believe that everyone who lives will meet God.
For some people this might be a worrying, even frightening prospect. But Christians anticipate this meeting, confident that it will be a good experience. This is not because of anything they have done to earn God’s favour – they know that would be impossible. Their certainty is based on their existing relationship with God.
They know that because of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection, they have been forgiven for all they have done wrong and have become like adopted children of God. It is a gift, not a reward for doing good. They have experienced God’s perfect and endless love during their life and know they will continue to enjoy it for eternity.
Here are some bible verses about eternal life . “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. Jhon 5:24
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die” Jhon 11:25, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell” Matthew 10:28