We all have an inescapable appointment with death (Hebrews 9:27). Just as surely as we were born we will surely die. It is not pleasant to think about but it is something that will happen to all of us. It is a fact of life. Some of us will be young and some will be old but we will all meet with death. Stroll through any cemetery and note the “from” and “to” dates. We see death on TV in the news and in movies but never a scene that shows where the soul went. This body of flesh will certainly die but our soul will live forever (Revelation 20:12). There is a place called “paradise” where we will go when we die, if…and only if we meet certain criteria (Luke 23:43), so please read on to the end. It would be helpful if you get a Bible (King James Version recommended) and take the time to look up the scripture references as you read this.
In the beginning God created the universe with its galaxies, stars and planets including our world and everything in it (Genesis 1:1 † John 1:3). The greatest of His creation is you and me (Genesis 1:27). Because of His great love for us He also created a paradise (John 14:2, 3) of unimaginable beauty, and happiness to enjoy with Him for all of eternity where there is no pain, sickness, suffering, tears, broken hearts or death (Revelation 21:3, 4). There will be many awe inspiring and wonderful things to see and do and places to go and explore. There will never be a dull moment or any boredom. There will be more excitement than the adrenaline junkie can imagine (1 Corinthians 2:9).
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