Marie’s sister is terminally ill. She told me she’s an atheist and asked me to pray that she wouldn’t have much pain before she dies.
I told her I’d be glad to pray for her not to have pain now. “But if she’s an atheist, she may be looking at much more pain in the next life. You see, when we die, it’s only our body that dies. Our soul will continue to live on forever. This current life is a test. Where we live in the next life is determined in this life.
“There is a book I’d love to share with you. It’s entitled, One Minute After You Die, by Erwin W. Lutzer. It explains that one minute after you die you will either be enjoying a personal welcome from Christ, or catching your first glimpse of gloom as you have never known it. Either way, your future will be irrevocably fixed and eternally unchangeable.
“Your sister won’t always be an atheist, Marie. Once she dies she will be more alive than ever before.” She listened.
The next day I took her the book, One Minute After You Die, so she can read it herself. I also gave her the booklet, Would You Like to Know God Personally? by Dr. Bill Bright, so she can read it to her sister. Please pray for Marie and her sister.
- 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. John 3:16-18
- You may read the booklet here: https://www.cru.org/us/en/how-to-know-god/would-you-like-to-know-god-personally.html
- JOHN 3:16-18 – Music by Kathleen
This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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