Friday, February 8, 2013

Why is Dying Bad?

This question brought to you by:  Kinyonga!

I asked for inspiration and my friends did not fail me.  From Kinyonga's comment I will tell you what I believe from my studies / research.  Of course I cannot tell if it is the truth, I am not an expert.  

Death can be defined as "A separation from God"----that is the kind of death Adam and Eve experienced when they "ate the apple"  (and much later they physically died as well)

I think God is Holy and Just and I believe in the Bible it says when you die, you will be judged.   If you have lived a life apart from God, then I think your death will be apart from Him as well.   That is, of course, bad, and in that eternal loneliness could be considered Hell.   

Those who are judged as living their life as a "good and faithful servant  will spend eternity with God in a new kingdom that He builds on Earth.   Otherwise known as "heaven".

What I struggle with is this:   Above is the "Christian" point of view----so how would God Judge others?

Here is what I think, after much reflection and prayer.  The first non-Christian group I want to talk about are Jewish people.   This group of people are God's favored, His Chosen ones.  Throughout the Old Testament when the Jews "wandered away" in their Faith, He corrected their course and forgave them, over and over, because He loves them so.  (Btw---I am not saying that Christians don't "screw up", we do, and we repent and God forgives)

But the New Testement says only those who believe in Son (Jesus) can come to the Father.   I think that is a New Covenent (promise) given to Christians.   Jewish people do not believe Jesus was the Son of God.  So I think God will judge them based on Old Covenents.    I don't know many Jewish people, but the ones I do are wonderful, loving, giving people and I can't imagine they wouldn't find favor in God and be welcomed into heaven.

Then there are people all over the world who have never heard of Jesus or God.  Native tribes in remote areas for example.  But you will find that these groups always believe in higher powers and afterlife.  I trust God to be fair in judging them, how can He fault them for what they don't know??   But ALL people are born with an instinct for right and wrong, good and bad----so I think He will judge on that.

I read "Heaven is Real"----(I recommend it highly!) and the little boy talked about the people he saw had wings of different size.   It was explained that like when you graduate high school, some will graduate with honors (big wings) others by the skin of their teeth (little wings), but all graduate.   

SOOOO-----Why is Dying Bad??   It isn't.  Not if you lead a life in service to others.  Not if  you lead a life of compassion and love for everyone.  That is what is expected of us "to graduate" into Heaven. 


  1. Great post! :D

    I personally believe that all people who have led a good life will go to Heaven. Whatever their religion. I also think that when people HAVEN'T led a good life they are reincarnated back to Earth as a new person to try again. Just my personal belief ;)

  2. Meep! ^.^ Thanks! ;D
    We have that book, but I haven't read it...yet.