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In Real Life: Chaiway

This is not about religion. This is not about any current religion you may or may not practice, nor about converting to a new religion. This is about life, real life!

What do you believe about life in the here and now? Is this life here all there is?

What do you believe about heaven and hell? A good place and a bad place? If there is a heaven and a hell, who gets there? Everyone? Some people? What qualifies someone to get to heaven?

Some may state that good people go to heaven. Who is good? Who is bad? What standard is used to measure good or bad people, and the degree of goodness or badness? How good does a person have to be to get to heaven? How bad does a person have to be to not? Who is the judge of that? Or does everyone go to heaven if such a place exists? Or does it not exist?

If life here is all there is, then what we do in this life actually does not matter as the end result to whatever we do is the same, nothingness.

Some may say that what we do will live on after we are gone, in people, or in memories. But ultimately that too is meaningless since ultimately everything on this earth either dies or is destroyed in one way or another.

God planted within you the desire to live a meaningful, purposeful life, for a purpose much greater than yourself, and He alone can satisfy that desire.

You were made by God, you were made for God, and
you were put here for a purpose, His purpose.

Life is not going to make a whole lot of sense without an understanding of that concept.

There is an eternal destiny. Eternal means lasting forever. No end. We are made from dust (Genesis 2:7), and to dust we will return to an eternal destiny (Genesis 3:19).  Those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awaken, some for eternal life [heaven], and some for disgrace, for eternal abhorrence [hell], torment forever (Daniel 12:2).

Isaiah 66:24 also talks about hell “And they shall go out and see the corpses of the people who rebelled against Me, for their worm shall not die, and their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorring for all flesh.”

Heaven and Hell are real. Some may ask, what if they are not? My response, what if they are?

The document that states they are, the Bible, is true and using the same tests as any other historical document, can be proven as true.

You do not earn your way into Heaven through your charitable works or by behaving well or by adhering to certain religious principles.

Your ethnicity or religious background does not grant you entrance, not even for us Jewish people, despite what some might believe.

How much we have to lose by denying truth. The reality and intensity of that denial is immense.

What does that mean for you? For me? For anyone?How can we understand the problem? -

With love,

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