All of us will live forever!

Life after death we all live forever copyCommentary by:  Gordon King

Many people believe that after our physical death here on earth, our lives shall end.  Nothing more, it’s all over, the gigs up.

But I say phooey!  Once we are conceived into the womb, we shall all live forever.  The real question is not “shall we live on after death?”, but is “where shall we live after death?”.

You see, once we are conceived in the womb, we are a created being.  There is no end.  Our life here on earth is only a very small stop on the road to eternity.  Once our spirit is created, it does not die, ever!

You, me, all of us have a choice to make.  That choice is where to spend the rest of eternity.  If you chose Jesus then you shall spend eternity with Him, the Father and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.  If not, then you will still live forever.  This is the point where I will get a lot of flack.  But hey, it is what it is.  If you do not accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior then you shall also live on forever and ever.  The difference is that you shall live in eternal damnation forever and ever, separated from God for all of eternity.

Choosing not to accept Jesus and receive eternal life, means you have accepted eternal damnation.  You shall live on in hell.  A place without God.

What does such a place without God look like?  It is unloving, hateful, hurtful, painful, torturous, unrelenting.  It is filled with evil spirits also separated from God.  You shall cry out to God for help, with no answer.  It is everything that God is not.  And it shall last for eternity.  It will be Hell!

What does heaven and a life with God look like?  First of all it is a place where you will always be with God.  He shall always be present.  He shall fill all of your needs.  There will never be pain or suffering.  You will never be sad or shed another tear.  It will be happy, kind, loving, forgiving, merciful, peaceful and joyful.  He has made things for us that we could never even imagine while here on earth.  There will be things to do and places to go, places of intense awe and beauty.  We shall serve God forever and ever.  He will commune with us and us with Him.  It will last for eternity!

So the question is not “shall we live after death?”, but “where will we live after death?”.

We all have the choice to make.  What’s yours?

God Bless!

21 thoughts on “All of us will live forever!

  1. A message with much Truth Gordon, we will live forever but where? can’t get it any clearer than that – Thank you.

    I was in Ministery to Atheists a few years , it was not my choice, God lead me into reaching out to them with His Truth and because I had been deceived as a young teenager and was an Atheist in my head for many years but not heart or I would not be writing this , I felt compassion for them but God was mocked and I was abused, hurt people hurt people.

    One thing they often said was when your dead your dead, I use to ask them how they knew for sure, had they died, I would be deleted.

    Thanks again – Christian Love from both of us – Anne

  2. Thank you Anne. The world is very deceived already, but after the “one who retrains” is taken out of the way, the Lord will send a strong delusion upon the world for those who do not believe the truth, that they should believe the lie. It’s only going to get worse from here on out. They all need our prayers.
    God Bless!

  3. Gordan although I believe in what you have written, this is where we part ways, my friend:
    I believe our Lord would not have the saved to witness forever the torture of the unsaved. It is written the save will judge and see why the condemned are where they are, that proves God is sovereign and just – He wants the universe to see and realize He IS fair in all his dealings. And how wrong the ex-angel of light was/is. The destruction of life and planet his administration has ministered through out the centuries has brought nothing but atrocities as compared to the love and life of the garden of Eden. I believe when Scriptures says the unsaved will suffer forever, means until they are consumed, no longer existing, ashes; from ashes we were made and to ashes we return.
    He wouldn’t be a loving God to allow the unsaved to suffer forever in torment (this sounds like Catholic doctrine). I believe the suffering is not being allowed to live in harmony of eternity, in God’s glory, God’s love and yes, their death. The unsaved will SEE the errors of their ways, where they went wrong (as the saved too will see why), and be clear in/of their sentence for choosing the wrong road. That’s the hell talked about (in my opinion). God will be justified, vindicated in his dealing with sin. If you sin you die. So it is written so it will be. The ex-angel of light will also be tossed into the lake of fire – to be consumed – never to exist again, never to cause havoc again. Anyone and everyone who did not follow the way, the truth, the life of Jesus Christ has condemned themselves; for you MUST have the faith of Jesus and be true to his commandments (with his help) to avoid this sentence. The unsaved instead followed the ex-angel’s treachery to unfortunately, their demise.
    This is why it’s SO IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE THE NARROW ROAD OF SALVATION! To allow God into your heart, to change you from within, to do right in your daily life; To constantly look up, pray always for strength, fortitude, guidance, wisdom to know His truth, His ways in these perilous times.
    I pray you’re not offended by what I believe in my heart, but see it in a new light. May God continue to bless you richly.

  4. Well SweetJava I am not offended in the least my friend. I would like to say that I am not Catholic, never was, never will be, never even read their doctrine.

    I believe what the scriptures tell me is the truth, what the Holy Spirit tells me to be the truth, and I will not interpret them differently.

    I will tell you why I believe that Hell is eternal, you can believe it or not. I take the bible at it’s word.

    Matthew 18:8 “If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire.”

    Matthew 25:45-46 “Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

    2 Thessalonians 1:6-9 “6 since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, 7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,”

    Revelation 19:2-3 ‘For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.” 3 Again they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!” ‘

    Revelation 20:10 “The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
    13 “The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

    Daniel 12:2
    “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”

    The bible tells us that we are composed of a body, soul, and a spirit. Hell will destroy the body and the soul, but the spirit lives on.

    Matthew 10:28
    “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”

    I take “everlasting” and “forever and ever” to mean eternally. Scripture does not say “for a time”, or “burned up”.

    I also believe that once the “spirit” is created it lives forever. The human body dies, but the spirit of man and woman lives on for eternity. That is how we were created, in the image of God. Sure the body will return to ashes, but not our spirit.

    Hebrews 9:27 “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,”

    If you have scripture that states otherwise, then please share them with me! I would really like to see them if they state otherwise.

    Believe me I have taken no offense to your comments SweetJava, and please do not take offense at mine. I am just sharing my thoughts and my beliefs with you, and why I believe them.

    God Bless and have a wonderful evening!

  5. Hi Gordan, no offense taken, we both simply our exchanging healthy dialogue of our differences; expressing our internal beliefs with the Grace of God to help each other understand. I too believe what Scripture’s tells me, in this have no doubt. Also forgive me for assuming you were Catholic, it was not my intention to do so, in my reply. (Please note the “Leave a Reply” section doe not let me underline or use italic to make my point so capitalizing is my only option.)
    I do not refute your valid points with the quotes you have stated, we simply disagree on how the word ‘forever’ in the content of the quote is applied. Allow me to show you why I believe what I stated in my earlier statement.
    “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the BREATH OF LIFE and man became a living being.” Gen.2:7 In Hebrew the word breath is ruach, a word that also means “wind”. It’s often translated in the Bible as “breath” and sometimes as “spirit”. Adam and his wife were made “in the image of God”. Gen.1:27. The honor sets them apart from the animals, but in the creation account each animal was also called a “living creature” in Genesis 2:19, but identical with “living soul”. Animals like people are made up of the same ingredients, earth and breath of life.(see Gen.1:24,30) The soul/spirit IS the ‘breath of life’. “The dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit (the breath) returns to God who gave it.” Ecc.12:7 The soul is what we are and we are mortal being. Only God is immortal (see 1Tim.6:16;compare 1:17)
    “…Till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, And dust you shall return.” This explains when we die we no longer have any conscious of our senses,our memories or soul. Only our loving Father can resurrect us back to living beings.
    Now Revelations 14:10,11 says that people who receive the mark of the beast will be “tormented with fire and sulphur,” and that the “smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever’ and they have no rest, day or night.” Let me just say that so much of Revelation is adapted from the Old Testament. Isa.34:10 says, “It shall not be quenched night or day; its smoke shall go up for ever…” But if one continues, verse 11 says – “But the pelican and the porcupine shall possess it, also the owl and the raven shall dwell in it.”(continue reading till end of chpt.34) As you can see the passages talks about the birds and wild animals that were going to inhabit the land of Edom. Birds and wild animals can’t possibly live on smoke and sulphur. If you continue reading on, chapter 35 follows with promising a complete renovation. This language that’s use pitch, brimstone (or sulphur), fire that burns night and day and smoke that goes up for ever and ever describes a very temporary situation. Are you asking yourself doesn’t forever mean just that, forever? Well let me answer it this way, you’re familiar with catch phrases like ‘right on the money’, ‘hit the nail on the head’ or ‘the rat race’, common phrase to our generation. Whose to say that in ancient Greek or Hebrew they too had such idioms and metaphors like forever. We even say “I’ll love you, forever.” But what are we actually saying, is till death (of the relationship or actual). Read Exodus 21:6 which more or less says that under certain circumstances a slave was to serve his master “forever”. Obviously the forever means as long as he lives.
    Only time will tell. As for me I believe God is a loving God He wouldn’t subject people to be literally tormented forever.
    Can you understand where I’m coming from. The Scriptures sometimes speaks of “eternal fire” or “unquenchable fire”, fires that can’t be forced to stop, burning before it’s through; eventually they burn themselves out. (see 2Peter2:6, Jude 7, Matt.3:12) Like an unquenchable fire a fireman has to tackle, be it a forest fire or something like it, it just keeps going. Eventually it gets stop or it stops, the wind changes etc.
    “For behold, the day comes, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall BURN THEM UP, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch…They will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts.” Hence, I do not believe sinners will burn “for millions of years”.
    Only God is immortal. (1Tim 1:17; 6:16) ” And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, ‘Do not be afraid; I am the first and the Last. “I am He who lives and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” Rev.1:17,18 And will destroy both!
    God wants us to have confidence in His leadership. At the end of the thousand years, individuals we have known who have not believed in Christ will be committed to annihilating flames. God is just – the save are with Him a thousand years, we will serve as “priests”; one of the priest’s privilege (by definition) is to talk to God on behave of others (intervene). His people will be in dialogue with Him about the nature and fate of loved ones. Like what God did for Abraham before He committed Sodom and Gomorrah to annihilating flames.(Gen.18 tells the story) He told Abraham what He was about to do. And Abraham was shocked. Still he humbly and earnestly requested God not destroy the cities if there were as few as 50 righteous people…and so on. In the end Abraham was heartbroken yet understood – he knew God was loving and fair. Sufficient reason, evidence was presented for the demise of the unfaithful; as will be at the end of the millennium. The lake of fire is the ending place for all of Christ’s enemies and for every spirit of enmity against what is right and good–for all eternality. It will be confirmed to the whole universe to their/our satisfaction how earnestly and patiently God cared for lost sinners. How heedless and stubborn sinners rejected His love. As for the term “forever and ever” let us thank God it is a idiom for annihilation and doesn’t mean what it seems to! This is why its so important to love God above all things, believe in Jesus Christ His son, have the Holy Spirit within us to guide us, fortified us in these times of trouble. This is why the whole Scriptures is important to read; for it interprets itself. In ending let me say,many references where use in my extended dialog above: The Jerusalem Bible, KJV, Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Strong’s Concordance and C.M.Maxwell’s book “The Message of Revelation, God Cares Vol.2” a wealth of information. Hope this helps clarified my view, God bless.

  6. I do understand where you are coming from SweetJava, however, I still take the bible literally. What God often says or does makes no sense to us. He is the utmost supreme being ever, the most intelligent ever, and the most righteous ever. I do believe that when He says “forever” it means “forever”. I am not sure where you are getting that it does not mean what it says? You are quoting from scripture that I am not talking about. How can you be certain that once cast into the lake of fire thats it? That is not what the scriptures are telling me.

    Luke 16:19-31
    The Rich Man and Lazarus

    19 “There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. 20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

    24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’

    27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ 29 Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’”

    We can both agree to disagree on this. However, if I truly believe that we shall live eternally in Hell without Christ, then I cannot preach otherwise. If I am wrong then God will correct me, however, if I am right and I do not preach it that way then how shall God correct me? If I tell the lost that they do not have to worry about Hell, then they go to Hell for not believing, I shall be held accountable to Christ. That would be a very unwise decision on my part.

    This subject deserves more research, and it shall be done.

    God Bless!

  7. Hello SweetJava!
    I have written another response to you, spent much time on it. But unfortunately wordpress did not save it! I do not have the time right now to go back and do it again. I do believe that this is a very important subject, one that warrants further investigation. In fact I think that I will write a post about it. Not sure when, but I plan to do it.

    God Bless!

  8. funny I just experience the same thing with my response to you. In the future I will write down my response on paper then type to you. I agree this must be research some more. Will be looking forward to your comments.

  9. Hi Gordan, Here’s a surmise of my earlier reply that was delete, tried everything to see if I could retrieve it to no avail.
    I stated other verses to show you other places the reasons to my beliefs. I too believe in the Holy Scripture. I believe in God’s Power and Glory, have no doubt. I also believe ‘forever’ means till consume to ashes and smoke. The books are open in our lifetime we are urged to seek its contents. Scripture is all inspiring word of God and we must approach it with God’s wisdom in us through prayer. I pray, Our Lord gives us wisdom to comprehend His word (for ultimately this is what He wants our full understanding of Him and His word.) Jesus and the authors urge us to ‘search’ Scriptures for in it is truth. Letting it interrupt itself with out any conceivable ideas of our own. I try to do this with prayer. I also read the entire chapter(s) not just a verse to get it’s full meaning; as well as search other places (both Testaments) the subject in question and how it relates. We need to check the Greek and Hebrew text of that time period; words have different meanings, in different languages through-out the centuries let alone different civilizations. A word like awesome has a totally different meaning today then when it first was introduce into the vocabulary. It no longer just means horrible. Some Scripture chapters have summaries in the beginning that need to be read further to see the whole picture (content) of its meaning. Other books like Daniel and Revelations or the 2 Testaments in general help each other out. So all of Scriptures needs to be read. (the first volume is our existence and Jesus’ coming, the second is Jesus has come and WILL come again.)
    I believe there is a hell and Hades for Jesus ‘has the keys’ after his death and resurrection. God will not accept or allow any evil, sin infestation to enter His kingdom again. Every form of evil will be destroyed in the ‘lake of fire'(hell). Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, its not still burning (to name one example); as death and hades will be.
    I agree with you more research needs to be done and I too, will search further. Always asking God first to guide me. I will look into your quoted verses and reply accordingly. God bless.
    Keep doing what you’re doing Gordan, may the Good Lord give you wisdom to the questions you seek answers too.

  10. yea.. as though He wants us to do more digging into His word before we each present our point of views. God bless and have a great day.

  11. Hi Gordan, I’m finding in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance (Updated Edition) which contains both Hebrew and Greek dictionaries; the word (for)ever has different meanings depending on the context the word is used in, in the verse(s) and chapter(s). There’s aion, aei, chromos, kairos; of the four aion is the one truly meaning forever-eternity. They others are temporary, time limited. Continuing my search when time allows me to do so… Also in my statement above my comment on forever meaning ‘consumed to ashes and smoke’ I meant it in the context of the unsaved, not on all the forever’s in the Scripture’s. I pray your search is just as enlightening as mine is being. God Bless.

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