Do you know that you will never cease to be? Yes, the being that you are will always be in existence. That is true of every human soul.
So many people think that when someone dies, his life comes to an end. No! Death is only a passage into another world, not an end to life itself.

For example, if a person is deported from London to his country in Africa, his neighbours in London may never set eyes on him again and that person may never be able to return to London again but that does not mean that he has ceased to be.

His life continues in another location. His living conditions and living standard may be totally different from what they used to be when he was in London, but his life continues in his new location.

When a person dies, he departs from this world but his real being (his soul) goes somewhere to continue in an endless existence which is called eternity.

Therefore, when you die and leave this world, you will be going to another world to continue in an endless existence. The question is, where will that be? Where will you be spending your eternity?

Click here to see where people go when they die.

The Bible makes it clear
The word of God (the Bible) is very clear on this matter and there are so many accounts, statements and examples in the Bible that teach us that life does not end in the grave and that death is only a passage into another world or realm of existence.

For example, our Lord Jesus Christ died, resurrected on the third day; showed Himself to His disciples, and after forty days, ascended to heaven before their watching eyes. If death was the end of life, that would not have happened.

In Luke 16:19-31, He tells us of two people who died and left this world but were ushered into another world where they continued to live (but in very different conditions). Click here to read it for yourself.

On the mount of transfiguration, Moses who had been dead for hundreds of years (before Christ came to this world) was one of the two persons that appeared to Jesus to discuss His pending crucifixion before He went to the cross (Luke 9:28-31).
That means that after Moses died and was buried, he went somewhere (heaven) and continued to live.

In fact, just read the following:
"And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things whic were written in the books, according to their works.

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." (Rev.20:11-15)

It is easy to understand from this passage that death is not the end of existence; otherwise, the dead wouldn't be standing before God like we see here!

What then does the Bible mean by death?
We all know what death is in the natural sense but when the Bible talks of death as a penalty for sin, it means something very different and much deeper.

"Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die." (Ezek.18:4)

"…all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God ….For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Rom.3:23; 6:23)

Contrary to what many think, when God speaks of death as a penalty for sin, He is not talking about the cessation of life. If that was the case, there will be no repercussions for breaking His laws because people could then do like they please and commit all sorts of evil and the moment they die, that will be the end of it.
This unfortunately, must be what a vast number of people think judging by how they live their lives.

But that is not the case. Jesus actually told us not to fear the natural death but rather the second death (see Luke 12:4-5)

The Bible defines this death (also known as second death) as follows:

"But as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive, and as for the unbelieving and faithless, and as for the depraved and defiled with abominations, and as for murderers and the lewd and adulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to anyone or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed)--[all of these shall have] their part in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. This is the second death." (Rev.21:8 – Amp)

What if a person does not believe the Bible?
Of course the freedom to believe or not to, is given to every one of us but let's also not forget that we are individually responsible for the consequences of our choices regarding what we decide to believe or refuse to believe. That the Bible is the true word of God has been proven beyond every reasonable doubt again and again. Refusing to believe it doesn't change anything.

Truth is never devalued or invalidated by rejection and neglect. If it is truth, it remains the truth and it doesn't matter how many people decide to reject or neglect it, it will always catch up and prove true.

There are several people right now who had refused to believe that AIDS was real until they became infected. They thought it was a mere propaganda invented by some people to frighten others. But now on their death beds, they wish they had believed the truth they were told about the disease. Had they believed, they would have taken necessary precautions and avoided regrettable repercussions.

Dear friend, believe God's word (the Bible) – it is true.





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