Many people mostly get confused about the eternal life after death, but the truth is there is eternal life after death. So this is the small effort of mine to explain that “is there eternal life after death?”.
What does Bible say about eternal life after death?
Eternal life always means existing, without an end or beginning. Only The Bible teaches us about the eternal life after death that no other book tells us. The evil people will go away to be punished forever. But the people who believe in God will go and enjoy eternal life (Matthew 25:46). And only some religions believe in everlasting life, but mostly if we talk with most of the people, they don’t believe that after death there is life. They believe in this life only and want to enjoy, the way they want to live. They believe that the person who had everything on the earth lives in heaven and who is poor or don’t have anything lives in hell. So they don’t even think about God and do whatever they like. The Bible states that in (John 12:25) “Whoever loves the life, they have now but will lose it. But the one who is willing to give up their life in this world will keep it’’.
But if we see the story of a rich man and a poor man Lazarus in the Bible. A Rich man enjoys the best things every day, and if we see Lazarus was a poor man and in such bad condition he lived, his body was covered with wounds. He was often put by the wealthy (Lazarus) man’s gate. Lazarus wanted only to eat the scraps of food left on the floor under the rich man’s table, but he was not even able to get that food also, as the dogs would come and lick his sores. When Lazarus died, the Angels took him and placed in the arms of Abraham. And the rich man also died and was buried, but he was sent to the place of death and was in great pain (Luke 16:19- 23). This Story tells a message that if we want to have eternal life after death, we must not run behind wealth instead of Eternal life. This story is told by Jesus himself to his followers that if your brothers don’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not even listen to someone who comes back from the dead. Here he is referring (Jesus) himself that if anyone raises from the dead then also these people will not listen to him.
What things to do to have eternal Life?
In (Matthew 19:16-23) A man came to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good things I do to have eternal life?”
Jesus answered, “why you ask me about what is good? Only the God is good. But if you really want to have eternal life after death, then obey the laws and commands. The man asked, “which ones?’’ Jesus answered him, ‘’you must not murder anyone, you must not commit adultery, you must not steal, you must not tell the lies about others. You must respect your Parents that is father and mother, and love your neighbor the same way as you love yourself. The young man said, ‘’I have been obeying all these commands. What else do I need for eternal life? Jesus answered, ‘’ if you really want to be perfect, then go and sell all that you own. Give all the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come back and follow me. But when the young heard Jesus tell him to give away his money, he was sad. He didn’t want to do this because he was very rich. So he left. Then Jesus said to his followers, ‘’the truth is, it will be very hard for a rich person to enter God’s kingdom. Yes, I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter God’s kingdom. And this same story we will find in (Mark 10:17-25). And one more related story about the Good Samaritan which story was told by God to one man (Luke 10:25-37).
Eternal life after death is through Jesus
Then everyone who believes in Jesus can have eternal life (John 3:15). And the people who live for God’s glory, for honor, and for life that cannot be destroyed. They live for those things by always continuing to do well. God will give eternal life after death to them (Romans 2:7). Jesus said those who eat my body and drink my blood would have eternal life. I will raise them up on the last day (John 6:54). Here in (John 10:28), it is written that I give my sheep eternal life. They will never die, and no one can take them out of my hand. In (John 17:2-3), Jesus prayed for himself and his followers that he could get the power over all people so that he could give eternal life to all those who are given to him. And this is eternal life: that people can know him, the only true God, and that they can know Jesus Christ, the one God sent.
Sin once used death to rule us. But God gave us more of his grace so that the grace could rule by making us right and accurate with him. And this does bring us eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 5:21). We can find eternal life only through Jesus Christ because in the bible it is written that God has given us eternal life, and the life is in his son. Whoever has the Son will have eternal life after death, but whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life (1 John 5:11-12).