Many people mostly get confused about 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 the Bible say about eternal life after death?
Eternal life always means existing, without an end or beginning. Only The Bible teaches us about 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 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. After the death of Lazarus, “Angels come and took him and placed him in Abraham’s arms. After that This rich man also died and was buried. he was placed to the fire of hell and he 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) One rich man comes to Jesus and asked a question, “Teacher, which good work I must do that I will have everlasting life? And Jesus answered to this man, “Why do you ask me for goodness sake? The good is the only one that is God. But if you want to enter the everlasting life, you need to be accepted and obeying all the commands. Then this young man asked, “which commandment do I need to follow? Jesus answered to this man, do not tell a lie, do not steal, do not commit any adultery, do not murder anyone, love your neighbor as you love yourself, you must respect your mother and father. Then that young man said to Jesus, “I have followed all these commands since when I was a child. What else do I need to be following? Then Jesus answered to the rich man if you want to become proven, so go and sell everything you have and give it to the poor, then you will have wealth in Heaven after that come back and follow me. But when this rich man heard that Jesus asked him to give all his money to give the poor then he was very sad, because he was very rich and he doesn’t want to give his money. So that’s why he left him and moved away. Then Jesus told to His disciples, “I am telling you the truth, it is really very difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. It is very easy for a camel to get inside the eye of a needle but it is very difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. 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 eternal life to my sheep. They are not going to die, and no one can have the power to 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).