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Does Eternal Life Determine How You Live Your Earthly Existence?

Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?’ (John 11:25-26)

In scripture, there are many references to heaven and hell. And as Christians, our goal is that our current existence be a journey to eternal life in heaven. Because of this, we all do our best to live a life that will lead us there. The stronger our desire, the more accountable we hold ourselves and the more honest and good we try to be. At least, I know this to be true for myself!

But what if you don’t know what happens after death? What if you believe that death means the end? Then what?

Check out the following clip.

After seeing this clip I was thankful for my relationship with Christ. Why? Because I feel that knowing what happens after death determines how I live my life. My life feels fuller and there is a joy in knowing that there is more to life…and even more after life!

And He said to him, ‘Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise’ (Luke 23:43).

Ladies, what did you think about the responses in this video clip? Does eternal life determine how you live your earthly existence?

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9 Comments

  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by allietrieshard52891 on July 17, 2013 at 17:32

    ‘don’t be so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good’ -unknown

  2. Danisa

    Posted by Danisa on July 17, 2013 at 15:46

    And He said to him, ‘Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise’ (Luke 23:43).
    Is one of my favourite verses!
    I found it so sad how many people don’t believe. Jesus is my reason for living, so to not know or to just think you just die is so hard and sad.

  3. SomethingGoodCanWork

    Posted by SomethingGoodCanWork on July 17, 2013 at 07:33

    This was filmed in my hometown!

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by BeMyLoveStory on July 16, 2013 at 19:34

    I am inspired to be a better person and to not do selfish things because I know about eternal life, but I also feel like that’s being selfish in a way. When we do good things, selfless things, when we are doing things for other people, in a way you are doing it for yourself. I wish I could be a person who would truly do things for other people, even if it means sacrificing myself, without anything in it for me. That’s a good person right there. But I guess that’s how people are, we’re selfish.

  5. vanilla

    Posted by vanilla on July 16, 2013 at 13:04

    Good works aren’t the way you get to heaven – salvation is through faith and accepting what Jesus did on the cross for you. That being said, you will get rewards if you were faithful to Jesus and strove to honor him.
    It saddens me that people choose to not to believe in salvation through Christ and don’t have heaven to look forward to at the end of their lives.

    • vanilla

      Posted by vanilla on July 16, 2013 at 16:04

      Basically what I was trying to say is that you don’t get to heaven by being a good person. Good works are a result of faith (like it says in that James passage). A Christian will want to glorify God through what they do and will truly live out his or her faith.
      I feel sorry for the people that don’t know the truth, and also the ones that choose to reject it.
      Sorry if my last post was confusing!!

    • ljn9999

      Posted by ljn9999 on July 16, 2013 at 15:17

      That saddens me too! I know SO many people who think their works will save them. I have tried to tell them that if their works saved them then Jesus wouldn’t have had to die for us. Some people wont listen though. 🙁

      • tmgaouette

        Posted by tmgaouette on July 16, 2013 at 15:47

        This is a digression from the subject of the post, but definitely an important point to acknowledge. If you’re talking about Christians who believe in faith and good works, don’t be saddened. Some Christian denominations are taught that with faith comes good works, per scripture. For example, James 2:14-24 states- “What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,’ and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. But someone may well say, ‘You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.’ You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.’ But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS,’ and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.” Salvation through faith and good works is mentioned numerous times in the bible. I hope that helps. Blessings, TMG