Biblical explanations concerning the death experience

Upon death, people want to believe that their dearly departed lost ones have been taken to a better place. Often that, is what is suggested at the grave site. Especially, if the person has suffered a long illness.That place being heaven. It is a comforting thought but without any scriptural foundation. The dead enter into a state of nothingness for an unknown period of time.

Nothingness was the fate of the great Israeli, King David. It was said by God, that David was a person after God’s own heart. and as king, he would fulfill God’s will, Acts 13:22. King David is one of the greatest men to have graced this planet. He gave the Jews, Jerusalem. For non Jews, through the linage of David came Jesus. Upon the death of King David, it was said that is “both dead and buried,” Acts 2:29. David did not ascended to the heavens, Acts 2:34.

While history has had some notable good people, who have served the needs of humanity in a most commendable manner. The opposite is also true. The likes of Adolf Hitler, perhaps the most recognizable name synonymous with evil. The fate is the same for everyone upon death. No grand welcome into heaven, or ushering off to hell.

Solomon, in Ecclesiastes three, made this observation. When death occurs among humans, or animals. Each will die and have one breath. In death humans have no preeminence over animals. All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again, verses 19-20. He went on to say, the living know they will die, but the dead know nothing, Ecclesiastes 9:5.

Job in chapter fourteen made this observation. People born from a woman have but a few days, and those days are full of trouble. From birth, Job compares our existence to that of a flower. Which when cut, has no future, verses one-two. In verse five, Job puts it this way, Our time here on earth have been numbered by months. The expiration of those months are known only by God. God has determined our appointed time to die. And our best efforts to extend that time will fail.

All of this is rather depressing, if that is all life is about. Numbered days filled with trouble that will end at some predetermined time. Resulting in placement in some grave where the future is one of nothingness. Unfortunately, that is how many understand their life span. If there is nothing beyond the grave, the attitude is to seek for themselves, as much self gratification as possible. Giving little thought about whom is hurt. Helping to shape humanity as people with human hearts being full of evil and madness, according to Ecclesiastes 9:3.

That is not what life is about. While there is an undetermined state of nothingness. The dead have a future. That future is described by the prophet in Daniel twelve. When many who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to everlasting contempt, verse two.

We do know when this event will take place. In the meantime Christians are commissioned to bear fruits worthy of our service to Christ, Matthew 3:8. In Revelation 6:9-11 with the opening of the fifth seal. We are given a glimpse of what the fruits of repentance represent as Christians serve the slain lamb. The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the servant above his lord, Matthew 10:24. In great majesty, When he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the alter the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. Those slain in God’s service lamented crying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will you wait to judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? With that plea white robes were distributed and they were told, that they should rest for a little season, until their fellow servants and brethren were killed like you were. Fulfilling God’s time table.”

Christians ready to serve Christ are in great demand. Future times for humanity will be difficult. Daniel 12:1, “there shall be a time of trouble , such as never was since there was a nation.”

The task was summed up by Jesus. “Whosoever shall save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. What shall it profit a person if he should gain the whole world, and lose his soul? Or what shall a person give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:25-26. Taken to the next level, Jesus said, if any person will come after me, let them deny themselves, and take up the cross and follow me, verse 24. And recall the commission of Matthew 3:8.

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American convert to Islam:America has started on its death march

Adam Pearlman, grew up on his parents goat farm. At the age of 17, he converted to Islam. Several years later he moved to Pakistan. In Pakistan, He was known as Adam Yahiye Gadahn. Now he is Azaam al-Amriki. He serves as a senior member of al-Queda’s media committee. According to former CIA analyst Michael Scheruer, who now works as a specialist in national security. According to Scheruer, he most likely, is not the only American serving on al-Queda’s media committee.

His rhetoric, with his appearances with Osama bin-Laden’s, deputy director, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri has placed him on the Justice Departments wanted list. Information leading to his capture is worth one million U.S. dollars. That is because a federal grand jury has accused Gadahn of treason. A distinction of shame, because that makes Adam Gadahn, the first American since W.W. 11 to be charged with such a crime.

Meaning the Justice Department and other federal agencies must be taking his involvement with al-Queda very seriously. Because its not likely that just speech like, “the streets of America shall run red with blood,” would earn one the penalty of death upon conviction.

Federal officials seem more concerned with the changing tactics of al-Queda. For instance, a video released by the American, Gadahn and deputy Zawahiri. Showed an appeal to black Americans to continue the stalled cause of slain Muslim leader Malcolm X. The video presents Malcolm X as a martyr for freedom. Using the slain leaders rhetoric like, “freedom is something you have do for yourselves,” the price of freedom is death,’ if you are not ready to die for it, take the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary. The fed’s report that this is the first time al-Qieda has associated itself with Malcolm X in their struggle.

Where might this new wave of terrorist emerge from? Disenfranchised black Americans! Because in the video, Gadahn asserts, that America, “shamelessly brought us lynch laws.” Along with, “Jim Crow, and death row, where only certain races are sent.”

It appears to be working because prison chaplains claim that Islam is very popular among black inmates. So popular the the Christian chaplains complain that they can not compete with Muslim clerics for the souls of black inmates. These chaplains report that whole cell blocks are converting to Islam.

This trend is a real concern to the F.B.I. noting the following. Black Muslim converts from Miami accused of planning to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago. Black Muslim Derrrick Shareef accused of piloting to blow up a Chicago area shopping Mall. Black Muslim, and U.S. Soldier, Hassan Abujihaad, accused of passing on to terrorist classified information concerning U.S. battleship movement in the Strait of Hormuz. Former Black Muslim convict, accused of plotting to attack U.S. military recruiting stations. Along with Jewish synagogues. According to the authorities these, plots were developed while the inmate was still in prison.

An angry, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, in the video steps forward. Charging that Americans had two opportunities to fire President Bush and failed. Because of that failure, “a new squadron of martyrdom seekers are lined up behind hundreds of new leaders. Who are following in the footsteps of captured 9/11 leader mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.”

These Muslim men went onto say. You will experience things that will make you forget the horrors of 9/11. Including your failures in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Virginia Tech massacre. Then saying, this new squadron of martyrdom seekers will achieve more than did 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Vowing that Americans will get what they deserve.

This is serious stuff, and all of it is being promoted by Muslims, hiding in Mosques, waiting to strike America. As Adam Gadahm put it, America has started on its death march.

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