Six questions about our destiny after we die and heaven and hell
1, Is it certain that one soul will be eternally lost?
2, Is it certain that one soul will be saved?
3, Is it certain that all will not be damned?
4, Is it certain that all will not be saved?
5, Can that be certain which is not decreed?
6, If God knew, when he created, what the end of each soul would be, is not that end as certain as if it was decreed?
Let me answer this as quickly as possible for you. First off the only thing that is certain (as of right now) is we will all die in the flesh. Now I am not a believer of any one particular religion nor do I believe that a higher power does or doesn't exist. I'm not going down that road right now, I just wanted to put that out there. So to answer your question, I believe we need to try not to worry or question what it is that happens to our souls after we depart our vessels and to put more emphasis on experiencing the opportunity given to us to exist in the first place. Now I cannot be honest in answering this question because I don't know the answers. I could give you my opinion which could be correct or incorrect (there is an equal chance of either) but that doesn't quite answer your questions, so I will give you what I believe: I believe that our spirits go to a collective, if you will a sort of bank, to be redistributed. Not reincarnation too open ended for me, I believe your spirit is predisposed to be what it is and we can't change that. Well that's what I believe it's up to you to figure out what you believe.
To be absent from the body is to be at home with the LORD. For further details and more insight into what happens after we die please refer to: 2 Corinthians 5: 1-10 (NLT) 5 For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. 2 We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. 3 For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.[a] 4 While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. 5 God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.
6 So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. 7 For we live by believing and not by seeing. 8 Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. 9 So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him. 10 For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.
From everything that I've read, and from my own personal experiences as well, I can honestly say that we all have free will. Situations in life may be planned for us to go through, but it's our choice to decide which way we want to go, in each situation. The end is not certain. The end will be what we decide.
Also, I don't believe in the dogma preached by various religions. I have read enough in my lifetime, and researched enough, to realize that religion is a business, created by man, to gain power over the people. Stories of the past are created to instill fear and fear is not a good emotion to entertain.
I believe that one must not look to another human, for the answers to spirituality. It's like the blind leading the blind. I believe we need to go within ourselves to find those answers. Meditation is a good way to do that. If you're looking for the truth, that's a good place to start.
Also, there are many books now, where near death experiences have been documented by people who never believed in the afterlife, or who lived their lives believing the teachings of men. One good book I can recommend is called, "Consciousness Beyond Life" by Pim van Lommel, MD. I think that the ground-breaking research that has been done by this man, will help enlighten you to the truth...
People who want to go to the lake of fire are of the own free will. You can choose to go to heaven or die in hell. We make our own choices.
basic contradiction - you can't have an all-knowing god and also have free will
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