ajax18 wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:28 am
msnobody wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 25, 2022 12:45 am
Scripture says first comes death, then judgement.
Are you a Jehovah's Witness? I'm just wondering if death means something different to you than my lds perspective of death being the separation of your body and your spirit?
I liked this link on near death experiences about Hugh Nibley. The spirit world is more real than the world we live in right now. We're actually spirts having a human experience, not humans having an occasional spiritual experience. We try to figure out the impossible and yet it only takes a simple childlike faith to carry us wherever we need to go. And what does that mean? To me it means trusting in the Lord? trust what? For me it's the trust that His plan of happiness is what is in the best interest of all of us as individuals and as a collective. Believing that, gives me unlimited strength. I have no evidence for that other than it works for me. I like myself much more as a believer.
https://bookofmormoncentral.org/blog/White House ... se-of-life
No, I am not a Jehovah’s Witness in the sense of the Watchtower organization. I’m a whosoever.
With regard to death, I would agree that physical death results in death of the physical body and separation of our spirit. Due to our sin nature, or our propensity to sin, we are spiritually dead
toward God. This is why scripture says we must be born again to see the kingdom of God. We are all guilty before God. None of us are righteous (have a right standing before God). We are told that we store up wrath because of our hard and impenitent hearts. We are promised and warned of a day of judgement, where God will separate the righteous from the unrighteous; some for eternal life and others to experience his wrath and fury. It is written, it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgement (Heb. 9:27). There is no more opportunity after physical death to be made righteous (right before God), In other words, no more opportunity after death to be made spiritually alive toward God. This is the reason for my urgent plea in my original post. Every day that passes, brings us one day closer.
I would assert that the gospel, or good news, is not a plan of happiness, but a plan of holiness. I’ve always heard that God isn’t concerned about our happiness, but instead his desire is to make us holy.
indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. Prov. 2:3-5