If you still wonder about life after death, you will want to take a look at these 5 unordinary reasons why life after death is believable.
Reason 1- If life was a one and done arrangement
If life was a one and done arrangement, it would be unfair to make someone a leper, or a blind man, or a Jew in 1942 Poland.
If you keep living life after death, life can become fair. A person who was a leper has the chance another time to experience beautiful and healthy skin. The blind man has the opportunity to be a photographer capturing sunsets, blue oceans, and majestic mountains. And a Jew in 1942 Poland has the opportunity to be a doctor who saves lives.
To fully understand opposites, you must have the opportunity to experience both the positive and the negative.
- To fully understand light, you have to experience darkness
- To fully understand good health, you have to experience sickness
- To fully understand freedom, you have to experience bondage
- To fully understand good eyesight, you have to experience blindness
Living life after death gives you the opportunity to fully experience opposites so you can understand both the positive and the negative, both the good and the bad which ends up making life fair.
Reason 2- Learning all things in an earthly life span related to why life after death is believable
To learn ALL things there isn’t enough time in an earthly life span.
If living enables you to gain knowledge, wouldn’t it be logical to keep on living life after death so you can continue to gain knowledge?
Reason 3- Textbooks and first-hand experiences
Learning from a textbook is only effective if it is applied through first-hand experiences. For example, learning the formulas and the know-how to become a civil engineer from a textbook would be forgotten if this knowledge was not applied to building roads and bridges, etc.
By your creator’s design, it is probably not happenstance, you haven’t spent your whole life stuffed in a classroom. Although most have spent time in a classroom, if you live a normal life span, you will spend most of your time learning through first-hand experiences which is the most meaningful and memorable type of learning.
If first-hand experiences are the best teachers, why wouldn’t your creator want you to keep having more of them by continuing to live after you die?
Reason 4- Why life after death is believable
If you don’t continue living life after death, what is the purpose of this life? If you become non-existent, everything you experienced and learned during your life also becomes non-existent without purpose. However, if you continue living life after death, everything you experienced in life is added upon as you continue learning.
- Why would your creator want you or all the knowledge you gained to become non-existent without purpose?
- Is it believable your creator wants you to continue to exist so you can continue to progress and be added upon?
Reason 5- People are energy and why life after death is believable
- Matter is any substance that has mass and takes up space. This means people are matter because we have mass and take up space.
- Mass is a form of energy so this means since people are mass, you are a form of energy.
- The law of “conservation of energy” is that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only changed form. Since people are a form of energy, this means you cannot be destroyed, you can only change form.
Since people are a form of energy, following the law of “conservation of energy”, when you die, you do not cease to exist, you merely change form.
I like the way a man named Denver Snuffer, who is a servant of Jesus Christ, uses the example of various forms of water to help you understand various forms of matter.
The difference between water as a solid, liquid, and gas (using a scriptural description) is how “quickened” the element is in various states. The more it is quickened, the more insubstantial it seems. Scientifically the difference is determined by the “temperature” or heat.Snuffer, 2015, p. 370 Preserving the Restoration
There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit is matter, but it is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes;
We cannot see it; but when our bodies are purified we shall see that it is all matter.D&C 133:7-8
All mankind, who are all made of matter in the form of mass, and mass is a form of energy that does not cease to exist, but only changes form. This makes it believable there is life after death.
Conclusion – Why life after death is believable
I believe that God has an eternity to help you achieve your potential. If God has eternity, why would he desire for you to cease to exist when you could go on progressing by living life after death?
I believe after you die, you sit down with God or angels and talk about what Godlike characteristics you are ready to develop next. I also believe in this conversation you are asked your opinions about what experiences you think will most likely help you to achieve your goals.
On the other hand, if you aren’t involved in planning what you would like to learn, then you would have grounds to accuse God of being unfair. God is much too wise to force you. I believe God is fair by guiding and allowing you to experience what you choose. To explore more about choices, see my blog post, “Premortal Free Agency“.
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