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What happens One Minute After You Die? – Program 1


>>ANNOUNCER: TODAY ON THE JOHN ANKERBERG SHOW: WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU ONE MINUTE AFTER YOU DIE? STATISTICS TELL US: ONE HUNDRED AND SIX PEOPLE DIE EVERY MINUTE. FIFTY-FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE DIE EVERY DAY. FOUR-AND-A HALF MILLION PEOPLE DIE EVERY MONTH. AND FIFTY-SIX MILLION PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR. IF YOU LIVE FOR SEVENTY YEARS, OVER YOUR LIFETIME, CLOSE TO FOUR BILLION PEOPLE WILL HAVE DIED ON EARTH. AND EVENTUALLY DEATH WILL COME TO YOU AND TO ME. NONE OF US WILL ESCAPE IT. WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY EACH OF US WILL EXPERIENCE ONE MINUTE AFTER WE DIE. MY GUEST TODAY IS THEOLOGIAN AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, DR. ERWIN LUTZER, SENIOR MINISTER OF MOODY CHURCH IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, WHO HAS WRITTEN THE BOOK, “ONE MINUTE AFTER YOU DIE.” WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF THE JOHN ANKERBERG SHOW.>>JOHN ANKERBERG: WELCOME TO OUR PROGRAM. I’M JOHN ANKERBERG. THANKS FOR JOINING ME TODAY. WE HAVE ONE OF THESE RARE TOPICS THAT APPLIES TO EVERY ONE OF YOU THAT IS WATCHING. WHETHER YOU’RE HERE IN AMERICA OR CANADA OR RUSSIA OR EUROPE OR INDIA OR AFRICA OR SOUTH AMERICA, THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO EVERYBODY THAT IS WATCHING. WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT DEATH AND WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE ONE MINUTE AFTER YOU DIE. AND MY GUEST TODAY IS MY GOOD FRIEND, DR. ERWIN LUTZER. HE IS THE PASTOR OF THE HISTORIC MOODY CHURCH IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. AND, ERWIN, WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT TO EVERYBODY THAT’S LISTENING?>>DR. ERWIN LUTZER: WELL, JOHN, FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO SAY WHAT A DELIGHT IT IS TO BE HERE TO DISCUSS THIS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TOPIC. AND WE WELCOME ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LISTENING. BUT, YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT GOD ACTUALLY HAS PUT ETERNITY IN OUR HEARTS. I THINK ATHEISTS EVEN WHEN THEY COME TO DIE ARE WELL AWARE THAT THERE IS SOMETHING ON THE OTHER SIDE. AND THE BIBLE SAYS, “IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MAN ONCE TO DIE, AND AFTER THAT THE JUDGMENT.” AND TRY AS WE MIGHT TO PUT DEATH OUT OF OUR MINDS, WHEN IT’S OUR TIME TO DIE I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT OUR MINDS WILL BE VERY FOCUSED ON WHAT LIES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CURTAIN.>>ANKERBERG: YES. YOU WERE ASKED AS A PASTOR TO DO A FUNERAL, AND IT WAS A VERY KIND OF STRANGE CIRCUMSTANCE. TELL US ABOUT THAT.>>LUTZER: YES. WHAT HAPPENED IS, I RECEIVED A CALL FROM A FUNERAL HOME, AND THEY ASKED ME TO COME OVER AND TO SPEAK BRIEFLY. NOW, WHEN I GOT THERE THE SON WHOSE FATHER HAD DIED TOOK ME ASIDE AND SAID, “WE WANT YOU TO BE VERY BRIEF.” AS A MATTER OF FACT, WHAT HE SAID IS, “NOTHING THAT YOU SAY WILL BE TOO SHORT.” HE SAID, “WE DON’T BELIEVE IN GOD. MY FATHER DIDN’T BELIEVE IN GOD. WE ARE ATHEISTS. AND THE ONLY REASON YOU’RE HERE IS BECAUSE A RELATIVE THOUGHT THAT A MINISTER SHOULD BE PRESENT.” SO I SAID, “I’M GOING TO MAKE AN AGREEMENT WITH YOU. I’M NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT YOUR FATHER.” BUT I SAID, “IN THE FEW MOMENTS THAT I AM GOING TO SPEAK, I’M GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT JESUS CHRIST AND ETERNITY.” WELL, WHAT COULD HE DO? HE HAD TO ALLOW ME TO DO THAT. BUT YOU KNOW, JOHN, JUST THINK OF WHAT THAT MAN WAS EXPERIENCING AFTER HIS DEATH.>>ANKERBERG: YES, WHILE YOU WERE PARKING THE CAR, WHILE YOU WERE MAKING THE ARRANGEMENTS, WHILE YOU WERE TALKING WITH THE FAMILY, THE MAN THAT WAS IN THE CASKET, ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, WAS WHAT?>>LUTZER: YOU KNOW, WE’RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THIS IN MUCH MORE DETAIL, BUT IN THE SIXTEENTH CHAPTER OF LUKE, JESUS TELLS A STORY. AND I DON’T BELIEVE THAT IT WAS A PARABLE. I THINK IT’S AN ACTUAL STORY. HE TELLS THE STORY OF A RICH MAN WHO DIED AND ALSO A POOR MAN WHO DIED. AND THE POINT THAT JESUS WAS MAKING IS NOT THAT RICHES LEAD YOU TO HELL; BUT IT IS TRUE THAT THE RICH MAN ENDED UP IN WHAT IS CALLED HADES. AND WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO DISCUSS THAT ON THIS SHOW. AND IT SAYS ALSO THAT THE POOR MAN, WHOSE NAME WAS LAZARUS, WAS IN ABRAHAM’S BOSOM. THE QUESTION IS: WHAT WAS THE RICH MAN EXPERIENCING? WELL, AS THE BIBLE CLEARLY INDICATES, HE WAS IN A STATE OF PAIN, OF TORMENT, AND HE WAS GOING THROUGH ALL OF THESE EXPERIENCES. AND I BELIEVE THAT, THAT RICH MAN IN CHICAGO, WHILE I SPOKE BRIEFLY AND THEN THERE WAS A RATHER LONG EULOGY ABOUT HIM AND ALL OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS, HE WAS ALSO IN HADES, IN THAT PLACE THAT IS DESCRIBED AS ONE OF ABANDONMENT AND TORMENT. AND RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING WE HAVE TO MAKE THIS VERY CLEAR: THAT THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT YOU SEE WHEN SOMEONE DIES AND YOU SEE THEIR LIFELESS BODY, AND WHAT THEY ARE EXPERIENCING. BECAUSE AFTER THEY’VE DIED, WHAT THEY FIND IS THEY ARE IN AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT WORLD, A DIFFERENT REALM. AND DEATH IS NOT A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE.>>ANKERBERG: YES, AND YOU SAY THAT NOT EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HAVE THE SAME KIND OF EXPERIENCE. YOU HAVE THOSE WHO KNOW THE LORD HAVE ONE KIND OF EXPERIENCE AND THOSE THAT DO NOT KNOW THE LORD HAVE ANOTHER. EXPLAIN THAT.>>LUTZER: WELL, FIRST OF ALL, LET ME SAY THAT THOSE WHO KNOW JESUS CHRIST AS SAVIOR, THEY WILL BE IN HIS PRESENCE. THEY WILL BE BLESSED. WE CAN CALL THAT PARADISE; WE CAN CALL THAT HEAVEN; AND THEY HAVE THAT ASSURANCE. AND ON THESE PROGRAMS WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THAT ASSURANCE THAT THEY HAVE. BECAUSE, AFTER ALL, JESUS IS THE ONLY SAVIOR. NOW, WE HAVE MANY PROPHETS AND GURUS WHO TELL US HOW TO LIVE, BUT NOBODY EXCEPT JESUS CAN ACTUALLY WIPE AWAY OUR SIN AND PREPARE US FOR HEAVEN. ON THE OTHER SIDE, OF COURSE, ARE THOSE WHO ARE GOING TO BE IN TORMENT. AND EVEN HADES THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT IS NOT YET HELL. SO IT’S VERY IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND-AND THIS IS CRITICAL-THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND. THERE IS NO PLACE WHERE YOU SAY, “WELL, I’M NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR HEAVEN, BUT I’M TOO GOOD FOR HELL, SO THERE’S A MIDDLE PLACE.” NO, THERE ISN’T. IT IS ONLY HEAVEN OR HADES, WHICH LATER ON IS THROWN INTO HELL, A VERY STARK CONTRAST.>>ANKERBERG: YES, I LOVED WHAT YOU SAID AT THE BEGINNING HERE, THAT PEOPLE, GOD HAS PUT A DESIRE IN THEIR HEARTS OF ETERNITY, AND THEY HAVE A DESIRE TO KNOW WHAT’S BEYOND DEATH, TO PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF DEATH. AND THERE ARE A COUPLE OF AREAS THAT OUR SOCIETY AND NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD, PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD, HAVE TRIED TO USE TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN AFTER DEATH. ONE OF THOSE HAS BEEN CHANNELING TO TRY TO GET A GLIMPSE OF WHAT LIES BEYOND THE GRAVE. WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT CHANNELING?>>LUTZER: YOU KNOW, CHANNELING IS WHEN YOU GO TO A MEDIUM WHO SUPPOSEDLY CONNECTS YOU WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED. AND SOMETIMES THERE HAVE EVEN BEEN SHOWS ON TELEVISION WHERE YOU GO TO THIS PERSON AND HE SAYS, “I CAN CONTACT YOUR MOTHER, YOUR FATHER, AND WE’LL TALK.” THE BIBLE FORBIDS ALL OF THAT. HERE IN THE UNITED STATES THERE WAS A BISHOP WHO DID NOT BELIEVE THE BIBLE, AND HE DECIDED TO TRY TO CONTACT HIS SON WHO HAD COMMITTED SUICIDE. SO THE BISHOP, PIKE WAS HIS NAME, HE WENT TO A MEDIUM, AND THE MEDIUM PURPORTEDLY CONNECTED HIM WITH HIS BOY. AND HE ASKED HIS SON, AMONG OTHER THINGS, “DO YOU HEAR ABOUT JESUS ON THE OTHER SIDE?” AND THE SON SAID, “NO, WE DON’T HEAR A LOT ABOUT JESUS ON THE OTHER SIDE.” JOHN, FROM MY HEART TO YOURS AND TO THE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE LISTENING, IF, WHEN YOU DIE, YOU’RE IN A PLACE WHERE YOU DON’T HEAR MUCH ABOUT JESUS, YOU’RE IN DEEP TROUBLE. THE BIBLE FORBIDS CHANNELING, AND I’LL TELL YOU WHY. IT SPEAKS ABOUT FAMILIAR SPIRITS; THAT IS, THERE ARE DEMONS WHO KNOW ALL ABOUT US. AND IF THAT CHANNELER, THAT MEDIUM, IS ABLE TO CONNECT WITH ONE OF THOSE DEMONS, THE DEMONS SPEAK AND THEY SUPPLY INFORMATION. BE ASSURED THAT NO ONE HAS EVER TALKED TO THE DEAD AND FOUND OUT WHAT LIES ON THE OTHER SIDE. IN FACT, IN THE SCRIPTURE WE READ IN ISAIAH, “AND WHEN THEY SAY TO YOU, ‘CONSULT THE MEDIUMS AND THE SPIRITISTS WHO WHISPER AND MUTTER. SHOULD NOT A PEOPLE CONSULT THEIR GOD? SHOULD THEY CONSULT THE DEAD ON BEHALF OF THE LIVING?’ ” AND THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS NO. THAT IS AN UNRELIABLE WAY TO TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS ON THE OTHER SIDE.>>ANKERBERG: AND MANY OTHER PEOPLE HAVE TRIED DIFFERENT WAYS, SUCH AS REINCARNATION, AND NOW WE’VE HAD THIS PHENOMENON OF A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVING NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES. YOU’VE GOT MANY NEW AGE WRITERS AND PHILOSOPHERS, PEOPLE IN HOLLYWOOD EVEN MAKING MOVIES ABOUT THESE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES. THERE ARE PSYCHOLOGISTS WHO HAVE BEEN STUDYING THIS. WHAT DOES THE BIBLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT REINCARNATION AND THEN NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES?>>LUTZER: WELL, LET’S TALK ABOUT REINCARNATION. I HAVE TO TELL YOU ABOUT A STORY, JOHN, THAT I HAD. I WAS SITTING ON A, ON AN AIRPLANE AND NEXT TO ME WAS A WOMAN BY THE NAME OF SHIRLEY. AND WHEN SHE FOUND OUT I WAS A PASTOR SHE SAID, “YOU’RE SO FORTUNATE; BECAUSE I’D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO PREACH TO PEOPLE AND TELL THEM ABOUT MY EXPERIENCES AND EVEN BRING HEALING TO THEM. AND FURTHERMORE,” SHE SAID, “I CAN PROVE REINCARNATION.” I SAID, “TELL ME MORE.” SHE SAID, “EVEN WHEN I WAS A CHILD I HAD VISIONS AND DREAMS ABOUT A HOME IN VERMONT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, THAT I’D NEVER BEEN TO. AND AS AN ADULT I VISITED THE HOME AND I REALIZED IT WAS EXACTLY AS THOSE VISIONS AND DREAMS INDICATED.” NOW, I’M SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO HER, SO I SMILED AND I SAID TO HER, “SHIRLEY, I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING. THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS. THERE’S NO EVIDENCE IN THE BIBLE FOR REINCARNATION. BUT,” I SAID, “THERE IS EVIDENCE OF THE TRANSMIGRATION OF DEMONS.” I SAID, “THE INFORMATION THAT YOU ARE GETTING IS FROM A DEMONIC SPIRIT, AN EVIL SPIRIT WHO OBVIOUSLY KNOWS ABOUT THIS HOUSE IN VERMONT AND IS COMMUNICATING THIS INFORMATION TO YOU.” AND SHE SAID, “OH NO!” SHE SAID, “I DO CONNECT WITH SPIRITS, BUT I RECEIVE NO INFORMATION FROM EVIL SPIRITS.” I SAID, “TELL ME, HOW DO YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE?” AND, JOHN, SHE SAID, “I RECEIVE ONLY THOSE SPIRITS THAT COME TO ME CLOTHED IN LIGHT.” WELL, YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW THE VERSE OF SCRIPTURE THAT I SHARED WITH HER, SECOND CORINTHIANS 11, WHERE THE APOSTLE PAUL SAYS THAT “SATAN HIMSELF IS TRANSFORMED INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.” AND I NEED TO SAY IT WITH EMPHASIS, THAT MUCH THAT WE HEAR TODAY ABOUT ENLIGHTENMENT IS ACTUALLY FROM THE DEMONIC WORLD. REINCARNATION IS NOT A WAY TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS ON THE OTHER SIDE. NOW, YOU ALSO MENTIONED NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES.>>ANKERBERG: LET’S HOLD ON TO THAT ONE BECAUSE WE NEED TO TAKE A BREAK. AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY ON THAT, NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES, AND SO I WANT A FULL ANSWER ON THAT ONE. SO, FOLKS, STICK WITH US. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.>>ANNOUNCER: IF YOU WOULD LIKE ALL 4 TELEVISION PROGRAMS IN OUR NEW SERIES: “WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU ONE MINUTE AFTER YOU DIE?” THEY ARE AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR A GIFT OF $49 U.S. IF YOU LIVE IN IN AMERICA OR CANADA YOU MAY ORDER THIS SERIES BY CALLING US AT 1-800-805-3030. IF YOU LIVE IN OTHER COUNTRIES YOU MAY ORDER THESE PROGRAMS AT OUR WEBSITE AT JASHOW.ORG.>>ANKERBERG: ALRIGHT, WE’RE BACK, AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A FASCINATING TOPIC THAT APPLIES TO EVERYBODY THAT’S WATCHING. IT APPLIES TO ME, AND IT APPLIES DR. LUTZER WHO’S OUR GUEST TODAY, THE PASTOR OF THE HISTORIC MOODY CHURCH IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. THE TOPIC IS THIS; WE ALL KNOW WE’RE GOING TO DIE SOMEDAY. WHEN YOU DO DIE, WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU ONE MINUTE AFTER YOU DIE? AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE USED, OR ONE OF THE MEANS PEOPLE HAVE USED TO TRY TO GATHER INFORMATION ABOUT PEEKING BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF DEATH, SEEING WHAT’S ON THE OTHER SIDE, IS THIS THING OF NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES. EXPLAIN WHAT THEY ARE, AND THEN GIVE SOME ILLUSTRATIONS, AND THEN, WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?>>LUTZER: THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TOPIC, BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS LOTS OF DECEPTION GOING ON WHEN IT COMES TO NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES. A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE IS WHERE SOMEBODY IS ABOUT TO DIE, AND THEY MAY ACTUALLY DIE, AT LEAST THEORETICALLY, AND THEN THEY COME BACK TO LIFE. SO THEN THEY CAN TELL, SUPPOSEDLY, WHAT LIES ON THE OTHER SIDE. BUT THE PROBLEM IS, DO THEY HAVE ACCURATE INFORMATION? FOR EXAMPLE THERE’S A WOMAN BY THE NAME OF BETTY EADIE THAT WROTE A BOOK ENTITLED “EMBRACED BY THE LIGHT.” SHE APPARENTLY HAD A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE, CAME BACK AND SAID THAT SHE MET JESUS, AND THERE IS NO JUDGMENT AND EVERYONE CAN GO INTO THE OTHER SIDE WITHOUT ANY REGRETS. I REMEMBER A WOMAN WHO SAID THE VERY SAME THING TO ME. SHE SAID, “I ALMOST DIED. I DIED. I CAME BACK TO LIFE. JESUS, DURING THAT PERIOD OF TIME WHERE I WAS DEAD, TOOK ME BY THE HAND AND SAID, ‘HERE’S A BUDDHIST PATH; HERE’S AN ISLAMIC PATH; HERE’S A HINDU PATH; HERE’S A CHRISTIAN PATH. BUT, JUST LIKE SPOKES IN A WHEEL, THEY ALL LEAD TO THE HUB CALLED HEAVEN.” WELL, OF COURSE, I TRIED TO HELP HER TO SEE THAT SHE WAS BEING DECEIVED, BECAUSE WE ALREADY MENTIONED IN THIS PROGRAM HOW SATAN TRANSFORMS HIMSELF TO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT, AND THERE IS NOTHING THAT THE DEVIL WOULD WANT MORE THAN TO MAKE US THINK THAT DEATH IS THE SAME EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE, A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE. WELL, IT IS NOT. BECAUSE JESUS SAID THESE WORDS, “I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME.” IN OTHER WORDS, YOU CAN’T GET TO THE FATHER WITHOUT JESUS CHRIST, AND THERE ARE POWERFUL REASONS WHY THAT IS THE CASE.>>ANKERBERG: WE’VE ALSO, BOTH OF US HAVE KNOWN A HEART DOCTOR. I’VE HAD HIM ON THE PROGRAM, DR. MAURICE RAWLINGS, WHO WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN AND WAS WORKING ON PATIENTS WHO HAD THESE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES WHILE THEY WERE ON THE TREADMILL. THEY WOULD DIE AND HE WOULD RESUSCITATE THEM. AND ONE GUY, WHILE HE WAS DYING, SAID, “DOCTOR, DOCTOR, YOU’VE GOT TO SAVE ME, I’M IN HELL.” HE SAYS, YOU KNOW, “KEEP YOUR HELL TO YOURSELF. I’M TRYING TO SAVE YOUR LIFE.” AND HE CAME BACK EVERY TIME, AND HE, WHEN HE WOULD BE RESUSCITATED, SAID, “DOCTOR YOU’VE GOT TO PRAY FOR ME.” SO HE MADE UP A PRAYER, AND HE SAID, “OKAY, DEAR JESUS, I’M A SINNER, YOU KNOW, I’M PUTTING ALL MY TRUST IN YOU. FORGIVE ME. HELP ME TO LIVE. IF YOU DO, I’M ON THE HOOK TO YOU.” AND THE GUY STILL HAD THESE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES, BUT NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN HE HAD PEACE. AND WE HAD AN AUDIENCE AT THAT TIME, AND THE GUY THAT, THAT HAD HAPPENED TO WAS SITTING IN THE AUDIENCE. HE CATALOGED OVER 300 HELL EXPERIENCES AT THAT TIME AND WROTE THEM INTO A BOOK. SO WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES, IF THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE A COUNT OF ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT’S AVAILABLE, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THESE PEOPLE THAT END UP IN HELL?>>LUTZER: WELL, EXACTLY. AND, JOHN, YOU’VE JUST GIVEN SOME POWERFUL INFORMATION. THE FACT IS THAT THERE CAN BE MUCH DECEPTION HERE, BECAUSE NOT EVERYBODY HAS THAT POSITIVE EXPERIENCE OF LIGHT. THERE INDEED MAY BE TIMES WHEN PEOPLE ARE IN TORMENT. AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT. YOU KNOW, RECENTLY I WAS SPEAKING AT AN EVENT, AND A MAN CAME TO ME AND SAID THAT HIS MOTHER WAS NOT A BELIEVER. IN FACT, SHE WAS VERY MUCH OPPOSED TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH. AND AS SHE WAS DYING SHE SAID, “GOD, HELP ME! I AM BURNING IN FLAMES.” SO IF YOU WANT TO USE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES, WE HAVE TO AT LEAST HAVE SOME BALANCE. BUT MY CONTENTION IS THIS: RATHER THAN DISCUSSING THE EXPERIENCE THAT PEOPLE HAD NEAR DEATH, IT’S MUCH BETTER IF WE TAKE AS AN AUTHORITY SOMEBODY WHO ACTUALLY WAS DEAD, AND WAS PUT IN THE GRAVE, AND DID RISE FROM THE GRAVE, AND HE’S THE ONE WHO CAN SPEAK WITH AUTHORITY. I LOVE THE WORDS OF SCRIPTURE. JESUS SAID IN REVELATION 1:18, “I AM HE THAT LIVETH AND WAS DEAD AND AM ALIVE FOREVERMORE, AND I HAVE THE KEYS OF DEATH AND OF HADES.” JOHN, AT THE END OF THE DAY WHAT WE MUST ALWAYS RECOGNIZE IS THAT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST DETERMINES OUR DESTINY. HE’S THE ONE WHO HAS THE KEY OF DEATH AND OF HADES. AND HE’S THE ONE THAT SUPERVISES; HE’S THE ONE WHO OPENS DOORS AND CLOSES DOORS. SO OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT.>>ANKERBERG: NOW, LET’S USE THE BIBLE AS AN AUTHORITY AND LET’S USE THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW TESTAMENT. TALK ABOUT WHAT THE WORD “SHEOL” MEANS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.>>LUTZER: THE WORD “SHEOL” OCCURS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT SIXTY-FIVE TIMES. THIRTY-ONE TIMES IT IS TRANSLATED “HELL”; THE OTHER THIRTY-ONE TIMES IT IS TRANSLATED “THE GRAVE”; AND THREE TIMES “THE PIT”. NOW, BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT IT IS TRANSLATED DIFFERENTLY, THERE COULD BE SOME CONFUSION. BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE TEXTS, YOU RECOGNIZE THAT HADES ACTUALLY IS THE SHADOWY WORLD, IF I CAN PUT IT THAT WAY, WHERE DEPARTED SPIRITS GO. NOW, THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT HADES IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE GRAVE. BUT THERE IS IN HEBREW A WORD FOR GRAVE. WHAT IT MEANS IS MORE THAN THE GRAVE, BECAUSE IT IS A PLACE THAT WELCOMES PEOPLE, ACCORDING TO THE OLD TESTAMENT; AND IT IS THERE WHERE WE FIND THAT PEOPLE COME AND THEY ARE FULLY CONSCIOUS. NOW, THE OTHER THING THAT’S IMPORTANT IS THAT IT MUST HAVE TWO COMPARTMENTS, BECAUSE ON THE ONE HAND YOU HAVE JACOB WHO GOES TO SHEOL. YOU HAVE THE RIGHTEOUS; YOU HAVE THE UNRIGHTEOUS; THEY ALL GO TO SHEOL. AND I THINK THAT THE RABBIS IN ANCIENT TIMES WERE CORRECT WHEN THEY SAID THAT SHEOL HAS TWO COMPARTMENTS. AND WHEN YOU GET TO THE NEW TESTAMENT I BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST CONFIRMS THAT.>>ANKERBERG: YEAH, LET ME READ THE STORY THAT JESUS GAVE TO US ABOUT SHEOL, THIS IS A REAL STORY. IN LUKE 16 IT’S TALKING ABOUT THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS. JESUS SAYS, “NOW THE POOR MAN [THAT’S LAZARUS] DIED AND WAS CARRIED AWAY BY THE ANGELS TO ABRAHAM’S BOSOM.” EXPLAIN THAT. “AND THE RICH MAN ALSO DIED AND WAS BURIED. AND THE RICH MAN IN HADES, HE LIFTED UP HIS EYES, BEING IN TORMENT, AND SAW ABRAHAM FAR AWAY AND LAZARUS IN HIS BOSOM. AND HE CRIED OUT AND SAID, ‘FATHER ABRAHAM, HAVE MERCY ON ME AND SEND LAZARUS SO THAT HE MAY DIP THE TIP OF HIS FINGER IN WATER AND COOL OFF MY TONGUE; FOR I AM IN AGONY IN THIS FLAME.'” NOW, THIS IS JESUS TALKING. “BUT ABRAHAM SAID, ‘CHILD, REMEMBER THAT DURING YOUR LIFE YOU RECEIVED YOUR GOOD THINGS AND LIKEWISE LAZARUS, BAD THINGS. BUT NOW HE IS BEING COMFORTED HERE AND YOU ARE IN AGONY.'” AND THEN HE SAID, “‘BESIDES ALL THIS, BETWEEN US AND YOU THERE IS A GREAT CHASM FIXED SO THAT THOSE WHO WISH TO COME OVER FROM HERE TO YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE, AND THAT NONE MAY CROSS OVER FROM THERE TO US.’ AND HE SAID, ‘THEN I BEG YOU, FATHER, THAT YOU SEND HIM TO MY FATHER’S HOUSE, FOR I HAVE FIVE BROTHERS, IN ORDER THAT HE MAY WARN THEM SO THAT THEY WILL NOT ALSO COME TO THIS PLACE OF TORMENT.’ BUT ABRAHAM SAID, ‘THEY HAVE MOSES AND THE PROPHETS, LET THEM HEAR THEM.’ BUT HE SAID, ‘NO, FATHER ABRAHAM! BUT IF SOMEONE GOES TO THEM FROM THE DEAD, THEN THEY WILL REPENT.’ BUT HE SAID TO THEM, ‘IF THEY DO NOT LISTEN TO MOSES AND THE PROPHETS THEY WILL NOT BE PERSUADED EVEN IF SOMEONE RISES FROM THE DEAD.'” ERWIN, EXPLAIN WHAT JESUS IS TEACHING HERE IN THIS STORY.>>LUTZER: JOHN, THIS IS A VERY SOBERING STORY, AND EVERYONE SHOULD LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY. AND I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU READ IT. BUT NOTICE THIS: FIRST OF ALL, THE MAN IS FULLY CONSCIOUS. I MEAN, HE CAN THINK; HE CAN FEEL; HE CAN SPEAK. ALL OF HIS SENSES ARE WORKING. AND HE’S IN TORMENT AND HE WANTS SOME WATER. AND THE MOST SOBERING THOUGHT THAT COULD EVER CROSS OUR MINDS TODAY IS THAT NOW, 2000 YEARS LATER, HE STILL DOES NOT HAVE HIS DRINK OF WATER. HADES IS GOING TO BE A PLACE OF TORMENT AS HE MENTIONED. THE OTHER THING ABOUT IT IS, YOU’LL NOTICE THAT HIS ETERNITY WAS FIXED. HE ASKED THE QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT HE COULDN’T PASS THIS GULF AND WHETHER OR NOT LAZARUS WOULD BE ABLE TO BRING HIM SOME WATER. AND ABRAHAM CLARIFIED, “NO, BETWEEN US THERE’S A GULF FIXED AND YOU CAN’T COME TO US AND WE CAN’T COME TO YOU.” DO YOU REMEMBER DANTE WHEN HE WROTE HIS BOOK ABOUT HELL? ACROSS THE DOOR OF HELL HE SAID IS WRITTEN “ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER HERE.” NOW, ANOTHER THING, VERY QUICKLY; I THINK THAT, THAT MAN IN HADES KNEW THAT HIS SENTENCE WAS JUST. YOU’LL NOTICE THAT HE DOESN’T COMPLAIN AND SAY THAT “IT’S UNFAIR THAT I’M HERE.” BUT, MOST IMPORTANTLY, HE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE DONE TO AVOID THIS PLACE. HE SAID, “GO BACK AND TELL MY BROTHERS THAT THEY MIGHT REPENT SO THAT THEY WILL NOT COME TO THIS SAME PLACE OF TORMENT.” SO THERE HE IS. AND MORE SOBERING, AND I’M SURE THAT WE’LL HAVE TO DISCUSS THIS ON ANOTHER SHOW, IS THE FACT THAT HADES AT THE END OF TIME IS THROWN INTO HELL. SO HADES IS NOT YET THE FINAL HELL, BUT STILL IS A PLACE OF TORMENT.>>ANKERBERG: PEOPLE THAT ARE LISTENING SAY, “I DON’T WANT TO GO THERE. I DON’T WANT TO GO TO HELL WHEN HADES IS THROWN INTO HELL. I DON’T WANT TO BE IN TORMENT. HOW DO I KNOW FOR SURE THAT GOD WILL TAKE ME TO HEAVEN?”>>LUTZER: WELL, THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WHEN JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS, HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION WAS A SACRIFICE FOR US. AND IF WE PUT OUR TRUST IN JESUS, HE’S THE SAVIOR WHO WIPES AWAY OUR SIN, DECLARES US TO BE RIGHTEOUS, AND BRINGS US TO THE FATHER. SO IF GOD IS WORKING IN YOUR HEART TODAY, WOULD YOU TRUST CHRIST RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE AND TELL HIM THAT YOU WANT HIM TO BE YOUR SAVIOR, YOUR SUBSTITUTE? HE GIVES US THE AUTHORITY TO BECOME HIS CHILDREN.>>ANKERBERG: TREMENDOUS WORD. FOLKS, WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED. NEXT WEEK WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANT TOPIC IN CONNECTION WITH THIS OF HOW TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF DEATH. SOME OF YOU, YOU FEAR DEATH EVERY DAY. HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT? HOW DOES GOD GIVE US ENCOURAGEMENT ABOUT THAT? THAT’S OUR TOPIC NEXT WEEK, SO I HOPE THAT YOU’LL JOIN US.>>ANNOUNCER: STAY TUNED FOR SCENES FROM NEXT WEEK’S PROGRAM.>>ANNOUNCER: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION IN OUR NEW SERIES, “WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU ONE MINUTE AFTER YOU DIE?” ALL 4 TELEVISION PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR A GIFT OF $49. WHAT INFORMATION HAS GOD GIVEN TO US SO THAT WE CAN OVERCOME OUR FEAR OF DEATH? WHAT WILL HAPPEN THE MOMENT YOU MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM LIFE, TO DEATH, TO HEAVEN? AND WHAT ABOUT THE DEATH OF INFANTS? WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN WILL MY CHILD KNOW ME? WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THEM NOW? ALL 4 TELEVISION PROGRAMS IN THIS SERIES ARE AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR A GIFT OF $49. THEN WE TAPED A SECOND SERIES CALLED, “WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU ONE MINUTE AFTER YOU DIE?” PART 2, WHERE WE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS: FOR THOSE WHO ARE CHRISTIANS, WHAT WILL HEAVEN BE LIKE YOU’RE FIRST HOUR IN GLORY? FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BELIEVED IN CHRIST, THE DESCENT INTO GLOOM: WHAT WILL HELL BE LIKE? IS GOD REALLY IN CONTROL OF HOW AND WHEN YOU DIE? WHAT ABOUT CHRISTIANS WHO COMMIT SUICIDE? WILL THEY BE IN HEAVEN? AND HOW CAN YOU HAVE COMPLETE ASSURANCE YOU ARE GOING TO HEAVEN WHEN YOU DIE? ALL 4 TELEVISION PROGRAMS IN THIS SERIES, ARE AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR A GIFT OF $49. THEN WE ARE MAKING AVAILABLE TWO OTHER SERIES WITH DR. LUTZER. FIRST, “WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?” IN WHICH HE DOCUMENTS 5 DISTURBING CULTURAL TRENDS THAT MAY BE IRREVERSIBLE UNLESS GOD STEPS IN; AND SECOND, “FAITH AT THE BREAKING POINT” – 5 UNSHAKEABLE BIBLICAL TRUTHS CHRISTIANS CAN HANG ON TO IN A WORLD OF CHAOS AND DECLINE. EACH OF THESE SERIES IS AVAILABLE FOR $39. AND FINALLY, IF YOU WISH TO ORDER ALL 4 OF THESE SERIES, CONTAINING 14 HALF HOUR TELEVISION PROGRAMS, THEY ARE AVAILABLE TOGETHER IN A SPECIAL PACKAGE FOR ONLY $100 U.S. THOSE OF YOU LIVING IN AMERICA OR CANADA, YOU MAY ORDER THIS PROGRAMS BY CALLING US AT 1-800-805-3030. THAT’S 1-800-805-3030. IF YOU LIVE IN OTHER COUNTRIES, YOU MAY ORDER THESE PROGRAMS AT OUR WEBSITE AT JASHOW.ORG. NEXT WEEK ON THE JOHN ANKERBERG SHOW:>>DR. ERWIN LUTZER: I REALLY DO BELIEVE THAT WE GO FROM THIS LIFE TO THE NEXT LIFE WITHOUT A BREAK IN CONSCIOUSNESS.>>ANNOUNCER: AND TO LEARN HOW TO START A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT JASHOW.ORG AND CLICK ON: “PRAY TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR.”

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  • Marlin Knight says:

    For the record:

    John 3:16 "…shall not perish…" (NIV) John 8:51 "…will never see death." (NIV) John 11:26 "…will never die."

    Those words have stood written for a very long time. They are the crux of the Gospel. Anything else is a lie that 2.4 billion make-believers delight to believe instead. I'm a believer, which means that here at the end of days I've acquired the mantle of Melchizedek. In a little while I'm going to make 90 percent of the world very unhappy.

  • Marlin Knight says:

    I'm aware that my questions won't be answered. So that's not a problem. I have my own reasons for writing.

    From a bible version that in the following verses, gets it right:

    [Genesis 1:1] In the beginning of God's preparing the heavens and the earth – [2] the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness {is} on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters, (YLT)

    The first verse presents more than just a hint about a fundamental truth that Christianity lies about, that there is no such thing as some sort of universal "beginning." In most versions of the bible 2 Peter 2:4 agrees.

    Yet if there's an eternity future how can there not be an eternity past? And if science says the universe is expanding, where and into what?

    In any case, the first verse acts as a sort of header from which follows a description of what already existed; a planet in chaos — along with all the rest of outer space. The statement, "…and all the host of them," supports the idea that all orbiting objects are kept that way by the establishment of intelligent and individual electromagnetic energy systems that govern the Kosmos and its orderly arrangements. That's according to Strong's definition of the English word "world" from John 3:16. The Stars of Deborah support the same conclusion. In fact everything, including the human mind, begin (and never end) with electromagnetism.

    Humans, along anything else that moves or emits energy, are electrical creatures governed by autonomic nervous systems. A spark triggers chemical reactions, which in turn trigger other electrical impulses.

    The Seven Elohim, Deputies of the LORD, all in spite of their unimaginable level of power and intelligence, convey both image and likeness to much more than just the human apparatus as it relates to both inward and outward. Animals have instincts. The human is both instinctive and intellectual. Understanding nothing else, if a human looks like God then God looks like a man. It can't be understood any other way. Jacob didn't wrestle with a robot. "If you've seen me you've seen the Father."

    In the human realm it isn't without effort to get to know another person's inward essence, much less the Mystery of "God" (Revelation 10:7), the rudiments of which I might address in this medium. That depends on an assessment of the consequences. I have a habit of checking my ramparts and electromagnetic arsenal from time to time.

  • Marlin Knight says:

    At 12:00 this man doesn't know that what he's calling demons are the collective burgeoning electromagnetic and undying residue of all disembodied humans from Cain, to the likewise restless wanderer of Matthew 12:43, to the overwhelming present. There's so much rogue energy in the Kingdom of the Air (Ephesians 2:2) that the earth is a-wobble on its axis. The brave might wish to compare Isaiah 24:19-20 with Revelation 11:18. Cowards can go read Revelation 21:8 and ponder why they're at the top of the list.

  • Pegi Robinson says:

    Watch "Pegi Robinson's NDE's Part 1"&2 on YouTube.

  • Brandon Smith says:

    Whatever God wants to happen your soul will be with him

  • macdonald chizzy says:

    He is my lord and savior

  • Maria Huby says:

    Great explanation but how we tell people that don’t believe in bible, they said bible is not true !! Help me please

  • Klussen doen in Maastricht says:

    Cant wait life has to much suffrings im donne with it and ready to leave life behind.

  • Ryan Patrick says:

    Thank you God for everything that you had done for us!!😃😃😃😃

  • 1ncogn17o 1ncogn17o says:

    Jesus Christ is Lord!

  • Terry Case says:

    It would be helpful instead of deception if you told the truth. Judgment is not immediately after death!
    —Lazarus and the Rich man has nothing to do with humanity until judgment day!
    —It cannot be a real story because they would not be able to talk across the great gulf!
    —If dead Believers go to Paradise or be with the Lord, that means they have been judged at death!
    —The soul that sins dies. All have sinned! The body is part of the soul. The complete soul dies at death! Then all have to wait for eternal life to be given to Believers.

  • Terry Case says:

    The wicked will all go into The Lake of Fire at the same time after The Great White Throne of Judgment.

  • Orman Virsel says:

    Very smooth and almost convincing but neither of you can answer the question?? you have a thousand ways of answering in your strange language of academia, you are obviously all well fed, safe and secure, and willing to preach the word of your beliefs, but there is no evidence that what you say about one minute after anyone dies. all that 28.30 mins for just one minute?? you install fear in your following and try to con your way into some kind of authority that you plainly don't have. By the looks of you, you are all fair weather practitioners, not men of truth and wisdom. Academia isn't the truth. Reality tells that you are made up, not speaking what is real. Don't believe these self deceiving people David walker and friends, They teach you fear to make you obey them, they are actors and role players in their lives and not real people. If you don't know where to go next, I can tell you? leave a contact

  • andy sean says:

    LUKE 16
    TELLS US ALL ABOUT THIS THAT ONCE YOU DIE YOU GO HADES AND HADES IS DIVEDED INTO 2 NAMELY PARADISE OR TORMENTING PLACE..
    NO ONE GOES TO HELL OR HEAVEN WHEN THEY DIE

  • Geneva K says:

    Hey unless you have died how would you know what happens 1 minute after u die?

  • Cee Jay Black says:

    Hmm. you need to actually read what Christ said. "No man has ascended into heaven except the Son of Man who cam down for heaven." "The living know they shall die but the dead know not anything." OT "David is not ascended into heaven …his grave is with us to this day."
    Satan first LIE: "You shall not surely die…"
    All of Hebrews 11 Look at the names. "These ALL died NOT having received the Promise…"
    Grandpa used to put his potatoes in "Hades"
    Dante's Inferno was a comedic satire making fun of the common image of "Hell". Plato, a pagan philosopher who meandering mind came up with the Immortal Soul. Not in the Bible. Nor the Trinity. Nor the rapture.
    The truth is your destiny that Christ died to give you is to become a Co-Heir of…what? "All Things." To put off this corruptible flesh for the power of an incorruptible body.

  • Roger Leonard says:

    Where will John Ankerberg go since he denies the essentiality of baptism for salvation? Jesus taught it to be essential in Mark 16:16, so John denies the teaching of Jesus.

  • Eddie Humphrys says:

    Load of bollocks

  • Steve Humphries says:

    "Put eternity into our heart" true but that was according to his original purpose prior to Adam Sin. We want it, but just because we want something doesn't mean we have possessed it! "For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all, nor do they have any more reward, because all memory of them is forgotten." – Ecc 9:5 Nothing lies on the other side of the curtain. To no nothing means no thinking ability, no pain, no pleasure.

    God warned Adam "But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will certainly die." 2:17 Satan lied to Eve, “You certainly will not die." Eve believed Satan. Proof Satan lied, God Judgement came true "In the sweat of your face you will eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are and to dust, you will return." Death is a punishment not the way to a better life. Adam Death proved he was a sinner. Mankind death proves we are also sinners which we in inherited from Adam.

    It amazes me that these so-call religious leaders from God are still teaching Satan lie … You will not die, you will be like God. Still being fooled like Eve …

    "For the one who has died has been acquitted from his sin." – Rom 6:7 Think what do they teach if you die in your sins … but what does this Scripture say?

  • GD 02 says:

    Wtf do you know about it. Might as well talk about life in andromeda.

  • Jameel Ali says:

    WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR LAST BREATH OF AIR AND YOU DIE THE SPIRIT GOES BACK TO GOD ….AND YOU RETURN TO THE DIRT ,.…:;THE SPIRIT IS LIKE A COMPUTER CHIP THAT HAS A RECORD OF YOUR EXISTENCE FOM THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION TO WHEN YOU STOP BREATHING AIR AND DIE .…THIS SPIRIT WILL BRING YOU BACK IN THE RESURRECTION .…;:

  • reggie bayard says:

    why do all these LIE videos direct you to buy a book? motherfucker i'm not gulliable

  • Kipgen Manglen says:

    Amen

  • The samson says:

    There heaven and there hell believe in God

  • Rita Doyer says:

    Jesus is my savior and I will trust in him and love him as well as Blessed Mary our heavenly mother..!!!!

  • Sam Wilson says:

    some people are recycled and all things are possible and the impossible

  • Satya Tanwar says:

    Anyone here can’t tell what will happen, as they are not dead yet

  • Del keleti says:

    Every genuine Christians who died in Christ, even the the wicked who are dead and buried are sleeping peacefully on the dust of the earth awaiting the day of judgment, those who are with Christ will be raised on the 2nd coming and journey together with Jesus back to heaven, but the wicked will continue to sleep on the dust of the earth until the day of their judgment, that takes place after a 1000 yrs of the righteous in heaven, then the whole city of new Jerusalem Wil come down from heaven, then the wicked will be raised for their judgment conduct by the righteous that Jesus resurrected from their graves among with the righteous living, this resurrection has no power in it, because THESE are the people who rejected the gift of God to save them, JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF GOD, the Bible put it this way, he who has the son has life, he who does not have the son does not have Life,.do you have Jesus today ????

  • Ma Petros says:

    I want to be with Jesus Christ in heaven 🙂

  • Mckenzie Pickett says:

    Don’t rely on a near death experience. It’s not guaranteed. ( that you can repent and come back to life as soon as you start to feel you’re being tormented). What is guaranteed NOW is that if you believe in Jesus Christ, the only sacrifice for our sins and way to the Father, you will not perish and have everlasting life . Die to yourselves daily and follow Christ . The Holy Spirit will guide you .😊

  • Brian Rudolph says:

    Yes, in the Old Testament, under the The Old Testament law, when a person died, their soul either went to Paradise or to Hell (Hades). However, we read in several passages in the New Testament, under the administration of grace as spoken by Christ himself, that when a person dies they enter a state of sleep, that is until the resurrection and then the day of judgement. We also read, that after Christ's crucifixion, he descended into hell, whereupon he took the keys of sin and death from Satan and set the captives free, indicating that Hell would no longer serve as a place of captivation, but rather, that souls would then sleep after death until the day of judgement. This is quite clear. So if anyone argues that souls continue to go to Hell or to Heaven immediately after death, this is simply not scriptural.

  • Cotronixco says:

    The Bible tells us that when people die, they go to Hades, which is the grave. There, they await their resurrection. The saints will be raised at Christ's coming, and ushered into the coming kingdom on this earth. All others will be raised, judged, and destroyed after the 7 days are complete.

  • Ricky Myers says:

    Does anybody believe this ? .I dont think.what does the bible say not man .I dont care what man says am

  • Thomas Luna says:

    Appointed once to die then to judgment but its not immediately because of resurrection. We have to be resurrected first. All these people who believe are leaning on thier own understanding. Gods says we are to return to the ground. We are liken to sleep. This why i hate religion i hate it with all my heart. I hate all this spiritual foolishness and deceit. The bible also said we will all die a sinner. Jesus is our reconciliation to God. Payment for sin and judge of us before we are granted eternal life. Eternal life is granted to those who are worthy of the crown of life anyone else as wicked people evil people go straight to the lake of fire where thier name is not written in the book of life and they burn up destroyed and exist no more.

  • Gerard Miller says:

    John, John. Boy o boy are you guys going to be serious surprised.
    It's a really easy thing dying is. You can't judge them. We have till the last hour, to be remorseful. And receive forgiveness.
    I have had the experience, of dying. And I was healed by Jesus. And he is our father Adam. If you can't understand that, then you have a problem. Mathew chapter 23v. 8 and 9.

  • larry ayers says:

    if there is only hades and heaven as you said, then why did david say, thou will not leave my soul in hell and for david is not ascended into the heavens. if he was not in hell or in heaven, then where did he stay for all of the years from his death until the apostles times in acts? also in hebrews 11-39 and 40 that they without us should not be made perfect. where did they stay if they were not made perfect yet when paul lived. they would not go to heaven if they were not made perfect yet. think on these things.

  • sri j says:

    My mother and father are my God. My chiodhood teachers are my Gods. A good friend is god.

  • Ross Watson says:

    You seem to ignore that the Scriptures which also states that human deceased, "sleep". They no nothing until the return of Christ; who will first awaken believers; then much later, those unbelievers. All will be brought to be face to face with Jesus for Judgement.

  • Pat Mark says:

    Pray an act of perfect contrition everyday.

  • Thomas Vinther says:

    Thanks, but no!

  • Dave Hester says:

    Jesus mutherfucking christ🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Steve Humphries says:

    “. . .For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all, nor do they have any more reward, because all memory of them is forgotten.” Ec 9:5

  • SHASHA SHA says:

    What a shocker. They are trying to get you to buy something. Shove your bible and your greed.

  • BibleTalk101 says:

    Here's what happens one minute after you die: You will have been dead and in the process of returning to dust for one minute. Listen up… Our hope is in the second coming of Christ and being raised from the dead when He returns. Our hope is NOT in dying. The only dying we should really want to do is the daily dying to Christ. Otherwise, death is an enemy, and the last to be destroyed.

  • Samuel Pitt says:

    No one can save mankind except Jesus. Time is running out and no one knows when Jesus is going to come. Be ready as He will come without pomp and show.

  • Jeremy Alexander says:

    Our god is awesome

  • The Young Mind says:

    “How do u know?”
    The Bible
    What a great argument 😂

  • The Young Mind says:

    If Jesus has the keys to death and hades, why is he the one locking the door?

  • david bias says:

    Jesus is my savior think god for Jesus

  • Jake Smith says:

    No more chance to be saved after physical death..

  • Naea Schools says:

    Thank you Jesus. I am eternally yours. ✝💗

  • Y C says:

    Dr. Erwin Lutzer, thank you for your explanation!
    Your some example stories were very helpful to understand!
    I know what you said is all correct!! Thank you Pastor & God bless you greatly!

  • Trevor Tulloch says:

    The answer is simple. Your Dead John 11:14

  • Guido Feliz says:

    I believe in life after death by faith only. There is no compelling evidence for life after physical death.

  • The S/word 23 says:

    Time exists no more for you when you die so let's say "the moment you die.".

  • David Richards says:

    We all will stand before God on judgement day and all excuses will not stand. If your name is not written in the Lamb's Book of Life will be cast in hell for God will say depart from Me for I never knew you. Then you say, God I believed in you and He will say, and so did Satan and he feared and tremmled

  • David Richards says:

    People ask how can God send someone to hell? God doesn't send them to Hell, they send them self to Hell

  • Anne York says:

    I'm not worried about the after-life, the rapture, the tribulation, or the apocalypse because I have been saved by Jesus Christ and I know I will go directly to Him. Amen. 😇

  • Man WOn In Christ says:

    The Fools say in his heart there is no God.
    The wicked shall be turned into hell and all them that forget God.
    . All you have to do to go to hell is forget God, live your life like he doesn't exist and you will bus hell wide open.

  • Cynthia Hawkins says:

    I am thankful that God lives within me; my compassion, service and love for others are God at work, on Earth. I am loved. My life, connections and deeds all have value. I do not need to be 'saved from sin'..

  • Antonio DG says:

    If you were good, you reincarnate on earth, and end up in Italy. And and if you were bad, you end up in Britain or United States.

  • anthony collins says:

    I HAD TO TURN IT OFF BECAUSE IT MADE ME SCARED,

  • Zdenek Reitmaier says:

    No there is no Heven but he’ll is on this earth

  • Forrest Shalom says:

    Hey clowns. Every Bible scholar knows sheol and hades is the grave. Stop the fear mongering. Luke 16 is divine parody and was the Lord's mocking Pharasaic belief of the afterlife. The truth is everyone goes to hell: the grave, but not everyone gets out: Only believers in the Gospel of the Grace of God get resurrected, the unbeliever simply ceases to exist. This is called death.

  • adam white says:

    You arrogant prick. I loathe fucking know all Born Again Bible Belt loons

  • Now & Eternity says:

    John 8 : 12
    When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, "I Am the light of the world.
    Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

    John 8 : 34 – 36
    Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
    Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."

  • peter peter says:

    Jesus tomb is in Kashmir.

  • Hankey Benson says:

    If you go straight to heaven can anyone explain 1st Thessalonians 4 vs 15-17……15By the word of the Lord, we declare to you that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord Himself will descendfrom heaven with a loud command, with the voiceof an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, andthe dead in Christ will be the first to rise. 17After that, we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord.…

  • Joseph Marton says:

    what about 1/2 hour after we die ??

  • MrTheRat says:

    Wasn't "The Divine Comedy" a satire against the Catholic church? Why bother mentioning it?

  • Mark Metternich Photography, LLC says:

    He does he not believe this is a parable, but why? It is FULL of metaphor!

    Are good people REALLY going to live inside of the CHEST of Abraham? No!

    This is obviously symbolic and metaphorical!

    Also Jesus IS LIFE. Outside of life is what? Death!

    And Revelation describes the SECOND DEATH. Some people will die twice. “The second death.” and will not have life. But there is a judgment and there is justice.

    There is plenty of room for all the justice in the world. But ultimately there is a “second DEATH”/DYING. Death is the opposite of life or living!

  • Robert McCutcheon says:

    "I read Kama Sutra, babe, y'know I dyed my nipples black." – Billy Connolly.

  • Paulyd Paulyd says:

    What an absolute load of Claptrap.
    This video has nothing whatsoever to do with death, Jesus, The Bible ..Its about making these 2 Morans lots of Money. Go To Hell, Talk about Brainwashing and Guilt Tripping.. don't fall for it for Christ's Sake.

  • Fionna Morrison says:

    There is no awareness after death. You know nothing. You are awaiting Armageddon.

  • George E Anderson says:

    People fear death because of the fear of hell!

  • TheJhaley12 says:

    Thank you Father for saving my soul so many years ago. I have failed you many times on my journey but I have ask for your forgiveness which I know you will give to me freely because you said you would. I love Jesus Christ my lord and Savior.

  • Lew Rodd says:

    Believe whatever you want but please don't confuse what you believe with the truth. Death is the "END" for every living thing.       If it's any consolation, you will not know you are dead because what was "YOU" will have ceased to exist.

  • Wyatt Earp says:

    Hell is not forever. The gospel is preached to the dead, 1Peter3:18-19; 4:6.

  • Yahul Wagoni says:

    Once dead, you that is your is gone. The body begins to rot. There is no remembrance in the grave.

  • Flash Swiper says:

    Now that's not true about rebirth being demonic I remember clearly of my past life where I was Adonis I literally remember it like yesterday I was happy just going over that past in my mind I remember like yesterday. And know the truth. I do believe there's the other side but I believe in reencornation only because I remember and my proof is the thoughts I have and I belive that and knows well my past. and I will never forget it. I was much happier but think God I really was recreated. To have a second chance at life.

  • Marlin Knight says:

    When did you say Elijah died? After a long time, he showed up on the Mountain. And he's here now…, typing this message. You two men won't be plying your commercial trade for much longer. Let's see if September 1, 2019 brings a change in the landscape.

  • Dermot Jordan says:

    Dear Oh Dear !! More religious bullshit !! Look friends , when you die you die ! That's it , if you have evidence to the contrary please provide it.

  • Lew Rodd says:

    If you want to know what gullibility is just read the comments from the religious people below, they are all needy people who need consolation and have found it in an imaginary friend and will reject anything that tells them their friend is not real, they are all delusional to the point where death would seem preferable to denial, if they deny their imaginary friends existence they think they will literally lose everything, they won't but their irrational belief convinces them that they will.

  • Anthony Bardsley says:

    Nothing.. Until resurrection.

  • Johnny Williams says:

    My Holy Father; the Most High is My Lord My God My Savior and I don't care what know one says he said he is my Savior and know one else and I believe him ISA:43:11; HOASE; 13:4 AND my God ISA:45:4-7

  • Johnny Williams says:

    Do you see all the satanic hand signs they are making

  • Johnny Williams says:

    When will my people wake up; JC did not die for your Sins: everybody will die for there own Sins; My Father said it and I believe him; DEU:24:16 : EZEKIEL:18:20-21:2 CHOR:25:4

  • Lrg McJoker says:

    Im here just to read the comments. These guys are placing a whole theory off a few verses taken out of context. One of the most satanic teachings of God is that their will be a ceaseless eternity in which the sinners would never perish but will live forever in torment. This paints God a bigger tyrant than the most tyrannical dictators combined throughout history. Because at least they let their victims die eventually.

  • Lrg McJoker says:

    Ahh the old rich man and lazarus parable(Analogy). Parable are stories used to illustrate an idea, not to be taken literal, unless you believe trees can talk Judges9:8-15. So quickly breaking down this story abraham bosom is not heaven Hebrews 11:8-10,16. People in hell cannot talk to people in heaven Isaiah 65:17,19. The dead are in their graves Job 17:13, John 5:28-29. Men are rewarded at Christ 2nd coming, not at death Rev 22:11-12 The lost are punished at the end of the world, not when they die Matthew 13:40-42.

  • steve michael says:

    1Corinthian51 -54
    1Thessalonians 4 16-18
    Please read these scriptures. Fundamentalism and Evangelicals have a way of twisting thia subject

  • Crypto Guy says:

    Time stops at death. Not even a micro second is left. Everything starts to unassemble.

  • paul skillman says:

    When I die I will have no brain to think with, no senses to tell me what is around me, I think when I die, I will cease to exist. just as it was before I was born.

  • Jb 318 says:

    Fear and guilt great way to indoctrinate

  • Fritz Smith says:

    Thank you lord for sending your children to a place of eternal torture even though you have given us the ability to question your presence. It gives me comfort to suppose that there is not a god that would treat children that way.

  • jongleur says:

    When you die your body decomposes in the ground or else it is consumed within the flames of a crematorium. There is nothing left of your corporeal body. Then logic and reason should convince you that , even if there is such an entity as a soul, of which there is absolutely no proof whatsoever, then it cannot re-enter a body that no longer exists. Therefore it defies common sense to believe that you will see the loved ones who have gone before, since there is nothing left of the earthly body they once inhabited. Anyone who believes otherwise is completely deluded, and anyone who tries to convince you otherwise, is cruelly deceiving you.

  • Ann Petrishin says:

    ]p

  • Ian Brown says:

    For God So Loved the World, That he gave his begotten Son, That whosoever Believed in him, Shall not perish but have Eternal Life…John 3:16

  • Ma S says:

    When you die your spirit goes to heaven.. Your body remains until it is glorified in the rapture

  • Andrew West says:

    It's not true that everyone dies – Some very few do mysteriously vanish – Another very few appear from nowhere. Facts!

  • Andrew H says:

    Your Dead. You don’t have to be a scholar to figure that out or have you been dead before?

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