That is actually why jesus died on the cross of CAVALRY. So that we might have life after death.
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I am sure some of the younger generation has a very different viewpoint about Jesus YOLO, than most of us who have lived our life as in the “baby boomer generation” and beyond.
Of course from some of the things we see online, some of the younger generation feels that a lot of things about Jesus is “funny,” laughable,” “outrageous,” “uneducated,” “unproven,” and “unrealistic.” I am not being disrespectful toward another’s beliefs, standard or interpretation of life. However, I am from the old school, and I happen to know that YOLO here on this earth, but it matters how you live on this earth to afford that Eternal Life, which is that life without pain and suffering.
I also do not think, or feel that anything to do with Jesus is a joking matter, not this Easter Sunday, or any other day. I am sure you want me to be honest about my convictions.
I was looking on line at some of the YOLO Jesus jokes etcetera. I became a little perplexed, and slightly surprised at what I saw. I thought to myself that with all of the teachings about Christ and Christianity online, in the bookstore and elsewhere, what is missing? How is it the younger generation is so lacking in faith and respect for something they obviously have not studied or tried to understand?
To be honest, I have not read everything that is available concerning Jesus YOLO. I did see some of the jokes on tee-shirts. I do not know all the complete stances of any group who calls themselves Jesus YOLO. I am speaking here from the Word Of God, and what I know to be true.
In short form, we will simply try to explain the realization of the natural life on this earth, and the eternal life after death, and the examples Jesus has left for us. It can be simple to some, very complex to others. However, to get it all in one writing, would be an impossible task.
I am going to refer you to this eBook “Is God Real” I wrote some time ago, it explains all about believing in God, how the earth was formed, how and why we humans, fishes and creatures of the sea, and all earthly animals survive on this great planet. It talks about how God made all of the parameters of the sun, moon, and the aerospace-atmosphere in exact proportion and distances to the earth, so that human life could exist in explicit form.
Since the book explains our existence, I will start here. God put us on this earth to replenish it, take care of it, and live a life of pleasure without sin. However, Adam messed things up somewhat, and sin entered the earth.
From that time on, the story of Jesus became the story that would lead us to another life after death; the eternal life. One must have faith, courage, an ability to know that we are not put here on this earth for just fun and games.
YOLO – yes, on earth you live once, but you must live it according to The Word of God. Now, if one does not believe the Bible, they cannot truly believe in Jesus Christ. They cannot confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, if they have not repented of their sins, and decided to follow him. The scriptures plainly tell us that when we confess our sins the “Spirit of Christ” dwelleth in us, and we in Him.
There is no faking the Christian life. There is no way to live on earth, continue in sin, and make heaven your final destination. All of eternal life is based upon faith and The Word of God.
In Hebrews 11: 11 Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
There is scripture for every question, regardless of what Scientist have to say. They already have their mind made up that we happen upon this earth with a “big bang” theory. I, nor any other individual, who know Jesus died on the cross and rose again to save the lost, believes what these people want you to believe. *This is discussed in the Book – “Is God Real.”
The Second Life or The Other Life
Not every person living is going to have a heavenly eternal life, the other life that some are deferring to think about. The eternal life will be free from sin, sadness, unforgiveness, pain, sorrow, death, disaster, or all of the other horrible things that happen here on earth.
Here Is The Catch To This “Second Life,”
“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: This man had a question for Jesus because he saw that Jesus did many miracles. Here is what Jesus said until him:
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3: 3
Nicodemus still did not get it, and “he saith unto him, how can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?” John 3: 4
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” John 3:5
Jesus in his great kindness then explained what the spirit was: “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” John 3: 8.
Jesus then says, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. John 14:15
In ending this session, I will add this: We cannot live any way we want to, like we did before we became saved, a Christian, and reach our final destination of that “Everlasting and Eternal Life.”
“THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.” John 3: 15 Jesus speaking about himself.