Perspective of Life
Seek the Truth with all your heart.
I often think about and wonder in what perspective non-believers see life. Since my experience of being born again, my focus is on eternal life in GOD’s kingdom; and in light of this I see this present life as just a journey through this highly compromised world, on the way to an eternal future of unimaginable magnificence. This life can be likened to a school classroom in which we are being prepared for something better, from which we choose our destination, and if one does not make a choice from the options available to, then this life is all that there is for such people. We inherit eternal life only by conscious choice and taking the right steps. This life is obviously far from perfect, therefore there must be perfection available, somewhere, and somehow.
The doorway to eternal life was made possible by, and is only available through, Jesus and what He has done for us; but we have to make the choice to receive His conditional offer. GOD has given us the invitation together with the associated conditions; the rest is up to us.
I have asked many non-believers, who are atheistic or agnostic, as to what they think and how they see life, and what options they think exist, or what might happen after death. I am left almost speechless when many say that they do not believe there is anything more after the duration of this life, nor do they aspire to anything else, and that the whole GOD thing is rubbish, and that there is no GOD. Someone said they thought I must have an inflated ego to think that I have the right to anything more than this life, or to even want it, let alone to have a right to heaven and eternal life. It is GOD who wants us to be in heaven, and to return to the realm of eternal life; it was and still is HIS original plan, which was messed up through Adam and Eve. That is why HE wants to restore it in every way, to redeem us, and restore us to it. HE made us to be members of HIS eternal family.
Some say that they would not want any more of this life; not realizing that the GOD given option of eternal life is far, far more magnificent than we can even imagine. Many have even said that they do not want anything more than this life, and irrespective of how good or bad it might be, this life is enough. There are many variations of this type of reply.
I have also asked many people whether they believe that truth is relative or absolute; and many reply that it is relative. If truth is relative then it is open to opinion, and contradiction, and therefore can only be confined to each individual’s view, opinion, or personal experience of a situation, therefore it can hardly be referred to as truth, it is only their view of theoretical truth.
Truth which stands on its own, unchallenged, and unchanged; is absolute.
However when all is said and done, and all options and modes of thinking have been expressed; it still stands that GOD, WHO certainly does exist, and always has and always will, has clearly laid out the invitation and conditions for qualifying for inheritance and entry into HIS eternal kingdom.
So whether we inherit eternal life, or eternal non-existence, which will be as though we had never existed at all; is not up to GOD, it is up to each individual person; and I want every person to be aware of the details of their options, so they can make a clear, informed choice.