Must be a scarey thought that Joe if you are not sure if when we die we just know nothing, we just stop existing until the great rapture.
Can i ask do you not think there is enough evidence already to suggest that the spiritworld is real and that when we die we do go off to spirit at the moment of death and can even communicate with the gifted down here with the mediums,,,
i will be very interested to know what you make of your soul reading when she tells you all about your past lives, the fact that you have died many times before and come back in a different body many times, for that to be true which of course she cant prove but what she will tell you like she told both me and claire and Kally too is that these past lives leave its traits in your soul and you will recognize yourself and the things you do because of whats happened to you before..
Hopefully that will convince you that when we die we dont just lay there in black nothingness waiting for the trumpet call, that death is not like that and hopefully that will give you a bit of comfort for anytime you have to deal with death of any elderly person at work and so on..
Actually Wingman, I do not necessarily believe in the rapture. That we just know nothing, or sleep until the time of the second judgement they call it. The thing is I have read enough near death experiences and have certain beliefs of my own seperate from what the church thinks that I should believe. Even after reading the bible front to back many times over, over the years since young. I believe that God has certain things in my Spirit and things that are part of my soul that life instantly continues. For example: The story of when Jesus Christ was on the cross with two criminals. One repented and the other did not. Jesus said to the person beside him on the cross that you will be with me in paradise. He did not say you have to wait thousands of years or wait til I come back. According to the scripture he said that you will be with me in paradise. I think that alone says volume.
Although many people can pick verse to verse to claim what they think to be true. I know certain denominations would like to tell you that when you die, you know nothing. That is it, and that comes from verses too.
Guess what I am saying is that I believe what is in my heart to be true. I feel that God speaks to me, to my soul in a certain way where I know what is what.
Some people could argue with you wingman that a spirit world, and knowing there is one could be considered a scary thought too. Some people find comfort in knowing that maybe knowing nothing, and not even existing after means that there is no pain, no sadness, no hurt. You know what I am saying. Just being a devils advocate here, and flipping the coin to your side now. lol
Guess I could say though regardless of what death may bring. The unknown is scary too me, no matter how many past lives I might have lived. No matter what may happen. I would like to think my faith is strong enough to believe that I will be in the arms of God so to speak. In a place that is comforting and peaceful. Have to say the soul reading I had. Very intuitive. Very interesting. Would love Claire to comment on it at some point as well. I have yet to get my wife to listen to it. The similarities is kind of scary in some ways. Guess it all depends on how you look at it though.
It was reassuring that she sees me being in this life for a good time. At one time of my life I was ready to go at anytime. If that meant I was able to have peace. I guess I was not scared or fearful. Then I created a family with my wife and my son. Now I want to be on this earth for as long as I can be. Long time like at least until my 90's
Then I have dealt with so much death working at the nursing home. Seeing the struggle some of them go through to cross over. It scares the living crap out of me. Guess that plays on my mind. Thinking I do not want to go through that, but it is all part of life process as well. It is all in the way we think about it, and approach it.
Thank you Wingman for this great discussion.