Our website is about the practice of Jesus teachings and sayings in our daily lives. Jesus gives us a template for living namely keeping our eyes on the goal of heaven above all else. He tells us that the afterlife is nothing to be worried about for as long as we live according to His teachings.
Almost all religions on earth mention some sort of reckoning after death, where a weighing scale is applied to contrast your good works against the bad; if the former outweigh the latter, you will find yourself in bliss for eternity while the latter leads to an eternity of suffering. This is probably a simplified version of the true happenings, but there is an expectation of something happening.
Jesus tended to focus on the fact that we are simply passing through this world as pilgrims or sojourners. He teaches us to have a disdain for what is earthly and focus on what is heavenly. Everything else between birth and death is irrelevant except His teachings on how to prepare for where we are going.
“To this world you came alone, and from it you will depart alone”. Its common understanding that we are born with nothing and leave with nothing upon our deaths; “from dust we came and to dust we shall return”. It’s not entirely true however that we leave with nothing. Wisdom over the ages suggests that we either leave with blessings or curses based on our actions while on earth, namely the nature of our fellowship with our fellow man while on earth. For Christians the extent to which we choose to live according to the teachings of Jesus determines the extent of our blessings, or its converse in the afterlife.
We don’t think that it’s a coincidence that we seem alone in a vast universe, which scientists tell us is infinite in dimension. It’s also not a coincidence that man has a self-awareness that questions how we can be the only creatures in such a vast universe. We appear to be here for a purpose, which is unknown to men. The closest that we can ever come to understanding why we are here and what we need to do for where we are going is to seek and understand Jesus teachings. The fullness of our knowledge will only come after death, in the afterlife. His teachings in their difficulty and nobility ring true to us and we accept that it is what is required in preparation for life after death. Ours is an experiential religion. You can never truly understand without actually doing. The more you practice, the more your eyes will be opened up to a Christian or Jesus world view and hopefully in time we will come to understand why we are here.
At the websites end, we hope you will have a very clear idea of His teachings and thus what it means to be a Christian. We encourage you to read the gospels daily as a way of keeping Jesus teachings top of mind. Remember, we are just pilgrims passing through and Jesus is the ticket we need to navigate us safely into the afterlife. To better appreciate His life we encourage you to watch The film, Jesus of Nazareth 1977 available freely here Jesus of Nazareth . Each page has a blog space for comments. Please post and we promise to reply. Finally, if you find the site useful kindly share it with your friends and dear ones; let us all participate in the great commission by sharing his teachings widely. For more on Jesus, please go back to the home page here Home Page
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