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by Erwin W. Lutzer

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I really felt that Lutzer started off in compassion.

And it will be too late to reroute your travel plans. Death comes to all, and yet death is not the end. For some, death is the beginning of unending bliss, for others, unending despair. I really felt that Lutzer started off in compassion. This book was not immediately preachy but rather placed value on the different opinions and experiences that people have had in the afterlife. Lutzer did not immediately disqualify an experience but gave an alternative answer that could bring it more clarity.

Dr. Lutzer will help you understand what is on the other side.

He considers:Channeling, reincarnation, and near-death experiencesWhat heaven and hell will be likeThe justice of eternal punishmentTrusting in God’s providencePreparing for your own final momentThough the afterlife is shrouded in mystery, the Bible does peel back the curtain. Dr. May the reality of eternity quicken and comfort you today.

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Though the afterlife is shrouded in mystery, the Bible does peel back the curtain.

He considers: Channeling, reincarnation, and near-death experiences What heaven and hell will be like The justice of eternal punishment Trusting in God’s providence Preparing for your own final moment. Though the afterlife is shrouded in mystery, the Bible does peel back the curtain. May the reality of eternity quicken and comfort you today

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3 Q & A with Dr lutzer Q: Do you think our souls go to God when we die, or do they sleep with our body until the Day .

3 Q & A with Dr lutzer Q: Do you think our souls go to God when we die, or do they sleep with our body until the Day of Judgment? A: Answer to your question is no, I don’t believe in soul sleep. I believe to be absent from the body is to be present, instantly, with the Lord

Erwin Lutzer Since 1980, Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer has served as Senior Pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago.

Erwin Lutzer Since 1980, Dr. Lutzer earned his . h. from Winnipeg Bible College, a T. from Dallas Theological Seminary, an . in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary L. Lutzer is also an award-winning author of numerous books including: The King Is Coming, One Minute After You Die, When a Nation Forgets God, When You’ve Been Wronged, Christ Among Other gods, and Christian Bookseller’s Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross.

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One minute after you die, you will either be elated or terrified-and it will be too late to reroute your travel plans.When you slip behind the parted curtain, your life will not be over.  Rather, it will be just beginning-in a place of unimaginable bliss or indescribable gloom. One Minute After You Die opens a window on eternity with a simple and moving explanation of what the Bible teaches about death.Bestselling author Erwin Lutzer urges readers to study what the Bible says on this critical subject, bringing a biblical and pastoral perspective to such issues as:

Channeling, reincarnation, and near-death experiences,What heaven will be likeThe justice of eternal punishmentThe death of a childTrusting in God's providence Preparing for your own final moment
[NOTE: page numbers below refer to the 144-page 1997 paperback edition.]

Author Erwin Lutzer explains in the Introduction, “The purpose of this book is to study what the Bible has to say about the life beyond. Many who read it will be comforted; others will be disturbed; and everyone, I hope, will be instructed. I claim no special revelation, just a desire to accurately explain what the Bible has to say.” (Pg. 12-13)

He comments about Near-Death Experiences, “What do these experiences prove? Apparently, they do confirm that at death the soul separates from the body. A few patients not only looked back and saw doctors hover around their body, but could see what was going on in other places of the hospital. This, it seems, is impossible unless the soul had actually left the body and could review earth from a different perspective.” (Pg. 24) He adds, “We must remember that all near-death reports are from those who might have died clinically but have not experienced biological or irreversible death. None has been resurrected… We will do much better if we trust someone who was actually dead, not someone who was just near death. Christ… is the only One who is qualified to tell us what we can expect on the other side.” (Pg. 27)

He explains, “here are some facts … to understand what the Old Testament means by the word ‘sheol.’ First, there is a clear distinction between the grave, where the body rests, and sheol, where the spirits of the dead gather… Second, sheol is often spoken of as a shadowy place of darkness, a place that is not a part of this existence… Third, after death one can be united with his ancestors. Jacob went down into sheol and was ‘gathered to his people’ (Gen 49:33). Abraham was assured by the Lord that he would go down to his fathers in peace (Gen 15:15)… the clear implication is that there would be a reunion of some kind in the world beyond.” (Pg. 32-33)

He points out, “when the whole of the Old Testament was translated into Greek before the time of Christ, sheol was always translated ‘hades.’ Similarly, when the New Testament quotes Old Testament texts, sheol is always translated ‘hades’; they are one and the same.” (Pg. 35)

He says of the story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31, “We have reason to think that this man believed that what was happening to him was just for two reasons. First, he says nothing about how unfair it is for him to be there. He complains about the pain, but he does not complain about injustice. Second… he knew exactly what his brothers would have to do if they were to avoid his own fate! If they would REPENT, they would be kept from joining him in misery… Apparently, even in hades there is compassion, a natural human concern about the fate of those who are loved.” (Pg. 38-39)

He states, “The Bible is clear that no one is yet in hell today. Someday, hades will be thrown into hell, but that has not yet happened. (Rev 20:14) … What about the believer, Lazarus? He was in that region of sheol, or hades, which is called ‘Abraham’s bosom.’ But after the Ascension of Christ believers are said to go directly into heaven… the two regions of hades no longer exist side-by-side; Abraham’s bosom is in heaven today. Hades, as far as we know, now only has one region, and that is where unbelievers enter.” (Pg. 40-41)

He wonders, “Do we have … a body… at death, or do we receive it at the future resurrection?... One explanation is that God creates a body in those believers and that this explains how the redeemed in heaven can relate to Christ and to one another. Since departed believers can sing the praises of God and communicate with one another, it seems that they must have a body in which to do so. What’s more, at the point of transition between life and death some have actually testified that they saw departed relatives awaiting their arrival. That points to the conclusion that the saints in heaven already have recognizable bodies.” (Pg. 68)

He suggests, “If children are saved (and I believe they shall be), it can only be because God credits their sin to Christ; and because they are too young to believe, the requirement of personal faith is waived. We do not know at what age they are held personally accountable. It is impossible to suggest an age, since that may vary, depending on the child’s capacity and mental development.” (Pg. 73-74) He adds, “Will a baby always be a baby in heaven? … we do not know. But … we can be confident: A child in heaven will be complete… Heaven is not a place for second-class citizens… The death of an infant, however, causes all of us to struggle with the will and purpose of God. It seems strange that God would grant the gift of life and then cause it to be snuffed out before it could blossom into a stage of usefulness. But we can be sure that there is a purpose in such a life, even if it is not immediately discernible.” (Pg. 74-75)

He advises, “we think of the New Testament apostles and all the redeemed throughout two thousand years of church history---heaven will be the home for all of them. Unfortunately, however, the majority of the world’s population will likely not be there. Heaven, as Christ explained, is a special place for special people.” (Pg. 83)

He asks, “The question is often asked how we can be happy in heaven if one or more of our relatives is in hell… some [theologians] have actually asserted that in heaven God will blank out a part of our memory. The child will not know that his parents are lost in hell, the mother will not remember that she had a son. However, it is unlikely that we will know less in heaven than we do on earth… It is more likely that God will wipe away all tears by explaining His ultimate purposes. We will look at heaven and hell from His viewpoint and say that He did all things well. If God can be content knowing that unbelievers are in hell, so will we.” (Pg. 92-93)

He asserts about Conditional Immortality and Universalism, “Notice that the fire [Rev 14:10-11] does not annihilate the wicked but torments them… there will be no periods of rest during which the wicked are unconscious of torment. They will never slip into peaceful nonexistence. In Revelation 20[:10] we have a similar scene… Notice carefully that the beast and the false prophet have not been annihilated during those one thousand years in hell. The fire has no consumed them… Hence, the teachings of universalism and annihilationism come to their deceptive end. Eternal, conscious torment is clearly taught---there is no other honest interpretation of these passages.” (Pg. 103)

He contends, “Those who live with specific knowledge about Christ will be judged by the light of nature and their own conscience… That does not mean that those who respond to general revelation will be automatically saved, for no one lives up to all that he knows. That is why a personal knowledge of Christ is needed for salvation… But the light of God in nature and in the human conscience is still a sufficient basis for judgment. Whatever the degree of punishment, it will fit the offense exactly, for God is meticulously just… Think of how accurately God will judge every unbeliever! Every day of every life will be analyzed in minute detail… They will have no attorney to whom they may appeal, no loopholes by which they can escape. Nothing but bare, indisputable facts.” (Pg. 106)

He argues, “Even as we look at the world today, we should not be surprised that God allows multitudes to live in eternal misery. Think of the vast amount of suffering … that God has allowed on earth… If God has allowed people to live in untold misery for thousands of years, why would it be inconsistent for Him to allow misery to continue forever? … If our concept of justice differs from God’s, we can be quite sure that He will be unimpressed by our attempts to get Him to see things from our point of view.” (Pg. 109-110)

He also hints, “Yes, Christians---genuine Christians---sometimes do commit suicide. I believe that such are in heaven by the only route by which any one of us shall make it---the grace of God. Of course those who end their own lives die as failures; their last act was murder (their own). And yet because they have come under the shelter of God’s protection through Christ, they will be escorted into the heavenly gates.” (Pg. 121)

This is a compact, tightly-argued book that covers a very wide range of issues; it will be of great interest to those studying Heaven, although of somewhat lesser interest to those studying Hell, Conditional Immortality, and Universalism.
Lutzer does a good job dealing with issues of life after death. A very few of his conclusions are debatable, and his Gospel invitation needs to add repentance. But otherwise this is a good primer on the subject.
I appreciate this work of Dr. Lutzer for all that it does: provide a solid biblical view of heaven and hell and God's plan for eternity. The "small book" format is perfect for handing out to people seeking un-hyped information right from God's word. It can be easily read in an evening --even with time to ponder the finer points. This is not a comprehensive treatment of every possible "theory" about life after death and shouldn't be judged on those merits. False claims of near death experiences are dealt with effectively. If you or those you love have questions about this vital subject, please get a copy and consider your need of a Savior.
This is a very sound, scriptural, sobering survey of life after death. If you're a believer in Christ, it's something that is very comforting. If you reject Christ to your dying breath, you're not going to like eternity very much.
Dr. Lutzer is a well-spoken man and it should come as no surprise to me that he is a wonderful author. I just haven't gotten around to reading anything of his until now. This book is an easy read. What's more, his arguments are sound, and scriptural. He not only argues the biblical basis against same-sex unions, but the practical dangers of same-sex unions and the degradation of sexuality in general. We are lucky to have such an articulate and God-honoring man in our time with the passion and resources to preach the Word. Even if you're not a Christian, you should read this book, even if you're pro gay-marriage, you should read this book. Everyone should read this book because he brings to light each and every aspect of the most hotly debated political issue of our day. Both sides of the debate would do well to think on these things.
This book was written by a Christian pastor, who reveals Biblical and spiritual information about eternal life and heaven. It was so helpful to me after losing my parents and helped me to find peace that they are in heaven and are so blessed. I have given copies to many friends and family members to help them cope with the loss of loved ones. It is a must have for those who are grieving the death of those they love!
Erwin Lutzer has the gift of teaching. In this book he states quite clearly what the Bible has to say about heaven and hell. He uses scripture. Did you know that in the Bible Jesus gave a story about a rich man and a beggar, named Lazarus? Lazarus was at the gates of the rich man's home...begging. The rich man withheld charities to Lazarus during his life on earth. Jesus states that when the rich man died, he was "sent" to hell. He also states that Lazarus was "carried" to paradise. This book is full of such enlightening truths about what happens "when the final curtain closes" for each of us. After reading this book, I have asked myself, "How am I living my life today?" I have been awakened after reading this book to answer that question truthfully. I have gleaned from this book that how we live our lives here on this earth really does matter.
An excellent book, as most of Erwin Lutzer's books are. He writes beautifully--one of the very best Christian authors.
Unfortunately the print in this book is very small, and thus hard to read. It's small enough so it strains my eyes.
I wouldn't have bought it if I'd known the print would be so small.
One Minute After You Die ebook
Erwin W. Lutzer
Christian Living
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