Christianity is so excited about the end of the world and the return of Jesus. They are so excited to meet Jesus in the sky and fly away to heaven that they can hardly wait to die. But once again, this is another teaching and false joy brought to you by the most powerful religion in the world: Christianity.
According to Christianity, all sorrows and pain is over the minute you step over into the after life. But the Bible makes it very clear that there will be much sorrow on the other side, even for the believers. As a matter of fact, there will be more suffering for God’s people than for those who die the second death.
How could I possible say that? Because this earth and this life is created in the image of the next earth and the next life. And death, is a sweet victory. There is more pain in life than there is in death. I’ve come very close to death and there were many times when it would have been easier for me to just slip away than to continue living. Death is nothing to be feared because it simply releases the pain and suffering. That includes both the physical and spiritual deaths.
Oh but there will be ‘Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth!” Trust me, that weeping and wailing will mostly include the hypocrites who thought they were saved. See Matthew 7:21-23 and Luke 13:25-28.
Anyhow, one of the verses used to bring about this false joy in the return of Jesus is found in Revelation 22:20, which reads: “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
There is nothing in that verse that says we should look forward to the return of Jesus. Absolutely Nothing!
Here is the verse in today’s language: Jesus says, “Surely I will come soon.” The response to that from the writer is, “Okay, come, Lord Jesus.” There’s no excitement in that phrase. And besides, what’s the writer to say? “NO, don’t come!”? Seriously, how else was the writer to respond? That phrase is said with fear and trembling, not with joy. And the writer knew that there is nothing that we can do to hasten or prolong the return of Jesus. So he simply accepts whatever happens.
There are probably many other verses used, but I can’t think of any right now. If you know of any, send them my way. But you’d be wasting your time because I already those verses are interpreted wrong. How do I know? Take a look at the following verse:
“Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.” Amos 5:18.
That verse is just as valid today as it was in the day that it was written. And it applies to all of us!
But it gets better in the next verse:
“As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.” Amos 5:19.
Translation: “As if a Christian did flee from hell, and death met him; or went into the after life, and took one look around, and the truth bit him.” Christianity 5:19.
There is all the proof that you need to know that there will be more sorrows on the other side. But here are a few more verses:
“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Matthew 24:30
Christianity uses that verse to say that all the wicked will mourn. If that is what Jesus was saying, then He would have used the word wicked. But He didn’t, because the righteous will mourn just as much, if not more, than the unrighteous.
Jesus said to count the cost if you want to follow Him. It will cost you not only in this life, but in the next life as well. – More to come on this topic.