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Next Stop After Death

This is another crap that I received in my mailbox yesterday, couldn’t resist refuting it (see my response below):

A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to
Leave the examination room and said,
‘Doctor, I am afraid to die.
Tell me what lies on the other side.’
Very quietly, the doctor said, ‘I don’t know.’
‘You don’t know? You, a Christian man,
do not know what is on the other side?’
The doctor was holding the handle of the door;
On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining,
and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room
and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.
Turning to the patient, the doctor said,
‘Did you notice my dog?
He’s never been in this room before.
He didn’t know what was inside.
He knew nothing except that his master was here,
and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.
I know little of what is on the other side of death,
but I do know one thing…
I know my Master is there and that is enough.


My response:

Many things we do, we think are there by accident! For example the love that we show to our beloved ones, we think that it is just another attribute like hatred, compassion etc… Least that we realize that our brains are dumb like a goat that when God says he loves us like his children, we will have no clue what it is unless we ourselves experience what that thing called love is! Therefore, these emotions that we show to our beloved ones, including the anger when they betray us or the fear of their separation due to our/their death etc…, are purposely programmed into our brains just to get a glimpse of what these emotions-in-full will be like with our life in heaven, that’s why one time Christ rebukes that if even a cunning earthly father will not give a snake if his son asks for a fish, how much more our heavenly father will care for us!The essence is: fear of death is a natural phenomenon that is supposed happen, not because what is unknown on the other side (because believers do know what’s on the other side) but mainly because we love our beloved ones and fear to leave them alone or fear of being alone without them. Well sometimes due to our fallen nature, we also feel that we are leaving behind many of our valuable assets, when nothing is valuable than salvation, but as with believers, they do fear the separation of their beloved ones! Hence, all this feel-good rhetoric that “my master is on the other side” doesn’t work for us fallen humans because as mentioned before we are programmed to feel attached to our dear ones and fear death. All we have to remember is, just as Paul put it rightly, that what we see and what do are shadows of things to come, in other words our fear and love are imperfect worldly clones of perfect heavenly counterparts, hence it is ok to fear death because we are humans and we are imperfect and don’t like to be separated from our beloved ones.

I guess this stupid dog analogy is for the unbelievers, maybe!!


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