Introduction: What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ Really About?
The plan of salvation is simple: we can be forgiven of all our sins by obeying the teachings of Jesus Christ. Obeying his teachings is really not difficult, requiring only that we do what he has commanded, as recorded in the Bible. However, there are many things that can distract us that may get in the way of being able to obey Jesus’ teachings. One of these distractions is the belief that we have a continuing existence after death.
The Bible teaches us about this eternal, physical life which is to come after the death of a physical, mortal body:
“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5:1).
This eternal life is not an invention of man. Scripture teaches that when Jesus “is lifted up from the earth, will he not cast [his] body [a physical body] into hell?” (John 3:16). God has told us that “we shall all be changed” (II Corinthians 5:17), and we are to look forward to being with Jesus forever, and not to wait until our bodies die.
As Biblical Christians, we have an obligation to try our best to obey all of the teachings of Jesus Christ. When it comes to the subject of death, Jesus Christ has told us the following:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live” (John 5:25).
Why is Death not an End but a New Beginning?
What is the purpose of this life? Why are we here? Jesus Christ teaches that we are given this life for three purposes: to repent, to be baptized, and to gather with God in Heaven (2 Nephi 9). Repentance is the first purpose. We choose to repent of sins we have committed by committing new sins through our choices. We will not be forgiven of such sins; we simply change our minds and admit that what we once thought was good or right is now not so, and that it should never again be thought good or right.
Baptism is the second purpose. Our sins are washed away by the sacrament (or ordinance) of baptism because Jesus Christ, who died for us, died for us after he suffered for our sins as he was crucified. Baptism is a symbol of Christ’s suffering and death.
The third purpose is to be with God in Heaven. Christ’s resurrection and our baptism allow us to live with God in Heaven, after we have died. In order to be with God, we must repent of all of our sins. We must choose to live a sinless life and be baptized. Those who have done these things will be gathered to God in Heaven, after they have died.
How To Overcome Death with The Gospel of Jesus Christ?
We come to know that Jesus Christ lives and wants us to live with him in Heaven as our Father, by obeying his teachings. We must also overcome death, which is a separate state we will be in after we live on this earth. In order to achieve this, we need first to get ourselves into a safe place where we will not be harmed. To do this, we can make an appointment with our loved ones that they may care for us until we are able to come back home. It is also good to have some money on hand in case we need to go somewhere else, as well as some money for the fare to get there. We should make arrangements with our loved ones as to not only where we are going, but what our plans are once we get there. If they hear nothing from us, they will send someone to find us. We must also not have any guns, knives or other weapons in our possession. This will only make things easier for our enemies when we do not return. Lastly, place a note in our wallet saying where we are going and why we are going there. Those who love us will know what to do with the money once they receive it.
If you are not able to do the above before you die, then your loved ones should still take the money and use it on your behalf.
You should also try not to make a will because this will become a record that something is wrong with your estate. If you do make a will, be sure to place it somewhere where it can be easily destroyed without being found. Only the family and close friends should know about it if at all.
6 Biblical Reasons to Fearlessly Face death
If we are not baptized, we cannot be forgiven of our sins. If we do not repent and accept the gospel of Jesus Christ, there is no other way to be saved. We need to be baptized to enter the gate that will lead us back home to our Father if we die while on this earth.
The Bible says the following:
Acts 2:38: “And Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (KJV)
Acts 2:38 Greek New Testament – And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive forgiveness.
Acts 2:38 Greek New Testament – καὶ ἐποίησεν αὐτοῖς ἐν τῷ λόγῳ, ὧν ἄρα πάσχετέ με σὲ ὑπερβάλλω πιστὸς