In an interview, a prominent Hollywood actress said she was eagerly anticipating death as this would bring her “oblivion.” I could hardly believe my ears! Why would anyone want to pass into oblivion? Are we nothing but cosmic accidents? Does nothing we say or do have any lasting meaning or value?
Perhaps some people are able to convince themselves that oblivion is something to look forward to. However, it seems that most unbelievers either entertain a vague hope of an afterlife, or they avoid thinking about it at all.
The Bible is very clear regarding life after death. The Lord told of two men who lived in this world, died, and went on to the next world. The Lord left nothing unexplained as to the reality of what comes after death. Listen to these words: “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom” (Luke 16:22-23).
Which will it be for you — BLESSING or TORMENT?