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Is there hope after death? – Proverbs 11:7-8

7 When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish,
And the hope of the unjust perishes.”

Is there hope after death? Christians can most definitely say, “Yes!” The unsaved will be much less sure, for what is more certain than God coming as Jesus to live a perfect life and die for the sins of the world and be raised to rule in Heaven? Nothing. And nothing is basically what the wicked can trust in after death. They just invent their own god and heaven and trust in that. I’ve heard people claim that they will go to Heaven, but always assume God will accept them regardless of how they treated Him in their life on Earth. This is a fallacy.

Man is always self-righteous. Mankind says, “I deserve Heaven, and God deserves Hell.” (Seriously this is what people say!) Humanity shakes it’s fists at the Creator and calls Him unjust and immoral! Why shouldn’t we receive eternal life? We’re good people at heart. We will be one happy family. Even Fifi and the fishies will be there. God can take a hike for eternity.

Reality is, God is good and just and morally perfect. He is a judge who will bring everyone to account for their sins and brazen mockery. The unjust will be found as such and their hope will vanish in a flash. The wicked will come before God, and their expectation will die and sink down into the gold paving.
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8 The righteous is delivered from trouble,
And it comes to the wicked instead.”

God is certainly working on this earth, and He does deliver faithful believers at times from bad situations. There is a promise in the New Testament for there to always be a way out of temptation to sin.

King David was sure God delivered him when he was in danger of his life, as well. Many of the Psalms talk of this type of deliverance. This is what makes prayer an amazing and terrifying thing.

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their prayers;
But the face of the L
ord is against those who do evil.(1 Peter 3:12)”

Moses called on God to stay His hand from destroying Israel at least once, and God stayed His punishment. That was a deliverance from God’s wrath.
Why does trouble come around to the wicked? Because God is against them.

God is against the majority of people? This is what the Bible teaches.

Is there any hope? Yes, through Jesus Christ. Repent from your sins and trust alone in Him for forgiveness and new life.

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Thoughts or questions? Write them down in the comment section below!

Are you offended by what I write, or because of God’s Word

If it’s because of my writing, I’m sorry. I can be harsh when talking about truth and lies. Hopefully you realise I am trying to be loving as well. I can’t apologise for God’s Word, though. Hopefully you are convicted and call on Christ to be your Saviour and King. Cheers.

Note: All scripture is taken from Bible Gateway and is the New King James Version. I am using a commentary by John Kitchen for help with difficult concepts and words.

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