Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What happens when we die? Scientists seek to find out

A recent news story reports that scientists are investigating life after death. Some 10 to 20 percent of those who physically die and then are revived report after death experiences.

Since most of those who report these experiences describe the hospital room, scientists plan on placing images on the walls of the hospital rooms after a person dies and then seeing if the patient can name these images after he or she is revived. See

It will be interesting to see the results. Whatever they, as Christians, we have nothing to fear from death. Note Paul's words:

"13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep [those who die], or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.

14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 

16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 

18 Therefore encourage each other with these words" (1 Thess. 4:13-18).

Do you believe in these life after death experiences that many people report? Have you known someone whom you trusted that had such an experience?