Tag Archives: death

Do Babies Go to Heaven? (Part One)

I wrote a post recently entitled, “Good Morning From Heaven.”  In response, a reader commented about the death of infants and their final destination, struggling over two opposing points of view.  From a biblical perspective, there is no verse that says, “all babies will go to Heaven when they die.”  It would be nice if there were such a verse.  But there is not and what we are left with is trying to understand, with our limited human capacity, some of the difficult questions in life. 

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“Dead” Man Awakens

So you want to complain about our health care system in America, huh? Here’s a link to a man in India who was “killed” in a stampede. While his corpse was awaiting its autopsy, the man woke up and asked for water. The line that catches my attention from the article is, “little was done to see if victims of the stampede were still alive.” I think, for the most part, in the U.S., when you’re declared dead, you’re pretty much dead. However, being thrown on the back of a truck with a bunch of others is an act I’d presume wasn’t done by medical officials. I really wonder what the doctors and nurses thought when the dead man started talking. Did they jump, pee in their pants or what? I also wonder how many of the other corpses were alive. Hmm…

(Actually, I think we do have much to complain about our medical system here but that is a different post for a different day)

The Great Exchange

So often, we live and think and act as if money were the most important thing in life.  It is not.  Many people have died extremely wealthy but very empty.  Seemingly with everything, they really had nothing.  How sad to live an entire life, earn millions and billions but leave earth with what matters more than anything.  How unfortunate to reach the pinnacle of success only to have the greatest gift slip away.  At death, money no longer makes any difference.  It can’t buy you anything anywhere ever again. 

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Overcoming Bad Things in Life – J.C. Brignone

I love college football.  Unfortunately, we often put players on a pedestal and only look at the game’s final score.  Everyone worries about how their team’s going to do this year and what great recruits the team is after for next year.  As soon as they are released, sports magazines previewing the teams, like Athlon’s (MSU preview), fly off the shelves (I still have to get mine, though). Tons of money are spent every year going to games.  But beyond the game and the scores and the championship rings are normal kids.  We forget that all too often.  Here is a link to a great story about a kid who’s had a lot of bad things happen in his life.  I wish we had more stories about kids like this.  It seems what we usually hear about are the bad things kids do and the trouble they get into.  I hope you enjoy reading about J.C. Brignone.

My Dream

During one of the most difficult times in my life, while agonizing over a major life decision, I had a dream.  Like everyone else, I have had lots of dreams in my life.  I have had two dreams that have significantly impacted my life and this one has had a great effect on me.  Where once I was doubtful and uncertain about many things, the certainty of what Christ did for me strengthened and solidified my faith in Him. 

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