So for the past hmm.... three to four months, dying has been at the back of my mind for the longest time. I am for some reason now, quite fearful of dying. Even when I was more leaning Atheist, I was not scared of dying and not going anywhere but now, I am terrified. Now I find myself leaning towards being a theist in hope of everlasting life and praying again.
I really don't know what set this off. I really want to become less fearful of death again and think about well yes staying alive to a long, long time but also being cautious without being as nihilistic.
As a Christian, I'm actually looking forward to going to Heaven and seeing Jesus face-to-face, as well as God, my Father, and all of my relatives who died believing in Jesus. I already interact with Him in my life now, so meeting Him face-to-face is going to be really cooool ...
God wants you to know Him and His Son BEFORE you die. He doesn't want you to miss out of the BEST thing you could ever experience. What's tugging @ your heart is God's Love for you... don't wait until 'you get Left Behind' before you believe in Jesus Christ ... He's done everything for you ... just trust Him... we're going to be leaving soon ... I hope you come with us because getting 'left behind' is going to be so surreal! ugh! not going to be a place you want to be ...
"Because God is Spirit, so those who worship HIM must worship in Spirit and in Truth.”
I'm an Atheist (been 1 all my life). I'm definitely not afraid of dying. I've even thought about suicide in the past. There's no such thing as an afterlife, heaven, or hell. I don't know why anybody would be afraid of dying.
@ Op in a couple of more years or less you'll be making threads about being a "born again Christian".
I used to think about this a lot a year or two back. I just try to focus on the 'now' in my life and not worry about what is on the other side after death. I have no clue where people go, I guess I feared going into complete nothingness forever. I used to think the boredom would be the worst.
I'm not afraid of dying. One thing that's always stuck in my head was something my uncle said years ago. "If nothing else happens but I lay asleep, at least be happy I no longer have to work or pay taxes again".
Yes, I've always been a bit on the morbid side.
My fear is how I'm going to die. Just let it be quick, especially if it's going to be painful. I also have a major fear of my sons finding me. I don't want that to be the last time they see me. Even if it's peaceful, that image sometime never goes away.
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I know many people (falsely) believe that Christian's enjoy damning people to hell but that couldn't be further from the truth.
There is nothing sadder than hearing about a known atheist dying without accepting Christ. Because they will then be faced to face with Christ himself and see him in all his glory and wonder but they WILL NOT be able to go into the kingdom with him. It will be to late for them, they belong to Satan because they rejected God and salvation when they had the chance.
It makes me Sad, because All Christ asked us to do is love him, believe in him repent in his name when we do wrong, and try to do better and be more like him. That's all he asks of us.
I can not even imagine whats its like to be in Hell. Knowing there is no end to the suffering. Having to watch all your loved ones on earth and knowing you cant go back and tell them that God is real and you can't warn them about what will happen if they reject him.
Many people mistakenly think GOD sends people to hell. That's not true. GOD doesn't send anybody to hell. People CHOOSE to let Satan have their soul and send themselves to hell. GOD wont force anybody accept him. He gives us free will.
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. ~(Psalm 14:1)
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. ~(Proverbs 14:12)