“Resting in Peace”?
Not to be insensitive, but I don’t like to hear that people who did not receive God’s forgiveness, salvation and new spiritual life in Christ, are somehow, “finally at peace” when they die.
Those without Jesus all their lives and at death, are NOT “at peace” in death. To say that is to tell a deceptive lie of the devil designed through falsehood to please our emotions in a time of great stress and sorrow.
Where Are They Now?
I know to some this sounds cruel, but if you knew what unbelievers in the afterlife are suffering right now, you might want to scream the truth as you would to a man about to walk into traffic and die a horrible death.
If you love people, you warn them with the intent that they do not experience the awfulness of Hell.
If you love people, you do not want them to be in hopelessness and fear and sorrow, here or hereafter.
People who have rejected Jesus as the God-man Savior are conscious and they still exist after they die, but terrifyingly, in God’s just punishment for their sins, and they are forever shut out from the love and comfort and forgiveness of God.
When I hear that a person has died, I often don’t know if they were saved, but I always pray that they were.
God have mercy.
And He has had mercy.
If only you will accept it right now, everything will change spiritually for you right now.
If you haven’t already, please receive Jesus as Savior today, through simple faith, and then you will know through the Spirit of God in your spirit and conscience that your eternity will be peaceful and heavenly, and people can truthfully say that when you die, that you are at peace, comforted in the bliss of God.
1st Corinthians 15:1-4.