How can we know if there is life after death? I’d like to think there is but I don’t see any scientific reason to believe in it. Once a person is dead, that’s the end of everything. Or am I overlooking something? — H.J.J.
Tomorrow, millions of Christians around the world will celebrate Easter, which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
When they took Him down from the cross and sealed Him in a stone tomb, Jesus was truly dead — a fact which even His enemies did not dispute. But on the third day after His death, the tomb was empty, and the words of the angels who appeared outside that tomb ring across the centuries: “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” (Luke 24:5-6). Later He appeared to hundreds of witnesses, proving beyond all doubt that He was alive.
And this is how we know there is life beyond the grave. Jesus Christ has torn down the wall! Death has been destroyed! He has shown us that this life is not all, but beyond us is eternity — either in heaven with Him forever, or in that place the Bible calls hell, separated from Him forever. We were meant to live with God forever — and because of Christ’s death and resurrection for us, we know we can.
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies” (John 11:25). Don’t live in doubt and hopelessness any longer, but turn to Jesus Christ and put your life — and your eternal destiny — into His hands, both today and forever.
Send your queries to “My Answer,” c/o Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; call 1-(877) 2-GRAHAM, or visit the Web site for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: www.billygraham.org.