Weep not for me…

Weep not for me, but for yourselves. I go to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will through the mediation of His blessed Son receive me though a sinner; there we shall meet to sing the new song and remain everlastingly happy, world without end.

John Bunyan, quoted by Erwin Lutzer in One Minute After You Die, kindle location 2274

Death can steal nothing from a Christian…

Death can steal nothing from a Christian. Health, wealth, and joy—all of these come in greater abundance when the spirit goes to God.

Erwin Lutzer, from One Minute After You Die, kindle location 2170

We will be aware of who we really are…

We do not have to know exactly what kind of body we will have in order to have the assurance that our personalities will continue. We will be the same people we were on earth, will have the same thoughts, feelings, and desires. Though our struggles with sin will be over, we will be aware of who we really are.

Erwin Lutzer, from One Minute After You Die, kindle location 1050

More alive than I have ever been…

Soon you will read in the papers that Moody is dead…. Don’t believe it … for in that moment I will be more alive than I have ever been.

D. L. Moody, quoted by Erwin Lutzer in One Minute After You Die, kindle location 1048

One minute after we die…

One minute after we die, our minds, our memories, will be clearer than ever before. In chapter 2 we were reminded of Jesus’ story of the rich man who went to hades with his memory intact. He knew his family on earth, pleading, “I have five brothers.” Death does not change what we know; our personalities will just go on with the same information we have stored in our minds today. Continue reading

If the earthly tent is torn down…

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2 Corinthians 5:1, quoted by Erwin Lutzer in One Minute After You Die, kindle location 739

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord…

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on … that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them (Revelation 14:13).

Revelation 14:13, quoted by Erwin Lutzer in One Minute After You Die, kindle location 731

What we can expect on the other side…

Christ is the only One who is qualified to tell us what we can expect on the other side. He was dead—so dead that His body became cold and was put into a tomb. Three days later He was raised from the dead with a glorified body. Here is someone whose opinion can be trusted.

Erwin Lutzer, from One Minute After You Die, kindle location 366

Those who find themselves in heaven…

Those who find themselves in heaven will be surrounded with friends whom they have known on earth. Friendships, once rudely interrupted by death, will continue where they left off. Every description of heaven they have ever heard will pale in the light of reality. All this, forever.

Erwin Lutzer, from One Minute After You Die, kindle location 109