The media does more than affect public opinion…

And as Whitehead writes, “The media does more than affect public opinion—it alters the consciences and worldview of entire generations.

Erwin Lutzer, from When a Nation Forgets God: 7 Lessons We Must Learn from Nazi Germany, kindle location 289

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

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

Only the shadow of death can run over us…

Donald Grey Barnhouse, on the way home from the funeral of his first wife, was trying to think of some way of comforting his children. Just then a huge moving van passed by their car and its shadow swept over them. Instantly, Barnhouse asked, “Children, would you rather be run over by a truck or by its shadow?” The children replied, “Of course we’d prefer the shadow!”

To which Barnhouse replied, “Two thousand years ago the truck of death ran over the Lord Jesus … now only the shadow of death can run over us!”

Erwin Lutzer, from One Minute After You Die, kindle location 884

He’ll give it to you just when you need it…

When Corrie ten Boom was a girl, her first experience with death came after visiting the home of a neighbor who had just died. When she thought of the fact that her parents would die someday, her father comforted her by asking, “When I go to Amsterdam, when do I give you your ticket?”

“Just before we get on the train.”

“Exactly. Just so your heavenly Father will give you exactly what you need when we die—He’ll give it to you just when you need it.”

Erwin Lutzer, from One Minute After You Die, kindle location 859

If we live long enough to be weary…

It is difficult to fall asleep when you are not tired. Just so, those of us who enjoy good health, a fulfilling vocation, and a wholesome family life do not look forward to “falling asleep in Jesus.” But the day will come when it will no longer be our choice; we will have to obey our summons. If we should live long enough to be weary of life, falling asleep will be more inviting.

Erwin Lutzer, from One Minute After You Die, kindle location 725

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