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What happens when I die? 5 of 5
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2006
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Conclusion: For myself, I have studied this question for many years, and have narrowed down the possibilities to the three I present here.

If I believe in nihilism, nothing matters, and I might as well just die.

If I believe in salvation by my own self-effort, I know beyond any reasonable doubt that I am never going to measure up.

That leaves only the third alternative, grace.

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What happens when I die? 4 of 5 (GRACE)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2006
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SALVATION BY GRACE: I must save myself through my self-effort, but I am unable to, therefore I need a substitute who has taken the punishment for what I have done wrong in life, so that I do not have to earn a place in the life after death, but...
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What happens when I die? 3 of 5 (WORKS)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2006
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EARNING SALVATION BY SELF-EFFORT: Some part of my distinct individualness will live after death, and I am able to either make the life to come better, or to make the life to come worse, by my own self-effort during life. What happens to me after...
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What happens when I die? 2 of 5 (NIHILISM)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2006
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NIHILISM: When I die, whatever is "me" (a distinct individual) ceases to exist, period. There's not much else that can be said about this view. The nihilist view is typically found in secular philosophies, such as naturalism (or, materialism)...
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What happens when I die? 1 of 5
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2006
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[This is an older essay I am re-publishing here so it can have a wider audience.] I have a question: What happens to me when I die? Not what happens to people in general, or good people, or religious people, or other people, or my relatives, or...
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The Sin Nature
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2006
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[This is an older essay I am re-publishing here so it can have a wider audience.] The following is a discussion of the Christian views on the sin nature. This was occasioned by an earnest question: "How is sentencing someone to eternal Hell...
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Why I Am A Calvinist
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2006
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[This is an older essay I am re-publishing here so it can have a wider audience.] The core assumption made by the world's religions and philosophies is that mankind is innately good. In an ever-changing world, this is one reliable constant. No...
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Repudiating Word of Faith 3 of 3
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2006
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I do not know a loving way to say this, other than the prosperity gospel is a scam. I wish I could come up with a way to be more loving in how I express this, but I don't think there is a way. It's a cold, calculated scam designed to take people's...
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Repudiating Word of Faith 2 of 3
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2006
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Over the years, I began to figure the Word-of-Faith movement out. But it took a while. The irony with my experience was that I was seeking more information from a sincere desire to know more. I was investigating everything, and began to read...
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Repudiating Word of Faith 1 of 3
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2006
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[This is an older essay I am re-publishing here so it can have a wider audience. I know I say much the same thing elsewhere, but you can't say this enough!] The Word-of-Faith belief system is so common now that it has become part of mainstream...
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