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Defending the Faith

Apologetic project answering the Buddhist question: Why should I concern myself with an afterlife when I can have nirvana now?

Steve Douglas

on 12 May 2010

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Transcript of Defending the Faith

Why should I concern myself
with the afterlife when I can
achieve nirvana now? Although we have gifts and wonders
on this Earth... there is no comparison to the eternal
life Jesus promises us and we should believe in him so that
we too may receive this gracious gift We are blessed with many
things to enjoy our sinful nature has corrupted it
and we cannot achieve perfect euphoria Romans 1:20 says that simply by looking at
God's creation we can know and come to him The Fall of Man passage gives testimony to
the fact that we have corrupted the creation Genesis 3:18-19
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
By the sweat of your brow you will eat your
food until you return to the ground, since from
it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust
you will return. Luther's Small Catechism
Q&A Those who do not feel the need for the
savior or concern themselves with the afterlife
will suffer the consequences Q: what have you deserved from God?
A: His wrath, temporal death, and eternal
damnation Q: from what has Christ redeemed you?
A: from all sins, death, and from the power
of the devil Q: How has Christ rescued you?
A: Through his suffering, death, and
resurrection, since he now gives me
eternal life I need not fear death Luke 13:28
There will be weeping there, and gnashing of
teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but
you yourselves thrown out Heaven is unimaginably wonderful heaven is a place of happiness -
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain
Revelation 21:4 Our life on this Earth is limited, but the life Christ gives
us is eternal. And they shall reign forever and forever
Revelation 22:5
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