And i responded: Spoken like a true atheist, or someone bound in the chains of "strong delusion" that is religion's way! Simply another lost soul who has never "received a love of The TRUTH", and so it is they see their version of a god("I", ego, id, self, pride) each and every time they view their reflected "image"! (II Thessalonians 2:10-13, James 1:27)
First it needs be REALized, that which sustains this natural life IS Spirit! (John 6:63)
For every breath(Spirit, air) a soul receives reveals that natural life is not of, nor is natural life abiding within the flesh and bones portion of one's body(temple). For Life(Spirit, air) IS IN the blood and IS IN every breath(Spirit, air) a soul receives! (John 2:21; 6:63, I Corinthians 6:19, Leviticus 17:14)
And thankfully this fleshly body will soon pass away, yet The Spirit within mankind that enlivened the fleshly body WAS, IS and ALWAYS WILL BE! (Romans 8:10,13, I Corinthians 15:35-50, Matthew 10:28)
Simply, both the righteous(just, TRUTH) Spirit and the unrighteous(unjust, lies) spirit will live forever"! (Acts 24:15, Luke 16:19-31, I Corinthians 15:22)
Question is "Where?"
"For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in The Messiah shall all be made alive." (I Corinthians 15:21-22)
"And the multitudes of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." (Daniel 12:2)
And believers "have hope toward GOD, which they(some of the unrighteous) themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust." (Acts 24:15)
"And these(unjust) shall go away into everlasting punishment, but those being made righteous(just) into Life Eternal." (Matthew 25:46)
"And the dead shall come forth! They that have done good(the just) unto The Resurrection of Life, and they that have done evil(the unjust) unto the resurrection of damnation!" (John 5:29)
Luke 16:19-31; "There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day, and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table.
Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom!
The rich man also died, and was buried, and in hell being in torments, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received good things, yet Lazarus evil things.
But now he is comforted, and you are tormented.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that they which would pass from here to you cannot, neither can they pass to us, that would come from where you are.
Then he said, I pray you therefore, father Abraham, that you would send him to my father's house so that he may testify unto my five brethren, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Abraham said unto him, "they have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them."
And he said, "they don't hear father Abraham, but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent."
And Abraham said unto him, "If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead"! (Luke 16:19-31)
And once again, for The TRUTH always bears repeating:
"For as in Adam all die, even so in The Messiah shall all be made alive." (I Corinthians 15:22)
So where will you spend eternity?
i had a foolish natural sister who exclaimed, "I may go to hell, but at least I'll have a lot of company"!
And i responded, "Yes....... ALL BAD"!
So, "Choose you this day!"
"Suffer long now (for the brethren of The Messiah will indeed suffer as He suffered as they but seek and desire to do The Will and Good Pleasure of Our FATHER and GOD) or suffer forever"....... (Philippians 2:13, I Peter 4:1, Romans 8:17, II Corinthians 1:5-7, Philippians 1:29, II Thessalonians 1:5, II Timothy 2:12; 3:12)
For Thankfully, TRUTH IS "Love suffers long"!
So let "Patience have her perfect work, so that you might be perfected and made whole, wanting no-thing"....... (I Corinthians 13:4, James 1:4)
Seek and desire to have your portion with the brethren of The Messiah, those "aliens and pilgrims while yet on the earth"! For we have REALized that our "citizenship(Life) IS !NOW! in Heaven"! (I Peter 2:11, Hebrews 11:13, Philippians 3:20) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/06/are-you-alien-and-pilgrim-while-on-earth.html
And Thankfully! Soon and very soon, we will be taken Home, Home at last....... (John 14:2-3)
The brethren of The Messiah yet on earth evermore REALize, that which The Messiah also REALized; "i can do nothing of my own self"! (John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 7:16; 12:49-50; 14:10,23-24; 17:8,14)
So it is the brethren of The Messiah seek and desire that which The Messiah sought and desired above all else, Yes! more than this natural life itself!
"FATHER, not my will, But THY Will Be Done"! (Luke 22:42)
And we "cry unto Our FATHER and GOD day and night"! (Luke 18:7)
Evermore sounding and resounding a Declaration of Dependence:
HE DID! and HE does.......
So Thankfully, "The Peace that surpasses ALL understanding" IS! in spite of the dis-ease (no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)....... (Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 2:15-17;5:19, James 1:27; 4:4)
ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto Our FATHER(TRUTH, SPIRIT, CREATOR, GOD, LORD, MASTER, LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE,,,,,,, ALL IN ALL that which IS Truly GOOD)! (John 20:17; 14:28, Mark 10:18)