5 minutes after
This week, we start a series called "5 minutes after". It is short for "What happens 5 minutes after I die?" There will be ads on TV in Omaha and on the net as well as a website www.5minutesafter.com.
We are welcoming questions and feedback at this site as well as our normal CCC site. Here was one question that came in yesterday:
"How do you know what happens? And don't tell me the Bible cuz its full of lies and contradictions. I just want to know where you get your hard core proof of what happens!
Great Question! I am so glad you asked. The place where you find your evidence is critical. Here is a question I would ask in response:
What would be enough evidence for you to determine what happens on the other side of death? What if there was some kind of a miracle-guy, who said he could tell you about the other side of death? What if he did miraculous healings to prove his credibility? What if he bent the laws of nature? What if he raised people from the dead? What if he predicted his own death and resurrection and then pulled it off?
Would you believe that guy? If no, what evidence would work for you?
I can't find a source in the universe who is more credible than Jesus. If I have to find bout about life after death, I want to know from somebody who has been there.
As for the contradictions in the Bible, I'd invite you to bring all of your questions, comments, lies and contradictions to "Gathering." It is our 12:30 venue in the Student center that has a similar message, but always opens up to question and answer. Bring your hardest questions and your biggest skepticism to "Gathering" and we'll do our best to respectfully discuss them together.
I have looked at dozens of potential lies and contradictions in the Bible and have always found a good answer to understand them better. I'll bet you would too! But we love the questions, so come on out, or post them here!