Greg Rolfe in Directors and Executives, Engineers and Technicians, Administrative Pastor • Beacon Hill. Baptist Church Oct 6, 2020 · 1 min read · 1.4K

Dwelling on the future

Dwelling on the future

For many of us it is required to dwell on the future. We look to see what might arrive in time so that we are prepared for it. And while it is a constant part of our job it is also a drain as we must imagine and plan the good scenarios while preparing for the worst. While it is true that each of us has different levels of this each of us have the need to be prepared.

Planning for the future is a job we spend actually quite a lot of time on. Insurance, loans and a vast number of other subjects. But in addition to these I must add the true or distant future. It is a very big part of my job. Explaining eternity. Though unlike an insurance salesman I do not pass out brochures though upon occasion I might hand out a track or two.

Eternity is not simply a time when time has no end. According to Physics time actually does not exist it is simply a way we denote a change in the present to a new or a future present. We have classified it as time. Queen sung a song called “Who wants to live forever” which plays with the idea of eternity. But in all honesty do you? Would you like to live forever?

What if I told you you actually have no choice? You will live for eternity the only choice you have is where. Now I expect a very large percentage of you would look at your personal experience and come to the conclusion that I am very much off my rocker and might find the need to block me form your perspective pages. Again, honestly, I would hardly blame you. We have very little experience with life after what we call death or eternity.

Research will bring up a number of events where people describe their experiences on returning to life after dying, many on the operating table. Their descriptions vary but many hold enough verifiable clues to give us an understanding that something happened that is beyond our ability to explain. So this opens up the discussion that there is something beyond what we call death.

Have you prepared for that? Have you dwelt upon that possibility? At this point most people begin to discuss religion and the frighteningly vast number and variations that exists. Answering the question I asked, yes they have. They have looked into the possibility of eternity if only for a moment. What conclusion did you come to? Why did you come to that conclusion?

The answers to those questions will have far more impact on your life than I expect you truly imagine.


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Pascal Derrien Oct 14, 2020 · #16

#15 likewise :-) :-)

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Greg Rolfe Oct 13, 2020 · #15

@Pascal Derrien I should also say that I am very glad you are okay.

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Greg Rolfe Oct 13, 2020 · #14

#12 @Pascal Derrien interesting sir. The research I have looked at indicates that some of these events clearly point to something more than we have the current ability to quantify. One researcher in particular opened up the very real consideration for the supernatural involved in these events. For an atheist, I can see how such an event could be a bit troubling.

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Greg Rolfe Oct 13, 2020 · #13

#10 @Ken Boddie I was in no way offended by your humor I was enjoying it actually. I thought it was fun.

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Pascal Derrien Oct 12, 2020 · #12

interestingly enough I had one of those near death experience which for an atheist was a troubling episode on a few levels still not fully convinced though that it was nothing more than a brain trick i.e tunnel, lights , slow mo all too cliched I guess but what do I know ? :-)

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John Rylance Oct 10, 2020 · #11

#10 I agree. Humour can be a good coping mechanism when dealing with/responding to difficult situations/topics.

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Ken Boddie Oct 10, 2020 · #10

#9 Sorry, Greg, for the dialogue which distracts from your important topic of eternity, but sometimes the need for humour becomes overwhelming. 🤗

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