Comments about ‘What's new: 'What's on the Other Side?' A look at the afterlife’

Return to article »

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 16 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

Comments
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
thehawk
Bountiful, UT

The book is very good. However, the author leaves the impression, from a quote by Brigham Young, that Spirit Prison and Paradise are the same place, that the people are separated only by their preference to associate with whom they are comfortable. The author does not use the best scripture in all of the standard works about the subject, Alma 40:11-13, which suggests that Spirit Prison and Paradise are two very different and distinct places.

sharrona
layton, UT

To: thehawk Alma 40:11-13, which suggests that Spirit Prison and *Paradise are two very different and distinct places. True,
The word "paradise" is found several places in the O.T. . The LORD(YHWH) God planted a garden(paradeisos, G#3857) eastward in Eden;(Gen 2:8 Septuagint).
;Today you shall be with me in paradise; (Lk. 23:43). For those who die in Christ, death is union with the Lord. Jesus informed the dying thief. Desire to *depart and to be with Christ (Phil. 1:23). Paul uses the term *analuo (loosed up) At death, though the body is loosed down. When Lazarus died, his spiritwas carried away by the angels into Abrahams bosom(Lk. 16:22)
At death, all who have lived in rebellion to God will enter a spirit state characterized by pains, trouble, and sorrow (Psa. 116:3). They will be immersed in shame and contempt (Dan. 12:2). It will be a realm of anguish, suffering, and torment (Mt. 22:13; 25:46; Thes. 1:9; Rev. 20:10).

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

I don’t expect my religious beliefs to make any difference in what might await me when I die. I don't wish to offend anyone in here but to me that is a sick notion and a principle factor in why so many people reject rigid religious belief systems.

MrNirom1
Clatskanie, OR

I have read several books and stories regarding this topic. If you don't think it is important to know what you can about the spirit world.. you are missing out on some of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God.

Here is what I do know: It is important for us to acquire knowledge of the spirit world while we are in the flesh. The more knowledge we acquire here.. the further and faster we will progress there. Because of lack of knowledge or belief, some spirits are virtual prisoners of this earth. Some who die as atheists or chose who have bonded so the world through greed, bodily appetites, or other earthly commitments find it difficult to move on, and they become Earth-bound. They often lack the faith and power to reach for, or in some cases even to recognize, the energy and light that pulls us toward God. These spirits stay on the earth until they learn to accept the greater power around them and to let go of the world.

Knowledge is power.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments