So your trusting in yourself about life after death?Let me get this straight, neumerous times throughout your life your instincts have failed you and have been completely wrong about relationships life choices or eating garlic bread on a date but you TRUST your instincts 100%? Sorry but if you have ever been wrong in the past about something you at least had some working knowledge of you cannot be trusted as our own final authority on eternal matters. Your guess and real knowledge are mutually exclusive or you would never be wrong.

Here is what the Bible says about trusting yourself regarding death
2 Corinthians 1:9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

Your eternal state is not going to be determined by instinct, emotion, tradition or your opinion.
It will be determined by our Creator. I am also certain that God in His infinite ability was able to let us know how it will be determined through written instruction.
Romans 10:13-17
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

The problem is people let their pride, self importance and ignorance get in the way. I would imagine some people reading this right now are already shaking their head in disbelief. That’s ok it’s your right. Its your right to be wrong. Its your right to rely on your instinct. Its also your right to deny your creator. Just remember when you face Him, He gave a way for you to know and you willfully rejected it, SO IT IS GOING TO BE YOUR FAULT NOT HIS. If someone warns you repeatedly and you don’t listen then there will be no one else to blame.. Remember your now trusting yourself rather than God.
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Romans 10:9-10, 13 (KJV) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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