Is There Real Life After Death?
If the universe is anointed or “Christened” from its very beginning, then, of course, it can never die forever. Resurrection is just incarnation taken to its logical conclusion. If God inhabits matter, then we can naturally believe in the “resurrection” of the body. More simply said, nothing truly good can die! (Trusting that is probably our real act of faith!)
The essential Christian belief that fueled the Jesus movement in the first three hundred years after its inception was that God's plan for all Creation, including us, is real, "bodily" resurrection.
I know this is hard for most of us to put our minds around. Still, this belief held the Christian movement together long before there was a Bible and long before there were denominations, institutions, and the like.
This means that all those beautiful moments in our memory, the eternal experiences we've been wonderstruck by in our lives, and all the beauty we've witnessed in the world will never die.
They will be reborn, just like you and me. They will be even more glorious than before. All that is truly good "gets another go," to put it in terms my friends in the UK might employ.
Because when God created, according to the Genesis account, God called Creation good, and then God called humankind "very good."
This is not the end, friends. There is more. On the other side of time, as we know it, God is already there resurrecting a new world, a new Creation, and a new us.
May this holy vision sustain us through all our days, now and forever. And may the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all. Amen.