"One Minute After You Die" Book Review by Research Group

"One Minute After You Die"
A review of the book "One Minute After You Die" by Erwin W. Lutzer about what happens to the soul after death.
# 26563 | 1,513 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 09, 2003 in Religion and Theology (General) , Literature (General)

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This paper examines the book "One Minute After You Die" in which Erwin W. Lutzer, a pastor and author, examines the questions of what happens to the soul at death and uses evidence gathered from near-death experiences and a reading of scripture to suggest what happens after death. It looks at how Lutzer assumes that there is a human soul and that it continues its existence in the afterlife and how everyone who dies will experience one of two realities. One minute after death, you will either be enjoying a personal welcome from Christ or catching your first glimpse of gloom. It discusses how Lutzer extends this to the people left behind because he says that the mourners at the funeral of a good Christian have comfort in knowing that their loved one is with Christ while those at the funeral of an unbeliever have no such hope for his or her fate. It looks at how Lutzer concludes on the effect of certain types of death, such as suicide and on speculation about what God requires of us in terms of living our life and accepting certain beliefs as part of our personal makeup.

From the Paper:

"Everyone will one day face death. Human beings have long tried to see behind the curtain of death to gain insight into what is in store for them, and Lutzer discusses several of the means by which this has been attempted, such as channeling, reincarnation, and near-death experiences. Researchers have gathered information from these and other activities to try to explain what happens to the soul at death. Lutzer does not believe in the information gathered in this fashion and refers to the "religion of the resuscitated" (27) as something that does great damage as those who believe they have almost died report on a utopian ideal as what they have seen. Lutzer disputes that these people were actually dead and so that they have encountered the true afterlife. Instead, he says we should rely on someone who has been actually dead, and the only person in history who has died and returned is Christ."

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