The first part to this post can be read by clicking HERE.
Granted, one Rabbi’s answer is not necessarily definitive… but it is worth contemplating. Here are a few thoughts I have…
First… Personally, his answer wasn’t as helpful as I had hoped. In my world I think about standing beside the bed of someone about to enter eternity and them asking me the question I asked him… “What is the afterlife like and how can I be with God forever?” Were I to give that person the answer Rabbi Lauffer gave me, it doesn’t give them any hope because their life has already been lived.
Second… I’m thankful that if/when I’m asked a question about eternity and salvation I can say, “Believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved!” (Acts 16:31).
Third… I’m thankful I can also say, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame” (Romans 10:9-11).
Last… I’m thankful I can say, “To all who did receive Him (Jesus), who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:12-13).