Our founding pastor, W. Graham Smith, talks about the reasons to believe that there is life after death, in this sermon entitled, “Do Dead People Live Again?” Here are some excerpts:


“When a dear friend is taken from us by death, our thoughts instinctively turn to our “Christian hope” and our belief in the resurrection of the dead. We remember our Lord’s own words to His disciples in the Upper Room on the evening before His atoning death on Calvary when He said, “Because I live, you will live also.” For the Christian, death is not the end of the road. It may be the end of the chapter, but it is not the end of the book.

Now of course, you cannot “prove” that there is a life beyond the grave in the same way that you can “prove” a proposition in geometry, for example. But there are certain truths we must take into consideration, truths which reveal to us that it is far more credible and intellectually respectable to believe in the after-life than to deny it.

I may never have visited a certain town, but if, at six different crossroads I see six different signposts each with the name of that town upon it, I shall be reasonably certain in my own mind that the town really exists, because there are at least six different roads leading to it. Now, I may never have been to the world beyond, but there are many signposts pointing toward that world which make it much easier for me to believe that it really exists. And we could not employ our time more profitably this morning than in the consideration of some of these



Graham has a lot more to say about this topic. If you would like to learn more, please download and read the attached transcript of the sermon, as the above excerpts do not even scratch the surface. If you would like to do a word search on the transcript, download the file, and then open the file with your web browser after downloading and use your browser’s find feature.

June 13, 1993

John 14:19 AND 1 Corinthians 15:26

Rev. W. Graham Smith

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