« For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” Romans 1. 20
Guillaume is neither really religious nor really atheistic. But he is undoubtedly optimistic. He explains to a Christian friend: «I am not also religious as you. But if the good God really exists, I count on a pleasant surprise after the death and I do not worry. God will not condemn a nice chap as me. He would not be the good God. “
Is Guillaume right? When it comes to the eternal future of the soul, it is serious to be simply optimistic or to hope for a “pleasant surprise”? The peace of mind cannot lean on uncertain hopes!
In reality, for the one who is willing to listen to, God speaks clearly. He did not leave us with our own suppositions on a subject so fundamental. God reveals his existence by the nature, so that he declares unforgivable the one who refuses this testimony (Romans 1. 20)
God also spoke to us by sending us his son. Gospels report the perfect life of Jesus, his words, its miracles, his death and his resurrection, confirmed by numerous witnesses. These testimonies are imperative upon the conscience.
Now, God will add nothing, everything is said. Concerning the beyond life: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9. 27). But Jesus declares: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5. 24)