Preikestolen is a mountain formed like a huge pulpit towering over the Lysefjord in Rogaland, Fjord Norway. There is a crack between the plateau of Pulpit Rock and the mountain, and it is said that on the day seven sisters marry seven brothers from the Lysefjord area, the plateau will tear itself away from the mountain and fall into the ford, creating a huge wave that will destroy all life in the surrounding area.
The crack is real and it could literally break off from the mountain someday but, I would not put my faith in when seven sisters and seven brothers marry as to when. Not knowing when it could happen might make me not want to sit very long on it though. Maybe just walk out to the edge, ONCE, then quickly run back to the more solid part of the mountain. It does take a little bit of courage or foolishness to risk that it will not break off. I mean its been there forever, as long as anyone can remember and it has not fell off yet! But, what if you are on it when it breaks off?
This reminded me of the risk one takes concerning their eternity. Maybe you have not heard yet how you can be assured of where you will spend your life after death. Some believe nothing is out there after death, when you are dead, you are just that, dead. Another belief is when you die if you have done what your religion requires you will have wine, women and riches. Others believe doing good works here on earth assure you of a place in heaven. Then, there are some who believe when you die you get reincarnated into something else, or someone else. There is so many beliefs out there, one to fit any mind set you have. There may even be a belief that seven sisters and seven brothers have to marry before you die.
Everyone at some time in their life struggles with where they will go after death. Some chose a belief and some go even further and seek out some answers as to where they will spend eternity, if they even believe in eternity.
Gosh Betty, can you stop with the death talk...it's depressing. I know, I know, it can be, can't it?
So why write on this? Well I have been meeting lots of seekers lately. Those who are questioning what happens after death. Questing their beliefs because they have not found peace for the troubling questions in their hearts.
For me, I found answers to my questions in the Bible after years of searching other belief. Questions such as: Who God is, who man is, what sin is and where will I go when I die?
I want to throw out the question to you. If you were standing on that rock and it broke off and you fell into the water and death came...where would your soul go?
I believe the bible teaches we are all sinners in need of a Savior.
Romans 3:22 all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Roman 6:23 For the wage of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Roman 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Roman 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, for with your heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness and with the mouth he confesses resulting in salvation.
If you are seeking the way, Jesus said, I am the way and the truth and the light. I would be more then willing to talk to you about this subject if you would like. I realize I am taking a risk since this message could offend but the message is worth taking that risk. .