The evidence is overwhelming that the death of the body is not the end of human existence nor of human experience; it is the release of the human soul and spirit from the earthly connection to its physical body into a purely spiritual dimension.
Inasmuch as our existence continues after death, we dare not approach death without absolute certainty as to what lies beyond. Nor is there any time to waste. We don’t have the option of deciding when we are ready to die. Death comes calling upon us when it will, and that could happen at any moment. Logically, the very fact that we are spirit beings living in bodies who may well exist eternally, demands great urgency in determining our future with complete certainty.
How astonishing, then, that so few take death seriously enough to investigate thoroughly what lies beyond, and instead seem content to rely upon little more than their own casual opinion. Nor is it any less amazing that so many of those who do concern themselves with the question of what lies beyond death’s door are willing to trust their eternal destiny to the word of a Joseph Smith, Mary Baker Eddy, eastern guru, priest, pope, pastor, psychological counselor, seminary professor. Only a fool would step out into eternity trusting his own or another’s invented hopes.
Dave Hunt SEEKING & FINDING GOD p. 17-18