The Afterlife

Season 3
Episode Number
Release Date
September 1, 2021
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; there is no longer any reward for them, because all memory of them is lost. Ecclesiastes 9:5 CJB


For as far back as we can find, people have had ceremonies for burying the dad and some kind of belief in a hereafter. Every culture seems to understand that there has to be more to our existence than what we experience here on Earth. Why do you think that is? I think it's common knowledge; life has meaning and is merely a chapter in our ultimate destination!


Here are a few different views of the afterlife, from around the world and throughout time

  • Egyptians mummified bodies and buried people with their possessions/treasures in belief that it would serve them in the afterlife.
  • Nirvana - Buddhism and Hinduism
  • Valhalla - Norse Mythology
  • Sheol - Judaism / Christianity
  • Heaven/Hell - Christianity
  • Purgatory - Catholicism
  • Hades - Greek Mythology


I believe that all religions and cultures trace their origin back to Adam and Eve. While I believe the Bible to be the true and preserved Word of God, I believe that we can find bits of truth in other religions and cultures. The purpose of this series is to examine the themes that remained universal to highlight universal knowledge--in this case, the pattern of what happens after death.

References and Footnotes

  1. "Afterlife Religion". Encyclopedia Britannica; visited August 2021
  2. "How the Major Religions View the Afterlife". Encyclopedia; visited August 2021
  3. "Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt". Museum of Art and Archaeology; visited August 2021
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