With the recent passing of actor and ardent Scientologist Isaac Hayes, the question we all may have is this: Where will Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Ally and all the rest of the Hallowed Hollywood Hubbard household go when they die? What do Dianetics diehards have to look forward to in the next life? According to an article at SLATE.com this is what Scientologists believe will happen to them when they die:
His soul will be “born again into the flesh of another body,” as the Scientology Press Office’s FAQ puts it. The actual details of how that rebirth occurs are not fully understood by church outsiders, but some core beliefs of Scientology are that every human being is really an immortal spiritual being known as a thetan and that the “meat bodies” we inhabit are merely vessels we shed upon death. (Members of the elite church cadre known as Sea Org, for example, sign contracts that pledge a billion years of service throughout successive lives.)
When a body dies, its thetan forgets the details of the former life, though painful and traumatic images known as engrams remain rooted in its unconscious. In order to move up the path of spiritual progression—known as the Bridge to Total Freedom—one must eradicate these psychic scars, which cause a person to act fearfully and irrationally. Once a Scientologist has purged them through the counseling process known as auditing, he or she is said to be “clear.”
In a widely reprinted 1990 Los Angeles Times article, Hubbard was quoted (apparently from a lecture given in the 1950s) describing how, after death, a thetan is carried to a “landing station” on Venus, where it is “programmed with lies,” put in a capsule, and then “dumped” back on Earth, where it wanders in search of a baby to inhabit.
The Bible teaches something completely and totally different. There is only one of two places a person will go when they die: Heaven or Hell. If you have ever broken any of the 10 Commandments by lying, stealing, or misusing God’s name, then God will see you as a liar, thief and blasphemer. The bible says that even if you look with lust, that’s adultery, and if you’ve ever hated anyone, that’s murder. On Judgment Day, you will be found guilty and end up in Hell.
But that’s not God’s will!
If you repent, that is, turn away from your sins and put your trust in Jesus Christ, who died for your sins, was buried for three days and rose again, then God will forgive you and grant you everlasting life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. Need more info? Click here!