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Is there life after death?

September 13, 2019

Who can give you a conclusive answer?


Following is a list of the 150 most influential people in world history. There’s only one person in the list who can certainly confirm 100% that there is life after death.

  1. Sri Ramachandra (c 5114 BC) Rama was a model king of Ayodhya who lived according to the dharma. He went to Sri Lanka to fight Ravana who had captured his wife, Sita. Rama is considered an incarnation of Vishnu in Hindu mythology.
  2. Sri Krishna (c 3228 BC) Spiritual teacher, prominent figure in Hinduism
  3. Menes (c 3150 BC) Egyptian pharaoh who united Upper and Lower Egypt to found the First Dynasty
  4. Abraham (c 2033 BC) Abraham is mentioned in Genesis and is a key figure in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Considered first Patriarch of the Jewish people.
  5. Moses (c 1391–1271 BC) A key figure of Jewish / Christian history gave 10 Commandments of Old Testament
  6. Ramses II (1304–1213 BC) Ramses or Ramesses was the third Egyptian Pharaoh, ruling between 1279–1213 BC. Ramses the Great consolidated Egyptian power, through military conquest and extensive building.
  7. Homer (c 850 BC) Greek poet who wrote Iliad and Odyssey
  8. Lao Tzu (601–531 BC) Author of Tao Te Ching and founder of Taoism
  9. Cyrus the Great (600–530 BC) Founder of the Achaemenid Empire, the first Persian Empire. Relatively enlightened ruler
  10. Buddha (c 563–483 BC) Spiritual Teacher and founder of Buddhism
  11. Confucius (551–479 BC) Chinese philosopher
  12. Zoroaster (c 550-523 BC) Iranian prophet who founded the religion of Zoroastrianism
  13. Socrates (469–399 BC) Greek philosopher. Socrates developed the ‘Socratic’ method of self-enquiry. He had a significant influence on his disciples, such as Plato and contributed to the development of Western philosophy and political thought.
  14. Mahavira (c 468 BC) Principal figure of Jainism
  15. Plato (423–348 BC) Greek philosopher
  16. Aristotle (384–322 BC) Greek philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great. Aristotle was a student of Plato, but he branched out into empirical research into the physical sciences. His philosophy of metaphysics had an important influence on Western thought.
  17. Mencius (372–289 BC) Chinese philosopher one of the principal interpreters of Confucianism
  18. Alexander the Great (356–323 BC) King of Macedonia and military leader
  19. Euclid (c 325–265 BC) Greek mathematician
  20. Archimedes (287–212 BC) Mathematician, scientist and inventor. Archimedes made many contributions to mathematics. He explained many scientific principles, such as levers and invented several contraptions, such as the Archimedes screw.
  21. Asoka (c 269–232 BC) Powerful Indian King who established large empire by conquest before converting to Buddhism and pursuing a peaceful approach
  22. Shih Huang Ti (259–210 BC) King of the state of Qin who conquered and united different regions of China in 221 BC
  23. Marcus Aurelius (121–180 BC) Roman Emperor and philosopher. He is considered the last of the five good Emperors. His Meditations are a classic account of Stoic philosophy.
  24. Julius Caesar (100–44 BC) Roman ruler who oversaw the demise of the Roman Republic to be replaced with a Roman Emperor. Militarily strengthened the power of Rome.
  25. Augustus Caesar (63 BC–14 AD) First Emperor of Rome
  26. Jesus Christ (c 5 BC–30 AD) Spiritual teacher and central figure of Christianity
  27. St. Paul (5–67 AD) Christian missionary and one of the main writers of the New Testament
  28. Mary Magdalene (20–? AD) Close disciple of Jesus Christ. Present at the crucifixion of Christ. The first disciple to see Christ’s resurrection.
  29. Ts’ai Lun (50–121 AD) Inventor of paper
  30. Mani (216–? AD) Iranian founder of Manichaeism, a gnostic religion which for a time was a rival to Christianity
  31. Constantine the Great (272–337 AD) Roman Emperor who accepted Christian religion
  32. St. Augustine (354–430 AD) Influential Christian saint and writer, who shaped much of Western Christian thought
  33. Justinian I (482–565 AD) Emperor of Eastern Roman Empire
  34. Sui Wen Ti (541–604 AD) Founder of China’s Sui Dynasty and reunifying China in 589 AD
  35. Muhammad (570–632 AD) Prophet of Islam
  36. Umar ibn al-Khattab (584–644 AD) Powerful Muslim Caliphate and senior companion of Muhammad. An influential figure in Sunni Islam.
  37. Charlemagne (742–814 AD) United Europe to form the Carolingian Empire. First western Emperor since the fall of Rome.
  38. William the Conqueror (1028–1087 AD) First Norman King of England
  39. Pope Urban II (1042–1099 AD) Influential Pope who ordered the first Crusade to the Holy Land and set up the Papal Court
  40. Thomas Beckett (1118–1170 AD) Archbishop of Canterbury during the time of Henry II. He was killed at Canterbury Cathedral and is now considered a saint.
  41. Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122–1204 AD) The first Queen of France. Eleanor influenced the politics of western Europe through her alliances and her sons Richard and John – who became Kings of England.
  42. Saladin (1138–1193 AD) Leader of the Arabs during the Crusades. He unified Muslim provinces and provided effective military opposition to the Christian crusades.
  43. Genghis Kahn (1162–1227 AD) Military and political leader of the Mongols
  44. St Francis of Assisi (1182–1226 AD) Italian saint of the Twelfth / Thirteenth century. St Francis started a new order of monks – The Franciscans, who were devoted to poverty and chastity.
  45. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274 AD) Influential Roman Catholic priest, philosopher and theologian
  46. Marco Polo (1254–1324 AD) Venetian traveller and explorer who made ground-breaking journeys to Asia and China, helping to open up the Far East to Europe
  47. John Wycliffe (1330–1384 AD) Translated some of the first versions of Bible into English. Wycliffe was an early critic of the Papacy, becoming a precursor for the reformation of Martin Luther.
  48. Johann Gutenberg (1395–1468 AD) Inventor of the printing press
  49. Joan of Arc (1412–1431 AD) French saint. Jean d’Arc was a young peasant girl who inspired the Dauphin of France to renew the fight against the English. She led French forces into battle.
  50. Queen Isabella I (1451–1504 AD) Queen of Castille, who helped create a powerful and unified state of Spain whose influence spread to the Americas
  51. Christopher Columbus (1451–1506 AD) – Italian explorer landed in America
  52. Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) Italian scientist, artist, and polymath. Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. His scientific investigations covered all branches of human knowledge.
  53. Vasco da Gama (1460s–1524 AD) Portuguese explorer, first European to reach India and establish a route for imperialism
  54. Nicoli Machiavelli (1469–1527 AD) Italian diplomat and Renaissance writer considered the father of political science
  55. Guru Nanak (1469–1539) Indian spiritual teacher who founded the Sikh religion. Guru Nanak was the first of the 10 Sikh Gurus.
  56. Francisco Pizarro (1471–1541 AD) Spanish Conquistador who claimed Inca lands for Spain
  57. Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543 AD) Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who believed Sun was the centre of the Universe – rather than earth
  58. Michelangelo (1475–1564 AD) Renaissance sculptor, painter and architect
  59. Thomas More (1478–1535 AD) Martyred for standing up to King Henry VIII when Henry wished to split from the Roman Catholic Church to get a divorce.
  60. Babur (1483–1531 AD) Founder of the Moghul Empire on the Indian subcontinent. A descendant of Genghis Khan, he brought a Persian influence to India.
  61. Martin Luther (1483–1546 AD) Sought to reform the Roman Catholic Church – starting the Protestant Reformation
  62. Hernando Cortes (1485–1547 AD) Spanish Conquistador who conquered the Aztec lands of modern-day Mexico
  63. William Tyndale (1494–1536 AD) A key figure in the Protestant Reformation. Tyndale translated the Bible into English. It’s wide dissemination changed English society. He was executed for heresy.
  64. John Calvin (1509–1564 AD) Christian theologian who developed a strict brand of Protestant Christianity which stressed the doctrine of predestination
  65. Saint Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582 AD) Spanish mystic, writer and reformer. St Terese of Avila was an influential and pivotal figure of her generation. She reformed and help to expand the Carmelite order.
  66. Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603 AD) Queen of England from 1558 to her death in 1603. Cemented England as a Protestant country, defeated Spanish Armada.
  67. Akbar (1542–1605 AD) Moghul Emperor who consolidated and expanded the Moghul Empire. Akbar also was a supporter of the arts, culture and noted for his religious tolerance.
  68. Sir Walter Raleigh (1552–1618 AD) English explorer who made several journeys to the Americas, including a search for the lost ‘Eldorado’
  69. Francis Bacon (1561–1626 AD) Creator of the scientific method and key figure in Scientific Revolution of the Enlightenment
  70. William Shakespeare (1564–1616 AD) English poet and playwright
  71. Galileo Galilei (1564–1642 AD) Italian scientist – confirmed the heliocentric view of the universe
  72. Johannes Kepler (1571–1630 AD) German mathematician and astronomer who created laws of planetary motion
  73. William Harvey (1578–1657 AD) English physician who made contributions to understanding how blood circulated in the body
  74. Rene Descartes (1596–1650 AD) French philosopher and mathematician. “I think, therefore I am.”
  75. Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658 AD) Leader of Parliamentarians in English civil war
  76. John Locke (1632–1704 AD) English political philosopher. Locke promoted a theory of liberal democracy and a social contract.
  77. Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723 AD) Dutch chemist – founder of microbiology
  78. Isaac Newton (1642–1727 AD) – British mathematician and scientist
  79. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750 AD) Composer and organist who created some of the world’s most beautiful music
  80. Voltaire (1694–1778 AD) French philosopher. Voltaire’s biting satire helped to create dissent in the lead up to the French revolution.
  81. Baal Shem Tov (1698–1760 AD) Polish Jewish mystic. Founder of Hasidic Judaism. Baal Shem taught the importance of immanent spiritual experience and rejected some of the more legalistic aspects of Judaism.
  82. John Wesley (1703–1791 AD) Anglican preacher. Wesley is credited with founding the Anglican tradition of Methodism. Methodism stresses the role of social service to cultivate love of one’s fellow man. It placed less emphasis on the church establishment.
  83. Leonhard Euler (1707–1783 AD) Swiss mathematician who made prolific discoveries in calculus and graph theory
  84. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778 AD) French philosopher, author of Social Contract
  85. Peter the Great (1721–1725 AD) Russian Emperor who expanded the Tsarist Empire to make Russia European power
  86. Adam Smith (1723–1790 AD) Scottish social philosopher and pioneer of classical economics
  87. Catherine the Great (1729–1796 AD) Russian Queen during the Eighteenth Century. During her reign, Russia was revitalised becoming a major European power. She also began reforms to help the poor.
  88. George Washington (1732–1799 AD) Leader of US forces during American Revolution and 1st President of US
  89. James Watt (1736–1819 AD) Scottish engineer. Watt improved the Newcome steam engine creating an efficient steam engine
  90. Tom Paine (1737–1809 AD) English-American author and philosopher. Paine wrote Common Sense (1776) and the Rights of Man (1791), which supported principles of the American and French revolutions.
  91. Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794 AD) French chemist and biologist who had a leading impact on the chemical revolution
  92. Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826 AD) 3rd President of US. Principle author of the US Declaration of Independence.
  93. Edward Jenner (1749–1823 AD) Developed the world’s first vaccine (the smallpox vaccine). Known as the father of immunology.
  94. Mozart (1756–1791 AD) Austrian Music composer. Mozart’s compositions ranged from waltzes to Requiem. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time.
  95. William Wilberforce (1759–1833 AD) British MP and campaigner against slavery. Wilberforce was a key figure in influencing British public opinion and helping to abolish slavery in 1833.
  96. Thomas Malthus (1766–1834 AD) English scholar who raised concern over growing population
  97. John Dalton (1766–1844 AD) English chemist and physicist. Made contributions to atomic theory.
  98. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821 AD) French military and political leader
  99. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827 AD) German composer of the classical and romantic period
  100. Simon Bolivar (1783–1830 AD) Liberator of Latin American countries. Bolivar was responsible for the liberation of Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Colombia.
  101. Louis Daguerre (1787–1851 AD) French artist and photographer, who is credited with the invention of the camera
  102. Michael Faraday (1791–1867 AD) English scientist who contributed in fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry
  103. Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865 AD) 16th President of US. Lincoln led the northern Union forces during the civil war to protect the Union of the US. During the civil war, Lincoln also promised to end slavery.
  104. Charles Darwin (1809–1882 AD) Scientist who proposed and popularised theory of evolution
  105. Karl Marx (1818–1883 AD) German Communist philosopher
  106. William T.G. Morton (1819–1868 AD) American dentist who pioneered the use of anaesthetic
  107. Queen Victoria (1819–1901 AD) Queen of Great Britain during the Nineteenth Century. She oversaw the industrial revolution and the growth of the British Empire.
  108. Gregor Mendel (1822–1884 AD) Czech/Austrian scientist and friar – who founded modern science of genetics
  109. Louis Pasteur (1822–1895 AD) French biologist. Developed a cure for rabies and other infectious diseases.
  110. Joseph Lister (1827–1912 AD) British surgeon who pioneered the use of sterilisation and antiseptic surgery
  111. Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910 AD) Russian writer and philosopher. Tolstoy wrote the epic War and Peace. Tolstoy was also a social activist – advocating non-violence and greater equality in society.
  112. William Booth (1829–1912 AD) Founder of Salvation Army. William Booth sought to bring Christian charity to the most underprivileged sections of society.
  113. James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879 AD) Scottish physicist. Maxwell made a significant contribution to understanding electromagnetism.
  114. Nikolaus August Otto (1832–1891 AD) German engineer who developed compressed charge internal combustion engine to run on petrol
  115. Bernadette Soubirous (1844–1879 AD) French peasant girl from the town of Lourdes, who received visions of the Virgin Mary. Later became a nun.
  116. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845–1923 AD) German physicist who discovered electromagnetic waves or X-rays
  117. Alexander Graham Bell (1847–1922 AD) Scottish inventor of the telephone
  118. Thomas Edison (1847–1931 AD) Inventor and businessman helped introduce electricity and electric light bulbs
  119. Oscar Wilde (1854–1900 AD) Irish writer. Wilde’s plays included biting social satire. He was noted for his wit and charm. However, after a sensational trial, he was sent to jail for homosexuality.
  120. Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924 AD) President of US during WWI. Towards the end of the war, Wilson developed his 14 points for a fair peace, which included forming a League of Nations.
  121. Sigmund Freud (1856–1939 AD) An Austrian neurologist who founded psychoanalysis, which involved the investigation of the subconscious, dreams and human mind
  122. Max Planck (1858–1947 AD) German theoretical physicist who developed a theory of Quantum physics and discovered energy quanta
  123. Henry Ford (1863–1947 AD) Owner of Ford Motor Company. Revolutionised mass-production techniques.
  124. Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948 AD) Indian nationalist and politician. Gandhi believed in non-violent resistance to British rule. He sought to help the ‘untouchable’ caste and also reconcile Hindu and Muslims.
  125. Lenin (1870–1924 AD) Leader of the Russian Revolution and new Communist regime from 1917 to 1924 AD
  126. Ernest Rutherford (1871–1937 AD) NZ born British physicist who made discoveries in atomic physics. His work on splitting the atom was influential for the development of atomic science.
  127. Orville and Wilbur Wright Orville (1871–1948 AD) Wilbur (1867–1912 AD) Created and flew the first aeroplane
  128. St Thérèse of Lisieux (1873–1897 AD) A saint of great humility and simplicity. The way of St Thérèse of Lisieux was to do small things with love. Largely anonymous during her life, her writings became best sellers after her death.
  129. Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937 AD) Italian engineer who helped develop radio transmission
  130. Winston Churchill (1874–1965 AD) Prime Minister of Great Britain during the Second World War. Churchill played a key role in strengthening British resolve in the dark days of 1940.
  131. Konrad Adenauer (1876–1967 AD) West German Chancellor post World War II. Adenauer had been an anti-Nazi before the war. He played a key role in reintegrating West Germany into world affairs.
  132. Albert Einstein (1879–1955 AD) German/ US scientist discovered Theory of Relativity
  133. Ataturk (1881–1938 AD) Founder of the Turkish Republic. From the ruins of the Ottoman Empire, Ataturk forged a modern secular Turkish republic.
  134. Alexander Fleming (1881–1955 AD) Scottish biologist who discovered penicillin
  135. Adolf Hitler (1889–1945 AD) Dictator of Nazi Germany
  136. Mao Zedong (1893–1976 AD) Leader of the Communist Revolution and dictator of China from 1949–1974 AD
  137. Maximilian Kolbe (1894–1941 AD) Was a Franciscan priest who encouraged devotion to Mary and was committed to praying for those hostile to the Church. In 1941, he was arrested for sheltering Jews and sent to Auschwitz. He volunteered to take the place of a man condemned to death.
  138. C.S. Lewis (1898–1963 AD) A best selling author who sought to promote Christian ideas within the context of his Narnia chronicles. He was also a leading Christian apologist.
  139. Enrico Fermi (1901–1954 AD) Italian-American physicist who created the first nuclear reactor
  140. Werner Heisenberg (1901–1976 AD) German theoretical physicist – one of the pioneers of Quantum mechanics
  141. Gregory Pincus (1903–1967 AD) American biologist who created the oral contraceptive pill
  142. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945 AD) was a Lutheran Pastor who was an influential critic of Hitler and Nazism, executed in 1945. His theology and writings remain influential today.
  143. Mother Teresa (1910–1997 AD) Albanian Catholic nun. Mother Teresa devoted her life to the care and service of the poor, especially in India where she founded her Missionaries of Charity organisation.
  144. Abbe Pierre (1912–2007 AD) French Catholic priest who found the Emmaüs movement, which has the goal of helping poor and homeless people and refugees.
  145. John F. Kennedy (1917–1963 AD) 38th President of the US. Served at the height of the Cold War and helped defuse Cuban Missile Crisis.
  146. Pope John Paul II (1920–2005 AD) Had a great effect on many lives that he touched. People felt he was a sincere and compassionate person. Lived through two very difficult periods of Poland’s history – occupation by Nazi Germany and Communist era, before becoming Poland’s first pope.
  147. Mikhail Gorbachev (1931– ) Leader of Soviet Communist Party who pursued reform – perestroika and glasnost to open Eastern Europe to democracy
  148. Desmond Tutu (1931– ) Charismatic and principled church leader. Played a key role in fighting apartheid during the 1970s and 1980s. Widely respected as a world figure of great principles.
  149. Pope Francis (1936– ) The first Jesuit Pope and the first Pope from the Americas. Pope Francis has been credited with revitalising the Catholic Church by concentrating on the basic message of the Gospels, ‘selflessness, humility, charity and faith.’
  150. Dalai Lama, 14th (1950– ) The leader of Tibetans both politically and spiritually. The Dalai Lama has practised non-violent opposition to Chinese rule, whilst maintaining Buddhist principles of compassion and forgiveness.

Source: People 

There’s none in history who had died and ever lived again except the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Witnessed by many, He rose again three days after His crucifixion. 

Because Jesus can defeat death He’s faithful to declare to you there’s certainly life after death. He confirmed it with His own words:

“… because I live, ye shall live also.”

– John 14:19 –

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