The ‘YOLO’ Myth

You’ll wake up from death disappointed . . .

I can’t remember exactly where I was when I first heard the term ‘YOLO’, and I must confess that it sounded like something I could easily buy. I’ve since forever told myself that I’m not one to take things seriously; as much as I know that that’s a half-truth, I know I do try to find the funny side of most things. So, the idea ‘You Only Live Once’ that drives one to have the most fun in life could have very well been my cup of tea . . . if only it were true.

Don’t be surprised at this: A time is coming when all who are dead and in their graves will hear his voice. Then they will come out of their graves. Those who did good will rise and have life forever, but those who did evil will rise to be judged guilty.

John 5:28-29

I know that a lot of people have chosen not to believe the words of the Bible, but that in no way changes the fact that these words are true. As much as you would want life on earth to be the only life there is, there really is a life after this, so you never get to live only once. YOLO is a lie peddled by the enemy of your soul (the devil) to deceive you into thinking that this life is all there will ever be and you can choose to live as you please since death is your ultimate finality.

Everyone must die once. Then they are judged.

Hebrews 9:27


It is impossible for someone who is physically dead to serve a death sentence or any sentence at all. It would mean nothing to a dead man if he is rewarded for a good deed with a mansion or a million dollars; he is already dead. So how do we get judged if it says we died already? It must mean that our understanding of death in itself does not reflect the true meaning of the word. If one must be living to be judged, it must mean that death is only a passageway from one life to another. Death is not the ultimate finality. The only finality death offers is the inability to turn around and turn a new leaf.


Many have since abandoned the belief in consequences for actions, or why else would someone open fire on random people in a concert, or loot the treasury of a nation without blinking, or trade the life of the innocent for the influential? If they knew that these actions that have brought so much hurt to the lives of many around them would have consequences, they might have reconsidered them.

I tell you that everyone will have to answer for all the careless things they have said. This will happen on the day of judgment.

Matthew 12:36

How much more our actions?

For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us!

Romans 8:18

For those who have disregarded the myth of YOLO and are living or have lived their present lives considering the reality of life after death irrespective of the sufferings that may come, for them, they’ll only die once and awaken to a life of eternal glory, in the company of the Creator of all of life. But those who choose to stick with YOLO will die and wake up disappointed that they didn’t stay dead, but then, it’ll be too late.

YODO . . . You Only Die Once!

6 thoughts on “The ‘YOLO’ Myth

  1. Just as the unrighteous (meaning, those whose righteousness is not in Christ) do not repent while on Earth, I think they still shake their fists and demand their own way after death (in eternal death). That is true despair and gnashing of teeth.

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  2. Such truth! And so well said! We all should be convicted in praying for those lost souls. That their veil would be lifted so that they would see their sin and repent! Thank you for spreading the GOSPEL! You are precious in HIS sight! Blessings on you Alethea!

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