Originally Posted by MustSeeHDTV
I have not see the movie Star Trek Generation in years, but isn't that what Captain Kirk said when he died ("Oh wow")? Maybe Jobs was a fan of Star Trek as alot of Apple stuff is similar Star Trek.
It's funny but I've found that many people post in forums only because it's too difficult to Google up the answers (don't fret, I've done that too):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TtMEcZk3AE
Kirk said, "Oh my" one time and then died.
But I agree with others here that a movie would most likely NOT serve as the inspiration for someone's final "death words." And I believe that to be true of Steve Jobs, ven though it can be said he was truly "unique among men."
Originally Posted by ConradJoe
AFAIK, given his rejection of Jesus Christ as his Personal Saviour, he will not be welcome at the right hand of God in the Kingdom of Heaven. Not unless he repented of his sins at some point before his death and accepted Jesus, that is.
It is very sad that with all the good Christians in his life, none of them were able to save his soul, as far as any of us are aware.
Perhaps you meant to say "no Christian shared the Gospel with Mr. Jobs," seeing that Christians save no one of their own power. Biblically speaking, salvation comes through a heart changed by the Holy Spirit.
But it cannot be said he had no exposure to Christianity or that he was never given the opportunity to know its teachings. The recently released biography states that Jobs had been in church up until about age 13:"He rejected the religion at the age of 13, the book reveals, after seeing starving children on the cover of Life magazine. After asking his pastor if God knew about those children, he never went back to church. He studied Zen Buddhism later in life."
But it's also interesting to read how being faced with death changes (however slightly) even the most hardcore among men:Walter Isaacson, Jobs official biographer, told CNN: I remember sitting in his backyard in his garden one day and he started talking about God. He said, Sometimes I believe in God, sometimes I dont. I think its 50-50 maybe.
As to what Mr. Jobs saw when he died after having moved his eyes across his family, we cannot know. Perhaps the cold and dry scientific explanations do have some merit. Maybe he did see a light at the end of a tunnel that wasn't really there. But the real question is, what does one see after he opens his eyes in the next life? If one accepts the Biblical explanation, it isn't a happy ending for everyone:"And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom." Luke 16:23
When I was attending engineering school in the early 1990's, a college friend of mine who was not a Christian often expressed much contempt for the faith, citing numerous historical reasons. One day the topic of "the Bible" came up and he quipped, "I hate that book." I then asked if he had ever read it, to which he replied, "No, but I intend to some day."
Whether one has faith or lack thereof, it would do one well to first examine a matter before utterly rejecting it. We cannot know, unfortunately, what that preacher said to Steve Jobs about the starving children on the cover of Life magazine, but it would appear that Jobs made his decision after being properly informed about Christianity, as well as Buddhism and other faiths too. But regardless of what Mr. Jobs may have decided for himself, we must make our own choices on what we will accept or reject. And if there is a life hereafter (which I think there is), our decisions here will have an impact on what comes NeXT.
For now all of us here are still among the living, and our eyes are closely transfixed on what accomplishments Steve Jobs made in his life which have touched each of us in numerous ways.