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Life And Death Choices

What is life when it has the potential to exist continually? Is it not the essence of being aware of who and where you are? The bible tells us that the body without the spirit is dead and in like manner the body without breath or animation cannot exist.  Ultimately Man must come to realize that manís life exists until such time as the body is spent or as long as the Lord permits.  

Man has studied the human anatomy and other living organisms and has educated his fellow man to become doctors of medicine. In the overall picture the need for a doctor seems like wasted time when human beings may prolong life but cannot escape the sting of death. The answers to life are not found with revelations of the latest science, but in places that the majority of scientists refuse to look. The cure for death is not found in how the body functions, but in finding Godís gift of life.

Where do we go to find out what life is all about? What do you call a person who has no beginning or end to life, who can calls things as they are, but he whose name is, I am that I am.  The bible tells us that God is the beginning and the end but the reality of human life is found between the beginning and the end of Godís plan.  In the same regard God is life, the one who was, who is and is to come, he is the origin of life itself. In the beginning God created all life on Earth and on the last (judgment day) God will bring life on earth to an end and a new age begins. God made man to be an eternal being on the same way that as he is eternal. The bible also tells us that it is appointed for man to die once and then the judgment.  We need to consider the outcome of our life and live responsibly because our life is subject to God beckoning call.  

From Godís perspective, the moment Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit they not only disobeyed God, but they made themselves subject to the penalty of death.  They had access to the tree of life until God drove them from the Garden.

God said, man must not be allowed to eat from the tree of life and live forever.  However, access to the tree of life is not a requirement in the formula of life, although man must understand that God has the patent and monopoly on life. In other words you must go to God to know and see the pattern of life. That pattern of life is confirmed in Jesus Christ.

We are asked to look at the life of Christ for the answers to life. However in this context we have to look at what Jesus did over his lifetime. His earthly beginning was described as born of a virgin and his end came with sacrificing his life for the sins of mankind on the cross. He spent his entire life meeting the needs of others and God was with him accrediting him with signs and wonders.

Jesus said several things about himself and how life was related to him.  

Jesus also said,

God has given his creation the choice of life and death.

God has given everyone the choice of life by listening to his voice and holding fast to him. At the same time God has left man a choice between life and death. Man is living in an environment where sin prevails and appears to be the normal way to live. Sin is destroying the world and although the world knows right from wrong they continue to sin and approve of those who regularly sin to get ahead in life. Sin has corrupted mankind, but it is a choice to participate in the Divine Nature to escape the corruption of the world caused by its sinful desires.

God designed man to exist forever, but the kind of death God is speaking about is a place of separation from life in Jesus Christ.  Hell is the place where you are in pain and suffering without end, ever dying without hope, ever suffering without compassion, ever regretful without forgiveness for sin. The choice for life is never easy in the midst of overwhelming and prevailing evil, but it is a choice you can make and achieve with Godís help.

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