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Death? Yes!

Living forever?

Scientists are saying that immortality (the beginning stages at least) will be possible within 30 years. Even though it will take longer to achieve full immortality, it will still be coming. This Immortality will mean no more death, for anyone, in a short amount of time. The world will change, for better or for worse.

article here http://www.thatsreallypossible.com/immortality/

Life is special

Welcome to this article. If you are reading this, you are most likely in the journey known as life. You have probably been told at least one cliche about life and how precious it is.

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As people, we have become jaded towards this insight, and made it into a cliche. There is a reason why life is special though.

Death’s perspective

Most people hate and fear death, and for a good reason. Death is usually classified as an end. In dreams, when you die, you wake up. One idea as to why this happens is because your brain doesn’t know what happens after death, which makes sense. Is this “End” or “limit” good though. Many people reading this right now will be saying “you don’t know what I’ve been through, the pain, the loss, the suffering, the fear. How can you write this.” I tell you the truth, I’ve been through it also. You can see my story here – http://9words.ca/2016/09/a_neophyte_faith/ – I’m not saying that losing someone is easy, or that you won’t, but at the same time, What makes life life? Death is a limit, it’s the stopping point of this life, it indicates when someone is going to end the race of life. This limit causes us to evaluate and cherish every moment. We experience wonder, joy, beauty, along with the pain, death, and depression. Death keeps it in perspective. Death is what keeps life life, and not just survival. It encourages us to go out, and fulfill our dreams, finish our bucket list, get around to the things we have been putting off for far too long, before we are forced to stop.

To be clear

I am not saying that eternal life is bad. I mean Christians get it after we die. Sure, we could advance much faster after we live for longer. We will probably finally get actual hover boards and find a cure for cancer and colonize mars, but for what. We will be living in a time full of sin, pain, despair, disinterest. The quality of living will go down, wars will break out, and many of us will be here, living through all this.

Personally, this “limit” or “restriction” called death is much preferable to living in flawed everlasting life. As Christians, I think that we are called to keep living until He calls us home. Then we will experience true (everlasting) life.

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  1. I agree with the majority of what you have stated here. Although, just wanted to make a point. Death is not our end to suffering, it doesn’t get us to Heaven. Jesus does, and so many of us are caught up in a mindset waiting for our time to come so we can be in Heaven. This is is a twisted perspective. As when Jesus died he gave us access to all of Heaven’s resources, we can have everything that is in Heaven here on earth. We are living life here from earth and going accessing Heaven’s resources every now and then. This is wrong, as we are not from this world, we are to live in Heaven’s realm and come over here. John 3:3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

    • Very true DarienS. Your point is appreciated. I was not trying to tell people to take their own lives or spend time wasting away. My point was more of one saying that every moment counts, and that there will be consequences, good and bad, to the reality that is going to form. Yes, Jesus has forgiven us and in us accepting him, we can get into heaven, and yes, Jesus has given us resources to live on the earth, but what matters is how we use the resources and how we use our time on earth.

      34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

      37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

      40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

      41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

      44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

      45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ Matthew 25 34:45

      Life is precious and every moment counts. It is true that many people have the mindset of waiting, but if the new reality, the flawed “Immortality”, does come to pass, what then? Many will be able to come to God and be born again, but then will our faith not seem not needed. bringing up the classic example in Genesis 11, The Tower of Babel, will we still honor and keep God. If the tower of Babel tells us anything, I am thinking not. I think we will feel like “gods” ourselves because WE made this happen, not God, even though God gave us the knowledge to make it happen.

      Again, thanks for pointing these things out. It has been muchly appreciated


      Ps: If it seems as if I’m fighting you, I’m sorry. Just trying to clarify

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