Posted 01 November 2009 - 10:50 PM
I take much pleasure in entertaining the question at hand. I believe that one way or another it is essential that religious masses, specifically Christians become aligned with the concept of immortality simply because the Holy Scriptures instruct us to do so. I do not mean to be intrusive, however I do hope to share with the forum some scriptures I researched that made me believe that the creator designed us for, and intends for immortality to be the rule and not the exception. Please entertain the following compilation of scriptures and thought.
The Blessing of the Word of God - 08-23-05, 10:47 PM
Oh, to see the glory, and the passion of the blessing of the Word of God. To see God's loving gift of this glorious possession, to have it, own it, hold it, love it, nurture it, grow in it, and produce because of it. All the glory of the Word of God is with us now. May we forever hold it high above all earthly possessions. May it's fullfillment be made known througout all lands!
Have you considered these biblical statements on death? - 05-12-07, 02:50 AM
Have you considered these scriptural statements which speak of death???
I have set before you life or death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life that both thou and thy seed may live. (Deuteronomy 30:19). God has no pleasure in the death of him that dies, turn yourselves, and live ye (Ezekiel 18:32). The dead know not any thing, they have no reward; the memory of them is forgotten (Ecclesiastes 9:5). There is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave. (Ecclesiastes 9: 10). God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. (Matthew 22:32)
I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction (Hosea 13:14). There shall be no more death, sorrow, crying or pain (Revelation 21:4). I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18). O death where is thy sting: O grave where is thy victory? (1 Corinthians 15:55)
There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 16:25). The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath (Proverbs 15:24). The law of the wise is a fountain of Life, to depart from the snares of death (Proverbs 13:14).
The last ENEMY that shall be destroyed is death (1 Corinthians 15:26). Awake thou that sleeps, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give thee light (Ephesians 5:14). The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23). Lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called (1 Timothy 6:12).
I BELIEVE, God made us, and equipped us to live immortal lives. Death is a result of our sins. The wages of sin is death. Sin is the culmination of the errors of our ways. Christ says we sin err because we do not know the scriptures nor the power of god. To do this we must study (to show thyself a workman of god…rightly dividing the word of truth). But we do not study because we lack faith, we lack faith because we have not heard the words of God calling us from death to everlasting life; calling us from inevitable death to inevitable eternal life.
Let us hear the Word of God...
SCRIPTURAL TEACHINGS FOR EARS THAT HEAR
Apply thy heart unto instruction, and thy ears to the words of knowledge. PROVERBS 23: 12
The gift of God is eternal life. ROMANS 6:23
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. I CORINTHIANS 15: 26
There shall be no more death, sorrow, crying, or pain.
He that overcomes shall inherit all (these) things. REVELATIONS 21: 7
And the inhabitant shall not say I am sick. ISAIAH 33:24
I will build my church… and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. MATTHEW 16: 18
The Lord was made after the power of an endless life. HEBREWS 7: 16
I have set before you life or death. DEUTERONOMY 30: 19
God has no pleasure in the death of him that dies, turn yourselves, and live ye. EZEKIEL 18:32
I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: HOSEA 13: 14
It is appointed to men once to die. HEBREWS 9:27
I have said ye are gods, but ye shall die like men. PSALMS 82: 6, 7
By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin. ROMANS 5: 12
The wages of sin is death. ROMANS 6:23
Go and sin no more. JOHN 8: 11
Awake to righteousness, and sin not. I CORINTHIANS 15: 34
He that hears my word shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. JOHN 5: 24
Those who live and believe in me shall never die. Believe thou this?
JOHN 11: 26
Death and life are in the power of the tongue. PROVERBS 18: 21
By your words you will be justified or condemned. MATTHEW 12: 37
If you even say thou fool, you are in danger of hell fire.
MATTHEW 5: 23
The dead know not any thing, they have no reward; the memory of them is forgotten. ECCLESIASTES 9:5
There is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave. ECCLESIASTES 9: 10
God is a not the God of the dead, but of the living. MATTHEW 22: 32
I am the resurrection, and the life. JOHN 11: 25
He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
JOHN 11: 25
And the dead in Christ shall rise first. 1 THESSALONIANS 4:16
There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
ACTS 24: 15
All that are in the graves shall hear his voice and shall come forth unto the resurrection. JOHN 5: 28,29
Awake thou that sleeps, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give thee light. EPHESIANS 5: 14
O death where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? I CORINTHIANS 15:55
I give you power to tread on serpents…and over the power of the enemy. LUKE 10:19
Nothing by any means shall hurt you. LUKE 10:19
If they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them. MARK 16:18
Enemies will be confounded and ashamed. PSALMS 35:4
No weapons formed against you shall prosper ISAIAH 54: 17
Every tongue that rises against you in judgment shall be condemned ISAIAH 54: 17
This is life eternal, to know the only true God, and Jesus Christ. JOHN 17: 3
I am their inheritance, I am their possession. EZEKIEL 44: 28
Lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called.
I TIMOTHY 6: 12
The truth will make you free. JOHN 8: 32
As thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. MATTHEW 8: 13
The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. PROVERBS 15: 24
There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. PROVERBS 16:25
By faith women received their dead raised to life again.
HEBREWS 11: 35
There is no death in the pathway of the righteous. PROVERBS 12: 28
To them who… seek for glory, honor, and immortality; God will render eternal life. ROMANS 2: 6,7
According to your faith be it unto you. MATTHEW 9: 20
Nothing shall be impossible unto you. MATTHEW 17: 20
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. PROVERBS 13: 14
This mortal must put on immortality. I CORINTHIANS 15: 53
They could not enter in because of unbelief.
HEBREWS 3: 19
But the fearful, unbelieving, murderers,…and all liars, shall have part in the lake of fire…REVELATION 21: 8
He who hates his brother is a murderer and no murderer hath eternal life.
I JOHN 3: 15
Because of unbelief they were broken off. ROMANS 11: 20
Wisdom is a tree of life. PROVERBS 3: 18
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: PROVERBS 15: 4
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.
Hear the word, let not the cares, riches, and pleasures of this life choke the word. LUKE 8: 14
Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. ROMANS 12: 2
Be renewed in the spirit of your mind. EPHESIANS 4: 23
The new man is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: COLOSSIANS 3:10
Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus. PHILIPPIANS 2: 5
With God ALL things are possible. Mark 10: 27
If a man keeps my saying he shall never see death. John 8:51
Christ be formed in you. GALATIANS 4: 19
Christ says the flesh can not inherit the kingdom (which is within us). We must be born again as life giving spirits. This re-birth comes through the renewing of our minds unto the re-identification of ourselves, not as being of flesh, but as being spirit, a spiritual being. But as mentioned before this requires focused study of and application of the word of God.
The scriptures say we are to learn and discern that which is good from that which is evil. Death is evil. Death is a result of sin, and it is an enemy to be destroyed. When we come to recognize this truth then we will exclude ourselves from that which deceives the whole world.
Though there is an appointed time for every man to die, we must be born again into life as life giving spirits, as gods. We die because of sinful lack of faith, not because our body cells aren’t able to infinitely regenerate, or because the body is unable to heal itself from disease or because we are not able to conquer any enemy.
One more thing to add...God has been proven to many people through personal miracles. When the weatherman said that the tornado was on the way, and the sirens went off, and I stood outside and spoke to the winds, and they calmed; and then the weathemen announced they did not know what happened to the tornado, I knew without a doubt the instructions of the Bible, and the power of God were real, alive and well. BTW, this is only one of many miracles I have witnessed due to my belief and following the teachings of Christ. My goal is to continue in my growth of experience, however I also know that accepting the goal of eternal, immortal life is the gateway to our creators idea of "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven."
Much love to all...
Thanks you for the inquiry...I wish you all well.