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Life and Death: The Truth

Life: the ability to communicate with God.

Death
: separation from, or the inability to communicate with God.

Earth is a Death Planet
Earth’s environment is predicated on death. It prevents the earth from becoming over-run by vegetation, insects, animals, and humans. All forms of existence on earth are in a state of death. When Adam and Eve were banished from Eden, they were exiled to death on Earth. It is the “Valley of the Shadow of Death” referred to in the Bible.

The Earth’s environment of death facilitates the generation of a limitless number of humans without endangering the planet through overpopulation. It is God’s incubator of souls for the next life. As there is a specific period of time for the development of infants in the womb, there is a specific period of Death / Exile on Earth.

And I swear to you, that there has already been prepared, for every man who has been in his mother’s womb, a place for the repose of his soul, and for each one, a fixed period of time for how long he will be tried in this world.
Yes, children, do not deceive yourselves, God has already prepared a place for the soul of every man. Para. Enoch 49:1-5.

The average life / death-span is “three score and ten,” approximately seventy years.

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Ps. 90:10 & Eccl. 12:7.

The Bible describes this existence as death, and what follows this period of death as life.

Death: Humanity’s Biggest problem is Already Solved
The purpose of the Bible is to explain the difference between life and death, and inform the descendants of Adam and Eve that they will all enter life after death / exile on the earth.

Life and Death: God is the source of Life, separation from God is death.

Cut off from communication with God, Adam, and all his descendants, like cut flowers, eventually experience a physical death. The reason for this is found in the words of Moses and Jesus:

…Man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live. Deut. 8:3 & Mat. 4:4.

Without the words of life needed to sustain our spirit, all humans will eventually die. When Adam and Eve were exiled from Eden they lost the ability to communicate with God, and were transformed from eternal to mortal beings. Though still sentient beings, like cut flowers, they had lost their communication with the source of life; thus, they were already dead to God.

When one of his disciples asked Jesus for permission to go and bury his father, Jesus responded:

And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. Mat 8:21-22.

Those who accepted Jesus as Messiah, had their communication with God restored; thus; they were alive, or “Born Again.” Those who did not were already dead. That explains Messiah’s statement to his disciple to “let the dead bury their dead.” All of the descendants of Adam and Eve, while in exile on the earth, are in a state of death. According to the Bible, what come next is life.

The most important scripture pertaining to life and death, is found in the Apostle Paul’s letters to the Corinthians:

For since by man came death, by man came also resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive. 1 Cor. 15:21-22, see also Rom. 5:12-21.

Messiah was the first human to be restored to life after death on earth. (Others were resurrected, but not after four days, the time period required to be declared fully dead in ancient Israel) This scripture declares that the resurrection of Messiah, like the death of Adam, will affect all men without distinction. Notwithstanding, Christianity continues to claim that only those who adhere to their particular brand of religion will be resurrected to life. They get around this obvious contradiction, by claiming that those who are not members of their church will be resurrected to face judgment for their “sins.” Those who fail that judgment will be immediately sent to an eternity in the fires of Hell. They would have us believe that God is going to raise humans from the dead, judge them according to the law He gave to the ancient Israelites, and burn those who fail that judgment in an eternal fire.

It’s madness, to suggest that God is going to judge modern humans by a law that hasn’t been in effect for over two thousand years, and as for burning people in an eternal fire, even the most shallow study of that doctrine will prove it to be false.

The reason the church has found itself in this indefensible position, is that it has confused the biblical teaching on resurrection, with salvation. It is ridiculous for the Christian religion to be teaching their followers, who are dying just like everybody else, that Jesus has saved them from death. When challenged on this doctrine, they will claim that Messiah saves the believers from the second death; however, a second death necessitates a second life, which can only come after the first death. If life is communication with God, the only people to experience a second life were the descendants of Abraham; therefore, salvation only pertained to the ancient Israelites. (Joh. 4:22 & Rom. 9:4-5)

Modern religions claim that they can restore your ability to communicate with God through prayer. If that were true, those who pray would no longer be dying.

In summary, this first form of death is an exile brought on by Adam’s transgression. Though each person will experience this death, it is not the result of personal action; therefore, we will all be resurrected to a second life, to be judged on our own merits.

Salvation
Though the resurrection of all of the descendants of Adam and Eve, without distinction, is the result of the resurrection of Messiah; it should not be confused with salvation, which was applicable only to the descendants of Abraham. It is interesting to note, that the righteous descendants of Abraham, who died prior to the coming of Messiah, were said to have gone to sleep with the Fathers. This was a form of soul sleep, where they awaited the day of resurrection. After the resurrection of Messiah, the faithful remnant, who were still on the earth, were baptized into his death. Rom. 6:3. They, being identified with the death of the Messiah, had already experienced the first death. When they received the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, they were literally “Born Again.” Their direct communication with God restored; they were already in the second life, and no longer subject to the Adamic death. This was the salvation, spoken of by Jesus. When the “Good News” of salvation (rescue), had reached every Israelite, God’s judgment of Judah was complete, and the end came. All those who had died in faith prior to the resurrection of Messiah were restored to life. Along with the “Born Again” followers of Messiah, they were removed from the earth; yet alive. That is the purpose of the “Rapture,” prophesied by the Apostle Paul:

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thes. 4:13-18.

This prophecy was fulfilled in AD63. Precisely as prophesied by Paul, seven years prior to the destruction of the temple and fall of Jerusalem, the resurrected saints and the followers of Jesus were removed from the earth in the “Rapture.” That explains the lack of any mention of the death of the Apostles in the Bible.

It also explains the lack of any record of the cataclysmic destruction of the temple and fall of Jerusalem in the Bible. Precisely as prophesied by Jesus, in the year AD70, the temple and Jerusalem were destroyed to the foundation stones. If the Apostles were still on the Earth, surely they would have recorded that world-ending fulfillment of prophecy in their writings. To the contrary, there is no mention of the destruction of the temple and fall of Jerusalem in the Bible.

There is only one explanation for the lack of any eyewitness account of the destruction of the temple and fall of Jerusalem in the writings of the Apostles. Precisely as prophesied by Paul, in the year AD63, they had been removed from the Earth in Rapture; therefore, they were not there to witness or record the destruction of the temple and fall of Jerusalem, precisely as prophesied by Jesus. Together with the resurrected saints, they constitute the Kingdom (Government) of God that will reign over all of humanity in the next life.

Note to Christianity: the purpose of the “Rapture” was to remove the resurrected saints and “Born Again” Apostles and Disciples of Jesus from the Earth. There s no need for a “Rapture,” after their generation. In Addition; the lack of any record of their deaths, or eyewitness accounts of the destruction of the temple and fall of Jerusalem in their writings, is empirical evidence that, in conjunction with the second coming of Messiah, they were taken from the earth, yet alive, prior to the fall of Jerusalem in AD70.

See link: The Rapture: Truth vs. Myth on the navigator.

Modern Humans
The death and resurrection of Messiah broke the chains of Death that had bound all of the descendants of Adam. Consequently, as each of us, in our own order, pass through this “Valley of the Shadow of Death” here on Earth, we will be restored to life in Eden. There, we will be subject to the Kingdom (government) of God, chosen from ancient Israel. Those who pass that test will receive Eternal Life, those who fail will receive the “Second Death.”

For since by man came death, by man came also resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive. 1 Cor. 15:21-22, see also Rom. 5:12-21.

And I swear to you, that there has already been prepared, for every man who has been in his mother’s womb, a place for the repose of his soul, and for each one, a fixed period of time for how long he will be tried in this world.
Yes, children, do not deceive yourselves, God has already prepared a place for the soul of every man. Para. Enoch 49:1-5.

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