Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

An Important Question

"Jesus didn't abolish death. People still die and, as before His birth, peoples' souls still live on forever."

Of course people still die. However, the Bible still says, "Jesus Christ abolished death" (2 Timothy 1:10). So you have a choice. Either those who believe that death has been abolished are mentally challenged, or there is something here that you don’t yet understand.

The Scriptures tell us that sin has resulted in capital punishment for humanity (see Romans 6:23). We die because we are criminals in God’s sight. However, for those who repent and trust in the Savior, that death sentence is instantly commuted. It is nullified. God shows us the immutability of His promise of commutation by giving us His Holy Spirit. The Bible says that He "seals" us with His Spirit as a token of good faith, so that we have even more than His promise.

It’s as though God said that He abolished darkness, and then quietly gave a secret light to those that trust Him (see Psalm 25:14). So, each person who has the light no longer walks in darkness--they have "the light of life." This is what Jesus was speaking of when He said, "I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life" (John 8:12).