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.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Evolution of the Human Body

"I personally don't believe in an afterlife as I see no evidence for one, and why would there be? How can your consciousness still exist if you don't have a functioning brain? Show me how it would work and I'll rethink my position." Andy Duchemin

Your consciousness is your self-realization. It is the real perceptive you--something the Bible calls your "soul." Skeptics often object to the soul-word because it has connotations of God, and therefore moral responsibility. However, it is just a biblical synonym for the word "life," and who would argue that life exists within the human body?

It is life that motives the body. When someone dies, the person/life/soul passes on. Some have a belief the life ceases at that point, while the Scriptures make it clear that at death the person does indeed "pass on," and he or she passes on into eternity.

Over a lifetime the human body changes. It evolves. One glance at old photos reminds the 84 year-old that he looks radically different than he did when he was 14 years old. Different though his body is, he is still the same soul, with a lot more knowledge and experience.

I have a friend who was born without arms and legs. Despite having half a body, Nick is a compete soul, full of vibrant life, has great faculties, and he loves God with all of his heart, mind, and soul. If one of his lungs was to be removed, or a kidney, he would still be a complete personality...a complete soul.

Each of us are more than the four pounds of flesh we call a "brain." It only functions because life works through it. When the soul leaves the body, the brain no longer works because life is no longer there. So to say that there is no soul because the brain stops working after death, doesn’t prove there is no soul. It proves the very opposite. The brain no longer registers consciousness, because the soul has left.

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36).