Originally posted by Acolyte
No, I don't mean 'where do the dead go?' I mean, for those of you who believe in an afterlife, how do the dead relate physically, mentally and spiritually to their previous state of life? The reason I ask is that most descriptions I hear of the afterlife sound either a) very dull or b) something no human could possibly experience, from a psychological p ...[text shortened]... ving forever because the carbon in my body will eventually form parts of other living creatures.
There are Believers that have also asked the same question. The answer is found in THE WORD OF GOD.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he them. GENESIS 1:27 What is the image of GOD? It is said that GOD is a Spirit. If the image of GOD is a Spirit, and HE created Man in HIS own image. Does that mean that within man there is a spirit? And if there is...... And if the CREATOR GOD'S Spirit, cannot die, can that mean that the Spirit that GOD put in man cannot die as well.
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. GENESIS 2:7
If GOD created man, and gave him a living soul. What was that Living Soul? If GOD the Breath of life, GOD gave enters a man, can it ever die? Saying without going into the understanding of Death, was man ever supposed to die?
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit of man shall return unto God who gave it. ECCLESIASTES 12:7
The spirit of man returns unto GOD? Would this Spirit Be alive or dead? Can the Spirit of man really die? Since GOD place this Spirit within man alive,would it also return to GOD alive? Could it be that our flesh dies, but our spirit remains alive and returns to GOD?