Why do people die?


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Hebrew 9:27 says, "it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment"

Greek: apokeimai (G606), be laid up in store; be in reserve. Translated appoint (Heb. 9:27); be laid up (Lk. 19:20; Col. 1:5; 2Tim. 4:8). 

It is appointed or laid up by divine decree: "Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return" (Gen. 3:19). This law of death will hold firm for all men until the time of the rapture, when the living who are to be translated will not see death (1Cor. 15:51-58 1Th. 4:13-16 Php. 3:21). All who live at the end of the Millennium and who do not rebel against God will be permitted to live on the new earth forever without dying. Death will be destroyed and all things will be restored as they were before Adam sinned (Rev. 20:7-10; 21:1-22 Rev 5; 1Cor. 15:24-28). 

After death is the judgment, not a second chance to live on earth and be saved. Death ends all probation for the one who dies. If he is righteous at death, his soul and spirit go to heaven awaiting the resurrection of the body (2Cor. 5:8; Php. 1:21-24 Heb. 12:23; Rev. 6:9-11). If he is wicked at death his soul and spirit go to hell to await the resurrection of his body (Lk. 16:19-31 Isa. 14:9; Rev. 20:11-15). 

There is no such thing as purgatory or a second chance to be on probation in the Millennium or any other time. Neither is there a reincarnation or a transmigration from body to body.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
People die because of what is called the "original sin"-the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. God had warned the first couple that transgressing His law would result in their deat...

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David goliath victory hg clr Jim Tumlinson One beggar leading others to where the bread is
Here are some additional scriptures that can bring insight along with Michael Houdmans;
Gen 6:3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, they will live no more than 120 years." NLT

Heb 9:27 And inasmuch as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this (cometh) judgment; ASV

As we can see this pertains to the natural person, the flesh, the humanity, our body, soul (mind will and emotions)

On the other side like Michael said, there is the spiritual side, where will your spirit man go when your flesh dies? Only a person who is born again will go to heaven, otherwise there is eternal suffering for those who do not receive the free gift of life that Jesus provided for us on the cross, but that is another thread. I hope this helps

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Francesco profile Francesco Scinico
Death is an act of mercy by the Creator. Would you want to live forever on this wicked planet?

Death is most unnatural. We want to live forever. We mourn the death of loved ones and dread our own death. This is because we were created to be immortal.

Because of sin, however, we were destined to live a short while in this body on this fallen planet to experience the consequences of our rebellion to the Creator's most holy law of love.

Those of us who repent of following the law of selfishness and rebellion and trust and obey God into his law of love will be saved and will live forever.

The rest will not, since sin is ultimately incompatible with (eternal) life. It is self-destructive.

You can run the "moral tic tac toe" game in your head and see that eternal life and happiness can only be possible when all the members live out the Golden Rule.

January 12 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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