Life is eternal. Death is but the stamp of personal limitation which man puts upon life. Life ceases to be eternal and changeless to the individual only when he, through erroneous thinking, shuts himself off from life.
Psalm 39: 1 – 7 ” …Lord, make me to know my end and to appreciate the measure of my days – what it is; let me know and realize how frail I am. Behold, you have made my days as ( short as ) handbreadth, and my lifetime is as nothing in your sight. Truly every man at his best is merely a breath! And now, Lord, what do I wait for and expect? My hope and expectation are in You… “
When you identify your thought with spiritual truth, then the absolute truth about you, God’s perfect and eternal idea, becomes manifest – John 16: 3 ” And they will do this because they have not known the Father or Me. “No longer study the so-called phenomenon of death or speculate existence after death. The Biblical definitions of death – Whether physical ( Ecclesiastes 12: 7 ” Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.”) or spiritual ( 1 Corinthians 15: 22 ” For just as in Adam all people die, so also shall all in Christ be made alive. ” We who are subject to death cannot define death. Only someone who exists outside of the sphere of death can objectively define death for us.)
One does not demonstrate life by studying or investigating death. Death is but a miscalculation in the great scheme of life. Those who do not grasp the truth about eternal life would teach us that death, not life, is the goal of existence. Unify yourself so firmly with the belief in life and the eternal that you give no credence to the belief that death is natural to man. Your business is to keep your vision upon life. When you drop your vision from this exalted stand, you become entangled in the Vortex of beliefs in death. Men die when they give up to the belief that death is stronger than life!