Mar 172013
 

Question by Archie Bunker: Why must we live a long life and then die in order for us to go into the presence of God?
And why won’t God allow flesh and blood to inherit the kingdom of heaven,Adam and eve had flesh and blood bodies when God first created them.So why is it that we have to die in order for us to enter in to heaven?

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Answer by Dimestore Psycho
Because we just had to eat that darn forbidden fruit.

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  8 Responses to “Why must we live a long life and then die in order for us to go into the presence of God?”

  1. Why not? You can’t accept that God is an all knowing, superior being with concepts and ideas that are beyond us and then try to find logic to life. You either accept God on faith or you don’t. It’s that simple.

  2. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
    So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory

    The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.
    As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly.

    There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
    There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.
    So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.

  3. It doesn’t have to be a “long life”, it could be rather short.

    The glory of God is so intense that our mortal bodies will be unable to bear it. Your spiritual body or your resurrected body is needed to be able to be fully in God’s presence.

  4. god needs no followers..

  5. To prove that we were/are willing to Love God and obey Him though life. We are required to not only believe but also obey hundreds of commandments! Like to love everyone All of the time. To remove hate from ourselves.
    I recommend that you get the DVD, “THe Lazarus Phenomenon”. Much more you will understand.

  6. Were humans made simply to live for a few years and then die?
    Gen. 2:15-17: “Jehovah God proceeded to take the man [Adam] and settle him in the garden of Eden to cultivate it and to take care of it. And Jehovah God also laid this command upon the man: ‘From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction. But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will positively die.’” (God here spoke of death, not as an unavoidable circumstance, but as what would result from sin. He was urging Adam to avoid it. Compare Romans 6:23.)
    Gen. 2:8, 9: “Jehovah God planted a garden in Eden, toward the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. Thus Jehovah God made to grow out of the ground every tree desirable to one’s sight and good for food and also the tree of life in the middle of the garden.” (After Adam’s sin the human pair were driven out of Eden so that they would not eat from the tree of life, according to Genesis 3:22, 23. So it seems that if Adam had remained obedient to his Creator, God would in time have permitted him to eat from that tree as a symbol of his having proved worthy to live forever. The presence of the tree of life in Eden pointed to such a prospect.)
    Ps. 37:29: “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.” (This promise makes it clear that God’s basic purpose regarding the earth and mankind has not changed.)
    Please contact your local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses if you should have any further questions or if you would welcome a free, home Bible study.

  7. When God created humans it was his purpose for them to live forever, as humans.
    Death was only to be the result of disobedience. “16 And Jehovah God also laid this command upon the man: “From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction. 17 But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will positively die.”-Gen.2:16-17
    But since Adam & Eve disobeyed, before they had any children, all there offspring is borne into the same imperfect state. “12 That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned” – Romans 5:12

    But, right after they sinned God gave the first prophecy with a hope to save Adams offspring from sin and death. “15 And I shall put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed. He will bruise you in the head and you will bruise him in the heel.” – Gen. 3:15
    The details of this prophecy were slowly revealed through Gods word as time went on.
    But we now have this hope… 23 For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23

    We know God will fulfill his original purpose for humans to live forever on earth. We read in the book of Psalms 37:
    “9 For evildoers themselves will be cut off, But those hoping in Jehovah are the ones that will possess the earth….

    11 But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth,
    And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace….

    29 The righteous themselves will possess the earth,
    And they will reside forever upon it.”

    Also it’s good to keep in mind that God always fulfills his purpose. (Isaiah 55:10-11)

    A good question worth answering is “why has God allowed so much suffering for so long?”
    The answer is at this link: http://www.watchtower.org/e/bh/article_11.htm

  8. King James Version Bible

    2 Peter Chapter 1

    2. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

    Romans Chapter 5

    14. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

    Genesis Chapter 3

    15. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

    Psalms Chapter 51

    5. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

    Psalms Chapter 58

    3. The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

    Ephesians Chapter 2

    3. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

    Romans Chapter 5

    12. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

    Job Chapter 14

    4. Who can bring a clean [thing] out of an unclean? NOT ONE.

    1 Peter Chapter 2

    11. Dearly beloved, I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

    Jeremiah Chapter 17

    9. The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?

    Mark Chapter 7

    21. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

    22. Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

    23. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

    Matthew Chapter 5

    27. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

    28. But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

    Luke Chapter 16

    18. Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from [her] husband committeth adultery.

    Galatians Chapter 5

    19. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

    20. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

    21. Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

    Jeremiah Chapter 17

    10. I the LORD search the heart, [I] try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, [and] according to the fruit of his doings.

    1 Corinthians Chapter 15

    50. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

    51. BEHOLD, I SHEW YOU A MYSTERY; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

    52. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

    53. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.

    54. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

    55. O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?

    56. The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law.

    57. But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    58. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

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