“All go to one place: all are from the dust, and all return to dust.” ~Ecclesiastics 3:20
The following is an excerpt from an online article about what happens to us when we die or have an NDE, near-death experience. I do so love the way science comes up with these elaborate scientific explanations for what God already ordained at creation, and how they put their own little twist on it. This is just one of the many ways God’s word get’s distorted!
Scientists Found That the Soul Doesn’t Die — It Goes Back to the Universe:
It appears that the human brain could be similar to a “biological computer,” . . . in that, human consciousness may be like a quantum computer within the brain. What’s even more astonishing is that after someone dies, “their soul comes back to the universe and it does not die.” Allegedly, when human beings are “clinically dead,” microtubules in the brain lose their quantum state but are able to retain the information inside of them….
What exactly does God have to say about this? The Bible is quite clear that when we die our breath returns to God and our body goes back to the earth from whence it came. We don’t float out into the universe in some sort of celestial dream-state…nor do we turn into Casper and fly around until Jesus returns to give us a body.
“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” ~Ecclesiastics 12:7 KJV
Notice the above verse’s accounting of the order of events when we die, it is the reverse order of when man was created . . .
“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 KJV
If we really want to understand the meaning of, the dust returning to the earth as it was, and the spirit returning to God who gave it, we will need to break it down and allow the Bible to define itself!
Let’s take a much closer look at these specific words. The Greek word for spirit is pneuma, which means breath. So, therefore, the word spirit in these verses literally means breath. And, according to the word of God, we were created from the dust of the ground, (hence our physical bodies are 100% organic), and that’s why our bodies disintegrate when we die and return to the same biological dust that we came from.
Now, let’s add all this together and see what we get. Body/dust, plus breath/spirit, equals a living soul. There can not be a soul without breath—you can’t be alive if you aren’t breathing! Therefore when we die we are in the grave and we are, according to the word of God, quite dead.
“As long as my breath is in me, and the breath of God in my nostrils” ~Job 27:3
Yes, Jesus will resurrect us from the grave, and He will bring us back to life. This is a Biblical fact...just as the many that also rose from the grave when Christ was resurrected. This was a precursor to the events of His second coming, a way for us to understand exactly how it will be when Jesus returns to take us home.
“And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.” ~Matthew 27:52-53
Notice that Jesus didn’t summons them back from heaven . . . because they weren't in heaven, they were in their graves just like we will be.
Often when Jesus spoke of death, He called it sleep. Right before He resurrected Lazarus from the grave He referred to him as being asleep. The resurrection of Lazarus was yet another precursor to how it will be when Jesus returns—another example to help us better understand.
“…He said to them, our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up. Then His disciples said, Lord, if he sleeps he will get well. However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep.Then Jesus said to them plainly, Lazarus is dead.” ~John 11:11-14
Also, notice that Jesus didn’t summons Lazarus back from heavenly bliss either, He rose him from the grave, He resurrected him from death!
With this enlightened understanding we can now clearly see that we’re never going to be ghostly souls just floating around without bodies. Nor will we ever have a near-death experience and temporarily leave our bodies, because according to the word of God, when we’re dead, we’re dead. Once we die, we won’t live again until Jesus returns to raise us up from the grave!
”For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” ~1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
Now that we understand what the Bible says, (that in these verses the word spirit means breath), we can more easily accept that a body can not be a living being or living soul without it. Our spirit is not a ghostly being, it’s our breath! Bottom line . . . we aren’t spiritually going anywhere until the Lord Jesus returns and takes us to heaven in our entirety—literally raises us from the grave, both body and spirit, the living soul.
Yes, when we go to heaven we will have a body, a new immortal body, but nevertheless, we will be embodied! The apostle, Paul, explains this phenomenon that will occur upon our resurrection.
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” ~1 Corinthians 15:51-53
God’s Holy Word has been twisted and changed, misinterpreted, and corrupted long enough. Now is the time for the Bible truth to be known because without this truth, we might continue to ask, why is Jesus returning if we are all up in heaven, and, why are all these Bible verses saying something so completely contrary?
“Therefore prophesy and say to them, thus says the Lord God, behold, I will open your graves and make you come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you back home…” ~Ez 37:12 AMP
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