Even though Adam and Eve were created to live forever, they were not immortal. This is not really semantics, where the two different Greek words basically mean the same thing. Thus, immortality involves more.
The Bible does not specifically mention near-death experiences or out-of-body experiences. However, it does contain references to people experiencing spiritual encounters or visions that may be similar to these phenomena. For example, in the book of Revelation, the apostle John describes having a vision of heaven and the throne room of God (Revelation 4:1-2). The prophet Ezekiel also had a vision of heaven in which he saw God's glory and received revelation from Him (Ezekiel 1:1-28). In the New Testament, the apostle Paul describes being caught up to the third heaven and hearing things that were not meant to be shared with others (2 Corinthians 12:2-4). It is important to note that these experiences were not the same as near-death experiences or out-of-body experiences as we understand them today. They were spiritual encounters that were recorded in the Bible for the purpose of revealing God's nature and His plans for the world.
Ministers, pastors, elders, overseers, leaders of churches have made many comments to those who have lost their loved ones prematurely, in a car accident, natural disaster, war, and the like, which have caused more harm than good. What does the Bible really say?
In short, it was God’s intention that his first couple, Adam and Eve, were to procreate and cultivate the Garden of Eden until it covered the entire earth, filled with humans worshipping him. Genesis 1:28 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the... Continue Reading →
All of us have lost a loved one to this force to be reckoned with, and it is only a matter of time before we have to face the greatest enemy humankind has ever known, death! However, we have been given a hope that is as great as the penalty that we are under. We... Continue Reading →