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How Long Do You Want to Live?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SalixIncendium, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. InChrist

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    Actually, I believe the scriptures indicate that those who know Jesus Christ as their Savior are born again to eternal life positionally now and practically the instant after physical death.
     
  2. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    I would like to live 400 years. By that time, I would be so wise I would have no regrets. What I would miss the most depends on what heaven is like. Of course, if I go to hell, I would miss quite a bit.
     
  3. Unveiled Artist

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    When there is nothing left for me to know and do. Acceptance that there is no eternal knowledge. When I have that click of acceptance and peace I am ready to go.

    No. I dont want my loved ones to grieve. That's one of the worse feelings of depression I know.

    Probably. Hopefully, I get to a point it doesnt bother me.

    Finding my match and living fully without being excused or helped because of my disability.
     
  4. Woberts

    Woberts The Perfumed Seneschal

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    I would live for as long as it takes to do something that no one could ever forget.
    That sounds a bit more egotistical than I meant for it to. :D
     
  5. URAVIP2ME

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    I have in-laws that also believe that the Bible is myth and superstition.
    They concluded that because of the bad clergy behavior found in Christendom.
    I am merely posting what the Bible really teaches, Not whether one chooses to believe it or not.
    Scripture teaches about a shadow of things that were to come, and to come, and that later shadow is here.
     
  6. URAVIP2ME

    URAVIP2ME Veteran Member

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    I find that does Not necessarily have to mean egotistical, after all Jesus lived as long as it took to do something that no one could ever forget. P.S. ....and will never forget.
     
  7. URAVIP2ME

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    Jollybear, why stop at 1 zillion why Not 'everlasting life' forever on a beautiful paradisical Earth_______.
    With all that knowledge perhaps you'd even like an extra week of everlasting life _____.
     
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  8. Jollybear

    Jollybear Hey

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    Well sure. But the OP said wed have to pick a time to die.

    So, mayby 100 zillion years. Too be honest, i really dont know how big that number is, lol.

    But yes, living forever would be better. The knowledge i could attain would be even more then what 1 zillion could give me.
     
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  9. URAVIP2ME

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    In Scripture you would Not remain in biblical hell because after everyone is ' delivered up ' (meaning resurrected out of hell ) then, emptied-out hell is cast vacant into a symbolic ' second death ' for vacated hell.
    That I find is according to Revelation 20:13-14.
    1 Corinthians 15:26 also tells us even ' enemy death ' will be No more on Earth - Isaiah 25:8.

    Since Not everyone is called to heavenly life, but as Jesus promised humble meek people will inherit the Earth.
    So, perhaps you might say what I would miss the most depends on what Earth is like.
    What Earth is like when Jesus, as Prince of Peace, establishes global Peace on Earth among persons of goodwill.
     
  10. Jollybear

    Jollybear Hey

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    Yes, the meek. What do you think scripture means by the meek?
     
  11. URAVIP2ME

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    I find you are not alone in thinking after physical death that eternal life is instant, or nearly instant.
    There was No instant eternal life for the believing friend of Jesus at John chapter 11.
    There was No instant eternal life for believing John the Baptist at Matthew 11:11.
    Even dead Jesus was resurrected ( Not instant ) but days later.
    Gospel writer Luke wrote that eternal life was Not instant for King David at Acts of the Apostles 2:34.
    Luke also penned for us at Acts of the Apostles 24:15 that resurrection is Not instant but future.
    There it informs us that ' there is going to be ' (future tense) a resurrection.....

    At around the coming time (Not much earlier) of Matthew 25:31-33,37,40 the ones of 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 have that first or earlier resurrection as per Revelation 20:6. That is because they are the ones chosen to be heavenly kings and priests over Earth as mentioned at Revelation 5:9-10. 2:10. They are like the ones of Luke 22:28-30.
    They are the first fruits of the sleeping dead ( Not instant dead ) according to 1 Corinthians 15:23 B.
    Please notice part B because it lets us know the time frame when the first-fruit resurrection takes place.
    The dead humble meek people who will inherit the Earth are Not part of that first resurrection, but later.

    John the Baptist knew Jesus as Savior but John is Not in heaven according to Matthew 11:11.
    Jesus' friend in John chapter 11 knew Jesus as Savior, but Jesus did Not resurrect his friend to Heaven.
    His friend was dead for about 4 days before Jesus gave him a physical resurrection back to life on Earth.
    Since Jesus tells us his dead friend was in a sleep-like state at John 11:11-14 then there was No instant eternal life for his friend either in Heaven or on Earth.
    So, to me there are two (2) resurrections: Only some believers to Heaven, but most believers to be here on Earth.
     
  12. URAVIP2ME

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    I find Since Jesus was meek (humble) then we are Not talking about a Casper Milquetoast type person.
    Following Jesus' example, or Jesus as a model, would mean being meek as in being mild tempered.
    Even when attacked Jesus taught to remain calm even in the face of persecutors.- Matthew 26:52.
    What do you think Earth will be like when Jesus governs over Earth
     
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  13. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Yes. Meek was Jesus who rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.
     
  14. Jollybear

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    How do we be mild tempered?
     
  15. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Sorry it's not to me... But being mild tempered is not this :):

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  16. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    But hey @Jollybear, it's nice to see a Christian who identifies as mystic.
     
  17. URAVIP2ME

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    As we put on clean new clothing to refresh oneself, we are instructed at Ephesians 4:24 to put on a new personality.
    The putting away of lying, etc, as per Ephesians 4:25-32.
    Satan's spirit (attitude) is a dominant force for evil in today's world of badness, but in contrast there is another spirit or attitude that can actuate, or put into action, when we fill our minds with accurate knowledge about Jesus and his God.
    I suppose that is why at John 17:3 Jesus instructed to come to know the only true God and the one He sent (Jesus).
    God reveals to us His spirit so that if we want we can compare spiritual things (scriptural things) with natural material/physical things. - 1 Corinthians 2:12-16; 1 Corinthians 3:23.
     
  18. URAVIP2ME

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    Quite unlike the political leaders of today, or for that matter the political leaders of the first century.
    Even today people want a leader to give then security, but instead of looking toward Jesus they look to man.
     
  19. Jollybear

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    So how do we NOT do that when under extreme pressure lets say?
     
  20. Jollybear

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    How do we "put on" a new personality? The meek personality.
     
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