Searching For Immortality
Searching For Immortality
Humanity, if they desire, have the promise of great potential for they can become the children of God. Searching For Immortality, takes a provocatively fresh, contextually accurate, look at Bible scriptures as they appear chronologically, pertaining to the subjects of life, death, immortality, resurrection, heaven and hell. As well as any scripture that may shed light onto those subjects.
1. Salvation is only through Jesus. The biblically sound Christian belief that salvation can only be found through Jesus, has traditionally been thought to exclude all who do not come to accept Jesus during this life. This exclusion would unfortunately include the majority of humanity, as may have lived before Jesus, or outside the areas where the redemption of Jesus was taught. The concept that we need to personally accept Jesus, in order to be saved, is supported in the Bible. No one can accept Jesus for you, it must be a personal choice made by the recipient.
2, God will not force himself on us. We must willingly accept him. This biblically sound belief limits the possible children of God even further as all those who died before they could personally accept Jesus would also be excluded. Including them as immortal children of God, before they could make their choice, violates their free moral agency.
Mankind’s quest for the elixir that provides eternal life, only goes to show how humanity craves their true destiny. Scientist and explorer alike have spent their fortunes and lives in search of it. Yet it is through the scriptures of the Bible that this source can be found for all of humanity. This eternal life source will be made available to all who willingly want it. But how can this be possible? For as we have seen, the majority of humanity has come and gone without the possibility of hearing or learning about Jesus, the only source of eternal life. They lived prior to the coming of Jesus, or they missed out on hearing about the salvation Jesus offers. Regardless the reason, our two guiding principles must stand firm.
All ancient cultures had a belief in an afterlife. Most religions as well, have a belief in some kind of an immortal soul, spirit, or doctrine pertaining to an immortal human existence. Having a biblical understanding of mankind’s true nature will liberate the reader to discover the plan God has in store for all of humanity. By reading and understanding all the Bible scriptures contextually that apply to immortality, here a little, there a little, then piecing them together displaying God’s plan for humanities salvation, you will understand how all humans, at some time in their conscience existence, will have the opportunity to make a fair assessment of God’s offer of eternal life. Regardless of where or when they lived, each and every person will have their one chance to choose life or death.
For the two guiding principles to be upheld for everyone, free moral agency and eternal life comes only through the acceptance of Jesus, we must stay within the plan God has laid out for us. Searching For Immortality uses the Bible as it’s sole source of Godly knowledge to reveal that plan. Reading the scriptures within their context and with the intended meanings for the original words used, the veil of confusion is lifted, to reveal our true human potential.
About Norm Sawyer
I currently live in the beautiful city of Kelowna, British Columbia. It was during an Okanagan Valley summer of 1979 Jesus Christ, through faith, became my Lord and Savior. At that time I was struggling with being functionally illiterate. I was transferred into an English school from a French school at the beginning of grade five; therefore, I missed all the fundamental rules of grammar and diction for reading and writing English.
In 1980 while attending Commonwealth Bible College in Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia, I miraculously started to understand how to read and write. Through prayer and faith God gave me the gift to memorise and remember scripture in vast amounts. Out of this blessing my ability to read and write grew rapidly to the point where I could teach the Word of God at a college learning level.
After living in Australia for six years working and ministering in different capacities of Christian ministry, I returned to Canada. Since that time I have been assisting at the Kelowna Christian Center Society.
For my entire adult life I have been employed as a sales rep for a security company and also offering my ministry services to the body of Christ. The blessing of living in this time of great possibilities through all the technologies available to us is truly amazing. The blog, Sir Norm’s Proverbial Comment, is one of the tools I am using to reach out and be a blessing.