The Resurrection

As we study the resurrection, we examined our human composition, and found we are a three part being consisting of the seen: our body; and two unseen components: our soul and the Spirit (1 Thes. 5:23).

Life in the womb is not just a biological chemical process that only needs an ova from a woman and a sperm from a man, to make a baby. Psalm 139: 13-16 shows us that God is intimately involved in the life process. The very first thing that happens when the sperm and egg combine, should the Lord grant life to that union, is that God actually creates a new and unique individual soul. Only God can create something that is eternal, our souls cannot be destroyed by man, but only God can (Mat. 10:28) and our soul is a spirit (Zech. 12:1).

The soul is the eternal part of us that continues to exist after the body ceases to be alive (Luke 16:22-23). In our soul is our personality, emotions and intellect. It is our consciousness that thinks, reasons and feels, and it is the "made in the image of God" part of us that was talked about by the Godhead in the beginning (Gen. 1:26-27).

When God breathed life into us (Gen. 2:7), we became alive and the same Spirit that makes us alive makes animals alive too (Gen. 1:30, 7:15). God made Adam and Eve and every baby since then upright and innocent (Ecc. 7:29, Mat. 19:14). It is we, ourselves, that dirty our souls with sin (James 1:13-15). The Spirit of life is credited with giving us our understanding (Job 32:8) and inherent within our soul is the idea of eternity (Ecc. 3:11). When the Spirit leaves the body it goes back to God who gave it, the body is no longer alive (Ecc. 12:7, James 2:26). Mankind can understand a lot through the scientific process but there are things we can never figure out about life in the womb (Ecc. 11:5).

All life is precious and all of us only have this one life to live. We should make every effort to make sure we’re doing everything we can to make it to the next life in the here-after,

(Luke 12:20),

"But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared—whose will they be?'"

(Mat. 16:26),

"For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?"

— Jim