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Thursday, November 26, 2015


A young man blows himself up in a Paris apartment. Two young men become suicide bombers outside the sports stadium and at least one in the street. They’re rigged to kill themselves and others.

A man with terminal cancer decides to drive to Switzerland and go for “death with dignity,” medically aided suicide, because he thinks death is preferable to living with an awful disease.

A young mother kills her pre-born baby in a “women’s health clinic,” where they later sell her child’s harvested body parts.

In many countries in the world, it seems that life is cheap, that people don’t care whether other people live or die. Whereas in one country a team of surgeons works around the clock to save one life, in another country, a young man encourages other young people to explode themselves.

Life is human existence. It has to do with our souls.

Children are taught in public schools that they’re nothing more than animals and that they evolved over millions of years from some kind of primordial slime. But no one explains what turned the first non-living slime into a living cell.

What is life? Why is human life special?

To answer that, it’s important to know where we came from. According to the Bible, in Genesis, chapters 1 and 2, God created the world. The whole earth was ready when God created Adam, the first man. A few hours later, God created Eve. Everything was created by God’s voice, except for man and woman. God created Adam of the dust of the ground in which God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). Eve was a separate creation: And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man (Genesis 2:21-23).

When God created those first people, He said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth (Genesis 1: 26-28).

Human life is in the image of God. Human beings were given God’s breath of life, which gave them souls. Humans are higher than animals, different from animals, and superior to animals and plants. God created humans to have a special relationship with Him.

God provided that relationship through Jesus Christ.
  • In him was life; and the life was the light of men. (1:4. All verses in this section are from the Gospel of John.)
  • But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life (4:14).
  • Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life (5:24).
  • For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven (Jesus), and giveth life unto the world (6:33).
  • Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (14:6).
  • And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent (17:3).
Do you have eternal life? Have you been born again? Jesus said, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again (John 3:3b, 5-7).

You can know. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself  (1 John 5:10a). These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God (1 John 5:13).

Living for God is the best life. Knowing you have eternal life brings peace. 


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