Dying Once Or Twice?

DYING ONCE OR TWICE?

 

Jesus Did It!

 

By: Terry Wilson

According to the following sscripture, once a person is dead, that is it.  It is their appointed time, and there is no return until the first or second resurrection:

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.     -- Hebrews 9:27

Therefore, my point is this:  What about all those people whom God has returned from the dead (life-after-death encounters), even those brought back by Jesus?

We know that God is never changing and that He will not change his Word therefore how do we look at this apparent paradox concerning the things of the Lord?

The only reasonable conclusion that can be drawn from all of this, based upon reasoning from scripture, is that those who did die and were resurrected by God, actually died before their appointed time!  

Even Lazarus being dead for four days had not died at his ‘appointed time,’ yet his body was beginning to decompose.   It is my understanding that the reason God ‘allows’ people to die before their appointed time is so that His power can be demonstrated to the non-believer that He is who He says He is, and to encourage the believer in the faith.  After all - Jesus, who is God manifest in the flesh, raised the dead on many occasions.

Scripture cannot be broken.  Therefore, as Jesus referred to Lazarus as ‘sleeping,’ the people failed to comprehend the reality of what he was saying Lazarus was ‘sleeping’ because it was not his appointed time.

After all…It is the ‘second death’ that is the real death!  (Read Revelation 20:11-20).



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Dear Reader - are you at peace with God?  If not, you can be.  Do you know what awaits you when you die?  You can have the assurance from God that heaven will be your home, if you would like to be certain.  Either Jesus Christ died for your sins, or He didn't (He did!).  Are you prepared to stand before God on the Judgment Day and tell Him that you didn't need the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross to have your sins forgiven and get in right-standing with God?  We plead with you ... please don't make such a tragic mistake.

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