The Importance Of Physical Death

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We experience the death of our physical bodies. Why do we die? Who decides when and how? With the advancement of science and medical technology, these decisions have become clouded. Alternatively, could that only be our own current misinterpretation? Historically, individuals died within their homes or outside the confines of a hospital environment. The majority of deaths have shifted into the hospital environment and around medical personnel. Death has not changed. Only the way we interpret it by today’s standards. These standards argue that man has a right to determine their own time and mode of death, while others contend this is not a decision of man; rather it is Gods. When man has gone about interpreting their environment, learning …show more content…
To understand physical death, we must understand life. Some believe humans are only physical matter with no soul. Others believe that we have a physical body and a single soul. Once the physical body dies, the spirit continues. Yet, others believe in dualism or two souls within a body, and so on. Many believe man has a single body and a soul. “According to the traditional beliefs of many native peoples in North America, individuals have at least two souls; however, traditional Pueblos believe in a unitary soul, and among the Yuchi and Sioux tribes there is a belief in four souls” . Those that believe in three souls believe one of them would be an immortal spirit that leaves the body at death and enters the spiritual world. Another one is the breath of spirit of life where the soul ceases to exist at death. The last would be the soul that abides in a person’s name (the name-soul), which continues after death when reincarnated through the naming of babies after relatives who recently died . Scripture indicates one soul. “The LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature” (Gen 2:7). Note that he became living only after God breathed the spirit or soul into him. “The …show more content…
Adam and Eve sin occurred in the Garden of Eden. Their disobedience, which is our disobedience, cost humanity. Scripture states, “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law” (Rom

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