Why Do We Need a Resurrection?
by Tina Engelbart
“What are most people afraid of? If they are honest, most of them say they are afraid of death. You might have some atheists who insist they are not. If they are not, why do they or we for that matter, fight with our last breath to hang on to life? Why do most of us go through very expensive medical procedures at the end of our lives to buy a few more months of life? But even for atheists, there is a saying from a field sermon in Bataan. “There are no atheists in foxholes.” It is an expression used to argue that in times of extreme stress, fear, near death, such as in heat of battle, all people will believe in or hope for an afterlife — even atheists. They might have fleeting thoughts of wondering if their belief had not been wrong after all, and perhaps there might be a merciful Deity to save them.
There is a strong will to live in most of us – except perhaps in those who are willing to commit suicide. And Satan from the very beginning in the Garden of Eden used this desire for eternal life to deceive Adam and Eve into disobeying God by eating the forbidden fruit. They believed his lie when he…”
(this article is an excerpt from the January–February 2012 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)
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