Do we need to die before we begin eternal life? Must we leave ‘the womb’ of this earthly life… before we can start living eternally? Much debate goes on as to when our physical life begins. Some believe it is certainly not until the very advanced stages of pregnancy, the first breath after delivery — with even a few stating that life does not begin until one or two years with a foundation for cognition. That is scary (and worse yet that those advocate that termination is right and proper if “it” is not loved or wanted!!)
If however, we believe that life begins before death — when? I think it begins just like in the womb.. at the moment of conception. In like fashion i believe eternal life begins here on earth… at the moment of belief.
If we believe that we can have eternal life starting in this life.. are we walking in it today? I hope so… we choose our eternal home. Let’s walk in the peace and freedom of knowing that eternal life has begun and is operating in us now. We will change dwelling places and one day breath the fresh air of our heavenly home.. but we are in the family now and our destiny is secure.. Amen
First Timothy 6:11 – 12 sheds this light:
“But you, man og God, flee fromall this and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in he presence of many witnesses.”