Life After Death

What follows is the Faith-Based answer to the niggling question, Is there Life after Death? You don't have to look far for the synopsis of the scientific argument. There also appears to be a first hand account of a life after death experience in the Maxie Time diary.

Life After Death
Resurrection In The Old Testament

Job 14:14-15

If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, til my change come. Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee; thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.

Job 19:25-27

I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

Psalm 17:15

As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Isaiah 25:8

He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces.

Isaiah 26:19

Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

Daniel 12:2

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Hosea 13:14

I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O Death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction.

Resurrection In The New Testament

1 Corinthians 15 (New International Version)

The Resurrection of Christ

1 Corinthians 15:3-8
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance; that Christ died…
that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures
and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.
After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,
and last of all he appeared to me…

The Resurrection of the Dead

1 Corinthians 15:12-15

But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.

And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.

The Resurrection Body

1 Corinthians 15:35-37

But someone may ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?"

How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.

When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed…

1 Corinthians 15:51-53

Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—
in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.

Resurrection In The Quran

Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:259

Or [art thou of the same mind] as he who passed by a town deserted by its people, with its roofs caved in, [and] said, "How could God bring all this back to life after its death?" Thereupon God caused him to be dead for a hundred years; where after He brought him back to life [and] said: "How long hast thou remained thus?" He answered: "I have remained thus a day, or part of a day." Said [God]: "Nay, but thou hast remained thus for a hundred years! But look at thy food and thy drink-untouched is it by the passing of years ....And [We did all this so that We might make thee a symbol unto men. And look at the bones [of animals and men] - how We put them together and then clothe them with flesh!" And when [all this] became clear to him, he said: "I know [now] that God has the power to will anything!"

Al-An'am (The Cattle) 6:36

Only they who listen can respond to a call; and as for the dead, God can raise them from the dead, whereupon unto Him they shall return.

Al-A'raf (The Heights) 7:57

And He it is who sends forth the winds as a glad tiding of His coming grace-so that, when they have brought heavy clouds, We may drive them towards dead land and cause thereby water to descend; and by this means do We cause all manner of fruit to come forth. Even thus shall We cause the dead to come forth: [and this] you ought to keep in mind.

Hud (The Prophet Hud) 11:7

And He it is who has created the heavens and the earth in six aeons; and [ever since He has willed to create life,] the throne of His almightiness has rested upon water. In order to test you which of you is best in conduct. For thus it is: if thou sayest, "Behold, you shall be raised again after death!" - they who are bent on denying the truth are sure to answer, "This is clearly nothing but an enchanting delusion"

Abraham 14:48

On the day when the earth will be changed to another earth, and the heavens (also will be changed) and they will come forth before God, the One, the Almighty (the Conqueror) .

An-Nahl (The Bee) 16:38

As it is, they swear by God with their most solemn oaths, "Never will God raise from the dead anyone who has died!" Yea indeed! [This very thing has God promised] by a promise which He has willed upon Himself; but most people know it not.

Al-Isra (The Journey by Night) 17:50

Say: [You will be raised from the dead even though] you be stones or iron

Al-Isra (The Journey by Night) 17:52

on a Day when God will call you, and you will answer by praising Him, thinking all the while that you have tarried [on earth] but a little while.

Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage) 22:5

O MEN! If you are in doubt as to the resurrection verily, We have created [every one of] you out of dust, then out of a drop of sperm, then out of that which clings, then out of an embryonic lump complete] and yet incom­plete so that We might make clear unto you. And whatever We will We cause to rest in the wombs for a term set [by Us], and then We bring you forth as infants and so that you might attain to maturity: for among you are such as are caused to die, just as many a one of you is reduced in old age to a most abject state, ceasing to know anything of what he once knew so well. And thou canst see the earth dry and lifeless - and when We send down waters upon it, it stirs and swells and puts forth every kind of lovely plant!

Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage) 22:6-7

All this [happens] because God alone is the Ultimate Truth, and because He alone brings the dead to life, and because He has the power to will anything.

And that the Last Hour is bound to come, beyond any doubt, and that God will resurrect all who are in their graves.

Al-Furqan 25:47

And God it is who makes the night a garment for you and sleep a rest, and causes every day to be a resurrection.

An-Naml (The Ants) 27:65

Say: “None in the heavens or on earth knows the hidden reality [of anything that exists: none knows it] save God.” And neither can they [who are living] perceive when they shall be raised from the dead

Ar-Rum (The Romans) 30:19

He brings forth the living out of that which is dead, and brings forth the dead out of that which is alive, and gives life to the earth after it had been lifeless: and even thus will you be brought forth.

Luqman 31:28

Your creation (of you all) is like that of a single soul; for God is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.

Fatir (The Originator of Creation) 35:9

AND it is God who sends forth the winds, so that they raise a cloud, whereupon We drive it towards dead land and thereby give life to the earth after it had been lifeless: even thus shall resur­rection be!

يس Ya-Siin 36:12

Verily, We shall indeed bring the dead back to life; and We shall record whatever they have sent ahead, and the traces which they have left behind: for of all things do We take account in a record clear.

يس Ya-Siin 36:51-52

And the trumpet will be blown - and lo! out of their graves towards their Sustainer will they all rush forth!

They will say: “Oh, woe unto us! Who has roused us from our sleep [of death]?” [Whereupon they will be told:] “This is what the Most Gracious has promised! And His message-bearers spoke the truth!”

Fussilat (Explained in Detail) 41:39

For among His signs is this: thou seest the earth lying desolate - and lo! when We send down water upon it, it stirs and swells! Verily, He who brings it to life can surely give life to the dead: for, behold, He has the power to will anything.

ق Qaf 50:11

as sustenance appor­tioned to men; and by [all] this We bring dead land to life: [and] even so will be [man’s] coming-forth from death.

Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection) 75:3-4

Does man think that We cannot bring his bones together again?

Yea indeed, We are able to make whole his very finger-tips!


Is There Life After Death?

The short answer is Yes!

If you find yourself needing an explanation, then be prepared to arm yourself with all the science, math, philosophy, computerese, communication skills and spirituality you can delve into in order to understand the following proof by way of explanation.

You must first free yourself of the limitation of thinking that God is some guy! Once you have been immersed in all the knowledge you can find on this 3rd or 4th dimensional Earth, you’ll realize that your definite human brain encased in a limited physical body cannot encompass the infinite God. So get comfortable with the idea that God is not limited and can do anything and everything all at once, without permission or explanation. God is Creator, you are created, and you are not God.

If you have difficulty grasping this concept then please take a moment to dwell on the fact that the sunlight reaching your eyes left the sun about 8 minutes ago from the time it first lands on your cornea and then there is a further lag from the time the light reaches your cornea to the time it passes through your optic nerve and then gets processed by your brain that you have finally seen the light. You have now come to understand that no matter how much you try, in the physical world, you are really living in the past. This is the nature of Creation. Further introspection will lead you to know that anything and everything has already happened and nothing surprises God, and there is not much that we as creatures can do about it except live and learn and by doing so, get to know our Creator.

You should also know that God is a living entity and as such is the God of the living and if ever you find yourself dead, you are not much use to God in that condition, so you will find yourself instantaneously resurrected in order to see what exactly you missed on the first pass at life (this may have occurred several times throughout your life already without you being aware).

You will not come back as an amoeba or a frog or your next door neighbor, but you will be or are the same being you believe yourself to be. Please take a moment here to reflect deeply on your life and see if there is any discontinuity in your memory, or if you have had any dreams in which you were flying or if you recently think yourself to have slept through an earthquake or other natural or man-made catastrophe. This is a good place to catch up on reading about multiple dimensions and then I invite you to reflect on what something in a dream state here may mean in hyperspace; or think what a massive meteorite striking the 3rd dimensional Earth might look like from tetra space-- just look how Emily interacts with Bob here.

You will find that these concepts work rather well with the solar geometry website which proves mathematically that our solar system is mathematically regular and perfect, therefore, recurring. According to the late Mr. Alan Bennett, if the Earth reoccurs then the same is true for you and me and everything else around here. We reoccur, but death interrupts us, that does not mean we do not go on, just somewhere else (so many Earths to choose from), whether we believe it or not, perceive it or not, that is just what all the facts are pointing to.

You may also catch up on reading about the current state of knowledge regarding the ‘mind’ and you may be surprised to know that we don’t know much about the human ‘mind’ although we have mapped the brain and the human genome. For the ‘mind’ is truly an enigma, but basically it records our experiences and makes us think they are continuous throughout our lives, but this continuity is an illusion; again, a by-product of our faulty perception. Much like when we watch something on television and we don’t really sense the flicker of the images, they appear to be one cohesive image but we know they are not. They are multiple frames timed in such a way as to fool our time-delayed perception.

This lack of awareness that things are not really continuous or even solid for that matter is due in part to our being lulled into believing things and events transpire according to rules we learned in school or throughout our so called life. It is because we think that we have the answer to everything. This becomes ingrained once we blossom into adulthood and explains why childhood is magic and adulthood is not. If you don’t believe that you have been living much of your adult life blissfully unaware of your surroundings then consider this. Why is it that many ancient civilizations are being dug up from several meters underground, yet the pyramids which predate many of these civilizations, are still exposed. Shouldn’t they have been at least buried half way by now?

You may be able to think of better examples to demonstrate my point, but at any rate this all points to the fact that the majority of us are walking around in a semi-somnambulant state. We don’t really pay attention to the details because we are too busy paying bills, attending games, eating or doing some other mundane thing that we don’t even notice if we are interacting with someone who may have already died and this to them would be their life after death. This level of awareness is generally reached by some of our populace after much meditation, prayer or twisting into pretzel-like objects on a yoga mat, and is what we refer to as enlightenment.

Once you have primed yourself with the minutia of extra dimensions and quantum theory, you can’t help but notice that time itself is not as it appears. Time is neither linear nor circular and is by no means a one-way arrow, but can be viewed from hyperspace to look more like a meandering river with girth, and breadth, and length and volume. You will realized that your mind has not recorded all these points in time, because you either have a faulty memory or you have not yet lived them all. What if you die now? It is an inevitable…this will on some planet Earth disintegrate your brain—and your mind?

Please think. Now you have to call on all your knowledge of holography and holograms. You may also wish to read philosophical treatise on language and metaphor in order for the following to make sense. I will attempt to write about holograms, but this explanation, is to be understood on different levels just like this life is lived in multiple dimensions. But since here we are limited to conveying a thought in words we have to confine the argument to a manner that is accessible to interpretation by our physical senses and hopefully your mind will catch my meaning.

A hologram is made by capturing an image from multiple angles and combining it on some flat media, like a film, or glass plate. When the image is then illuminated by light at two different angles, the image re-emerges as a three-dimensional whole (composite) of the flat impression some distance away from the medium, a hologram. If you take the medium on which the image is captured and cut it up or splinter it into many pieces, and then illuminate any single one of these fragments, you will not just get a partial hologram of the original but the hologram in its entirety. Your mind can be likened to the holographic medium, it behaves in a similar fashion when it is ‘broken’, i.e. dies. The light, of course, is a metaphor for God, and it continually illuminates your mind, making entire life experiences over and over of whatever piece of your mind is currently under examination. This happens whether or not you believe there is a God (but your belief one way or the other may affect the quality of your experience).

I hope I have given you enough to think about and read about for now, and quelled any doubts you may have about your life after death.