How To Understand Life. By Timothy Baugh. July 18, 2019. (Visit at: https://thesurenderedone.wordpress.com/

“Jesus said to her, (Martha) “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.” John 11:31. (English Standard Version.)   The obstacles that we all will face in life- the causes of all of Man’s sufferings- are ignorance of the Truth of Being, our own egoism that exalts itself above God, our attachment to things and people in life, our aversion to things and people in life, and our desire to cling to anything of life. Jesus, the Messiah, knew how the Jews of his day, and the people of any place or time, would question Life and Death. He specifically came to show us all HOW LIFE WORKS; to give us all knowledge of The Truth of Existence, which could ONLY be FOUND IN HIM!   People who today question even the condition called Life/Consciousness or Death/Non- consciousness will argue that there is NO EMPIRICAL “PROOF” of either. But…. LIFE AND CONSCIOUSNESS, so Jesus says, IS A PERSON! HIMSELF. Jesus, by implication, was telling Martha the most outrageous thing ever! He said essentially, you can read it yourself, I AM LIFE! And He also claimed to be LIGHT, and TRUTH, and CONSCIOUSNESS ITSELF! WHO ELSE BUT “SUCH” WOULD EVEN DARE!   Some would say it’s all “lies” or “myth” or “make-believe” coming out of the mouth of ‘someone’. But even if Jesus wasn’t (which historically is IMPOSSIBLE to claim); He wouldn’t have people DIE for something that wasn’t even true! He was THE ONLY ONE OF ALL OF HISTORY who told us WHY WE EVEN EXIST. (See John 3:16). Look at my first statement, Jesus told us of how we should not love ANYTHING or ANYONE MORE THAN HIM! What person would even ‘write’ such about another! Certainly not a Jew that feared his life while living under Caesar’s rule! Let us thank “whoever” or “whatever” LIFE IS. BUT HIS “NAME” IS JESUS, THE MESSIAH.  

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