Begone death thou enemy

Leave it to Google to have their mitts in the we’re working on a pill to erase old age and hopefully death business.  Yeah, the companies will not come out and say it, but that will be the sales pitch: death is the enemy that we must obliterate. Good luck with that. http://recode.net/2015/07/26/the-long-game-google-partners-with-ancestry-com-to-beat-the-specter-of-aging/

–On Tuesday, Calico, the medical research company Google incubated in 2013, announced it had cut a deal for access to genetic information from Ancestry, the largest family tree website. It’s among the first public moves from Calico, the secretive division born to (gasp!) extend human life. With its new DNA data — properly anonymized — Calico will look for genetic patterns in people who have lived exceptionally long lives, then make drugs to help more of us do that.–(from the above noted article)

How many woman have bought Pond’s cold cream with the illusion of looking younger and extending their years? (not all have this mindset of course) How many men have chased women 30 years younger to ward off aging and try to defy death?  Death, the final frontier, thus ending what sin has guaranteed by collecting the wages of man.

So why not trade on the fears and hopes of man to extend his days, and possibly freeze dry himself to live another time….Why not pop a pill that adds a warranty to your days? Death is big business, and you can be certain the tech billionaires will take advantage to make hay while the sun shines on mans fear of dying, and desire to prolong his days.

But there is no cure for death, as the portal calls for all to walk through. Alone, unless of course, one has made previous arrangements with the Porter. As sin has made its rightful claim through death, so too has One who has the keys of death, provided available comfort that all men need not fear what some have dubbed the ‘king of terrors.’

People mistakenly laugh at death as if it merely passing into a sealed vault of nothingness. But the seed of the daisy, or the seed of the plum, proves there is another kind of life to follow, after a period in the ground. Nature itself cries for the revelation of the dead, and is afforded success with the perennial arrival of the lowly flowers and fruit.

As there is a harvest of the earth, so to will there be a harvest of souls, and admittance will be through death. Perhaps I should add, that not all shall sleep, but all will be changed, but that is for another time. Scripture speaks clearly and eloquently that God has this death thing under control.

You see, there is Jairus daughter, Lazarus who was called by name after four days asleep, excuse me, after being dead; there was Abraham’s faith in the resurrection of Isaac, there was Job’s revelation that ‘I know my redeemer liveth;’ there was Eutychus who received life again, and of course there was the Word of God Himself, Christ Jesus, who said: ‘I will rise the third day.’ Then there is always: ‘I will come again and receive you unto myself.’

Of course He would, the God of the living cannot lie, and after all, His word was according to the scriptures. He is the living hope of which the sting of death is harmless; and we cherish Himself as He who has no equal. His character is impeccable, His goodness unimpeachable, and His love beyond understanding, but a glimpse is enough.

Scripture reveals that ‘the last enemy shall be destroyed is death,’ reminding us that Adam will be rather pleased, that the rest of the story ends well. Those who see death up close and personal can attest that there is far more than seeing a dead body; yes, scripture comes to bear in all its brutal honesty, that the body without the spirit is dead.

Some have spoken of superhuman strength at the time of passing, seen from people who had no strength to lift a finger; truly God be glorified to allow such witness. Paul wrote of his soon departure, and this was not poetry, but a clear understanding of God and His reliable, verifiable, and truthful ways.

The apostle could speak and write of such confidence because He knew Who held all things together, he knew He Who by all things consisted. He knew the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He also knew, that after his decease, many grievous wolves would come in, not sparing the flock, speaking perverse things, oh so like today where the internet is a playground for unleashed depravity.

But the mega companies will prey on extended years, and pretend to have at fingertips the fountain of youth; but yes, at a price! Trouble is, God removes the last enemy, and man may try to thwart His purpose, but sin cannot be put under a microscope and removed from its connection with death.

By attempting to extend days and avoid death, the creature once again sits in judgment of the Creator by denying both sin and death. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, as those darn evil triplets, are alive and well in 2015. Some things never change.

Thankfully, God changes not, and like Paul, we can marvel and rest in that confident word: ‘O death where is thy sting, O grave where is the victory?  Yes, a mere bite, and a victory long been won. In ther meantime, man will continue to play the fool and mock both sin and death as some grand inconvenience to be dismissed. Nice try.

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47 Responses to Begone death thou enemy

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Well, we will defeat death someday, just not that way.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      True Wally, in the meantime there is a market to be tapped into:

      Ignore God and pop a pill. Without the truth of scripture, death is meaningless and hopeless.

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Indeed. Either way it’s much more than just the ceasing of cellular function as some would say. And yep it’s all about the market. Death is a money machine

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        Now we come to the real reason why you won’t allow the truth about scripture to be printed.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Is there no level to which you will not sink? If you traveled 20 fathoms beneath the sea, you would find fault with the fishes.

          The ‘truth’ about scripture from sources of course who despise God as well as scripture……..? Yeah okaaaaay.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          By that, do you mean all of those Christian church officials that I quoted, but you refused to publish? Would those be the “god despisers” you mention?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Excuse me….. ‘god despisers?’ That would be you.

          They who despise scripture? Uh, that would be anybody who despises scripture.

          However, there are many who believe God is, but who are unlearned or ignorant; for goodness sake, even babes in the faith are unlearned and ignorant of many things.

          But you think that people who agree with your doubts about the truth of scripture are somehow dazzling in intellect…………..please.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Certainly more so than anything I’ve seen here, with the exceptions of Tricia and Julie.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Nice try there fella. There may be differences regarding interpretations of scripture, but there is complete accord as to the truth of scripture.

          And yes, both women are exemplary in faith, His word, and are a continual stream of encouragement and creativity.

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        • I was referring to their intellect, something of which this blogsite sorely lacks.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          It’s pretty bad when you find fault when I have agreed as to their mental and spiritual acumen.

          But your persistence in groveling over that which you find intellectually blank…………….speaks more to your mental state than it does to the one with whom you find eternal fault.

          Seriously, if I had a diner, you would be there to drink and eat free, while complaining about the food and harassing the paying guests.

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  2. mike says:

    I’d say the true money machine is.. the selling of the fear of death

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  3. ColorStorm says:

    archaeopteryx1 says:
    July 28, 2015 at 4:55 am (Edit)
    Wow, that would make resurrection obsolete, wouldn’t it?

    CS sez: Strange thing is arch, you have no say in your own resurrection. While that seed lay in the ground, it had no power to prevent the life that would be.

    God is the Master gardener, and is aware of even you; but you do have a say as to what kind of flower will be…………..

    something that wilts in misery, or something vital. Choose wisely.

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  4. Man in his folly does this out of fear.

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  5. zgypsy says:

    IMO…The fear of death is one of the tools in the arsenal of the enemy. In reality, it is nothing more than the final step of the metamorphosis into our completed being. I’m not saying we should all have a “People’s Temple” moment. On the contrary…I rather like breathing my polluted air. However, death is part of living. We’re all gonna experience it at some point and fearing it is not going to change the outcome one iota. It’s all about the journey.

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  6. Ah Google, good grief there is a real can of worms. Naturally they shall harvest our very DNA off the internet, arggg…

    There are several moral conundrums, like creating a youth worshipping culture that does not value it’s elders, is likely to create elders that are perceived as disposable, assigned to be judged by our own death panels. Our quest to extend life, also soon begins to devalue it, because we now must assign worldly worth and value. What we will perceive to have worth and value is the young, but not the very young, because those who have not yet been born become nothing more then accessories for the young or else easily disposed of inconveniences. In the end you wind up with people who only have worth and value when they are able to be good and productive consumers, so people themselves become nothing more than a commodity, having their rights assigned solely by their ability to produce and consume.

    Apparently our moral relativists never read any old sci/fi. We’ve already gone down this path in several people’s imaginations. 😉

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yeah, next on tap will be the naming of a new disease, called -googlitis- of which there will be a cure: another pill, with an added benefit of longer life.

      But your observation about youth/elders/culture is all too true; imagine the kids of those kids!!!!

      Truly sci-fi stuff. If it were not for the sound reasoning and truth of scripture, I suppose ib22 we would be like most men, no hope and seething in our own egos.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        YOUR only hope lies in magic – Bronze Age Hocus Pocus!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Are you speaking of the bronze age dunces who invented the trumpet and such?
          What have you invented other than to borrow the genius of others….

          ………..while your ten other comments sit in the freezer……………geez, some gad about speaking like a parrot.’ Take a lunch break, and actually think about what you say.

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  7. there is so much offered here CS. . . but truly saying, I dare say that as sad as this ol world is of ours, I wouldn’t want to take anything or do anything “extra” in order to prolong my stay any longer than whatever time I’ve been allotted.
    I remember very vividly when my mom died—she was young, just 53 and had a short battle with lung cancer—all of 6 weeks from diagnosis to death. . .never leaving the hospital from the day she was admitted with what was a curious case of pneumonia. .
    I had been in Atlanta everyday those 6 weeks—driving the 2 plus hours from home, to school, to the hospital and back. The days she died I had been up to visit–she had slipped into a coma so visiting was a mute point–I then drove the 2 hours home just to get the call from Dad to come back.
    I remember walking into the room as they had left mom in her hospital room until I could get there. I was struck by the shear stillness. When she was in a coma, I pretty much figured this is like death—but it wasn’t until I saw it up close and personal I saw that the body was indeed a shell and the spirit had long since departed—it was an overwhelming feeling of my being utterly alone and there was no Mom, despite her body laying there.
    I immediately heard those familiar words in my head. . .”why do you seek the living among the dead”. . . .
    And now, as I struggle daily with a very frail, feeble and failing dad and step mom I think that we humans just don’t get it—we do everything to prolong life fighting and being fearful of death—but for what. . .to watch our bodies and minds fail slowly and laboriously as we shove in this or that to shore ourselves up to be mostly miserable. . .
    I don’t know—-I don’t think living forever is a very good thing—oh wait. . . I think we do actually. . . but it’s just not in this world. . .Thank the Lord!!!
    Life everlasting bought with the blood of the lamb—Praise God as this world is bleeding badly and I grow more weary. . .

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx for your candid thoughts Jewels. It is never easy, and you are right, the lessons abound to the glory of God, but still, the valley of the shadow…………there is One greater who is able to lessen the Grief.

      Blessed are the poor in spirit………………rich toward God kind of thing.

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  9. Tricia says:

    Well done ColorStorm. It’s really an interesting thing this death business as it’s a given it will happen to us all. As the saying goes, no one gets out of this world alive. Yet, so much is done to deny, prolong avoid, struggle with and reject the inevitable. Or, as IB mentions above, we completely devalue life as when we hasten old people to just take the euthanasia pill already or casually discuss selling baby parts while munching on salad and drinking wine. Perhaps such depravity offers a cushion that since life means nothing to begin than dying should bring no fear. All of it really is a direct rejection of God and his truth.

    I dunno CS, big thoughts to ponder, thx for fleshing them out. Truth be told, Google kind of scares me even though I use it daily, multiple,times….;)

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    • ColorStorm says:

      ‘Casually selling baby parts while munching on salad…………..’ some big thoughts there too…………… ;(

      And google? Yep, a major player not forgotten by scripture……..as in ‘the whole world will see…………’

      Never before in history has the whole world been able to ‘see,’ ie, technology generally, and computers specifically.

      Thank God though Tricia for His word, and death be our friend!

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  10. Peter says:

    If we follow the analogy of the natural world of plants then that would imply a teaching closer to reincarnation. The plant dies and seed gives rise to new life of the same type. The cycle just goes on and on.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      You are forgetting about the ‘first’ seeds:

      –And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.—

      The cycle ‘just’ goes on huh? And we ‘just ‘ breath. And there are ‘just’ male and female………….

      God’s word answers every false claim, but He is Just. You and I? Not so much.

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      The plant dies and seed gives rise to new life of the same type.” – But with variations, they call it evolution.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        So a plant appears, and ‘dies,’ and having no brain, somehow manages to ‘resurrect itself,’ and not only ‘live’ again, but live another kind of life.

        Oh the glories of evolution apart from God!!! Oh how God is patient in the face of such absurdity by His creatures. Oh how he does not tighten the noose, but relaxes the rope and allows the creature to hang himself with his own arrogance.

        Death! Evolution has no answer, may God be praised. Death is the enemy of evolution and unbelief, and is the crown jewel of the need for redemption.

        All creation groans, and your comments are plenty of proof.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Death is the enemy of evolution and unbelief, and is the crown jewel of the need for redemption.” – Another lesson in pompous writing – what happened, did you run out of sentences that begin with, “Oh,”?

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  11. Colorstorm, something that often pops into my head when talking to the nay sayers, the gamble they take. If I were to come to the end of my life and discover there were no God, I have still lived a full life with much delight, rejoicing, and gratitude. I can only be even more delighted and pleasantly surprised to encounter Christ at the end of it all. The nay sayers, if they are wrong, they will have lived a nihilistic existence, culminating with deep regret and the discovery that they wasted so much time.

    The beauty that is Christ, the awesomeness of God, the fear of the Lord even, is such a huge experience that it just defies words. The realization that you have wasted so much time trying to avoid Him, is just so profoundly painful, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. There are some things worst than death and that may be one of them.

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    • Wally Fry says:

      Hey IB..how funny. Just yesterday I think Jame and I over at the Isaiah 53:5 project were talking about that very thing more or less, how not only might somebody have to live eternally separated from God, but also with the regret that they had every chance and still turned away. Knowing for eternity…I was wrong…I was wrong…I was wrong.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yes friend, and another undeniable proof in the minds of the crowd, is the lengths they travel to dismiss the God they say is non existent.

      Quite odd, and of course let God be true. I would add to your observations that far too many unbelievers get caught in the trap thinking that ‘eternal life’ is simply defined in terms of duration.

      It is not. ‘I have come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly…………’ It is a quality of life, of which you and many believers promote in a thousand ways.

      And the fear of the Lord is laughed at, because people weigh themselves against others, so unlike Isaiah for example who saw himself in light of He who is High and lifted up, and whose glory filled the temple………………and which word that followed was correct: woe is me. God is holy…………man eh, not so much………

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