Death is not a part of God's plan?

@nicolec (2673)
United States
June 2, 2007 2:25pm CST
Today I attended a funeral for a work collegue. It was held at an Episcopal church. The minister began his sermon by saying "death is not a part of God's plan". He continued to say that Jesus takes us from death, which I suppose is part of the whole resurection thing. Now I am not Christian and therefore don't believe the part about Jesus. But what I want to ask is what do you think about death not being a part of God's plan. In my eyes, I have always seen death a part of life. Unfortunatly, some die sooner than others. But it is inevitable. And that we should not mourn someone's death, but celebrate their life. Do you think death is a part of God's plan or not? I'm curious what people of all religions/faiths have to say.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
2 Jun 07
When God created the garden of Eden and put man there He also planted a tree of life as well as the tree of knowledge of good and and evil. His intention was for them to eat only from the tree of life and to live forever. But they chose to eat from the tree of of knowledge of good and evil. So he had to remove the tree of life so that they would eventually die. He knew how difficult it would be for the human race to live forever the way that every thing has turned out.
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
2 Jun 07
So in other words he went to plan B?
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@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
3 Jun 07
I was raised in the Episcopal church and I raised my daughters according their father's religion, Judaism. I feel that when we leave this world we go tp another plane. It is close to what we are at now but without all the pain and lessons that we are here to go through. We end up in a place that is full of love and wonder and we communicate without talking. Imagine, no pain, no depression, no hate or anger. I feel that I will once again share thoughts and contentment with my mother and my grandmother. These people were my teachers and my mother was very close to me. I miss her and there is so much I want to share with her and to converse about. I have watched so many people pass on and I know that they are in a better place. The time we spend here is a lesson that is pre-ordaned and when we finish here we will be at peace with a higher power. My favorite movie is What Dreams May Come. I truly hope that we end up back with those that mean the most to us. I can't help but feel that someone knows more than we do and that the inspiration for that movie had a beginning that only the writer knows about. This life has had some major ups and downs for me and I can only hope that where we end up is better than what I have experienced here. That is not to say that having my two daughters was not a major high point of my life. It is because of them that I see the world in a better light than when I was younger. It is because of them that I did not give up and toss in the towel. I truly have to believe that a higher power had the upper hand in that. It is my instructions to my daughters to have an Irish wake for me and to spread my ashes on the ocean waves. I want them to pass on the service and just have a great potluck with all our friends. I want them to share stories about the good things they remember and to have a good time with toasts to what we have shared. I have warned them that if they do not follow my wishes that I will haunt them. LOL And believe me, I would do just that! My mother has come to me in my hardest hours and I know that she was there. She always smelled of transmission fluid since she was a self taught auto mechanic and that is the odor I smelled when I least expected it. I wasn't even thinking of her at the time. She was a true inspiration in my life!
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
3 Jun 07
I truley hope you are right. That some day we end up in such a place. Your faith is strong and that in itself is important while you are still here on this earth. Thank you for your thoughts.
• United States
3 Jun 07
I'm guessing that God planned for our body to die, but our souls dieing isn't part of God's plan.
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
3 Jun 07
That could be a good guess.
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@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Well the way I see it is that it isnt so much that God changed the plan than humans did. Imagine how long we might live if we were taught from birth to have positive attitudes, eat the right things and dont take risks that we know we shouldnt. Are boddies are constantly being aged every time we pick up a virus or bacteria. There is one scientific theory that any cell can only split only 30 some times (sorry I would have to search it out to find the exact number). So what if we took better care of ourselves from birth and got all the life out of the cells we have how long than might we live?