These are stories meant to illustrate, teach and communicate important moral, ethical and spiritual lessons. These stories help to simplify complex life situations, thereby imparting the wisdom, concepts and lessons conveyed by the stories.
Does God Exist & Is There Life After Death?
Once upon a time, twin boys were conceived. Weeks passed and the twins developed. As their awareness grew, they laughed for joy:
"Isn't it great that we were conceived? Isn't it great to be alive? "
Together the twins explored their worlds. When they found their mother's cord that gave them life, they sang for joy!
"How great our mother's love is, that she shares her own life with us!"
As weeks stretched into months, the twins noticed how much each was changing.
"What does it mean?" one asked. "It means our stay in this world is drawing to an end." said the other. "But I don't want to go," said one. "I want to stay here always."
"We have no choice," said the other. "But maybe there is life after birth."
"But how can there be?" responded one. "We will shed our life cord and how can life be possible without it? Besides, we have seen evidence that others were here before us, and none of them has returned to tell us there is life after birth. No, this is the end. Maybe there is no mother after all."
"But there has to be," protested the other. "How else did we get here? How do we remain alive?" "Have you ever seen our mother?" said one. "Maybe she only lives in our minds. Maybe we made her up because the idea made us feel good."
So the last days in the womb were filled with deep questioning and fear.
Finally, the moment of birth arrived. When the twins had passed from their world, they opened their eyes and cried for joy - for what they saw exceeded their fondest dreams.
That is birth ... and that is death
The universal and divine truth is this: There is life after death. And there is The True God (just like the unseen mother in the parable) Who reigns in Heaven and sees what every human on the earth is up to.
Don’t be so surprised! Indeed, the time is coming when all the dead in their graves will hear the voice of God’s Son, and they will rise again. Those who have done good will rise to experience eternal life, and those who have continued in evil will rise to experience judgment.- John 5:28-29
The choice is yours: Either to believe like one of the unborn twins, or to argue, debate, rationalize or intellectualize it away like the other twin.
Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!- Psalm 14:1
Just as the choice is yours to make, the consequence is equally yours: Resurrection to Everlasting Life or Resurrection to Judgment and Condemnation.
Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. ... Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!- Deuteronomy 30:19