Death-What is it?

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Perhaps this subject could be better understood if we define the word “Life,” as death seems to be the opposite.  This is what a dictionary states life is, “the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body or inanimate matter;” and/or “a state of… metabolism.”  Now the questions arise; What is the origin of life? Where does it go when it leaves?

Why deal with this subject when the web site was formed to draw attention to the subject of spiritualism penetrating into the discipline of healing?  Answer, because the true understanding of origin, present life, and what happens at death is at the heart of understanding the book Exposing Spiritualistic Practices in Healing, more on this a bit later.

The common worldwide story of origin—neo-evolution, has no answer as to the origin of “life itself.”  Scientific attempts to create life have not come even close to producing such.  Primordial evolutionary theory tells us that life came from and is a continuing component of a perfect blending of a two part (yin—yang) universal energy, life force, prana, ch′i, etc.  The Biblical story of origins tells of a Creator God who by the breath of His mouth created all that is.  He breathed “life” into the form He had made from the soil—dust of the earth and man became a living soul—being, not had a soul, but was a soul.1

The answer as to what happens to “life” when it leaves the body depends upon which story you believe for origins.  Life originating from a blending of primordial energy is considered “the soul” and is supposed to return to the primordial energy in a continuation of life (spirit life—an eternal consciousness—immortality) after death.  In the Biblical account we are told that when life ends it returns to the Creator and there is no further consciousness.2,3,4The Biblical definition for “soul” would be body/ mind/ spirit, all combined to create a soul—living being.  The Biblical “soul” does not have immortality and ceases to exist at death and returns to God for men are mortal, only God has immortality.5,6,7,8,9

The dominant story of beginnings throughout the history of the earth has been that life came from a blending of a two part energy which has no Creator/Being/God.  That it is immortal, continues on as a “spirit” following death, and has eternal consciousness.  The ancient and present pagan civilizations carry some variation of this story.  Acceptance of a spirit life after death came into Christian belief, but is that concept founded in the Holy Scriptures?  You decide as you review the texts below.

Again, how does this subject of death, soul, and immortality relate to practices in healing?  As presented above we learned that this teaching has its origin from the story of origins and life having their beginning from a blending over time of a two part universal energy.  If proper balance of universal energy, ch′i, prana, etc., produced life then was it not logical that if an imbalance of energy occurred it would allow illness, disability, and death.  Therefore the approach to disease, sickness, and disability was an attempt to balance universal energy, ch′i, prana, etc.  A myriad of therapeutic procedures, all to balance energy, came about as a result of this hypothesis.  Life after death, spiritualism, is based on belief and teachings of universal energy and rebalancing the energy, is a component part of this doctrine. The book exposes these hypothesized rebalancing techniques.


  1. Genesis  2:7  “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
  2. Ecclesiastes 12:7  “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
  3. Job 27:3  “all the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils…”
  4. Ecclesiastes 9:5,6,10  “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward: for the memory of them is forgotten  Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in anything that is done under the sun.”…Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
  5. Ecclesiastes 12:7  see above
  6. Ezekiel 18:4  “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”
  7. I Timothy 6:16  Who only (God) hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honor and power everlasting. Amen.
  8. Acts 2:29,34  “brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day.  For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, “the Lord said to my Lord: Sit at my right hand”
  9. Job 14:10,12  But man dies and is laid low, he breathes his last and is no more.  So man lies down and does not rise; till the heavens are no more, men will not awake or be roused from their sleep.”
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