the deepest questions mankind has asked is: what happens to us after
we die? Is there life after death? And if so, what is it like? The
Divine Principle clearly reveals the answers to these questions.
God's goal is for each person to live a perfect life of love
and beauty, not only for eighty, ninety or a hundred years on this
earth, but for eternity. After people die on earth God has prepared a
spirit world for us to live in. Spirit world looks like this world
with the only
difference being that its environment with its trees, streams and
mountains are even more beautiful than our physical world.
God created our physical bodies to die and become one with the
earth. This is natural. Then how are we to get into the spirit world?
We go there in our spirit body. Each person has two bodies--a
physical body and a spirit body. The Bible says, "And the dust
returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who
gave it" (Ecclesiastes 12:7). And "It is sown a physical body, it is
raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a
spiritual body" (I Cor. 15:44).
author Raymond Moody has researched thousands of cases of people who
had near death experiences and wrote a best- seller called Life
After Life. On a talk show he told of an experience in a hospital
of a woman who had been in an accident and taken to an emergency
room. Doctors and nurses worked frantically to save her and finally
brought her back from near death. When she awoke she explained how
she had an out of the body experience.
She said she saw them working to make her breathe again. Then
up to the roof of the hospital and saw a single red shoe. Then she
came back and reentered her body. A surgeon happened to be in the
room when she told this story. He was intrigued and had a maintenance
man take him up to the roof. He went to the exact place she said the
shoe was and sure enough there was the one, red shoe. This woman had
traveled with her spirit body.
moment we die our spirit bodies immediately enter spirit world. It is
far greater than this world. There is no concept of space and time.
There are no clocks. Travel is instantaneous. And we do not need to
sleep. There is no concern for food and shelter as we have on earth.
There is no death. There are no boundaries. No limit of movement.
What do we do in spirit world? We spend time giving and
receiving love from our spouse, our children, our families our
friends and from God. For eternity we grow in knowledge and our lives
increase in excitement. Heaven is not a boring place. For eternity we
are on an exciting journey. Spirit world in infinite, and we have
eternity to explore it.
If it is so beautiful in spirit world then what is the purpose
of living on earth? Although our life on earth is only a flicker of a
second in length compared to our eternal life in the spirit world,
how we live our life on earth is extremely important. Just as the
womb of our mother was where we formed our physical body, this world
is the womb for our spirit body that will live forever in spirit
world. We grow our spirit body by living God's way of life.