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Which is Better: Birth or Death?
Which Do You Think is Better?
Which do you think is better: Birth or Death?
Before you answer that, I can predict that I already know what you are going to say, which is birth.
So let me pose another question: If you think birth is better, then why are so many babies being killed in the U.S.?
So many that is actually being referred to as the American Holocaust.
Take a moment to watch the 180 Movie, which talks about both Birth and Death, before continuing on...
Before Going Further
Before going any further, let me say that the main point of this hub is not to debate abortion, although it is what the video is about.
The murder of any life, unborn or not, is wrong no matter how you slice it.
God values all life. Unfortunately, babies do not have a voice to speak up.
Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo
The book, Heaven is For Real, by Todd Burpo, shares about a young boy's experience in Heaven, and what he experiences while there. He shares some things out of the Bible that a young boy would not know about.
What is Life Like After Death?
As the Hub title says, the main purpose of this Hub is to discuss whether life is better after birth, or after death.
So what do you think?
Share your thoughts in the Comments section.
A Riddle For You
Read the following riddle and see if you can solve it:
If you are born once, you die twice.
If you are born twice, you die once.
Any idea what this means?
The Bible Answers This Riddle
John 3:3-8 (NIV):
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.
Further Explanation of Riddle
The riddle above talks about two births and two deaths. There is a spiritual birth and spiritual death, just like there is a physical birth and a physical death.
If a person is born once physically and does not trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior, he dies a physical death and a spiritual death, forever separated from God in Hell.
A person that is born physically, and then born-again spiritually by following Jesus, then only experiences a physical death, but has eternal life in God's Kingdom.
Ecclesiastes 7:2 says: "Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies--so the living should take this to heart."
Answering the Hub Title Question
To answer the Hub Title Question: Which is better: Birth or Death?
Birth is a good thing. Life starts fresh, if it is not murdered before it leaves the womb.
Every person grows up and has an opportunity to find God, and have a relationship with Him. Those who seek His face can live life abundantly, and have a fulfilling physical life and an eternal life in Heaven after death.
Those who do not seek God, die as spiritually depraved as they entered life. "What you see is what you get" kind of a life. There is nothing more to experience other than what you can touch, feel, and see right now.
Don't misunderstand, you only get to live one physical life. You must make the most of it, because you won't get a second chance.
God wants a relationship with you. Do you want to find out your true purpose for being here?
If you want to find out more, consider reading my series, Find Out Your Purpose in Life article series.