Why Do People Have To Die?

April 2023
   People die because “God wants more angels,” says Katie, 6.

   Though some people act like angels and others like the devil, angels are angels and people are people.

   With the exception of morticians, no one likes funerals. When we experience the loss of a friend or a loved one, it’s easy to forget that death is not part of God’s original plan.

   “When Eve sinned and ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, God said, ‘Out of the dust you came, and back to the dust you will return,’” says Stephani, 11.

   Don’t forget Adam. He ate, too.

   Death for us does not mean we cease to exist. Death is separation from God. Most people associate death with the physical body, but death begins in our spirits.

   Adam and Eve died spiritually before they died physically. The fellowship they once enjoyed with God was broken when they sinned.

   Elizabeth, 12, says people die “because God has called them and wants to see them.” Or, as Kyle says, “so they can see God.”

   According to Tiffany, 9, God might use some people as His eyes: “The reason people die is so we can go to heaven and watch over our loved ones.”

   In the bo ...

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