Life! It’s a mystery to countless people, filled with despair and sorrow; and no matter where we are from we have all in some way or another experienced its cold reality. Searching for answers many have turned to faith of which there are many, it is a confusing maze of knowledge yet to be understood. From culture to culture we have heard numerous stories, men counseling men unto eternal life.
On account of religion many have fallen asleep, wars and government rose as a result of the chaos, but none though they have displayed great power over their subjects were able to fan the flames in the hearts of men. What remains is a void, a freight concerning the future of their lives, countless fearing the shadows of death.
But why do we fear death after all we know today, it is a battle over the souls of men as one group tries to convince the other concerning its reality. Every culture seem to have the answer, the living seem to be experts on the subject, yet though we seem educated on the issue there lies within us a deep concern, an uncertainty. Some believe when we die it will be the end of life as they know it, others believe it is the beginning, but the more we look into the matter the more confusing it becomes. Although this is the case for many it doesn’t change the facts, death is sure and deep within we need an answer that we might rest from its fears.
To understand the mystery surrounding death; however, I believe we should look at the past, the history of man that we might discover through the eyes of our forefathers the reason and concerns they left behind for us to ponder. To begin my research I will first challenge the scriptures of the bible from which I am able to draw a clear understanding of the past.