The story thus far...does a life worth experiencing exist beyond death?
Question first: would a thorough study suggest, if not prove, that the more ancient cultures, closer to creation, would produce greater awareness of life after death? Persuaded of the possibility, but willing to be corrected, I proceed to fact:
As an example of other ancient societies, the Egyptians asked the question and, in response, built massive mausoleums we call pyramids. (The earliest were ancient with Abraham entered Egypt.) They housed the corpse AND paraphernalia the dead would need in the after-life.
Omitting other examples, history produced only two men who could speak with authority about the after-life—and only one did. Moses, the greatest of all legislators in history, stood in the Very Presence of God to receive the Ten Words. To this day they provide the legal basis of western culture. But he offered no definitive instructions about the after-life.
Then Jesus Christ, Very God himself, came to earth as the embodiment of the eternal life he IS before he came, HAD while here, HAS now—the beginning-and-never-ending Great I AM.
He proved we can live after death by personally rising from the dead on the third day. Indeed, that’s the truth Paul stated, argued and defended in I Corinthians 15.
Next...ideas that may give us clues to the GLORY of that eternal life. End Part II