Let’s face it: Life¹ is a terminal disease.


   How should a Christian look at this?


For the Apostle Paul’s “general overview” about this, use the DOOR.




   As part of a more extended discourse, Paul declares this to the Christians in Corinth:


“…do not lose heart…though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

–II Cor. 4:16-18 (NASB)


   Some observations:


   (1)  The human “outer” physical body eventually falls apart and dies.²

   (2)  The Christian’s “inner” body (soul) continues, presumably gaining and growing in certain ways.

   (3)   “Affliction” of some kind is to be expected.

   (4)  Affliction produces some kind of “eternal weight of glory” (a metaphor of some kind of good things).

   (5)  As to human “perception”: In our bodies we busy ourselves with what we “see”;  but the presumably good things are things which we are not able, or capable of, seeing now.

   (6)  Not to be overlooked: There is for an individual’s inner body, or soul, eternal–or forever–experiences.


   ¹ That is, Earth life as we generally think of it.

   ² Except, of course, those present for a personal return of Christ. Even then, their human bodies may be changed or discarded for new ones.