According to Jesus, eternal life requires us to read the Gospel and follow its instructions (John 8:51). However, the anti-gospel of the world bombards the human mind with cliché sayings that are exactly the opposite of God’s Word. In order to “clear the air”, we will focus on three major clichés that effectively make people live unhappy lives, and eventually die.
1. “We all gotta go sometime?”
How many times have your heard this statement? How many times have you said this statement? How many times have you read it in the Bible? Remember the criteria of a Catch Phrase is its origin in the Bible, conversely a Cliché is not in the Bible. If the phrase “we all gotta go sometime” is in the scriptures please add chapter and verse to this blog, if not we have identified a Cliché, a simple opinion of man. Nevertheless, the same rules apply to Clichés that apply to Catch Phrases, this rule is found in Matthew 4:4 “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Subsequently, we will examine each word contained in the Clichés and Catch Phrases, in order to determine if they instruct towards life or death.
What does “we all gotta go sometime” mean to you? The first word in the sentence is “we.” This word is used to draw you into the outcome of the statement. Whatever the sentence says will happen, will happen to you, if you agree and believe in the “we” part of the sentence. What do “we” supposedly have to do? “All gotta go sometime,” means 100% everybody without exception (all) must physically die, and a person’s death comes by fatal disease, accident, catastrophe, suicide, or murder. So this statement is literally a death sentence, and whoever believes it goes through life expecting physical death at any time, by any means. Moreover, they have no expectation of an alternate ending to their life, do they? Is it possible that the alternate Catch Phrase is “The living end?”
According to Jesus we live by “every Word of God” so every word in the Cliché must be validated as fact in order for the statement to be designated as, “words to live by.” But who lives by a “death sentence? Nevertheless, lets find the antidote to this poisonous Cliché. By finding scriptures that document the fact that everybody does not die, we dispel and invalidate the death sentence Cliché! Furthermore our discovery will establish another path of human life which is physically perpetual, and does not include death and the grave. Keep in mind, if any word of the Cliché is false, the entire sentence is rendered invalid, untrue, and a lie. Let’s examine the 100% inclusive word in the Cliché that attempts to put you into the (death) sentence, that word is “all.”
If one person escapes physical death, the word all is inaccurate because that one is needed to validate the 100% which defines the word “all.” However, when two people escape physical death the Cliche begins to reek as a falsehood, and a demonic lie. Genesis 5:24 “Enoch was continuously walking in close fellowship with God. Then one day he disappeared, because God took him” (New Living Translation, 2007). The chronicles of Enoch record his physical ascension into heaven because of his righteous nature and consistent love of God. Where ever God’s kingdom is, Enoch is there as a living breathing man who escaped physical death thousands of years ago, because of his undying love of God. But remember, one person escaping death constitutes a Cliché inaccuracy, it takes two death beaters to brand “we all gotta go sometime” as an outright lie of demonic origin. So let’s go back into the Bible and give that old death sentence a one two punch, that will knock it out of our vocabulary and out of our conversation forever.
Kings 2:11 “As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire. It drove between the two men, separating them, and Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into heaven.” (New Living Translation, 2007) Wait a minute! First Enoch physically disappears after consistently walking with God every day of his life, and then Elijah is taken up into the sky by some sort of chariot of fire? Oh snap! That makes two documented occurrences of people who “did Not have to go sometime.” The common definition of “go sometime” means to physically die, but Enoch and Elijah avoided physical death by maintaining phenomenal relationships with God. By the accounts of their leaving earth alive (as living humans), the death sentence Cliché of “we all gotta go sometime” is devaluated and debunked. From this day forward “we all gotta go sometime” is not an acceptable thing to say, because it disagrees with God’s Word that documents two extraordinary men who avoided death completely. However, by acknowledging and combining the fact of physical death with the fact of physical ascension, a new Catch Phrase replaces the Cliché of death. The new Catch Phrase is the expression, “We all have to go somehow!” Finally, we can choose how we leave earth: Go up, or go down?
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