ANSWERS: 52
  • The wages of sin is death. Actually if I'm not mistaken you are genetically programmed to eventually die.
  • it is destiny, everybody has to die, why we must die, the reason is unknown....
  • BEING POLITE VAL, PISS OFF with your wages of sin. The kindest most loving person in the world died today with me sitting at his side Dont you dare quote sin. The second part of your answer is obviously correct even if some people die much too young
  • Why do people have to die? When you think about it it can make people mad at God or it will drive them away. Why does God let suffering happen? Suffering is hard for people. To understand why people die, we have to go back to when death first appeared in the world. God created a perfect world and placed Adam and Eve in a garden filled with every type of flowering tree and fruit tree (Genesis 2:9). In the middle of the garden, God placed one tree which Adam and Eve were told not to eat of its fruit. You might wonder why God did this. But if you think about it, you will understand that God wanted people to serve Him because they choose to do so. If people were never given a choice, then you might as well say they were forced to serve God. God made the choice easy. There were plenty of other trees in the garden. There was no need eat the fruit of this one particular tree. Yet, despite the warning "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die" (Genesis 2:16-17), Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit anyway. As a consequence, death entered into the world. "In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return" (Genesis 3:19). Because man sinned, he was denied access to the tree of life. God declared that is not proper for sinners to live eternally (Genesis 3:22-24). Therein then lies a great problem, "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23), and all of us commit sin "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Even though our sins are not like Adam and Eve's sin of eating the forbidden fruit, we still sin in other ways. "Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned-- For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come" (Romans 5:12-14). Hence, the main reason people die is because people sin. Even those who are innocent of sin, such as small children, may die because others have sinned. Mankind's problem is that once the doors to sin and death were opened, they could not be closed again by man. But there is another reason we die as well. Though this world started out very good in God's sight, sin has corrupted it. It is decaying. "You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not fail" (Hebrews 1:10-12). Perhaps you have a favorite pair of jeans that you like to wear. They are very comfortable and fit you well. But one day those jeans are destined for the trash can, because they will become so worn that they are no longer fit to wear. In the same way this world is wearing out. Worse, each of us wear out as well. Our body do not last all that long in this world. "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed-- always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you. ... Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day" (II Corinthians 4:7-12, 16). Have you seen how frail very elderly people get? When people think about not dying, they imagine themselves in young, healthy bodies. But we all know that our bodies wear out. Who would want to live forever trapped in a broken body? In order to trade this body in for a better one, we have to leave the body -- in other words, we must die. To get to a better world where sin and does not exist, we must leave this world where they abide, which again means we must die. "Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies. And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain--perhaps wheat or some other grain. ... So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body" (I Corinthians 15:36-37, 42-44). "He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation" (Hebrews 9:26-28). http://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/LVanswers/2006/03-14.htm
  • Death is part of life. Nothing that has ever lived has not died. It is an unending cycle of beginning, of ending, and of new beginnings. Another reason could be summed up in the line, "Why do people have to die? To make life worth living." (This isn't mine, it's quoted from "Six Feet Under", but I believe it's pretty spot-on if you're looking for meaning in loss.)
  • I don't believe anything actually "dies" it changes form. For example, a tree, it lives and once it gets very old, the trunk and leaves are gone, but the leaves turn into the ground and soil, the acorns create new trees, the wood is used for paper for years and years. Smoke goes up the chimney out into space, right? Well that doesnt die, it turns into clouds that go forever. A body dies, the outside that is, just a shell. Our souls live on forever. It is the ones left behind, that a part of them dies along with the body of loved ones. I am sure we all reunite in time....
  • Life is the stage and we all play a part. being on earth and alive, is just a trial period of how we act and treat other human beings. we all will have a judgement day. Every person's days are numbered. some die before others. there is a reason. The human body is like that of an automobile. parts wear out and have to be replaced. you can only replace parts just so many times. at this point, its time for the junk yard for automobiles and death for humans. Its just part of life. Live it like its your last day!
  • Because when the human body ages it weakens and eventually it becomes so weak that it can no longer provide the vital functions the body needs to sustain itself...everything else is just a coincidence.
  • OK you know how when you get older you get more run down and... well you know stupid and weak.... if u lived forever like that... well imagine it
  • its times like this we can find comfort in the words of the lion king: From the day we arrive on the planet And, blinking, step into the sun There's more to see than can ever be seen More to do than can ever be done There's far too much to take in here More to find than can ever be found But the sun rolling high Through the sapphire sky Keeps great and small on the endless round It's the Circle of Life And it moves us all Through despair and hope Through faith and love Till we find our place On the path unwinding In the Circle The Circle of Life It's The Circle of Life And it moves us all Through despair and hope Through faith and love Till we find our place On the path unwinding In the Circle The Circle of Life
  • It is a fact of life unfortunately. There are only two certainities in life, death and taxes.
  • Imagine a world of increasingly reproductive humans that do not die. Think overpopulation is a problem now? The only way for life to exist is for life to end. Nature is indiscriminate, we humans are shown no favoritism. Our greatest blessing is our ultimate curse.
  • the world can't be overpopulated
  • because we need a break from this life, this life is so hard that dying is ok, it's good.
  • Its just part of the biological process.
  • AS God had said, to dust you shall return... I am sure there is a good reason the good die young.
  • Some well intentioned got this technically incomplete, and thus incorrect. "And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement:" (Hebrews 9:27) We die because we have a 'divine appointment', if you will. The Grim Reaper knocks, and mankind must answer. This does not discount nor negate the fact that '...the wages of sin is death...' (Romans 6:23), but to be sure, this is referring in this passage to the spiritual death, and not altogether the physical one. The sins of the first Adam caused the withering of our physical frames and eventual death of the physical body. In that sense those just wages are paid out throughout human existence. But we who have the 'blessed hope' know that life springs eternal. "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." (1 Cr. 15:22) We have to die because it is the consequence of an inherently sinful nature. "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." (1 John 1:18) The good news is that the death experienced here need not be the final death (which is itself not a death as in the elimination or extinction of self). The final death is the inhabitation of a literal, burning hell. If anyone goes there, it is as a tresspasser, for hell was not created for man. It was created for Satan and his angels. To even get there one must trample under foot the very blood of Jesus Christ by denying Him. I pray for all who read these words, that you too, may find comfort in the 'blessed hope' of eternal life as offered freely to all by our Lord Jesus, the Christ.
  • Well, my Bible tells me they don't.
  • because its the way of life
  • http://www.watchtower.org/library/w/2005/8/15/article_02.htm This article will explain it all.
  • God maketh life and taketh life.I believe when a person dies room is being made for that percious new baby that's coming into the world.When a person takes there last breath,thats the same way a baby takes there first.Something to think about.
  • to make life have meaning also to make it worth living...because we never know how or when we will die
  • To die, one must first have been alive. Therefore, the answer is that we die because we live.
  • GOD created humans with a yearning to live forever. Indeed, the Bible says that he put a sense of eternity in their hearts. Ecclesiastes 3:11 Why we Die: Because the wages sin pays is death. Romans 6:23 Through one man (Adam) sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned. Romans 5:12 Our Hope: Jesus said: The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:1-4.
  • To make life more worthwhile....to make us appreciate each other more while we're alive...
  • If you want to scientific reason, then because the heart is a muscle like any other. When you exercise, your muscles take a certain amoun of time to get worn out. The heart is forever 'exercising'. It takes about 70-80 years to get worn out.
  • health problems, suicide, murder...
  • because, god wants to...
  • dave hey http://gabbly.com/answerbag.com u exited out b4
  • To make life important!!
  • i ask myself that all day every day and still have no answer because there is no answer i scream and cry to god to give me one but still no answer.
  • I believe that death is optional. There's some pretty good science to back me up. http://www.mprize.org/files/sens/spiegel.htm Anyone younger than baby boomer age has a pretty good chance of being immortal, if they are active about it with proper engineering. For detailed info, try Ray Kurzweil's book "The Singularity is Near" and Aubrey de Gray's book "Ending Aging".
  • To make life important.
  • Because to live forever would take importance away from what we do with our lives. If there is always going to be another day, what would be the rush to accomplish anything?
  • To fit the natural conveyor belt of comings and goings to and from the world, and to stop the world being overpopulated. And physically, we aren't designed to live for hundreds of years.
  • The first book of the Bible relates how God made the first man, Adam, and settled him into a paradise home. (Genesis 2:7, 15) When starting out in life, Adam received work assignments, along with one strict prohibition. Regarding a certain tree in the garden of Eden, God told him: “You must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will positively die.”* (Genesis 2:17) Hence, Adam understood that death was not inevitable. It was the direct result of violating a divine law. Tragically, Adam and his wife, Eve, disobeyed. They chose to ignore the will of their Creator, and they reaped the consequences. “Dust you are and to dust you will return,” God told them when he outlined the results of their sin. (Genesis 3:19) They became seriously defective—imperfect. Their imperfection, or sinfulness, would lead to their death. This defect—sin—was also passed on to Adam and Eve’s offspring, the entire human race. In a sense, it was like a hereditary disease. Not only did Adam lose the opportunity to live a life free from the scourge of death but he also transmitted imperfection to his offspring. The human family was taken hostage to sin. The Bible states: “That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned.”—Romans 5:12.
  • Life is a cycle. Babies are born young People die old.
  • to alleviate overpopulation
  • Because errors occur in our DNA every time a cell divides, causing those errors to propagate to the new cells. Over time, these errors give way to cancers and other failings of old age, that lead to death.
  • death = life. life = death.
  • To die is merely a consequence of living. Neither could exist without the other. You can't be alive if there is no death because death makes us alive. But then others might argue that the concepts of life and death are simply abstract and think, they are only theories because we don't know what it means to die until we've died and you can ask a dead person what dieing is like!
  • Unfortunately it is part of 'life' I am dealing with my Aunt dieing and it is so hard, I just don't want her to suffer!!!!
  • the law of nature.... this life goes..
  • Everybody will eventually die. Think abut it if you live forever in this world where you suffer maybe everyday for the rest of our life. What if your immortal but very old maybe 1000 years old. Think how weak you will be that time. Do you still want to live.
  • Because if no one died for just one day, earth would be so overpopulated, no one could live here. Death is part of life.
  • because eternity is too long to deal with stupid people
  • Sin = 'miss the target'. We have all sinned if we are honest with ousrelves - lied, stolen, cheated, gossiped, coveted, blasphemed God,.We may be 'nice people' but this does not override our sin. Thankfully, LORD JESUS does, He paid the price for us.Heaven awaits all who put their trust in the Lord, think of your best day on earth, multiply how good this day was by 1 million, and that's heaven.Get to know Jesus Christ - remember He said you MUST be born again to inherit the kingdom, so ask him to reveal himself to you, read John in the Bible, HE IS REAL!Thanks, Len.
  • We don’t have to die. We are just waiting for the scientists to get their thumb out and figure out why we all die around 80 -90. This world has an abundance of everything. We are not meant to get sick. We make ourselves sick. Check this out - Try to watch and listen to all the parts. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yZZrhkGbhgw&feature=related
  • People have to die because of sin - the wages of sin is death. There are two dimensions to death - spiritual and then followed by physical. Adam's first death (his spiritual death) when he sinned against God by his disobedience and then subsequently died physically at the age of 930 (Genesis 5:5).
  • i think people die when they cant take their pain and suffering anymore and just wants to be at peace. thats why people die
  • Because the if we didnt the circle of Life would just be a straight infinite line.
  • i have been pondering this question every day of my life since i was in my early teens, and i am now 25 yrs of age. funny thing is, i never lost anyone close until this year, and it's been extremely rough. i can't seem to move on, i've been extremely depressed and can't get my mind off of it. my whole life though, i feel like i can't enjoy life to its fullest potential since i am always thinking about dying. i don't fear the process; i fear the unknown. i fear it so much sometimes i wish i were never born so that i wouldn't have to deal with any of this at all. isn't that insane? to prefer to be non existent over this? i don't know how much more of this i can take, my brain feels like it's going to explode all the time. i don't even have that much time on my hands to constantly be pondering about this stuff all the time... i have a great job that pays well, have a ton of friends, great family... and that's what makes it even worse is i know i should be grateful that i am even here and blessed to be given all the things i have but it's just hard to be thankful for this when nothing is clear cut, there are no answers and there are no guarantees after all this is over. it makes me feel worthless. I HATE IT.

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