What is the meaning of life-force?..is it somehow connected with God?

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  • 7 years ago
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    I seem to recall reading the phrase "life-force" in Jehovah's Witness literature. Yes, I found it in the appendix to their 'Bible Teach' book, pages 208-211. According to them, human souls have both the active "life-force" or "spirit" that animates humans, and the breath that sustains the "life-force".

    They say that "ru'ach" is translated not only as "spirit" but also as "force." Wihout that spirit, or life-force our bodies expire and return to the dust. The spirit is the invisible life-force, the spark of life, that keeps the cells alive. This life-force is sustained by breathing. The breath of life not only fills the lungs with air but also imparts to the body the life-force that is sustained by breathing. This life-force is impersonal. Source: official Watchtower Online Library.

    Right, enough of all this. The Hebrew word "ru'ach" translates as "spirit" and the Greek word "pneu'ma" translates as breath (in 2 Thessalonians 2:8), the human spirit, the soul (in Matthew 26:41; 27:50; Acts 7:59; 1 Corinthians 7:4; James 2:26). The soul and the spirit are connected, but separable (Hebrews 4:12). The soul is the essence of humanity’s being; it is who we are. The spirit is the aspect of humanity that connects with God.

    Nowhere in the Bible will you find the exression "life-force." This is an invention of Jehovah's Witnesses. However, the breath of life, the spirit, comes from God - and returns to God as testified by Stephen as he was being stoned to death: "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit" (Acts 7:59).

    Please check out the links below to find out what the Bible has to say about the spirit and the soul.

    Question: If, as Jehovah's Witnesses say, the life-force is impersonal, how then did the spirit of Michael the archangel supposedly enter into Jesus? Did Michael the archangel cease to exist? Was Jesus really Michael the archangel? How could that be since they say the spirit is impersonal?

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  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Life is a force, because it is energy in action. There is no life in dead things. And dead things just decompose so that whatever energy was in them degrades into a different form of energy. Living things go on living until such times as an accident kills them, or they grow old and fade away into death.

    The force of life is to go on living, reproducing its own living cells so that when the 'parent' organism dies, the life force it had will be continued in another living thing of the same kind.

    If God created life, then yes, God and the life-force is connected. I believe God created life and designed it to be the way it is, establishing time, space and matter and imbuing it with colossal, unimaginable energy at the outset, upon which our entire universe 'feeds'. No God, no universe, no life.

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  • 7 years ago

    The soul and the spirit are not the same. The body needs the spirit in much the same way as a radio needs electricity—in order to function. To illustrate this further, think of a portable radio. When you put batteries in a portable radio and turn it on, the electricity stored in the batteries brings the radio to life, so to speak. Without batteries, however, the radio is dead. So is another kind of radio when it is unplugged from an electric outlet. Similarly, the spirit is the force that brings our body to life. Also, like electricity, the spirit has no feeling and cannot think. It is an impersonal force. But without that spirit, or life-force, our bodies “expire, and back to their dust they go,” as the psalmist stated.

    Source(s): What does the Bible really teach.
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  • 7 years ago

    Life force or all that is: no. It's saying everything is connected and all people and beings are one universal spirit. Life force is life itself. Suffering is an illusion. It's a state if mind. It's just chemical reaction and there is no REAL reason to suffer. We need to realize that we are all pure energy and spirit. That's all we need to have the peace in life that we need.

    Good luck. X)

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  • Life-force can also be called holy spirit. It is the force that runs through everything living. It is from God so in that way, it is connected. His spirit was used to create the heavens and the earth. We can pray for his spirit too if we need help.

    GreyTower is giving her version of it but I hope you look at this , please click = http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200002739?q=li...

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  • 7 years ago

    There is no life force.

    On a completely different note: There also are no gods.

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    7 years ago

    Yes..without it..there is no energy....or life force...dead..nil....nada....still.....no movement...

    In other words he is the energy that keeps all things moving.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    "Life force" is a nonsensical, antiquated idea. Life is just complex chemistry, it ain't all THAT special!

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  • 7 years ago

    life-force = mathilda may, totally nude ...

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