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There are many aspects in defining the meaning of the statement die to oneself Many people do not now the meaning of being a Christian the way the bible intended In Matthew 1036 it states that And a mans foes shall be they of his own household which means that even ones family may not stand by him in his choice of following the Jesus In the movie The Omega Code which takes place after the rapture Christians are persecuted by their own families and can rely on no one but God After the rapture people must prove their faith by becoming martyrs This will the absolute meaning of dying to oneself and proof of the faith one maintains Matthew 1039 proclaims that He that findeth his life shall lose it and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it In other words the person that maintains his secular life and forsakes God will not go to heaven on the other hand the person who maintains his faith through persecution will discover the eternal life in heaven I believe that this life is a testing ground for the after life A person that truly believes this would not waver in his commitment to God no matter what the consequences If a person is too concerned about what his family thinks then he may never give his life over to God Matthew 1035 states For I am come to set a man at variance against his father and the daughter against her mother and the daughter in law against her mother in law I believe this statement means that when one surrenders himself to God he leaves his life behind him in a way For example a man becomes a Christian and his family disowns him because of his beliefs Jesus said in Matthew 1037 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me and he that loveth
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