How Shall the Dead Be Raised?
AS DISCIPLES of Jesus Christ, we are commanded to "raise the dead." To understand this part of our mission clearly, we should acquaint ourselves with the philosophy of death; we should know what it is and how it came about.
2. Death is defined by Webster as "cessation of all vital functions without capability of resuscitation." This, like all definitions derived from sense observations, is quite incomplete. It gives us no idea of the relation that death bears to its polar opposite, life; and no idea of the process through which life passes in order to appear absent in that which has "cessation of all vital functions." Following this to a final analysis, we find that we must understand life before we can apprehend that appearance of its absence in a form called death.
3. In this, as in all other investigations of Truth on the basis of the correct premise, we find that we can never get at any right relation by examining the