VALUE OF U.S. LIFE
CUT TO $6.9 MILLION
The article went on to explain that a government agency has decided that an American life isn't worth what it used to be. The "value of a statistical life" is $6.9 million in today's dollars---a drop of nearly $1 million from 5 years ago. (wonder what that "study" cost us taxpayers?)
If you are wondering where they come up with that or why it is important, read on. It seems that when the bureacrats are drawing up regulations for us, government agencies put a value on human life and then weigh the costs versus the lifesaving benefits of a proposed rule. (Want to read more, click here: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/V/VALUE_OF_LIFE?SITE=WIMAR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT )
Thought that was rather interesting seeing how government is so quick to devalue human life when considering abortion. The liberals don't seem to put much value on the life of the yet born babies at all, certainly NOT $6.9 million!
But wait...you haven't heard anything yet! Read on....
DRIPPING SPRINGS -- Carrie Crain's soul is for sale on eBay and the starting bid is $1,000.
"Whoever bids on my soul, they need to take it seriously," she said. "I hope I transfer all my good, positive energy to them, and they will do great things. That's what I hope … transfer my creativity to them," she said.
That creativity is what got 33-year-old Crain to this point. She's working on a screenplay about a woman who sells her soul on eBay, too.
"I decided to really get into the heroine's mind. I had to do it," Crain said.
Crain calls it research, but her husband, Garry, calls it a little nuts.
"I don't know if she wrote a murder we'd get the gun out and shoot somebody, which of course would never happen," he said.
Garry is used to his wife's originality and he'll help her with the technical stuff.
"Transferring title may be difficult," he said.
Crain has that and plenty of other difficult questions to answer, like will she get a new soul? Is there a warranty? And what's her return policy? Those inquiries sit in her e-mail box.
Soul for saleeBay has officially seen it all. Carrie Crain recently placed her soul up for auction.
Despite the talk, no one has yet put down a bid.
"Maybe they're waiting until the last minute," Crain said.
Bidding for Crain's soul ends Wednesday. The winning bidder will receive Crain's soul inside a Magic 8 Ball she's had since fifth grade. They'll also get a certificate of spiritual authenticity.
Now we've all heard of selling your soul to the Devil. Songs have been written about it, movies, books, etc. But all that was in the fiction world. This is a REAL woman who is auctioning off her soul. Of course, I know and you know that she can't REALLY do that. But who would want to? Does she not know the value of a human soul? It's priceless. And never mind what Washington says, it's more than $6.9 million!!
Our soul is immortal. It is eternal. You can't give it away, sell it or run from it. It is essentially.....YOU.
When Adam was created, God breathed into him and he became a living soul. He possessed God's spirit....the very life of God Himself. But when Adam sinned, he forfeited the life of God. He basically died "spiritually". That is why when God originally told him if he ate of the fruit he would "Surely die"; yet when he ate, he did not die...physically. He died spiritually. And so does everyone born of Adam today. We are born spiritually dead but physically alive.
Our soul possesses our mind, our will and our emotions. But it is void of the life of God. However, the good news is that God sent Jesus Christ to give back to us what Adam lost....the life of God. And when you receive the free gift that Christ purchased on the cross for you, God gives back to you what Adam lost and you become "alive in Christ".
The bottom line is that there are only two kinds of people on this earth. You are either
DEAD or ALIVE! Dead "in Adam" or Alive "in Christ". What your soul needs more than anything else is Jesus Christ because IN HIM is eternal life!
Life is precious. Each one is a special design of God. No two of us are exactly alike. God created us just the way we are, like it or not, and He had a definite purpose in mind for each of us. He loves us and values us way more than the U. S. government and way more than any price that could be placed on our soul on ebay. He loved us SO much that He paid our sin debt with the life of His only Son, Jesus Christ, so that we would not remain spiritually dead, but could obtain LIFE and spend eternity WITH Him rather than separated FROM Him. For those who are dead in Adam and die "in Adam" will spend eternity separated from God, an eternity in Hell.
Jesus paid a high price to give life to your soul. So how is yours today....DEAD or ALIVE????????