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What does it mean to die? Your bodily functions cease to work. Your heart stops your blood stops flowing organs begin to die, the brain dies decomposition begins. You are no longer alive.
Meaning that you are unaffected in anyway by your surroundings. There's nothing anyone could say to you to influence your thinking, there's nothing that anyone could do to your body that would change how you feel. You feel nothing at this point.
What does it mean to "die to something?"
It would imply The opposite of "die to everything" to die to everything would be completely dead. Unaffected, unreachable.
To die to something, namely one thing or person implies that the person or thing being died to can influence us in some kind of way. Usually in a way that is undesirable or that can potentially hurt us.
What are things that people die to?
You may die to something good or bad,
Good and Good
It seems silly to mention this category because no one would die to something that is good for u and that is enjoyable to us.
An example would be to die to eternal life. As if to say I die to happiness. Unless I was misinformed about what eternal life was really like.
Good and Bad
Good to me but bad for me
I could die to ice cream which is good and delicious but possibly dangerous because I may over eat it.
Good for me but bad to me
I could die to Brussel sprouts but that wouldn't make much sense because they are good for me but they don't tempt me. I could still eat them and be dead to the Brussel sprouts' disgusting flavor meaning I am unaffected by the part of it that disturbs me greatly.
Bad and Bad
Whatever the thing is will have to be tempting in someway. There wouldn't be a reason to die to something with no benefit.
On the other hand 🤚 , to use the example of death 💀 . No matter which way you slice 🍕 it, it is an inevitability that no one desires naturally. We have no choice in the matter. The natural emotion that springs up with an undesirable inevitable event is fear or anxiety.
There would not be a way to die to death because death is coming whether you like it or not. The part of death that would be worth dying to would be fear or anxiety of dying.
Based on Romans 7:4