Death

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Death is a reality for everyone in the human race (Heb. 9:27). Whenever the Bible speaks of death, it refers to the physical death of the body, not the soul. The body may die, but the soul, the life-principle of man, lives on (Matt. 10:28; Luke 12:4-5). Death may be defined as the end of physical life through the separation of soul and body (James 2:26).

The body was made from the elements of the dust, at death the body returns to dust (Gen. 3:19). Physical death results from sin. Through the sin of Adam in the garden, death spread to the entire human race; no one is exempted (Rom. 5:12). Death is the “wages” of sin (Rom. 6:23; 1 Cor. 15:56).

Luke 16:19-31 describes how continued existence of both Lazarus and the rich man after death. Lazarus, the poor beggar, continued on in eternal bliss, described as “Abraham’s bosom” (Luke 16:22), while the rich man was in eternal torment in Hades (Luke 16:23). To all believers, death means to “be absent from the body and to be home with the Lord” (2 Cor. 5:8).

Realize that Death is gain. “To die is gain” (Phil. 1:21). Paul had no fear of death. If he was living, it meant living in fellowship and service for Christ; if he died, it was advantageous. If Christianity is true “which I believe it is” believers don’t really die, we just change locations. It will be a glorious day when I get to be in the presence of God!

11 thoughts on “Death

  1. My one uncle always said “Death is a part of life” and although this is true it is still hard to face the loss of a loved one, but he really was right. Your writing shines a light on how to christians death is just a stepping stone to live at our eternal home with our Father in heaven. Our Lord has conquered death and there is no fear to the believer. Wonderful post! Be Blessed.
    Julia

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  3. This post is personally timely. My beautiful mother-in-law died unexpectedly this morning of a heart attack. It was so sudden that the grief is still wrapped in shock. Thank you for this lovely reminder of what death means to the believer.

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