Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fear of Death

One of the great fears of all human beings is the fear of death. But we need to ask why. If human being are just animals and death is really natural, why do we fear it so? Should we not accept it as a natural part of life? Scripture says it is an invader, the result of sin in the world (Genesis 3:14-19; Romans 5:12-14; Ecclesiastes 3:11). But Christ in His resurrection overcame death (1 Corinthians 15:45-58; Romans 5:15-17; Hebrews 2:9-16). Therefore, we who put our faith in Him will conquer death with Him (John 14:1-19;  11:25,26; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26). But death is still a matter for fear. This was vividly brought clear to me in my wife's recent operation for cancer. But death is a conquered foe, and we do not have to face it as those who have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Romans 8:18-25; Revelation 21:4).

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