Should Christians Fear Death? What The Bible Says About Dying
Be it us or a loved one, the thought of dying can cast fear beyond measure in the human mind. But we all know that for each man is appointed a time to die, and we never know when that hour will be. But when that time comes how will we find peace in the midst of dying? Knowing that you, or someone you love dearly will soon depart from this earth where will you find comfort and rest? I am not going to give you some religious, fake, look at how spiritual I am answer. It won’t be easy. But there is an answer, and we find it in Christ. Our hope comes from our faith and REALLY believing that God has done, and is doing what He promised. Believing that the very moment death comes in and our eyes close that we will instantly be alive, and with Christ. God is real and we can trust His promises, and nothing here on earth could compare to what we will enjoy after we leave this present life. In other words, if we believe God, to die is a good thing, not a bad thing.
What the Bible Says About Life After Death – Pauls Struggle
The apostle Paul struggled choosing if he wanted to live or die because he KNEW God was real and a part of him actually wanted to die. On one hand Paul wanted to live and share the gospel. But on the other hand he was totally okay with dying because he knew he’d be with Jesus, and that would be so much better than living in this present age.
[Philippians 1:21-23] For to me, to live is Christ and TO DIE IS GAIN. But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire TO DEPART AND BE WITH CHRIST, for that is VERY MUCH BETTER;
If you are struggling with the pain of losing someone or you yourself are battling some life threatening illness, my prayer is that you might find comfort in knowing that God is a God of love and kindness. Believe God. He has better things planned. It’s not over. It’s just beginning and oh my do we have a beautiful eternity to look forward to. I hope you will find the verses below from 2 Corinthians and Revelation comforting.
[2 Corinthians 5:8] we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.
[Revelation 21:4] He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
God bless you.
Author: Mike Cynar
Mike Cynar grew up in church and observed that countless people would go to church and then just stop. The church always referred to them as ‘fake Christians’ or ‘backsliders’ but Mike discovered the problem was deeper. The problem was the church message. The message was 90% behavior improvement and how bad you are, with a pinch of who you are in Christ, It was like every sermon was being preached to the church of Corinth. It’s in the Baptist church, Catholic, Pentecost, and most every other church. After discovering the true gospel message and how we are made right with God because of what ‘Jesus did’ (not what ‘we do’) Mike set out to free believers from behavior improvement programs and bring them back to Jesus. The Result – Jesus Without Religion was launched.