Death Is Not the End

Death is not the end of anyone. Death is a doorway to eternity — a split-second transition. God made it explicitly clear in His Word that everyone will be raised from the dead, but not everyone is raised to enjoy eternal life in paradise in the presence of God (Jn 5:24-29).

“No one has power over the time of their death” (Eccl 8:8). “When that day comes, man is torn from the security of his tent, and they march him off before the king of terrors” (Job 18:14). Death is poetically personified as a king whose subjects are torn from the security of their dwelling place and marched as prisoners before him.

Before you are torn from your tent you desperately need a rescuer-redeemer because the payment for your sins is death. You need the King of kings who said as He willingly embraced suffering and death to destroy the last enemy, “Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live” (Jn 11:25; 1 Cor 15:26).

Brothers and sisters, “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?… No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 8:31-39).

SLH

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