“First seek the counsel of the Lord.”
1 Kings 22:5
Death is seldom a popular subject for casual discussion or academic debate. We’re bombarded with information about how to lose weight, make more money or prepare for a potential disaster, and facing the reality of death is a subject most of us tend to avoid. Can you afford to ignore the eternal consequences of this ultimate reality?
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die.”
Throughout the ages people have asked, “Is death the final end ... or is there something more?” From the ancient Egyptians to today, entire cultures, have established laws and created customs to accommodate their predominant views of death—even though their varied views are in stark contrast with each other.
Consider your own life. You will never face a more significant issue! The consequences of death make all other concerns pale in comparison. ...
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Although we may see birth and death as a beginning and an end ... from a biblical perspective, death is truly another beginning—when the one who dies enters into eternity—to face either the judgment seat of Christ or the White Throne Judgment for unbelievers. The mortal shell is cast off and the soul is set free.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
“Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?”
“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.’”
1 Corinthians chapter 15