10 Things the Bible Teaches About Death
( 1. ) Breath plus Body equals a living being. " The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being."
~ Genesis 2:7 ~
( 2. ) Adam and Eve's sin brought death into the world. "Dust you are and to dust you will return"
~ Genesis 3:19 ~
( 3. ) The only antidote to death is Grace. "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
~ Romans 6:23 ~
( 4. ) The only means of overcoming death is having Faith in Jesus Christ. " I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies."
~ John 11:25 ~
( 5. ) Death is a state of unconscious nonbeing. "The living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing."
~ Ecclesiastes. 9:5 ~
( 6. ) Jesus characterized death as "SLEEP." "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep"...So then he told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead."
~ John11 11:14 ~
( 7. ) The resurrection of the righteous takes place at the second coming of Jesus. " a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out - Those who have done good will rise to live"
~ John 5:28,29 ~
( 8. ) Those who are alive at Christ's return will be reunited with those who died believing in him. "The dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air."
~ 1Thessalonians. 4:16,17 ~
( 9. ) At the resurrection all who have faith in Christ will recieve the gift of immortality. "We will all be changed-in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye... . For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality."
~ 1Corinthians. 15:51-53 ~
( 10. ) Those redeemed by God's grace will never have to experience the heartache of sickness, separation, and death. "God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or cyring or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
~ Revelation 21:4 ~
Jesus knows the heartache and pain you feel when a loved one dies.
John tells us that as Jesus came to Lazarus' tomb. He wept. He wasn't weeping for his friend Lazarus; He knew he was going to raise him to life. He was weeping for us. He wept for the grief the family and friends were experiencing and for all those who, through the ages, would sorrow and grieve when they lost loved ones.
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