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Dying Process

Blue Sky and CloudsBenjamin Franklin (1706-1790 wrote in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes." All human beings experience a natural bodily death including every believer. The fascinating article, "What Happens During the Dying Process" and the excellent book "Stiff, the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach(1959- ) reveal the dying process in unnerving detail. Jesus however promised something different for believers when he said in John 8.51, "I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death." Bodily death is the separation of the spirit from the body and spiritual death is the separation of the soul from God. Believers will not experience the trauma of death and will not see it, according to Jesus.✞

Robbing Death's Sting

BeeDeath is in this way robbed of its sting for the Christian. It will not be a fearful but a blessed experience. Hebrews 2.14-15 teaches that "Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death, that is the devil, and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death." Saint Paul, in teaching his apprentice Timothy writes in 2 Timothy 1.10 that our Savior Jesus Christ, "has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel." God accompanies us through bodily death for he said in Hebrews 13.5, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."

"Natural Bodily Death"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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