No I don't fear death my Lord gave me the victory over (((death)))! In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. (1 Corinthians 15:52-56 KJV). The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. (1 Corinthians 15:26 KJV). This is why us believers don't fear (((death))) because of our hope in the ((((word of God))) read. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation 21:4 KJV). Yes even death can't hold us in the grave because of our trust or faith in God's word. Are you a believer? if not then you have no hope= read.For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (1 Thessalonians 4:16 KJV). Now to answer your question yes it's ok not to fear death if you are a believer but if you're not then I can understand because you have no (((HOPE))) in God's word.
"The only difference in death between a Christian and one who is not is that the Christian is ready to meet Jesus. A Christian is dead already - dead to the world, but alive to Christ. Death for you as a child of God is to fall asleep in His arms and awake in the other world, alive forever beyond the power of pain, safe forever from all sickness and suffering." Winkie Pratney
I don't think so. When the saints died, I am positive they were shivering with joy with the knowledge that they were about to go to heaven. Why do people fear death? There are probably several reasons. Some people have difficulty believing that if they love God and serve Him on earth He will embrace them at the time of death. Also, there is a natural fear of the unknown, even if you have faith. In addition, almost every death scene we see in the movies and on television is not a pleasant experience. If we were to continually see the joyful faces of the canonized saints at the time of their death, our fear of death would greatly decrease, it not disappear. It would be a good practice to meditate on the joy of seeing God at the time of your death (2 Tm 4:6-8). Scripture says, "For a man [thinks] ... so is he" (Prv 23:7). If we think and pray about what a joyful experience heaven will be, God may give us the grace to firmly believe it. You should also develop a devotion to St. Joseph, who is the patron saint of a happy death.
No, it is rare that death is not feared, but "perfect love casts out fear"-- 1 John 4:18, and that is not wrong it is right and wonderful. If you do not fear death, than you have an amazing thing that most do not. :)
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Only atheists with good heads on their shoulders TRULY do not fear death. All religious people cower in their little mental corners and put on these pathetic attempts at "brave faces". Getting all these psychological contradictions shoved down their throat since birth (or starting to believe) and constantly reassuring themselves and each other that allllllll those other people in other religions have chosen wrong.
No. Finality of Death is the coldest truth that we all must learn to accept without fear. Just remember what Epicurus said, "when you ARE, death is NOT, when death IS, you are NOT, Why should you fear death, which can't EXIST when u DO?"