One door never closes but another one opens... To everlasting life...or whatever according to your beliefs. I believe that I'll see my guy again and also the REALLY BIG GUY and His Son! Yippee! Why fear that ? I'm just not ready to go, yet! Too much left to do!
I think that people fear death is because youll never no what it feels like until your really gone no turning back also the fear of what death is really like is it gonna be plesent or is there a such thing as hell idk but will never no thats what scares peolpe the most
Those that have no hope fear death but we as believers in The Lord Jesus Christ don't fear death because of our blessed hope in Christ.==============But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies. Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: ?Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? ? For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57 NLT)
I fear death because there is so much i want to do and so much i want to say in this life and its scary to think that i could die beofre doing those things. what if i dont get a chance to tell me family/friends i love them? what if i waste my life? for me death is more about what is left behind.
Fear of death is of two types: First: it is the nature of human beings is not blameworthy.Death no one can prevent Second: blameworthy so that the person be careful to stay in his life just for enjoying its pleasures and desires, oblivious to the day of resurrection and related punishment and reward. God said: Say Mohammad (to unbeliever): "Verily, the death from which you flee will surely meet you, then you will be sent back to (Allah), the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen, and He will tell you what you used to do."
Since my doctors gave me my mortal pink slip, I no longer sweat the little stuff anymore. It's quite refreshing knowing approximately when I'm going, so I've just decided to relax and enjoy the ride I have left! ;)
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Interesting question but I'm not sure that we all fear death. For the very old or the very ill it may be a promise rather than a threat. It can be a completion, the wrapping up of a life, a denouement.
A few years ago I was swept out while surfing at a deserted beach. Forget that old line about "going down three times", I don't know how many times I was pulled under but I'd reached the point where I thought, "If I just relax it'll be all over in a few minutes." I had no fear of dying, only regret that I would be leaving Daizy. Then, far away, I saw that a lone surfer had brought a surfboard to the beach and I started to yell.
Death may well be the final act of wrapping up our lives but, frightened or not, our survival instinct kicks in and we do whatever we can to stay alive.
Even so, I have one concern. Every time Death rides his Harley down my street he looks over at my place, smiles, and gives me a friendly wave. I hope he's not trying to tell me something.
well. some people fear death because they have nothing to believe in. they see the surface. they don't see the spiritual side of anything. when you are dead your in the ground worm food that is why people are afraid of death. I know the truth though and so i do not fear death but i also don't long for it
People fear death because of religions have made people believe that when they die they might go to hell if they were disobedient. However, the Bible does not say that.
Notice the description given in Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 concerning death: "For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all, neither do they anymore have wages... All that your hands finds to do, do with your very power, for there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol, the place to which you are going." These two verses let us know that when we die we are not aware of anything, don't feel anything, don't do anything, etc. Sheol is a Hebrew word that means the common grave of mankind.
However, there is hope. John 5:28, 29 states: "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgement." These two verses are saying that good and bad people will be resurrected. Where? Psalm 37:10,11, 29 answer that the good people will live forever on Earth.
I don't believe that it's the death itself we fear. We all know (Catholics) we're going to heaven (Most of us). It's not heaven we're afraid of. It's leaving Earth. It's leaving all your loved ones and knowing that they'll be in so much pain. It's leaving each and every one of your dreams behind. It's knowing that you'll never be able to just walk down the street again, or hug your mom the way you used to, and the knowing that you're gone from the earth, and you could have brought so much into it, whether it be giving the homeless money, or saving a life. Sorry. I ramble.
I love life. It's a beautiful thing, beyond all the hell that's going on in society. Whenever I think about dying, and not being able to come back on Earth, it just freaks me the heck out. I don't want life to end, but there's nothing you can do to stop it from ending.
People fear death for many different reasons. Many wonder about an afterlife, eternal torment, etc. However, did you know that death is not natural for us. At Ecclesiastes 3:11 it says, "Even time indefinite he has put in their heart." When humans were first created, it was God's intention that we live forever; however, when the first man and woman sinned, we lost that gift. At Romans 5:12 it says, "That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned."
Despite this we have 2 assurances from God. The first, those dead do not suffer. At Ecclesiastes 9:5 it says, "For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all." The second promise, there will be a resurrection of those who have died. At Act 24:15 it says, "there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous."
So although its natural to fear death, we need not have a morbid fear of it. I hope this helps.
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People who I know that are afraid of death are mostly non religious. If you don't believe in anything, how can you seek comfort when you are afriad? These people see only dark, not the light believers see.
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Most people fear death because they don't truly understand it. Which begs the question: Why do we die? Rom. 5:12 tells us, "That is why, just as thru one man sin entered into the world and death thru sin, & thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned." Death came thru the deliberate sin of our first parents, Adam & Eve. God's word the Bible often likens death to a deep sleep. When Jesus' friend Lazarus died, Jesus said at John 11:11, "Lazarus our friend has gone to rest, but I am journeying there to awaken him from sleep." Jesus later resurrected, raised up from the dead back to life, the man Lazarus. Rom. 6:23: "For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord." When we die our sins are paid in full. Yes, tho we may die, "there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous" back to life again. (Acts 15:24) Resurrection of life thru Christ Jesus our Lord. (1Cor.15:21,22) "He will swallow up death forever, & the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces...Jehovah himself has spoken it." (Isaiah 25:8)
Death was never God's plan. He told the first human couple as recorded at Genesis 1:28, 'Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is creeping upon the earth.' Death was a result of mans deviation of God's will. "Through one man [Adam] sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned." We were all born from the sinner Adam into this defective, sinful condition.-Rom. 5:12. But that doesn't mean that his offspring lost the will to live forever. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says: "Everything he has made pretty in its time. Even time indefinite he has put in their heart, that mankind may never find out the work that the true God has made from the start to the finish."
Your time has come. No need to be frightened. No reason to fight. Many have gone before us, and now it's time for us to take the voyage together, to transcend death... and let the future take its course. Join me, as I gaze upon the face of God!
You should fear death if you do not live by the lord. Do you want to spend eternity burning in the flames of hell?.... its scary... people should be scared of death, unless they are saved. Baptized and confess their sins. Love God and their neighbor
The thought of just disappearing for good is scary, personally I am not scared of death itself but cannot help wondering how I will die. Will it be slow and painful or quick like lightning. The quicker the better. I believe in God and death should not be a fear for those who believe because we are just going to rest. To help deal with loss I found this book and it has been of help to uplift me. May just help one or two if you find yourself in this situation. Get it here http://www.cumbooks.co.za/view/73228/a-journey-through-loss/
They don't know where they would be going and fear for the worst. If they're a Christian, they actually look forward to Heaven. They aren't afraid because they know what will happen and at peace being alive or dead.
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When you know that your going to heaven, you lose that fear and believe it or not that's what real Christians feel, they look forward to being in Heaven with God, They just have to wait for his timing. If your not saved then you should have a fear, you have nothing good to look forward to when you die.
People fear what they don't understand... No one knows what happens after death, and the people that do are... Well... Dead. Some cultures see it as a stage in life, others see it as an unfortunate end. Some welcome death, others try to out run it as quickly as possible.