Tag: death

August 26, 2023 /
COC Radio Broadcast
Seeing, Hearing, Remembering: Lessons from Jesus

In “Seeing, Hearing, Remembering: Lessons from Jesus,” Jesus questions his disciples about their understanding and…

March 15, 2021 / / Baptism
January 11, 2021 / / Apologetics

Though our various responses to death may lead to different ways we choose to live, there is one response to death we all share: we all, at one point or another, fear death to some degree. The Greek philosopher Epicurus attempted to dismiss death: “Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And once it does come, we no longer exist.” While some attempt — and may well accomplish — to put on a brave face, all of us share a fear of death, even those who do not believe in God. Greg Epstein, a humanist, wrote, “For a Humanist, the mourning process begins with accepting that death is real and final and that, with apologies to Epicurus, we fear it. Our fear of death is not only normal, and not to be dismissed, it is part of the motivation we feel to live a good life now, while we still have time.” The bottom line is our will to live is strong and our fear of death is very real.

June 24, 2020 /
The Gospel Saves Podcast
Death by Crucifixion

I greatly appreciate Gary Habermas and Michael Licona’s book, “The Case for the Resurrection of…

March 26, 2020 / / Salvation
March 26, 2020 / / Jesus Christ
August 2, 2012 / / Jesus Christ

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12).

“The devil” is known by various names in scripture — the tempter, the accuser, Belial, Beelzebub, the prince of this world, etc.  All of these refer to the same being who is best known as the serpent or Devil or Satan (Revelation 12:9).  

April 29, 2010 / / Salvation

The word “sin” appears 427 times in the King James Version of the Bible.  That’s not counting appearances of all its derivations (sinful, sinner, sinning, etc.).  The Biblical writers use nine Hebrew and three Greek terms in their discussions of it.  It is central to the message of Scripture, and poses a potentially eternal threat to us all:  “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).  In light of this, we do well to understand it.

November 16, 2009 / / Eternity

After death man has no more portion of the things done on this earth. No more will the dead receive the rewards of the living. No more will they know or feel the emotions of man. Ecclesiastes 5:15 (also see Job 1:21) tells us, “As he came forth of his mother’s womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.” Man came with nothing. Man shall leave with nothing this world provides him.

July 20, 2009 / / Jesus Christ

In Revelation 5:3-4, John recalls how he wept because, “…no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was …found worth to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.” Then in verse 5 John is told not to weep.