How to Deal with Death-Christian Perspective
The Ascension of Jesus Christ
Luc 24: 36-53
Life on earth is temporary. What is not temporary is what lies beyond death.
Death not the End, But a New Beginning
Death has to come at one time or another for every human being on Earth. That is inevitable. What it´s avoidable is whether one wants to live happily or miserably, while on this planet. The kind of living one follows through life most commonly determines how one´s life is going to end; however, death may not be the end, but the transition to another life stage. Who may know better about the subject, but someone who has already been beyond the limits of life and death.
When Jesus Christ appeared to his disciples several times before the ascension, he demonstrated that life on this earth is only temporary, and that something better awaits us once we reach the end of our lives in this world (Luc 24: 36-53). So if our pass through this world is only temporary, one should see death as an enjoyable transition to another life. Death may be the end of our troubled lives on Earth; however, it may also be a new beginning for those who have faith in life after death.
Excesses of life Lead to Death
1 Corinthians 3: 16-17
The way in which you live your life determines how you will end up your life. Indulgency affects us physically, leading to a prompt decay of the body, and subsequently death.
Dealing with Death
Death is not an enjoyable experience. That is how we have accustomed ourselves to see death. Indeed, it is not, especially when it is accompanied by illness and suffering. Most of us think of death as a stage, which is accompanied by sorrow, misery and pain. Death can be painful, and that is how must people end their lives. Illness is commonly the culprit of death. Because of illness most people end their lives prostrated in bed.
Death does not have to be a stage of suffering, If life is seen as a temporary stage; you can do something to arrive to the end of this stage without any sorrow, misery or suffering. This is related to how you live your own life. Live a life with a bunch of excesses, and you will end up with a worn down body, suffering the consequences of the indulgences at which you subjected your body throughout your entire life. 1 Corinthians 3: 16-17; this scripture of the Bible talks about how the body is God´s temple in which the holy spirit resides, therefore, it´s holy, and it should be kept as such through our entire life.
1 John. 2: 16-17
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but of the world.
And the world passeth away, and the lust therof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Life on Earth is not the End
For some, death is the end of life. For others death is the end of their earthly suffering, and for some others, death could be a door to a new beginning in some other place other than earth or possibly on earth again, although in some other form of life. For me, death is not the end, but a new beginning in another place. That place is an enigma which my imagination does not have the capacity to visualize; however, I believe that something exists beyond death.
In the same way that life is temporary, the body and all to which it is subjected to while on earth, including the pleasures of the flesh, and everything that enters the body via the five senses, and which may produce pleasure to the body, is temporary, as well. What is not temporary is what awaits us beyond death. 1 John. 2: 16-17
The Temple of God
1 Corinthians 3: 16-17
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of god dwelleth in you? if any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy. which temple ye are.
Dealing with Death and Preparing for Death
Almost everybody would like to reach the end of their lives in a dignified manner and without suffering, or any kind of ailment. There´s one way to achieve this if during our lives, we dignify the spirit rather than the flesh. To prepare for death before that inevitable time comes, we would do well by living a dignified life, and this is as simple as giving the body what it needs, and avoiding the excesses.
By excess, It is meant those things that we indulge ourselves too often, such as food, alcoholic drinks, night outs, women, sex, and that we know do us more harm than good. This type of measures may help deal with death not days before it occurs, but years before that crucial moment takes place. 1 Corinthians 3: 16-17.
The Promise of life After Death
When the apostles witnessed the ascension of Jesus Christ, they were told at the same time the following words: ¨Don´t let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My father´s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you I´m going there to prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I´m going.¨
Scriptures from the Bible
- Matthew 6, 25-30 don´t worry about what you should eat or drink and take no thought for your life.
- Psalms 18, 6 place your thoughts in God.
- 1 John 2:16-17 stay away from the lust of the flesh and the pride of life.
- Romans 7: 22-23 captivity of living in sin.
- Revelation 21: 1-4 and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain.
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