We fear death because it is the great unknown. Nobody knows exactly what happens to us when we die. Religions teach us of the existence of a heaven, but we don't know what that heaven will look like or if we are 'good' enough to enter heaven. So basically, I think the fear of death boils down to the fear of not knowing.
The Bible compares death to sleep. It speaks of "falling asleep in death." (Psalm 13:3). When we die, we will just return into dust again. But like sleep, one expects to wake up, and that exactly the hope that the Bible offers for the dead.
by Theologian 8 years ago
More than the other theistic beliefs?
by Castlepaloma 2 years ago
Everyone dies, but not everyone livesWe have pushed Death away from Life, the dying away from the living - all in order to impose the illusion of control on the uncertainty of change. We have lost touch with the natural world and with our place in it as mortal animals. We have forgotten "how...
by Matthew Dawson 7 years ago
Is death really to be feared?I have for many years feared death and often when faced with watching others that have faced terminal illness watched them engulfed with fear as well. Death is natural way of Mother Nature so what is it as humans that we fear so much when it comes to death?
by Teferi 5 years ago
Why does every one fear death?
by sid_candid 6 years ago
Do You fear that you would be dead one day?
by ngureco 9 years ago
Why Do Born-Again Christians Fear Death Which Is Doorway to Glory?
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