When the rapture occurs, 1 Thessalonians 4 tells us that Christ is to bring the souls of those who have died from heaven to earth. He’s going to resurrect their bodies, and their souls will re-enter their bodies permanently in resurrection.
The death of a loved one can sneak up on you and surprise you unaware. Other times, you may know it’s coming and have time to prepare for it. Either way, the result is the same...the outcome is final. That person you love is now missing from your life. Jesus assured us in John 11:25-26 of eternal life in heaven for all those who belong to Him. Those comforting words give us hope for the future...but in the short term, grief can feel overwhelming.
It’s possible you may even be reeling from the after-effects of someone who chose to take his or her own life. If so, you may be dealing with anger toward the one you miss so much—as well as struggling with many lingering, unanswered questions.
You can be assured that Jesus Christ will never leave you. He sees every tear and hears every desperate cry, and His love and comfort are everlasting.
Since organ donation was not done in Bible times, the Bible says nothing about it. So, we find some Christians in favour and some against it as they try to decide how to answer this question by applying biblical principles.
Death is usually the last thing we want to talk about. We feel uncomfortable and awkward when the subject comes up. But for the Christian, God has a plan and purpose when death occurs.
Christianity is not implemented on selfish terms, worship is not limited to specific times, and salvation is not designed for certain types.
If you knew you had just one more week to live, how would you spend that week? Your answer reveals your priorities.
As long as the church of Jesus Christ is present on this earth, lawlessness remains under great restraint. Second Thessalonians 2:7 puts it well, “For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.”
If there’s no hope, there’s no spring. But because there IS hope, the winter you’re enduring will end.
Listen as Chuck Swindoll carefully guides you from the Cross to the tomb and from death to the reality of the Resurrection. You’ll learn the true meaning of Jesus’ words, “It is finished!” And discover as John ultimately did, that it was far from over!
Death and sudden disaster are realities we must face. We can’t escape them, no matter how strong or clever we are. What’s needed in these situations is to apply quiet wisdom and acknowledge God’s sovereignty over our lives.
Ecclesiastes 7:1 says the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth. If you’re a believer you view death as the ultimate deliverance from the pain and struggles of this world.