Category Archives: Afraid to die

Top 5 Arguments against eternal punishment

Most people know that the Bible doesn’t describe a pleasant end for those who reject God’s offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. But what type of judgment falls on them? Continue reading

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When failure or fear become idols

Don’t waste life on past regrets and future fears! There are far better uses of our time and energy than wasting them dwelling on failures and fears.
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God-centered, Mission-focused purpose for our troubles

It’s tempting to think that being a Christian should minimize the challenges and troubles of life. We have God with us! Shouldn’t He protect us from hardships? Shouldn’t life be easier? Continue reading

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Encouragement from Jonathan Edwards

“Now, it is for the abundant comfort of believers, that their own Redeemer is appointed to be their judge. That the same person who spilled his blood for them has the determination of their state left with him, so that … Continue reading

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The true Jesus

The account of Jesus demands a God who breaks in on the natural order — a God who reveals Himself. Jesus is this God. His claims are so extraordinarily unprecedented that they shatter our categories and demand our worship.
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How should we understand death?

Ten truths about death Continue reading

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When faith causes doubts

Some struggle with doubt but faith has often caused me to struggle. Continue reading

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A deeply touching story

Touching Father-daughter dance with dying father. Continue reading

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The few years that we live in this body

“Christianity is, among other things, the wonderfully good news that this life is not our whole story.” Continue reading

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Will death get the last word?

Death is “the last enemy to be destroyed” (I Corinthians 15:26). I long for the world where “there will be no more death…” (Revelation 21:4). But until we enter that world, as the wise teacher wrote…. Continue reading

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