The Fear of Death
Death is ultimate fear among most of society. Actually, it runs second to public speaking but staying realistic, if given choice, most would choose to speak before a crowd of two or three-thousand than die. The fear is a natural one because we were all cursed to die when man and woman ate of tree of knowledge of good and evil in Garden of Eden. Before that, life was eternal, and there is no telling how long man and woman had lived before incident.
Nevertheless, once again we a have a chance at eternal life through God’s son Jesus Christ. Not many people realize gift we have because it is incomprehensible to human mind, so unconsciously, death, which is more comprehensible, is an expectant part of life. So expectant that people take notion of eternal life for granted; though, it is an option. One man, when asked if he could have anything on earth what would it be, he sarcastically answered, “to live forever.” Little did he know that eternal life it is a reality.
People fear death for a number of reasons, such as, not knowing what to expect afterward; fear a leaving behind a life so well lived and people they love, and thought of not knowing in what way death will come, painlessly or not. To add to this fear, Bible introduced concept of Hell, a place of torment and eternal suffering. For people who acknowledge Hell, fear increases. However, it seems that lately, in these last days, many have accepted Hell as a final resting place for their soul because they feel they are not worthy of Heaven. This notion is deceptive and dangerous to accept lightly.
Thank Hollywood for this deception. Because movie producers – or any one – has ever been to either after-place, Heaven or Hell, and returned to tell about it, they depict both places from depths of their own imaginations. The human mind cannot grasp depth of God nor can it accurately portray either afterworld. The going trend for ambiance of Hell is “Party Scene”, where there is one big party and all bad people of world act out their most evil and lustful fantasies without punishment. Because there would be no God in Hell, people feel there would be no punishment. However, they forget that there is a god in Hell and how deceiving he is; who is Satan.
The Devil will be a friend while a person lives: He will give any one all evil possessions of this earth and allow them to get away with murder or any heinous crime they want. One has to remember, devil has limited power here on earth because God has control, but when time comes for soul to descend to Satan’s world, tables will turn. There will be no God, which means no mercy, no love, no grace, no truth, no good feeling. Satan is god of all evil and there is no good in evil, no matter how good it may have felt while here on earth.
Though some people live like there is no Hell, even they have fears. For instance, depending on what evil a person practiced while alive, it will be that same fear that comes upon them in Hell. If someone lived as a racist, a homophobe, a child abuser et, once in Hell, they will face that which they practiced here on earth, for eternity. Not to claim knowledge of what goes on in Hell, point is, people never consider consequences of their actions, beliefs, and lifestyles, and how they may be affecting someone else. They never consider that Hell could be a place of a person’s most adamant fears rolled into one long nightmare.