South Side Blog
Writings from staff and congregants to encourage you in your every life.
by Veronica Navarro
Every single person on Earth will endure death. Everyone.
Where will you go after you die?
For some, this is a scary question. It can and will ignite fear in many people.
Are you scared to die? Are you scared to meet God?
For those who have decided to follow Jesus and trust in Him, you don't have to fear death!
Romans 8:1-2 says: “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus… For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death;” therefore, is there now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus!
If we have allowed God be in our lives, Jesus blood, when he died on the cross, covers our sins, which allows us to stand before a holy God. If we are truly living in Him, we have no need to fear death. Everyone has sinned against Him—we all fall short of His glory. It is healthy to fear God, but we don't have to live in fear of what God will do to us.
Death has a fearful stigma and a sense of finality. Death entered the world because of sin, but did you know that the thought of death could also push us closer to Christ?
In Christ, all shall be made alive! He conquered the grave and proved that He truly is the Son of God.
I Corinthians 20-21 says: “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.”
Death is simply a transition phase for followers of Christ. This is when life on Earth transitions to an eternity with God. When we enter heaven, we will have a new “resurrected body.” To be absent from our Earthly body is to be present with the Lord. With this said, an individual can become saved at any point in life.
Romans 10:13 says: “For ‘whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.’”
When we acknowledge Him as Lord and trust in Him is when we should no longer have fear in death! Will you call on Jesus, today?
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