The following articles are related to the topic of DEATH

What About Those After Death Visits to the Other Side?

Increasingly there are news reports concerning those who have had "mystical" experiences in which they claim to have visited the "other side," i.e., they died for a short period of time during some health crisis, and then returned to tell all about it. Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004) was highly acclaimed for her work with the terminally ill. Some of her ... read more »

Let Me Die the Death of the Righteous

Balaam is one of the great tragedies of the Old Testament. He was a Gentile prophet of God (cf. 2 Peter 2:15, 16) who lived at Pethor in Mesopotamia (Deuteronomy 23:4). Because he was afflicted with the common malady of covetousness, he sold out to Balak, a pagan Moabite king, who urged him to "curse" the Israelites as they made ... read more »

The Fear of Death

Noted skeptic Robert Owen visited with Alexander Campbell on the latter's farm prior to their famous debate in 1829. As they walked about the estate one day, they came to the family cemetery. Owen paused and remarked: "There is one advantage I have over the Christian - I am not afraid to die." Campbell then asked: "Have you any hope ... read more »

The Biblical View of Death

When the writer of Psalms exclaimed: "The terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me. And horror has overwhelmed me" (Psa. 55:4-5), he expressed the sentiments of vast multitudes who have faced the prospect of death. Bildad, Job's friend, characterized death as the "king of terrors" (Job 18:14). And the writer of Hebrews spoke ... read more »

Some Facts About Death

Death is an unpleasant subject. Unless one is in the "death" business (mortuaries, cemeteries, tombstones, etc.), he doesn't like to talk about it-much less reflect upon his own demise. Death has had a bad reputation throughout human history. It was pronounced as a penalty for Adam's sin in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:17), and all human beings (with the ... read more »

False Ideas Regarding Death

Each day of our existence we are reminded of the grim reality of death. It haunts us. We know so little about it. In fact, we know almost nothing regarding this ultimate physical experience, except for what is revealed in the Bible. But the biblical information is limited, and so false notions about death permeate society's thinking. The following discussion ... read more »

Life and Death Ethical Issues

Solomon once observed that there is "a time to be born, and a time to die" (Eccl. 3:2). Dying, which ultimately is the price tag attached to human rebellion (Gen. 2:17; Rom. 5:12), is man's final earthly experience. It shuts the door to this-world activity (Eccl. 9:6; Heb. 9:27)-the views of many fanciful speculators to the contrary notwithstanding-and opens vistas ... read more »

The Divine View of Death

In a psalm that is designed to emphasize the love of God for his children, an inspired writer declares: "Precious in the sight of Jehovah is the death of his saints" (116:15). The word "precious" is of considerable interest. The Hebrew expression (yakar) is used to depict a variety of things in the Old Testament. For example, the term describes ... read more »

Did Christ Die as a “Sinner” upon the Cross?

"Some say that when Jesus died he bore our 'actual' sins in his body on the cross.Others believe that Christ only bore the 'penalty' for sin.Which view represents the truth of the matter?" Some prominent theologians contend that when the Lord languished upon the cross, he literally bore our sins in his body, so that in reality, Jesus actually died ... read more »

The Terror of Death: Causes and Cures

Death has been depicted as the "king of terrors." Such was the descriptive of Bildad, one of Job's erstwhile friends (Job 18:14). His sentiment has been shared by countless others. The psalmist once lamented: "My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror has ... read more »