The following articles are related to the topic of DEATH

Solomon’s Reflections on Death

In spite of some claims to the contrary, the best evidence still supports the conclusion that Solomon, the son of David, king in Jerusalem, authored the book of Ecclesiastes (see 1:1,12).The basic proposition of this thrilling - though difficult - Old Testament narrative is the affirmation that earthly goals, pursued as ends, lead only to disappointment. A person cannot find ... read more »

Did Jesus Contradict Himself as He Approached Death?

"Does John 12:27 conflict with Matthew 26:39 - the former suggesting that Jesus approached his impending death without hesitation, while the latter suggests just the opposite?" Here are the texts under consideration: "Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause came I unto this hour" (Jn. 12:27). "And ... read more »

The Qur’an and the Death of Christ

Islam's Qur'an asserts that Jesus was not crucified; rather, the Savior's death was only "made to appear" as such; actually, it is alleged, he was "raised up" unto God without dying on the cross (Sura IV. 157-158). This allegation is absolutely void of evidence. Note the following. The Old Testament prophets foretold the death of Christ. The Lord was to ... read more »

I Was Sentenced to Death in the Electric Chair – A True Story

There are two motivating factors in a person's life. One brings him to God; another is love for God. Fear brings a man to realize the consequences of his sin and turns him to God, and love for God will cause one to grow in God's favor. He loves God when he sees the love that was manifested in the ... read more »

Who Is in Control of Death?

"When a Christian loved one dies, folks often say, "God called him home." Yet scripture seems to say that the devil has the "power of death" (Hebrews 2:14). Who does cause death?" Let us first consider several general Bible truths. God is both the author and sustainer of life (Acts 17:25,28; 1 Timothy 6:13). Since Jehovah is all-powerful, he obviously ... read more »

What Happens To A Person At Death?

When the human body dies, it goes back to the dust of corruption (Gen. 3:19; Eccl. 12:7; 2 Cor. 5:1) where it remains until the "last day" of earth's history (Jn. 6:44, 54). At that point it will be raised in a new form, an immortal body (Dan. 12:2; Mt. 10:28; 1 Cor. 15:54). The human body is not "recycled" ... read more »

Islam’s Denial of the Death of Jesus Christ

Islam's Qur'an asserts that Jesus was not crucified; rather, the Savior's death was only "made to appear" as such. Actually, it is alleged, he was "raised up" unto God without dying on the cross (Sura IV.157-158). Here is the text in full: "That they said (in boast), 'We killed Christ Jesus The son of Mary, The Apostle of God'; - ... read more »

Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 — Man, Animals, and Death

Religious materialists contend that man does not possess an incorruptible spirit. Rather, it is alleged, humanity is wholly mortal. It is argued that in this respect man does not differ from an animal. The Jehovah's Witnesses claim, based upon their misunderstanding of Ecclesiastes 3:19-21, that "there is nothing that humans have as a result of birth that gives them superiority ... read more »

The Death of Sennacherib: A Case Study in Prophecy

The study of Bible prophecy is a most fascinating engagement. In his monumental work, Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy, the late Professor J. Barton Payne contended that the Bible contains 1,817 prophecies which embrace 8,352 predictive verses. These, he said, consume about twenty-seven percent of the whole biblical text (1973, 674-675). In this brief article we will consider but one of ... read more »

The Jewish Talmud and the Death of Christ

In one of his epistles, Paul, lifting a text from the book of Job (5:13, LXX) to emphasize the folly of human wisdom in contrast to that which is divine, observed that God "catches the wise in their own craftiness" (1 Corinthians 3:19). A fisherman "caught in his own net" is a pathetic sight. Or, as Chrysostom (c. A.D. 347-407) ... read more »