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August 3, 2015

Death, the Curse and Fear (but not necessarily in that order!)

by Lester Young
From the jtGn archives…

Okay, I admit that title isn’t likely to make anybody’s Top Ten List of favorite dinner conversations. But the kid gloves are off today, which means that some old, standard “religious” ideas are probably gonna get punched dead in the throat.

Now, in order to build what we need to build, we’re going to have to break some things down into their base formats. In other words, we need to drill down to their primary (most literal) definitions. For instance, are you aware that if you’re born again, you’ve been freed from death? (Hebrews 2:14-15) Alright, how about this one: Did you know death has been totally abolished? (2 Timothy 2:10) Well, people – born-again Christians included – continue to die every day! Yes, that’s true. Or… is it God’s Word that’s true? (Psalm 119:142, 151; John 17:17; Romans 3:4; 1 John 5:10) I don’t know about you, but if there’s ever a question in my mind, I’ll always go with the latter.

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