Are you prepared for Death or Just Old Age?

Posted by Elaine May 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM AEST

Have you considered your own mortality lately? How have you prepared? It seems many of us prepare for old age with investment accounts, wills, trusts, health care directives, etc.

But what about death itself? Have you prepared with the same diligence? Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:22: “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour? What are you waiting for?

The consequence of Adam’s sin is death.
When Adam sinned, sin entered the entire human race. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned. Romans 5:12

There are some who would say that Adam is a myth and the Bible is a collection of folk stories.

But there is one indisputable fact: No one can deny that people die. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, political power, or physical strength — one day everyone dies — and that includes you and me. As I’ve watched my mother’s health digress over the last several years, I have become so much more aware of my own mortality.

My mother is a wonderful, gentle, godly woman who loves the Lord with all her heart, soul and mind — but she is reaching the end point of her time on this earth — and it has given me a preview of what I will have to experience as well. It’s caused me to look really hard at my own preparation and I’m asking questions — practical ones like: Who of our children will take care of us? Do we have enough money? How will I function if Sherry (my wife) dies first? (I would be lost without her.) But the one thing I’m not worried about is where I’m going after my mortal body dies — because I know I’m going to heaven — just like my mother. That alone gives me such peace.

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I was asked a question not long ago: “If the wages of sin is death [referencing Romans 6:23], then why does a baby who has never sinned have to die? Isn’t death the consequence of sin?”

My answer is 1 Corinthians 15:21-22: “For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” The baby didn’t die because of his or her own sin — death was the result of Adam’s sin — and it is completely unavoidable for everyone — even a baby who has never sinned. However, the really good news is this: For those of us who have chosen Jesus, death is only the beginning. Author unknown

Tomorrow is promised to none of us so please share this message with those you love because everyone has the right to know!

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