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Is Death A Door To Heaven?

Is death a door to heaven?

“25 For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death.”

1 Corinthians 15:25-26

Many people speak of death as a friend, a doorway to Jesus. Indeed, when a human lives to a ripe old age, there is a time to die and go to “be with Christ, which is far better.” (Philippians 1:23). But death should never be thought of as the friend to the human race nor God’s creation. Death is the enemy.

The idea that a place in the sky called Heaven is our “real home” has led us to talk about death as a good thing. We sometimes speak of death as though it is our plane ticket to paradise. This belief is an anti-creation position that has tragically led to justify or at least soften the blow of abortion and suicide. The aborted baby is said to “be with Jesus,” as though we did the child a favor by dismembering it. The suicide is considered to “be in a better place,” or is “finally free,” because they murdered themselves, or as GK Chesterton argued, by killing themselves, they murder the world. To justify these horrific acts is itself a horrific act made possible by the misappropriation of death.

In the beginning, death had a particular role to play within God’s good creation. There was always seedtime and harvest, including the time for the seed to die. But with the entrance of evil, death took on a malicious form. Death became death with a capital D, an anti-creational force that intends to steal, kill, and destroy God’s good creation. Death is the enemy that sought to kill God. Death is our enemy too. Never agree with any notion that neutralizes the act of taking life prematurely. Such ideas are not from God.

“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.” Psalm 139:16 Follow me on Telegram for daily encouragement:

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