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how are we supposed to deal with death?

Discussion in 'Christian Spirituality Forum' started by beloved one, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. beloved one

    beloved one New Member

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    ive been realizing lately that death (human, physical death) is extremely weird. the truth of it makes complete sense. it makes more sense to me to believe that humans live on earth because of god creating us, and god created us to spend eternity with him, than to believe that we just appeared and die completely after a century or so.
    anyways. basically a grandparent died a month ago or so and so there were a few services following that i had to go to. since then ive just been thinking about how sort of, with all due respect, awkward (?) death and the services are. i have two more services to go to this week starting tomorrow and am nearly dreading it. just because i dont understand or know what to think/ what to pray about/ even how to act. ugh. its terrible. :( maybe we arent supposed to know if a person goes to heaven or hell, but as much as i trust god, i cant imagine people who i love suffering in hell. its awful to me and it makes me feel uncomfortable.

    one thing i know about the services is that they are humbling. like, i am humbled to know that flesh is grass.

    yikes. sorry this is a really terrible post. but i am sincerely concerned. and honestly curious as to what you all think/ what you think we should think.

    anyhoo!
    blessings!
     
  2. goodshepard55

    goodshepard55 New Member

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    Beloved one...not a bad subject..I think we all want to know our love ones are in heaven...I think we will be surprised when we get there at the number of people we never thought would be there..I personal try to think that Jesus does not want any to suffer and have seen people dying acknowledge Jesus in the end..They have seen Him waiting on them, even the ones most would have thought would be in hell...I have heard people talk about how mean people are and saying they would be in hell when they died...but when that person was dying, they would ask if I see Him, when ask who, they would respond ...Jesus...They see the angels and the Lord...So in response to your question on what to think, I personally just rejoice that they are with the Lord, even if I am unsure in my mind...We can never be sure of what is in the heart of another..But Jesus is sure...Rejoice, celebrate their life....

    Blessings Beloved one, my prayers are with you as you go through your week. I hope I have helped in some small way.

    Shep
     
  3. beloved one

    beloved one New Member

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    thanks! i appreciate your thoughts.
    rejoicing is definitely important, especially since hes bigger than even death. ah. cool. im relieved to know that people have seen god before their death. i was wondering that actually, so im glad you mentioned it. i feel like he would do that. that is comforting. i think there mightve been angels in the room when my grampa died. i mean i didnt see any, but sort of thought maybe. who knows! im glad to know that he is good either way. wow. i guess that goes to show how much grace and love he has even for the ones who dont like him. that is amazing to me. im so excited to see him.

    thanks shep. you have helped indeed :) blessings
     
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  4. goodshepard55

    goodshepard55 New Member

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    Glad this has helped you Beloved One...for Jesus stands by us..He after all made us...I believe even when someone does not know Him, that He still is there beside them till the end...He is ready to walk them to Him in that last moment..After all if He went to Abraham's Bosom and led the captives free...He can lead anyone to Him, He is ready....He does not want any to perish....Just like in some cultures where they have not been told the truth or have not heard the truth or have not been told about Jesus, where they could make up there mind..I believe He in those last moments...He shows them the Truth of who He is....I have seen people who were die hard atheist...See Him in the end..and accept the truth, verbally to Him...I have seen people talk with Him and ignore a room full of family members, just to talk with Him..It has been a great honor to witness His truth and Glory at the end of life....
     
  5. beloved one

    beloved one New Member

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    wow. oh my goodness. (i believe it.) praise the lord.
     
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