Monday, July 4, 2016

Why Death

    The June 27, 2016 issue of Time magazine has a list of 49 people with their pictures who died, ranging from 18 years old to 50 years old. These are the people who died without any warning in the Orlando, Florida massacre. Michael Schover, the author of the ten-page article said: “The man who attacked at the Orlando night club picked his spot carefully.” In other words, he planned his horrendous crime ahead of time. Such a horrendous crime may well mean we are living in the last days of this present age. Or, to put it another way, Jesus may come back soon to rapture those who are His children because they have been born again. The Bible teaches that Jesus will return to take His children home to heaven. After that rapture the Great Seven-Year Tribulation predicted in Scripture will begin.

    Back to the title of this Thought for the Day article, “Why Death?” Scripture clearly teaches we need to understand that “It is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment” (Heb. 9:27). No one of us knows when we will die. However, “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever  believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). What if you should die today or whenever? Are you ready to meet God?