The current convention of describing those who die as having passed away provides a less confronting way of dealing with death. Christians have seemingly lost the biblical distinction by which we instead could simply say that believers who die have fallen asleep. Perhaps through a desire to avoid any impression of the doctrine of soul …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 52 Chapter 33 – Of the Last Judgment I. God has appointed a day, wherein he will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ, to whom all power and judgment is given of the Father. In which day, not only the apostate angels shall be judged; but …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 51 Chapter 32 – Of the State of Man After Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead I. The bodies of men, after death, return to dust, and see corruption; but their souls (which neither die nor sleep), having an immortal subsistence, immediately return to God who …

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There are some losses that don’t have a precise date. There’s a first day when a life ends. Really. Dedicated medical professionals provide amazing levels of care for a life they expect is over. That amazes me. There’s another day when a declaration of death is recorded, though all the machines are still running. Nothing …

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