A Fear of Death Leading to God
None is sure about what will happen to him or her after death. However, Christ Jesus clearly stated that rich men went to the hell and and poor and pious men were allowed to enter Heaven.
Believing in Christ Jesus is to believe His words, so that true believers are not afraid of their death.
Centuries ago, there were many people who truly thought about Heaven and the hell. But with advancement of science and technology, less and less people have come to think about Heaven and the hell as well as their death.
Modern social environments surrounded by high-tech goods, advanced hardware and software, games and images, various entertainments, demanding business activities, etc. have made people easily forget about their death and afterlife.
However, it is the situation that does good to Satan. People whose minds are occupied by money making and the worldly things come to less think of the hell and Heaven and thus God. Their minds would naturally go away from God. It surely rejoices Satan.
Modern living surrounded by so many material things and goods makes people concentrate on living in this world and forget about their death and the hell and Heaven and thus God.
The gravest blasphemy is not accusing or criticizing God but forgetting and stopping thinking about God. So, it is not bad for a man to be afraid of his death and wonder if he can enter Heaven, since he might come to ask God for mercy.
No matter how rich a man is, he has a reason to ask God for mercy, since anyone will die someday. Being afraid of one's own death is good as it can be the first step to look for God. A fear of death should lead people to God.
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Joh 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
Joh 4:11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
Joh 4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Joh 4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: