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Quotes for Topic: Death-difficulties

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Too many Christians feel that grief is wrong, that we’re supposed to rejoice when a loved one goes to be with the Lord. While we can rejoice in their homegoing, we can also grieve our loss.

Too many Christians feel that grief is wrong, that we're supposed to rejoice when a loved one goes to be with the Lord. While we can rejoice in their homegoing, we can also grieve our loss.


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A godly man is free from the sting, but not from the stroke, from the curse, but not from the cross of death.

A godly man is free from the sting, but not from the stroke, from the curse, but not from the cross of death.

Reference:  A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 72.


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Death is the moment of destiny; the seal of eternity; the cessation of probation; the commencement of retribution and judgment! The antecedents of death are dreadful – so are the accompaniments – so are the consequences! To every sense – death is revolting! To every social affection – death is crucifying! To reason – death is perplexing!  To everything but saving faith – death is overwhelming!

Death is the moment of destiny; the seal of eternity; the cessation of probation; the commencement of retribution and judgment! The antecedents of death are dreadful – so are the accompaniments – so are the consequences! To every sense – death is revolting! To every social affection – death is crucifying! To reason – death is perplexing!  To everything but saving faith – death is overwhelming!

Reference:  The Practical Believer Delineated.


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Ah! It is a fearful thing to leave the company of living men, and lie down in the narrow house, with a shroud for our only clothing, a coffin for our couch, and the worm for our companion.  It is humiliating, it is loathsome.

Ah! It is a fearful thing to leave the company of living men, and lie down in the narrow house, with a shroud for our only clothing, a coffin for our couch, and the worm for our companion.  It is humiliating, it is loathsome.

Reference:  Comfort and Sorrow, Christian Focus Publishers, 2002, p. 132, Used by Permission.