There is a strange silence surrounding the subject of death in our day. Our most clever people and outspoken commentators rarely broach the subject. When in fact the subject is raised in conversation the usual response for most is to desperately try and cover up their fears and mitigate their emptiness of hope or understanding on the subject. Indeed, most are probably asking "when is it my turn?"
Why all the silence on the subject of death? Has not the wisest man to ever lived, Solomon, said "for death is the destiny of every person"? Should it not be true that in order to know how to live right we need to first settle the questions of death? ... What does death mean? What is its use? How do I live my life today in relation to death Is there hope?
On Sunday when we once again take up the subject of the resurrection (Christ's and ours who are in Him), in studying 1 Corinthians 15:35-58, it is these questions that we will seek to answer (at least in part).
Take a few minutes to read through 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 if you can. Below is a excerpt:
Think it Through
It has been said that the ultimate separator of people is not rich and poor, black or white, educated or not - it is those who face their death with the hope found in the Gospel and those who do not.
How is our popular culture today grappling with the subject of death? Cite some examples if you can as you comment below.