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Death by the Numbers

Psalm 90:10-12

 Introduction

1.    Longest funeral 40 years

2.    Began at Kadesh-Barnea ended at River Jordan

3.    There would have been an average of 80 90 funerals per day

4.    Our funeral march begins at birth and ends at death.

 ONE DEFINITION / FOUR VIEWS

1.    Death = end of life on this earth

2.    Death = separation of flesh and spirit

3.    Four common views of death

a.    Cycling and recycling Buddhists and New Age - reincarnation

b.    Continuation of life Hindu - enter a mushroom or animal transmigration of soul India may come back as a cow

c.    Cessation of life Sadducees, no after life, this life is all there is

d.    Transition to afterlife Biblical view

 TWO DEATHS / FOUR COMBINATIONS

1.    Bible is clear there are two different deaths

a.    Physical death separation of soul from body

b.    Spiritual death separation from God

2.    Four combinations

a.    Alive / Dead 1 Timothy 5:6

b.    Alive / Alive at conversion

c.    Dead / Dead the sinner at physical death

d.    Dead / Alive the Christian at physical death

 THREE EXCEPTIONS / NO EXEMPTIONS

1.    Enoch Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:5

2.    Elijah 2 Kings 2:11

3.    One remains those alive when Jesus comes 1 Thessalonians 4:17

4.    There are no exemptions from death

a.    Job 30:23

b.    Ecclesiastes 8:8

c.    Hebrews 9:27

d.    Romans 5:12

 From tract by Allen Webster


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