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Watson on Death and the Last Day - by Michael Phillips
Death and the Last Day - Part 2 of 3
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Philippians 1:21
Apr 10, 2002 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's blessing, we'll move on in our study of Thomas Watson's little book on Death and the Last Day. If the title makes you feel funny, then welcome to the human race! We all feel that way about death. It is The Last Enemy-Paul says-and has to make you a little nervous. But, for the believer, there's more than fear; there's also hope. Paul says "To die is gain"-not loss. For the Christian death leads to Something Better. Better in the short-run; and, in the long-run, even better. In the second chapter of his book, Watson tells us what happens to the believer's soul at death-and also what happens to his body. THE BODY Let's start with the body. What happens to the Christian's body when he dies? If it's buried, it slowly decomposes and goes back to the earth from which it came. It's creepy to think about it, but it's true: In every step you take, you're walking on dead bodies. Billions have died in the past and their ashes are mixed in with our lawns and gardens and potted plants. If the body is cremated or buried at sea, the process changes a little bit, but the end result is the same. Adam was made from the dust of the earth, and when he sinned, he started ... More >>>

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