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How to face death as a Christian

by Dan Cruver Published May 15, 2014

I’ve found Martin Luther’s thoughts on how to face death as a Christian to be very helpful. You’ll find his comments here on Gal 4:7 in his commentary on Galatians.

We are not the heirs of some rich and mighty man, but heirs of God, the almighty Creator of all things. If a person could fully appreciate what it means to be a son and heir of God, he would rate the might and wealth of nations small change in comparison with his heavenly inheritance. What is the world to him who has heaven? No wonder Paul greatly desired to depart and to be with Christ. Nothing would be more welcome to us than early death, knowing that it would spell the end of all our miseries and the beginning of all our happiness. Yes, if a person could perfectly believe this he would not long remain alive. The anticipation of this joy would kill him.

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