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IS DEATH REALLY THAT SERIOUS?


There were 2,813,503 total deaths in the US in 2017.


Top ten causes of death in the US in 2017:

Heart disease = 647,457  (23.5% total deaths)

Cancer = 599,108  (21.3% total deaths)

Unintentional injuries = 169,936  (6% total deaths)

Chronic lower respiratory disease = 160,201 (5.7% total deaths)

Stroke and cerebrovascular diseases = 146,383  (5.2% total deaths)

Alzheimer’s disease = 121,404  (4.3% total deaths)

Diabetes = 83,654  (3% total deaths)

Influenza and pneumonia = 55,672  (2% total deaths)

Kidney disease = 50,633 (1.8% total deaths)

Suicide = 47,173 (1.7% total deaths)


Total deaths from these 10 causes = (74.5%) 2,081,621 for 2017, which would be . . .

173,468 per month
40,031 per week
5,703 per day


There was roughly 346,000 COVID deaths in 2020, of which 6%* will be actual COVID deaths with no underlying illnesses.  (* CDC reference)

That looks like this . . .

20,760 for the year
1,730 per month
399 per week
56 per day


Death is the #1 fear of mankind. What does the Bible say about that?

 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. - Hebrews 2:14-15 (NKJ)

What else does the Bible say about our death? That God knows the number of our days.

 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born.  Every day of my life was recorded in your book.  Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.  - Psalm 139:15-16 (NLT)

God knows every person intimately and desires a personal relationship with them. How do we know that?

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. - John 3:16 (NKJ)

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  - Matthew 10:29-30 (NKJ)



How can I have a relationship with God then?


First, acknowledge that you’re a sinner in need of a Savior.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God - Romans 3:23 (NKJ)

Do I know what will happen to me as a sinner?

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23  (NKJ)

How can I accept Jesus as my Savior?

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJ)

Will God ever turn anyone away?

“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." - John 6:37  (NKJ)

Can I know for certain that I now know God?

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. - Romans 10:9  (NKJ )

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