For Believers, Death but a “Departure”

Great comfort and strengthening Truth here. Thank you, Mr. Ettinger.

By David Ettinger

I’m a great fan of the classic TV series, “The Twilight Zone.” The TV masterpiece, which ran from 1959 through 1964, was innovative, and still holds up admirably today.

bon voyageBut despite the show’s ingenuity, it blew it in one area, that being its dealing with death. In several episodes, Rod Serling, the show’s creator and foremost writer, presented death as a peaceful, welcoming, and desirable passage from this life to the next.

Sorry to say, but this is nothing but wishful thinking. The Bible is clear that following this life, unbelievers move on to eternal punishment in Hell. Jesus confirms this truth in such passages as Matthew 18:6-9 and Matthew 25:31-46. The apostle Paul also affirms this truth in 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10.

There is nothing good about death. It is bad, and is meant to be bad – particularly for the unbeliever. However, for the…

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  1. I’m so glad I read this article. I am resolute in the fact my son was likely gone before his tragic car accident. I’ve felt all along that the Lord stretched out his hand and said c’mon Drew. And then the car smashed into a concrete barrier. Departure is what exactly happened and I have great peace about it and scripture to back up the idea of departure. The Word of God is our greatest hope. Thanks.

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