Does Death Fascinate You?
Every year at about this time our televisions and movie theaters are bombarded with all manner of scary movies and shows filled with ghosts, ghouls, goblins – you name it. Movies depicting some force of evil torturing, mutilating, and murdering some unfortunate person (or people) are especially popular around Halloween. In every generation it seems that man has had a morbid fascination with death, and many of the longstanding traditions and superstitions that now exist in many cultures are evidence of this fact.
The Bible certainly speaks of death and gives us a few hints as to what happens when a person dies (e.g., Lk. 16:19-31); in fact it even records some very interesting and bizarre events surrounding death (e.g., 1 Sam. 28:3-19; 2 Kings 13:21); and all of these
events were made possible because of the power of God. That should be sufficient, yet man is not content with that; he wants to know more than what God revealed about death. Because of this, fiction is often confused with fact and speculation becomes
the standard for what is the truth instead of God’s word. The fact is the Bible just doesn’t say as much as we would like it to say about death. Friends, let us be content with this: “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law” (Deut. 29:29).