Friday, August 13, 2010

Death, in a word, Is Good

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive...When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory. ~1 Corinthians 15:22,54

"That which was God's ordinance for the infliction of judgement becomes an effectual means for the communication of mercy. It is by virtue of the death of Christ alone, that the souls of believers are freed by death from all impressions of sin, infirmity, and evils, which they had had from the flesh; which were their burden, under which they groaned all thie days... With wicked men it is not so. Death to them is a curse; and the curse is the means of the conveyance of all evil, and not deliverance from any. In what way they have been warmed and refreshed by the influences of the flesh, they shall be deprived of it." ~John Owen

Just read this last night... even death is good news now.