Death

“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”

Eze. 18:4

“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?  …thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Cor. 15:55-57

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Subsection

Funerals

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Order of Contents

Articles
Whether One May Desire Death?
Whether One May Contribute Anything Towards his Own Death?
The Burning of Thomas Cranmer
That Angels Carrys the Souls of Saints to Heaven upon Death

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Articles

1800’s

Hodge, Charles – A Brief Account of the Last Hours of Albert B. Dod1845, 13 pages, Albert Dod was a professor of mathematics, a presbyterian theologian, and a friend of many of the Princeton theologians.  Here is a wiki article on him.

Miller, Samuel – The Guilt, Folly, and Sources of Suicide: Two Discourses  Buy  1805

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1900’s

Berkhof, Louis – Physical Death, 1950, 4 long paragraphs, from his Systematic Theology

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Whether One May Desire Death?

Grove, Henry – An Inquiry in what Sense, and Upon what Grounds, Persons, who Naturally Dread Death, May Yet Desire Not to Live Always, being a Funeral Sermon occasioned by the Death of Mrs. Prudence Welman…  (London, 1730)  49 pp.

Grove (1684–1738) was an English nonconformist, presbyterian minister, theologian and tutor.

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Whether One May Contribute Anything Towards his Own Death?

Hall, Joseph – 2nd Decade, Case 10, ‘Whether and How Far a Man May Act Towards his Own Death?’  in Cases of Conscience Practically Resolved Containing a Decision of the Principal Cases of Conscience of Daily Concernment & Continual Use Amongst Men: Very Necessary for their Information & Direction in These Evil Times  (London, 1654)

Hall was a godly, Anglican bishop; he gets the answer right.

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The Burning of Thomas Cranmer

The Story of the Burning of Thomas Cranmer, see the three paragraph caption under the picture

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That Angels Carrys the Souls of Saints to Heaven upon Death

Mather, Increase – ‘When Godly Men Die, Angels Carry their Souls to Another & a Better World’  on Lk. 16:22  in Several Sermons Wherein is Showed, I. That Jesus Christ is a Mighty Savior...  (Boston, 1715)

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“I, even I, am He, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive”

Deut. 32:39

“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.”

1 Thess. 4:14

“Jesus died…  believers sleep.”
John ‘Rabbi’ Duncan
[Peaceful ‘sleep’ is a euphemism for death for the believer in the N.T.]

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