What happens to us when we die? How do you know? I admit I worry about death a lot, but most of my friends don't seem to even think about it. Is something wrong with me? I'm a college student, and I guess it's not cool to think about death very much. — T.D.
It might not be "cool" to think about death, but it is realistic. It's no accident that the world's greatest literature and philosophy deal with the fact that some day our lives will come to an end. Death is inevitable, and to deny it or ignore it is tragic.
But when we know Christ, death no longer grips us with fear—and the reason is because Jesus Christ has conquered death! How did He do this? He did it first of all by dying on the cross to take away our sins. You see, death came into the world because we have rebelled against God—which is what the Bible calls sin.
But by His death and resurrection Christ broke the chains of sin and death. We don't need to fear death any longer, because Christ has overcome it! The Bible says, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23).
I invite you to receive that gift right now by asking Christ to come into your life as your Lord and Savior. God loves you, and He does not want you to spend eternity separated from Him. Open your heart and life to Christ—and when you do, God will not only forgive your sins but He will adopt you into His family forever. Once you know Christ, you have "an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you" (1 Peter 1:4).