Posted by r. a. Thurs., Aug.18, 2016
I would like to stress that I do not belong to any religious organization whatsoever. I regard myself as a student of the bible. All religious institutions are incorporated, man-made constructs who are required to pledge their allegiance to their governments. These religious bodies propagate many lies, false doctrines and mingle these with some truth. Please understand, the truth does NOT contain lies or falsehoods.
Peace and blessings to all who hate the lie and love the truth. (r. a. intro)
1 O death, how bitter it is to remember you for a man at peace with his goods, to a man without worries, who prospers in everything, and still has the strength to feed himself. (death is un-welcomed).
2 O death, your sentenced is welcome to a man in want, whose strength is failing, to a man worn out in age, worried about everything, dissatisfied and beyond endurance. (death is welcomed)
3 Fear not the sentence of death, remember them that have been before thee, and that come after; for this is the sentence of the Lord over all flesh.
4 And why art thou against the pleasure of the most High? There is no inquisition in the grave, (that is, its length won’t be held against you) whether thou have lived ten, or an hundred, or a thousand years.
The Fate Of The Wicked And Godless (Sinners)
5 The children of sinners are abominable children, and they that are conversant (meet and assemble) in the dwelling of the ungodly.
6 The inheritance of sinners’ children shall perish, and their posterity shall have a perpetual reproach (disgrace).
7 The children will complain of an ungodly father, because they shall be reproached (blamed) for his sake.
8 Woe be unto you, ungodly men, which have forsaken the law of the most high God, for if ye increase, it shall be to your destruction:
9 And if ye be born (to the ungodly), ye shall be born to a curse: and if ye die, a curse shall be your portion.
10 All that are of the earth shall turn to earth again: so the ungodly shall go from a curse to destruction.
11 The mourning of men is about their bodies (humans mourn their dead): but an ill name (worthless name) of sinners shall be blotted out (destroyed/perish).
12 Have regard to thy name (your reputation); for that shall continue with thee above a thousand great treasures of gold.
13 A good life hath but few days: but a good name (a good reputation) endures for ever. Source for the above: Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus Chp.41 verses 1 – 13
For those who are following the true Messiah and obeying the commandments, statutes, judgements of the Creator-God, the great I AM, as did Messiah, they will inherit eternal life. (r. a. note)
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit in-corruption.
51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep (suffer physical death), but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we (the living at the time) shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on in-corruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on in-corruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. (the transgression of the Creator’s laws is the reason we experience physical death)
57 But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord, The Messiah (Christ)
CONCLUSION: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. (Ecclesiastes chpt. 12 verse 12)
My sources: King James Bible, The Apocrypha and Jerusalem Bible.