Full text of Bible teacher David Pawson’s teaching on death titled ‘Life After Death: Death (Part 1)’
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David Pawson – Bible Teacher
I’m going to read from the Old Testament.
Ecclesiastes 11:7-10 (TLB): ‘It is a wonderful thing to be alive! If a person lives to be very old, let him rejoice in every day of his life, but let him also remember that eternity is far longer and that everything down here is futile by comparison.
Young man, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it! Do all you want to; take in everything, but realize that you must account to God for everything you do. So banish grief and pain, but remember that youth, with a whole life before it, can make serious mistakes.’
Ecclesiastes 12: 1-7 (TLB): ‘Don’t let the excitement of being young cause you to forget about your Creator. Honor Him in your youth before the evil years come — when you’ll no longer enjoy living. It will be too late then to try to remember Him when the sun and light and moon and stars are dim to your old eyes, and there is no silver lining left among your clouds. For there will come a time when your limbs will tremble with age, and your strong legs will become weak, and your teeth will be too few to do their work, and there will be blindness too.
Then let your lips be tightly closed while eating when your teeth are gone! And you will waken at dawn with the first note of the birds; but you yourself will be deaf and tuneless, with quavering voice. You will be afraid of heights and of falling — a white-haired withered old man, dragging himself along: without sexual desire, standing at death’s door, and nearing his everlasting home as the mourners go along the streets.