Do we really understand Death?
The bible says Christians go to heaven when they die. And Paul’s says he prefers dying and being with the Lord over living on earth.
The bible also speaks of the wicked receiving greater eternal punishment for greater sins. And those who sin more suffer more. (This is not a debate about hell. If you do not think hell exists. Or if you believe God saves all in the end, please excuse yourself from hijacking this thread).
Because of this, do we properly evaluate the death we see around us? Are we creating more problems in saving lives that we would be letting events take their course? Do we preserve the life of the wicked so they can sin and suffer more for it? Do we preserve our Christian lives so we can suffer the dangers and miseries of old age in place of eternal bliss?
Was the slaughter of the Canaanites an act of God's mercy? Or destroying Sodom and Gomorrah a means to reduce their suffering in eternity? How about all the death we see around us? How about Christians facing death not defending themselves?
Any thoughts welcome.