How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.   George Macdonald

When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die.   Jim Elliot

It is not darkness you are going to, for God is Light. It is not lonely, for Christ is with you. It is not unknown country, for Christ is there.   Charles Kingsley

There is a preacher of the old school but he speaks as boldly as ever.  He is not popular, though the world is his parish and he travels every part of the globe and speaks in every language.  He visits the poor, calls upon the rich, preaches to people of every religion and no religion, and the subject of his sermon is always the same.  He is an eloquent preacher, often stirring feelings which no other preacher could, and bringing tears to eyes that never weep.  His arguments none are able to refute, nor is there any heart that has remained unmoved by the force of his appeals.  He shatters life with his message.  Most people hate him; everyone fears him.  His name?  Death.  Every tombstone is his pulpit, every newspaper prints his text, and someday every one of you will be his sermon.  Author Unknown


‘Who gathered this flower?’ The gardener answered, ‘The Master.’ And his fellow servant held his peace.   Author Unknown

All death can do to the believer is deliver him to Jesus. It brings us into the eternal presence of our Savior.   John MacArthur

God buries His workmen but carries on His work.   Charles Wesley

When the time comes for you to die, you need not be afraid, because death cannot separate you from God’s love.   Charles Spurgeon

Christian! Death cannot hurt you! Death is your best friend – who is commissioned by Christ to summon you from the world of vanity and woe, and from a body of sin and death – to the blissful regions of glory and immortality, to meet your Lord, and to be forever with Him!  William Mason

There is one single fact which we may oppose to all the wit and argument of infidelity, namely, that no man ever repented of being a Christian on his death-bed.   Hannah More

Death may be the King of terrors… but Jesus is the King of kings!    D.L. Moody

Lord, if any have to die this day, let it be me, for I am ready.   Billy Bray

The very happiest persons I have ever met with have been departing believers.  The only people for whom I have felt any envy have been dying members of this very church, whose hands I have grasped in their passing away.  Almost without exception I have seen in them holy delight and triumph.  And in the exceptions to this exceeding joy I have seen deep peace, exhibited in a calm and deliberate readiness to enter into the presence of their God.   C.H. Spurgeon

At death we cross from one territory to another, but we’ll have no trouble with visas. Our representative is already there, preparing for our arrival. As citizens of heaven, our entrance is incontestable.    Erwin Lutzer

Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death.    William Gurnall

Ye have lost a child; nay, she is not lost to you, who is found in Christ; she is not sent away, but only sent before; like unto a star which, going out of sight, does not die and vanish, but shines in another hemisphere.   Samuel Rutherford

Death in its substance has been removed, and only the shadow of it remains…Nobody is afraid of a shadow, for a shadow cannot block a man’s pathway for even a moment. The shadow of a dog can’t bite; the shadow of a sword can’t kill.   C.H. Spurgeon

We see his smile of love even when others see nothing but the black hand of Death smiting our best beloved.   C.H. Spurgeon

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.    Helen Keller

Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of East Northfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now; I shall have gone up higher, that is all, out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal- a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint; a body fashioned like unto His glorious body.   D.L. Moody

A Christian knows that death shall be the funeral of all his sins, his sorrows, his afflictions, his temptations, his vexations, his oppressions, his persecutions.  He knows that death shall be the resurrection of all his hopes, his joys, his delights, his comforts, his contentments.   Thomas Brooks

For the child of God, death is not the end but merely the door into a higher and more exalted life of intimate contact with Christ.  Death is but the dark valley opening out into an eternity of delight with God.  It is not something to fear, but an experience through which one passes on the path to a more perfect life.   Phillip Keller

A human being does not cease to exist at death. It is change, not destruction, which takes place.   Florence Nightingale

All death can do to the believer is deliver him to Jesus.  It brings us into the eternal presence of our Savior.   John MacArthur

“Die:” To stop sinning suddenly.   Ambrose Bierce

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave it with regret?  There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.   C.S.  Lewis

I have sent for you that you may see how a Christian can die.   Joseph Addison,  on his deathbed to stepson

I am ready to meet God face to face tonight and look into those eyes of infinite holiness, for all my sins are covered by the atoning blood.   R.A. Torrey

Death is the last and best physician, which cures all diseases and sins – the aching head and the unbelieving heart. Sin was the midwife which brought death into the world; and death shall be the grave to bury sin! O the privilege of a believer!   Thomas Watson

The hope of dying is the only thing that keeps me alive.   Vance Havner

As I go into a cemetery I like to think of the time when the dead shall rise from their graves. … Thank God, our friends are not buried; they are only sown!   D.L. Moody

The fear of death is ingrafted in the common nature of all men, but faith works it out of Christians.   Vavasor Powell

It has always seemed to me a major tragedy that so many people go through life haunted by the fear of death–only to find when it comes that it’s as natural as life itself. For very few are afraid to die when they get to the very end. In all my experience only one seemed to feel any terror–a woman who had done her sister a wrong which it was too late to right. Something strange and beautiful happens to men and women when they come to the end of the road. All fear, all horror disappears. I have often watched a look of happy wonder dawn in their eyes when they realized this was true. It is all part of the goodness of nature and, I believe, of the illimitable goodness of God.    A Veteran Nurse

He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.   Mathew Henry

Resolved, to think much on all occasions of my own dying, and of the common circumstances which attend death.   Jonathan Edwards

Many Christians dread the thought of leaving this world. Why? Because so many have stored up their treasures on earth, not in heaven. Each day brings us closer to death. If your treasures are on earth, that means each day brings you closer to losing your treasures.   Randy Alcorn

I don’t so much pray that my death will be without pain, but that it will be without doubt.    John Piper

So we fall asleep in Jesus. We have played long enough at the games of life, and at last we feel the approach of death. We are tired out, and we lay our head back on the bosom of Christ and quietly fall asleep.   Henry Ward Beecher

I have seen many men and women of fashion die, and I never saw one of them die well. The trappings off, there they lay on the tumbled pillow, and there were just two things that bothered them, a wasted life and a coming eternity.   James H. Aughey

Let them fear death who do not fear sin.   Thomas Watson

Never fear dying, beloved. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a Christian has to be anxious about. Fear living – that is a hard battle to fight, a stern discipline to endure, a rough voyage to undergo.   C.H. Spurgeon

A wretched, poor and helpless worm, on Thy kind arms I fall.  William Carey, his requested epitaph

You will tell the others that I am going home a little sooner than I thought. Then tell them not to talk about the servant but to talk about the Savior.   F.B. Meyer 

Never fear dying, beloved. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a Christian has to be anxious about. Fear living – that is a hard battle to fight, a stern discipline to endure, a rough voyage to undergo.    Charles Spurgeon

We see his smile of love even when others see nothing but the black hand of Death smiting our best beloved.    Charles Spurgeon

The Intermediate State refers to that period and/or experience of the individual between the time of physical death and bodily resurrection.    Sam Storms

“I’m so glad Elisabeth is with the Lord, and not in that box.” [Wife of R. A. Torrey on death of 12 yr. old daughter.]  Reuben Archer Torrey

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark.   Francis Bacon