The Defeat of Death

“Death is a much of a mystery as life itself-a mystery that neither natural nor divine science is able to explain. As the Anglican theologian Austin Farrer so right said, ‘God does not give us explanations; he gives up a Son.’ The Christian faith is not a theodicy; it provides no final rationale or explanation for death. At the core of the Christian vision of death lies Scriptures’s proclamation of salvation in Jesus Christ. Death is an evil that is defeated once and for all by the willing sacrifice of the Son of God on the cross and by his glorious resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father.” (Vigen Guroian, Life’s Living Toward Dying, pg.41)

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