Everyone, whether they admit it or not, has a natural fear of dying. Knowing ourselves to be sinners, and God perfectly righteous, intensifies this fear. Death is unavoidable, and comes to all of us eventually. But most people studiously avoid the subject until it catches them by surprise.
There is a better way. According to Jesus, there is only one way to face, and actually overcome, this overwhelming fear that has us in bondage (Heb. 2:15).
He came to set us free from it.
This “chapter” is an introduction to that way. It’s a compilation of some of the verses in the Bible that deal with our fear of death and how to overcome it. There are many more. If this is helpful to you, we hope you will continue to search the Scriptures for yourself to learn of the real hope that is only available in Christ!
“The Chapter” on Overcoming The Fear of Death
our Savior, Jesus Christ, indeed making death of no effect, bringing life and incorruption to light through the gospel, 2 Timothy 1:10
and might set these free, as many as by fear of death were subject to slavery through all the time to live. Hebrews 2:15
My heart is pained within me, and the terrors of death have fallen on me. Fear and trembling come on me; and horror has covered me. Psalms 55:4-5
Precious in the eyes of Jehovah is the death of His saints. Psalms 116:15
And Jesus said to him. Truly I say to you. Today you will be with Me in Paradise. Luke 23:43
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment; and the one fearing has not been perfected in love. 1 John 4:18
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:4
But when this corruptible shall put on incorruption, and this mortal one shall put on immortality, then will come to pass the Word, the one having been written, “Death was swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your sting? Hades, where is your victory?” 1 Corinthians 15:54-55
but thanks be to God, the One giving us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! 1 Corinthians 15:57
Because everything having been generated of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory overcoming the world, our faith. 1 John 5:4
For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, so also shall we be in the resurrection, Romans 6:5
But if we died with Christ, we believe that also we shall live with Him, Romans 6:8
Therefore stand firm in the freedom with which Christ made us free and do not be held again with a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle is taken down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in Heaven. 2 Corinthians 5:1
for we walk by faith, not by sight, even we are fully confident, and think it good rather to go away from home out of the body, and to come home to the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:7-8
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21
having a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better, Philippians 1:23
knowing yourselves to have a better and abiding possession in Heaven. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has great reward. Hebrews 10:34-35
“But the just shall live by faith;” “and if he draws back,” “My soul is not well-pleased in him.” Hebrews 10:38
But Jesus said to him. No one putting his hand on the plow, and looking at the things behind, is fit for the kingdom of God. Luke 9:62
Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever seeks to save his life, he will lose it. And whoever will lose it, he will preserve it. Luke 17:32-33
The one overcoming will inherit all things, and I will be God to him, and he will be the son to Me. Revelation 21:7