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Death Is Not Scary
February 17, 2014

Death Is Nothing To Fear For The Righteous

The Presidents Of The Church Series: Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith did not fear death. He spoke at funerals of righteous people and declared that death is nothing to fear, especially for those who have been disciples of Christ.

Joseph Smith said; “The expectation of seeing my friends in the morning of the resurrection cheers my soul and makes me bear up against the evils of life. It is like their taking a long journey, and on their return we meet them with increased joy.”

It is hard to see a loved one die, and it is natural to mourn for their loss. In reality death should be a time of happiness not sadness. They continue to live and are in a much better place. If they have lived righteously, they are in a state of rest.

Joseph said, “This has been a warning voice to us all to be sober and diligent and lay aside mirth, vanity and folly, and to be prepared to die tomorrow.”

You will die, and everyone will die eventually. It is comforting to know that God will do right. Joseph said, “The spirits of the just are exalted to a greater and more glorious work; hence they are blessed in their departure to the world of spirits.” This is another reason not to fear death because your opportunity to make a difference is greater in the next life than it is here.

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