“Just as man is destined to die once,”

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Hebrews 9:27
27 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,

This verse is always quoted to inject fear on us. This is is because we think it means that even if you have come to Jesus you will nevertheless be judged. Please note this is not what it means. The above sentence is the equivalent as ‘death and taxes’. What is really means is that ‘there is an absolutely certainty.’

Now let’s read the verse in its proper context. 

Hebrews 9:26-28
26 Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

Can you see it?

It says your salvation is as sure as ‘just as a man is destined to die once and then face judgment’. In English it sounds like this ‘your salvation in Jesus is as certain as ‘death and taxes”. 

I hope you are blessed.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Maggie Romero says:

    That’s interesting — I thought that scripture always meant that it was appointed once for man to die, in other words, no reincarnation. M

    1. Simon Yap says:

      That’s not I am trying to say. I do not believe in reincarnation. I believe in the resurrection.

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