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Is it wrong to fear dying?

By Billy Graham, Tribune Content Agency on

Q: I often think about death; occasionally I even have nightmares about dying. Maybe it's because my parents died at a fairly young age, but I'm still fearful about dying (although I'm still in my 20s). Is something wrong with me? -- C.D.

A: Perhaps because of your background you think about death more than most people do -- but no, nothing's wrong with you. In fact, if you never thought about death something would be wrong -- because death is the ultimate reality we must all face. To never think about death isn't only unrealistic -- it's foolish.

The most important thing I can tell you, however, is that you don't need to fear death. The reason is because Jesus Christ came into the world to overcome death's power over us. Death was not part of God's original plan for the human race -- but when Adam and Eve rebelled against God, everything changed, and sin and death became our common lot. But by His death and resurrection Jesus Christ overcame the powers of sin and death and Hell -- and when we put our faith and trust in Him, they no longer have any power over us.

What will you do with Jesus Christ? This is most important question you will ever answer -- and I pray you'll answer it by turning to Him and committing your life to Him. Invite Him to come into your heart and life today, and trust Him alone for your eternal salvation. God's promise is for you: "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23).

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Then ask Him to take away your fears, and fill your life instead with His peace. Ask Him also to guide you and help you to follow Him every day.

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(Send your queries to "My Answer," c/o Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; call 1-(877) 2-GRAHAM, or visit the Web site for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: www.billygraham.org.)

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