Death (Open Forum) – Gospel in Life

Death (Open Forum)

Tim Keller |  October 27, 1996

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Open Forums are specifically designed for skeptics or those wrestling with the claims of Christianity. Each Open Forum included a brief concert by guest artists followed by a talk and open mic Q&A with Timothy Keller. This audio recording includes the talk only.

1. Death is unnatural

Most people accept death as a natural part of life, but really, it isn’t. Even kids understand that there’s something not right about it. You can see this idea in art, stories and beliefs from around the world. The sad part about death is that it takes away memories and love, hinting that we are more than just physical bodies.

2. Death is an executioner

When people think about death, they often think about their actions and whether they were right or wrong, even if they’re not religious. Famous thinkers like C.S. Lewis and Albert Camus also thought a lot about death and how scary it can be. But the secret to a happy and meaningful life is to live like death isn’t a concern, even though we all know it’s coming.

3. Death can be a means of redemption

Although death can seem like a scary punishment, the story of Jesus changes that. Jesus chose to face death to overcome it. This means that if we trust in him, our wrongdoings are forgiven, and death becomes a way to grow and get better, not just an ending.



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