Physical Death: If you had a choice ... what would it be?

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  1. righteousdude2

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    This is a question that a good friend of mine used to ask his Advanced Social Work class, and from time to time he'd share with their responses.

    Because it was a Christian University, the answers were pretty much focused around Jesus being in their live and the fact that no matter how they died, they'd end up with Jesus.

    Still, the most popular way to die, as I remember was to die in ones sleep! No one wanted to die by way of a violent act or accident, i.e., airplane crash, car wreck, or murder.

    :flower: With that said, if you were given a choice, what would you ask God to spare you from, and what way would you prefer He used to reunite you with Him in heaven? :flower:
     
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    Having the biggest, baddest, meanest heart attack there's ever been since they started recording heart attacks!!! One that comes up suddenly-----like Coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers would say after Nick Marshall throws a TD pass to Artis-Payne-----BOOM!!! And that's it!!! I'm gone!! Out of here!!! One of those where the next scene is face to face with :jesus:!!!
     
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    Not cancer...not slow and in agony but as Julius Caesar answered when asked what type of death, he responded, "a sudden one "
     
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    Physical Death: If you had a choice ... what would it be?

    Um.......... yes.
     
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    The flesh wants comfort and security, but Jesus accepted the cup set before Him. How we die, with or without suffering, is not as important as how we live, and we should live as partakers in the suffering of Christ.
     
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    I am already united with Him in this body. That union will not break even if my current body is destroyed.

    That being said, I would prefer to face the death of my body doing something of supreme good - something heroic - that would bring glory to God.

    I'm not an emotional guy, but I get choked up when I see someone putting themselves at risk to rescue another person. It touches something very deep inside me - in the core of who I am.

    I would prefer that God would allow my physical life to be lost so another might be saved, but I am content to follow God's plan and see how everything works out.
     
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    If I have a choice, it would be to fly in the rapture.
     
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    ....personally I'd be happy to leave this realm peacefully in my sleep....
     
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    But that's not physical death. Even in your own thread you contradict yourself. Impressive.
     
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    No contradiction intended. I said "if I had a choice!" Thanks for always being there to point out the log in my eye, or should I say my OP :laugh:
     
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    I would not want to be impaled or burned. They both hurt.
     
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    Something peaceful, and quiet, maybe in my sleep like my grandfather. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.


    :tongue3:
     
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    As Kenny Rogers says in The Gambler, "and the best thing you can hope for is to die in your sleep."
     
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    That is my prayer for myself and all my loved ones! Still, the rapture is a close second.
     
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    I die daily.

    But my prayer is that if my death is to be a painful one, that it be for the name of Jesus.
     
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    When a person dies in their sleep it is usually caused by a fatal cardiac arrhythmia (ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation).

    If detected immediately, an electrical intervention (defibrillation/shock) can restore the rhythm back to normal and the persons life can be saved.

    Sometimes these events can be predicted.
    Those people with a higher chance for this problem can elect to have a defibrillator inserted internally (it's like a souped up pacemaker) to intervene when an event occurs.

    Yet when an older person chooses to get one of these devices and their time to die comes, they have to understand that a 'peaceful death' or a death in their sleep will not be the way they go out.
    They will go out with a BANG!

    The benefits of modern medicine can sometimes be decieving.

    Rob
     
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    My wife and I were trapped in a burning house for 11 minutes. You read all the time on how folk die by smoke inhalation long before the flames get you. I'm here to tell you that ain't much of a welcome relief either. :godisgood:
     
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    Part of my Navy firefighting school put us in "George", the smoke house, where oil, mattresses, diesel fuel, leaves, timber, and newspaper are burned and the smoke pumped into that building. You go in one door, and follow a chain around the room, knock on the exit door, and you are let out, probably after reciting the 6th general order of a sentry. You are in there long enough that you have to breathe, yet there is no air. It's super hot, like you cannot believe, dark as night, except for the embers you see floating in the air, and when you inhale, your lungs immediately reject the air, and the gag reflex kicks in, and you want to vomit. Yet you are forced to take another breath of it. You cannot know what it's like to burn in a fire unless you go through it, but to die of smoke inhalation would be a horrendous way to go. I can say that.
     
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    Asphyxiation. Unable to lift your head enough to breathe.
     

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