In life as in death we belong to the Lord.
Romans 5:12-15. Listen to Paul get lost
in his own argument as he tries to explain the difference that
Christ has made. Simplified, the argument is this: Death as exile
from God entered the world because of sin, specifically because
of the sin of Adam, the type of all human beings.
But in the death of Christ, all that sin and therefore death-as-exile-because-of-sin
was wiped away by the grace of God.
Matthew 10:26-33. In death as in life,
trust in God and proclaim your faith boldly.