Death is real, and its reality hurts us. Yet our journey does not end when we breathe our last on earth. How do we as Christians come to grips with death? What can we expect afterward?
An Army officer turned pastor, Richard Phillips is familiar with death and able to tackle this difficult topic with clarity and care. After describing the proper response to death modeled by Jesus and noted Christians, he provides a biblically faithful explanation of what we can expect in the actual experience of death, the final judgment, and our eternal state.
Basics of the Faith booklets introduce readers to basic Reformed doctrine and practice. On issues of church government and practice they reflect that framework—otherwise they are suitable for all church situations.
Richard D. Phillips (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and coeditor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series.
"This is a thoroughly biblical tool for the thorny work of leading congregants through the dying process or encouraging those left behind." - Howard Eyrich, Pastor of Counseling Ministry, Briarwood Presbyterian Church