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- Category: Bible Questions and Answers about Satan
- Published on Thursday, 19 November 2009 17:40
Is the "fear of death" no longer satanic in its origin?
This page was adapted from an answer at Truth and Tidings Magazine by David Oliver.
Satan used Adam as the instrument to bring death into the world (Romans 5:12). So it may be said the Satan is the origin of death in the world. The fear of death, though, has human origins. However Satan can use it effectively as his tool.
The verse, therefore is not making a difference between those who lived before Christ and others who were born after the cross. It would be incorrect to say that believers or unbelievers in times before Christ were more afraid of death. However, it is correct to say that we have a much clearer understanding of Eternity and life after death. We should anticipate heaven more than even the greatest saints of the Old Testament.