Originally posted by @ogb
Every person experiencing near death say they no longer fear death !!
Walter Payton had a great quote on this. The famous Chicago Bears running back and one of the greatest running backs of all time was asked (I think by one of his teammates) if he feared death (a serious illness Payton had was what prompted the question.)
Payton said he did fear death but only because he hadn’t done it before.
This fits right in with the OP. People who know what to expect from an event no longer fear it.
It’s very interesting that although literally hundreds upon hundreds of millions of people have died, we who haven’t do not know what to expect. You have to die to know what death is like. No one can tell you. And once you die and find out, you can’t tell anyone.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”