Romans 12:1, "I BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Our worship today, again, is not to go to a certain building, on a certain day of the week or certain holy days of the year. It is not to practice a certain ritual. For God’s “earthly people” Israel that was appropriate, but God has set the people of His “Holy Calling” free from that kind of worship. We can worship God at any time and in any place.
Worrying is as definitely forbidden as theft. This needs to be carefully considered and realized by Children of God, so that we do not excuse it as an innocent "weakness".
For an Atheist to think that this is all there is, and to vehemently want others to come to know that realization, MAKES NO SENSE! They have no HOPE! I mean what do they want Believer's in Christ to do, turn from Christ and our Blessed Hope to their life with NO HOPE?? And if they have no hope WHAT DO THEY CARE!
I am sure that all who are trusting in the LORD Jesus Christ should be convinced that those of the same precious faith who have fallen asleep have departed to be with Him, and although they are waiting to be clothed upon with their new "house", their new Heavenly body, they are in a state of CONSCIOUS bliss. They have departed to be with the LORD. They are at home with the LORD. This is the meaning of 2 Corinthians 5:8 . We know our blessed LORD tasted death. We know that He has abolished death and brought life and incorruptibility to light in the gospel. 2 Timothy 1:9-10 . What a glorious truth this is: Therefore, Life now for members of the Body of Christ is: Incorruptibility at Christ’s coming.
At death the spirit goes to God who gave it. The spirit is ALIVE. The spirit at death goes to the God of the living. Immediately. There is also NO hanging around in our world, for any reason, or any length of time. So, let’s get this straight...It is the body without the spirit that is dead.