Saturated with Death

We are enslaved to the fear of death because the basis of our identities – all the ways we define ourselves and make meaning with our lives – is revealed to be an illusion, a lie, an obfuscation, a neurotic defense mechanism involved in death repression. Death saturates every aspect of our personhood.

…This predicament gives us a glimpse into why the biblical authors speak of conversion and discipleship as a death – our identities are too saturated with death to be rehabilitated as they stand.

The Slavery of Death – Richard Beck (39)

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