As Christianity often comes hand-in-hand with the subject of death we often associate an RIP tombstone with a priest, pastor, or some religious representative at a burial site. However as we usually live many years before 'meeting our maker' I was wondering if their was any reformed perspective on managing our preparation for that eventual certainty? For instance, someone like Luther, who represent Protestant thought in so many ways; Did Luther publish any doctrinal perspectives on managing our death, aside for the obvious rule of faith in Christ to ensure a blessed hereafter?
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Luther brings up death quite a bit. He usually positive about it.
For example, Luther compares death to childbearing:
Luther sees death as a monster we must face and therefore should think about it often ensuring our faith in forgiveness is greater and when death finally comes, not to think of it any longer but to rely on our sense of forgiveness and think of nothing else, for this will be a day of trail:
Luther saw the guilty waving finger of the Devil as like the fiery vipers biting Israel in the desert. The only cure was too look at Jesus on the cross. This is the deepest insight into how to face death not being bothered by our sins in the final hour. He say's you must not be captivated by sin, looking at your own many sins directly, or looking at all the sinners falling into hell.