Ecclesiastes 7:1-2

A good name is better than fine perfume,
and the day of death better than the day of birth.
It is better to go to a house of mourning
than to go to a house of feasting,
for death is the destiny of everyone;
the living should take this to heart. (NIV)

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  1. This verse is an example of a relitive Dispensational truth. Addressed to OT Jew this verse was aplicable during the Age of the Law, and while it remains true in part yet still does not strictly apply today in our Dispensation of Grace for while it is true today that like an OT Jew, the Christian may look at death in a positive way (as a glorious transfomation into the presence of the Lord… see Pil 1vs 20-24) yet it is not true that Death is the destiny of *every Christian*. Unlike the OT Jew, Christians have a special Hope… baced upon a special promise that applies to our dispensation. *We may not die!* The last Christians of this age will escape this earth alive *without tasting death*… at the Rapture. (See 1Thes 5vs1-10. and 1Cor 15vs 51-57.) This special promise was not given to the writer of Ecclesiastes, nor was it a hope of the Jews to whom Ecclesiastes is addressed. Thus we need to “rightly divide the word of truth” so that the doctrine of each age may be properly understood and not confounded in contradiction and confusion. Dispensationally speaking The rapture is the End of the Age of Grace, and the beginning of The Great tribulation period and the rise of the AntiChrist. Gods focus is back upon Israel… and His Kingdom will then again be ‘at hand’ (Will come at the end of the Great tribulation and the destruction of the AntiChrist.)

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