What does the enemy do with people who aren’t afraid to die? How do you fight something like that? If the enemy says, “I’m going to kill you,” and you respond with a shrug, “To live is Christ and to die is gain.” How does he stop you? The ultimate threat of Satan is death, but Jesus holds the keys to death. Death has lost its sting in the Resurrection of the Son of God.
Christians who live like they are going to benefit in death are NOT like the suicide bombers of Radical Islam. Christians do not actively court death. We embrace life, but we do not FEAR death. We don’t seek to destroy others through our deaths. We don’t die for the sake of hatred. We seek to SAVE as many as possible. We die for the sake of LOVE, when we must be killed. It is completely different when a Christian lives like he’s already dead. It simply means he’s willing to take risks without fear for the sake of saving as many as possible.
All die, but not all really live. Jesus Christ told his disciples not to fear the one who can kill the body but can do nothing to the soul, but to fear the one that can both kill the body and then throw the soul into hell to experience eternal death. So who are you going to fear? Satan can kill the body, but if you belong to Christ, he can never touch your soul. What is to fear about that?