GOD'S TEMPLES— OUR COQUERED EEMY BY ROBERT STUART MacARTHUR For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. . . . That what is mortal may be swallowed up of life. 2 Cor. 5: i, 4. Why be afraid of death as though your life were breath? Death but anoints your eyes with clay. O glad surprise: This is the death of death; to breathe away a breath And know the end of strife, and taste the deathless life, And joy without a fear, and smile without a tear, And work, nor care to rest, and find the last the best. — Rev. Maltbie Davenport Babcock. OEATH is our last enemy. He is a trespasser on the fair fields of earth. Death is absolute, universal, and unescapable, and would be eternal but for the triumph of Jesus Christ. We have a right to hate death as a fruit of sin; but, thank God, we may have a complete victory over death. Death is dethroned, discrowned, and unsceptred. Instead of being the jailer of Hades, death is now to the Christian the porter of Paradise. Living is really dying. Dying is really living. o men who have ever truly lived can ever really die. They shall shine as stars for- ever and ever. On this side of heaven we are exiles; in heaven we shall be citizens. This side of heaven we are orphans; in heaven we shall be children in our Father's house. Here we are sometimes vanquished by evil, but the day of our death is our conquering day, our coronation day.