21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22But if to live in the flesh,—if this shall bring fruit from my work, then what I shall choose I know not. 23But I am in a strait betwixt the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ; for it is very far better:
At the point of death, world renowned Chemist Michael Faraday, had no doubts as to his fate. "I am resting on certainties" was his emphatic reply to a question as to his speculation at the point of death.
With a gun to his head and a promise to shoot after a count of five, Harlan still was unfazed and in fact urged his persecutor, Elias, to shoot. For he had a hope, far more powerful than death and was certain that death was only a bridge to eternity with Christ.