Scriptural References

Genesis 5:5 Thus all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.
Genesis 5:8 Thus all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died.
Genesis 5:11 Thus all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died.
Genesis 5:14 Thus all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.
Genesis 5:17 Thus all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died.
Genesis 5:20 Thus all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.

Genesis 5:24 Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.

Genesis 5:27 Thus all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died.

Genesis 5:31 Thus all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years; and he died.

Genesis 9:29 All the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.

Genesis 35:29 And Isaac breathed his last; and he died and was gathered to his people, old and full of days; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Deuteronomy 34:7 Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died; his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

First Samuel 4:18 When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell over backward from his seat by the side of the gate; and his neck was broken and he died, for he was an old man, and heavy. He had judged Israel forty years.

Second Samuel 6:7 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there because he put forth his hand to the ark; and he died there beside the ark of God.

Second Kings 2:11 And as they still went on and talked, behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

First Chronicles 13:10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and he smote him because he put forth his hand to the ark; and he died there before God.

John 8:53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you claim to be?"
John 8:58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am."

John 11:26 and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"

John 21:18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go."

John 21:23 The saying spread abroad among the brethren that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?"

Acts 1:9 And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.

Acts 28:30 And [Paul] lived there [in Rome] two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him.....

Philippians 1:25 Convinced of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith....

Second Timothy 4:6 For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come.
Second Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he received approval as righteous, God bearing witness by accepting his gifts; he died, but through his faith he is still speaking.

Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was attested as having pleased God.

Hebrews 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, ill-treated....

Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference between fact and fiction. Between actual recorded history and legendary heresay. Superstitious rumor has sometimes seemed to become cold hard copy. And the deviated demented are always re-writing history and their concocted distortion against how things really occurred in the past.

What is the "etched-in-stone" proof of how something happened in history....or if it even happened at all? We have photos of now-deceased Reagan, Nixon, JFK, Eisenhower, etc. and paintings of previous presidents all the way back to the beginning of America. There are questionable paintings and drawings of big-name people before that.

The existence or non-existence of others allegedly having actually lived abound, as does their final fate. For example, cultic catholics and other religious types of their ilk have the pseudo-historical presumptive horror stories and perhaps myths that Isaiah was sawn apart, Peter crucified upside-down, and Paul beheaded in Rome. Never once in the entire Holy Bible are those allegations ever specifically stated, nor even inferred! The consequence of purporting such quite-possibly-false presumptions is that it increases faithless and fear of humanity in the potential believer, both suppressing and thwarting their innocent minds into apprehensive inactivity and seclusion. Such is not conducive to trusting the Lord and eagerly reaching out in bold evangelism for His sake!

Always read exactly and only what the ACTUAL Scriptural Text states....and nothing more. We must never "read into" the Bible verses what is in fact not there at all. Hallucinogenic insinuations and guesses simply do not cut it as to credibility. A significant coven of cultic religious heresies with resultant anti-social public-nuisance public-safety hazards can thankfully be avoided by so doing.

Acts 4:20 for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard."

Second Peter 1:16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

First John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life--
2 the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us--
3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.