by on January 19, 2013
In Other Words: Died (Religious)
Discuss this euphemism in the comments below.
Many euphemisms replace a difficult/awkward/unpleasant idea with another term to smooth it over. “Asleep in Christ” is not like that. This euphemism actually represents a different world view. As apostle Paul said, “to die is gain.” IF, and only if, one is secure in a living relationship with the Lord.
Asleep in Christ is actually a metaphor rather than a euphemism. It has deep meaning about the significance of death. Jesus, Paul, and Luke used this phrase.
Pushing up daisies, bought the farm, kicked the bucket, passed away, dead as a doornail
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