My wife's 93 year old Grandfather was just diagnosed with leukemia. He and his wife go to a non denominational Christian church.
When the doctor told him that he needed Chemotherapy, he just said to the doctor, "I don't need any of that! I know where I'm going!"
He then said to his wife and the doctor, "I guess I don't need to worry about getting this place behind my ear looked at then.......Well I suppose I should have it cleaned up a little because people are going to see me laying there."
His wife then said, "You don't need it cleaned up, you're going to be laying there in the casket, no one will be able to see it."
They all had a laugh.
John (My step grandfather) is a great old man. He has a sharp mind and great memory. I have always enjoyed talking to him. He can tell you anything you want to know about Indiana high school basketball, and hasn't missed but about 3 games at his local high school since 1960.
My point is this: I never really understood how differently other Christians view death as opposed to Witnesses. As a Witness, I was always (and still am to an extent) afraid of death. Witnesses are concerned with "Did I DO enough to be resurrected?"
How much happier are people who have complete faith like John than others who have to hope they went out in field service enough, got enough hours, went to enough meetings, didn't sin too much, didn't ever grieve the Holy Spirit, etc....etc....etc.....