Christ looked death in the eye and said, "NO!"
As He had said to Jairus when his daughter was sick and everyone thought she had died, "She isn't dead. She's sleeping."
As Ashley Smith said to Brian Nichols, "You are not dead."
As the angel said at Jesus' tomb, "He is not here; He has risen, and has gone on ahead of you into Galilee."
"He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today. He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart. You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart."