If we claim to follow Christ
we should admit that we are sinful and dying creatures, without hope of life except in Christ:
"Dust you are, and to dust you shall return." (Genesis 3:19)
"All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades." (Isaiah 40:6-7)
"For what is your life? It is even a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away." (James 4:14)
"All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away." (1 Peter 1:24)
The Bible makes it plain that we are mortal: only when we admit this can we truly look forward to the salvation it offers.