We are confident I Say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:8 / (2 COR. 5:6-8)
The reason Jesus Christ, was with me in death – is because he has always been with me within my spirit. I had not become “diverted to another gospel”, (spiritually) in rebellion against him, (which is as witchcraft).
Using the Bible “independent of following the Lord”, in spirit and in truth, is the spiritual trick of an Antichrist, an enemy of the cross. This is what religion does, concerning the things of God; and is not with him, nor dependent upon him; who is Fully Able to deliver us as over comers of the world.
Are you confident in Him, who is within those who are His? Or are you dependent on something else; namely systematic theologies – which will “kill one’s spiritual confidence” that you can walk and function in Christ Jesus, alone as his disciple…