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??? . . . DEATH . . . Then What . . . ???
Different "Deaths" in the Bible
There are three different "deaths" mentioned in the Bible.
- #1 Physical death.
- #2 Spiritual death.
- #3 Eternal death.
All three deaths are separation of some kind. Death is separation!
#1 . . . Physical death is simply SEPARATION of the body and soul.
2 Cor. 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. (KJV)
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. (KJV)
Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. (KJV)
OTHER Scriptures on Physical Death: Gen.27:2; Ps.39:4; 49:14; 73:26; 88:3; 89:48; 90:3; 103:16; 141:7; 146:7; John 6:49; Acts 2:29; Rom. 5:12; 1 Cor.15:22; Jam.4:14; 2 Pet.1:14; Heb.9:27; Rev.6:8.
#2 . . . Spiritual death is SEPARATION from God by refusing to believe Him.
1 John 5:10-12 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (KJV)
Romans 8:6-8 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. (KJV)
James 1:13-15 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (KJV)
James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. (KJV)
OTHER Scriptures on Spiritual Death: Gen. 2:17; 3:3; Pro.2:18; 5:5; 7:27; 8:36; 9:18; 14:27; 15:10; 16:25; Eze.18:20; 33:12; Mat.5:29; Luke 13:5; 15:24; John 8:21; Rom.6:21,23; 7:5; 8:6,13; Eph.2:1; 1 Pet.4:6; Rev.2:23; 21:8.
#3 . . . Eternal death is ETERNAL SEPAR ATION from God and all His goodness and mercy.
2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; (KJV)
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (KJV)
OTHER Scriptures on Eternal Death: Isa.1:31; 33:14; 34:10; 66:24; Dan.7:11; 12:1-2; Mal.4:1; Mat.3:12; 13:30,42; 18:8; 25:41; 9:44; Luke 3:9,17; 16:24; Heb.6:8; Jude 1:7; Rev.14:10; 19:20; 20:10; 21:8.
Upon our physical death, our soul (spirit) goes immediately back to God.
Ecc. 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. (KJV) IF (and only IF) we are a believer in Jesus, we are allowed access to Heaven. ALL the souls of unbelievers who have rejected Jesus, go directly to Hades (the temporary holding place) to await judgment of ALL their sins, Hell and eternal death.
We ALL are SPIRITUALLY dead until we accept Jesus as our Saviour and Lord. The moment we truly believe and accept Him, we are born again spiritually into God's family, and forgiven of ALL our sins (John 1:12-13; Jn.3:3; Jn.3:15-18; Jn.5:24). IF you are born again spiritually into God's family, when you die, you go immediately into the Lord's Presence! . . . 2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. (KJV)
ANYONE who refuses to believe God and reject His one and only Way of salvation (Jesus), are ETERNALLY dead and will have as their eternal home the agony of Hell. The decision is in YOUR hands. I pray you make the right one, for IF you make the wrong decision, there is NO second chance, NO reprieve, NO purgatory, NO reincarnation, NO more mercy and NO exit doors! Once you pass through the door of death into Hades, you can never pick up your belongings and leave because you don’t like it there! Once you die, it is over for you. Once you die, you can make NO more decisions. So make sure you choose wisely!
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