way do we understand the word "death" in
Answer: The verse reads, "For the wages
of sin is death..." Since the Bible teaches
that there are three aspects of death, we
must understand this verse in that light.
Man is a three-part being, spirit, soul and
There is a spiritual death that has to do
with man's spirit. There is a physical death
that has to do with the body. There is a
second death that has to do with both body
and soul. Death in the Bible is always a
You hath He quickened (made alive) who
were DEAD in trespasses and sins. Before
they being saved they were spiritually
separated from God. "But your iniquities
have separated between you and your God"
Adam was told that the very day he ate of
the tree he would die. He did,
DEATH. This we are most familiar
with. It is the separation of the soul
from the body.
"As her soul was in departing (for she
This is called the "second death" because
it follows physical death and
resurrection. A person does not die
spiritually. We are born dead to God.
So the first death we
die is physical, then follows the second
death after the resurrection. This Jesus
spoke of in
"Fear not him that...can kill the body, but
not the soul, but...fear Him that can
destroy both body and soul in hell." This is
when both body and soul is cast into hell.
These three deaths are all in view in
Why not trust the Saviour and not die this