Life and Death
When Adam accepted the fruit from Eve, knowing it was against the will of God, he accepted sin into the world and in doing so, brought death in where it was not intended.
Genesis 3 (KJV)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.
And yet though death becomes part of our existence, we are also given a promise of redemption, a Savior who will bring life and do away with death forever.
Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.
1 Corinthians 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
With the resurrection of Jesus Christ we have the fulfillment of the promise:
1 Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
Death as we know it, will be wiped from existence with the coming judgment. Whether that will mean eternal life with Jesus, Son of God, or eternal damnation in the lake of fire, is a matter of choice. Life and death as we know it will cease to exist. Life for those who choose wisely will be as God intended, for those who choose wrongly, they will be cast into the lake of fire:
King James Version (KJV)
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
God always gives us the choice, we must remember that that choice is not something that is temporary, that can be changed after the fact. When judgment comes it will be final, no going back:
Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
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