Death Is Separation From That Which Lives

Where Are the Dead?

In every aspect of this separation, it is sin that causes the death. There is no real life (i.e. God’s Life) in sin, and therefore, sin is death (Romans 6:23). We Christians know that life comes from God. Therefore, true life requires God – our repentance from sin and our burying that sin in baptism from which we rise to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:1-6)!

It is fair to say that unless Christ returns first, we will all die (Hebrews 9:27; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Only two in all of Holy Writ escaped physical death: Enoch (Genesis 5:22-24) and Elijah (2 Kings 2:11). It is equally fair to say that unless the soul possesses the life of Christ (Galatians 2:20; Colossians 3:1-4) when it departs from this tabernacle called a body, that soul will not live eternally with God! Thus, realizing the certainty of physical death, it is imperative we realize the certainty of spiritual life (Romans 8:6).

The above post is an excerpt from the book, Where Are The Dead? by Michael J. Davis. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

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