Weekly Word Definition – Death

Definition of Death

Death is the permanent, irreversible cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Brain death is sometimes used as a legal definition of death. The remains of a previously living organism normally begin to decompose shortly after death. Death is an inevitable, universal process that eventually occurs in all living organisms.  Wikipedia

How should I define death?

Death is defined as the act of passing away, the end of life, or the permanent destruction of something. An example of death is when a person takes his last breath and dies.

Should the Law define death?

Legal death is the recognition under the law of a particular jurisdiction that a person is no longer alive. In most cases, a doctor’s declaration of death or the identification of a corpse is a legal requirement for such recognition. A person who has been missing for a sufficiently long period of time may be presumed or declared legally dead, usually by a court. When a death has been registered in a civil registry, a death certificate may be issued. Such death certificate may be required in several instances. Wikipedia

What is the biblical definition of death?

Easton’s Bible Dictionary – Death. Death may be simply defined as the termination of life. It is represented under a variety of aspects in Scripture: “The dust shall return to the earth as it was” (Eccl 12:7). “Thou takest away their breath, they die” (Psalms 104:29).

What does the bible say about “died?”

Revelation 21:4 (NKJV)

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Is the Death Penalty Law?

Death penalty law, also known as capital punishment law, covers issues relating to the imposition of death as punishment for the commission of a crime.

There are some states that have the death penalty, however, most states do not. Believe it or not most states consider it cruel and unusual punishment.

What is the penalty for sin according to God?

Romans 6:20-23 (NKJV)

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

What does death mean for the believer in Christ?

Romans 6:3-7 (NKJV)

Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore, we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.

Death for the Believer/Christian is the beginning of their life with God. Since God lives an eternal life, so does the Christian.

There are many of satan’s people out there spreading very deceiving messages about salvation.

Romans 6:10-13 (NKJV)

For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

Likewise, you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore, do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.

And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

There are those preachers and teachers that would have you believe it is ok to sin after salvation.

Romans 6:1-2 (NKJV)

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?

What is the proof that we should not sin after salvation?

According to Paul, in the above verses of scripture, we are dead to sin. To commit an act, you must be alive with your body functioning. If you are dead to sin, then you can no longer commit a sin.

Another proof is that we no longer have a sin nature. In other words, we no longer desire to sin.

2 Peter 1:2-4 (NKJV)

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

To all men, physical death will come. To all Christians, spiritual life will come.

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