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.

Weekly Word Definition – Life

Definition of Life

Life is a characteristic that distinguishes physical entities that have biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased, or because they never had such functions and are classified as inanimate. Various forms of life exist, such as plants, animals, fungi, protists, archaea, and bacteria. Biology is the science that studies life.

What is the definition of Having Life?

Definition of ‘have a life’. have a life. If you say that you have a life, you mean that you have interests and activities, particularly outside your work, which make your life enjoyable and worthwhile.

What is your definition of life?

The definition of life is controversial. The current definition is that organisms are open systems that maintain homeostasis, are composed of cells, have a life cycle, undergo metabolism, can grow, adapt to their environment, respond to stimuli, reproduce, and evolve.

What is the purpose of life?

The purpose of living is to live your life with God and to go wherever he is leading you. When you do this every day, each day will prepare you for the future and your life will be full of meaning and purpose.

What does the bible say about life?

Scripture teaches us that life begins when God forms us in the womb and that He knew the plans He has for us before that! The Bible also speaks of spiritual life that begins with a relationship with Jesus Christ and rewards us with eternal life after death. God tells us that He sent His Son Jesus so that we may not just have life on earth, but more importantly, eternal life in the kingdom of heaven.

What is God’s Good Purpose?

What is God’s Purpose for Me. God’s purpose for any individual is that which He has expressed through the Holy Spirit who will let us know about that which God sets down for us in all things. Therefore, it is good for anyone to hear and perform whatever The Holy Spirit inspires him/her to do.

John 3:16 (NKJV)

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

What is our purpose as a believer?

The purpose of every believer is to become like Jesus. But if you have truly repented and have given your life to Jesus and put off the old sinful nature, there is only one thing you want, and that’s to grow up and mature, and become like Christ. If you want to walk like Jesus Christ, you shall do what He did. The greatest compliment someone can pay your is to say, “I see Christ in you.”

What was God’s original purpose for mankind?

God’s original purpose for mankind was that they fill the earth with people bearing His Image, glorifying His name (peace on earth). Mankind was to be overcomers on the earth and partake in the full Glory of the heavenlies, entering His inheritance for us. Wikipedia

Weekly Devotional – April 10, 2021

The First Day of Creation

Genesis 1:1-5

“In the Beginning,” is a statement that the world cannot fathom. The people of the world are still seeking the answer to how the world came to be. Christians on the other hand already know the answer.

“Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as the final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God.”  

Douglas Adams, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

As Douglas Adams pointed out, this was a last-ditch effort to discount the existence of God. They contend that one stray atom grew into the world as we know it. They contend that all creation and how it works came from this atom and evolution. Well, this theory is ridiculous, to say the least. There may have been one atom involved but the creation from one atom could only have occurred if God was present and involved in the action. As for evolution, the theory is that smaller animals and plants evolved into larger ones. That these plants and animals changed to accommodate their surroundings. For these plants and animals to have changed, they had to have been created. Instead of the theory of evolution disproving God, it is the ultimate proof that God exists.

Compared to God’s Word, the Bible, man’s writings are foolishness. The world, of itself, could never imagine the works of God. To know that God exists and have proof, you must first believe and then build a relationship with God through an intense study of the bible.

We have a saying that when you finally understand how to do something or finally understand something, “a light bulb comes on.”

How ironic is it that the first thing God did after He formed the earth was to create light? When we finally believe and start to study the bible, God is quick to help us understand the bible and the “light bulb of our heart will come on.” God opens the bible for man to understand, when and if mankind is ready to know Him.

God used the light of the universe to produce the light of daytime and the absence of light to produce night. 1 John 1:5 tells us that God is Light. Our salvation is proof of this statement. All our lives we wonder in the darkness of sin and listen to all manner of heresy and foolishness from anyone who speaks. When we finally believe, a dim light appears and as we increase our relationship with God, the light gets brighter.

God is the light that lights our hearts and makes us Righteous and Holy. Without God we just wonder in a meaningless darkness and have no real purpose in life. We can be famous in the eyes of man, but we can be righteous only in the eyes of God.

The fame the world recognizes will fade away, but the righteousness God produces in our hearts is eternal and can only be produced by the God that is eternal.

And the evening and morning of the first day of creation was done just as the evening of the world’s knowledge and the morning of God’s Love are complete when we believe in Christ Jesus. AMEN!!

Weekly Word Definition – Bondage

The Definition for the week is Bondage: the state of being a slave

the tenure or service of a villain, serf, or slave

:  a state of being bound usually by compulsion (as of law or mastery): such as

  • a:  captivity, serfdom
  • b:  servitude or subjugation to a controlling person or force young people in bondage to drugs

            Merriam-Webster

Used in two senses in Scripture, a literal and a metaphorical sense.

  1. In the former sense, it refers
    1. to the condition of the Hebrews (ăbhōdhāh) in Egypt (Exodus 1:14; 2:23) which is frequently called “the house of bondage,” Exodus 13:3, 14; 20:2; Deut. 5:6. It also refers to the condition of the Hebrews in Babylonia (Isaiah 14:3) and in Persia (Ezra 9:8), where a slightly different form of the same root (abhedhūth) is used in the original. In both these cases the bondage was not so much personal as national. As a rule, individuals were not subject to individuals, but the whole Hebrew people were subject to the Egyptian, Babylonian and the Persian states. They were forced to labor on public works, and otherwise, and were denied their own freedom when the exigencies of state seemed to demand it. The former word ʿăbhōdāh is also used in Neh. 5:18 as descriptive of the subject and depressed conditions of the Hebrews in Palestine during the earlier years after their return from captivity, when they were still living under Persian suzerainty.
    2. The word bondage ʿăbhādhīm is also used to describe the slavery into which the poor Jews were being forced by their more prosperous brethren in the earlier years under the Persians in Palestine (Neh. 5:5). Here true personal, though temporary, slavery is meant.
    3. Marriage is once referred to as a bondage (1 Cor. 7:15). It wasn’t the marriage that Paul was referring to, it was the obligations concerned with marriage.
  2. It is used in the metaphorical sense only in New Testament.

 “Bondage,” is the power of physical corruption as against the freedom of life (Romans 8:21), the power of fear as over against the confidence of Christian faith (Romans 8:15; Hebrews 2:15), and especially is it the bondage of the letter, of the elements, of a ceremonial and institutional salvation which must be scrupulously and painfully observed, as contrasted with the freedom of the sons of God, emancipated by faith in Jesus Christ. This bondage is a peculiarly Pauline idea since he was fighting for Christian freedom (Galatians 2:4; Galatians 4:3, 9, 24-25; Galatians 5:1). In 2 Peter 2:19 the idea is essentially different. Libertinism, masquerading under the name of freedom, is branded as bondage, in contrast with the true freedom of righteous living. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

Bondage to sin is not necessary. Those who are true Christians have nothing to do with bondage to sin. Through our faith in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit will guide us in a life free from sin if we will let Him. Don’t get caught up in bondage, it’s not worth it.