Death

OUTLINE

 

1. PENALTY UPON SIN

2. SEPARATES SPIRIT AND BODY

3. DOES NOT END CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE

4. CERTAINTY OF DEATH

5. IS DESIRED

6. DEATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS

7. DEATH OF THE WICKED

8. PREPARATION FOR DEATH

 

1. PENALTY UPON SIN

 

Ge 2.17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: or in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

 

Ro. 5.12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

 

2. SEPARATES SPIRIT AND BODY

 

Ec 12.7  Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

 

Ro. 8:11  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

 

3. DOES NOT END CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE

 

Ma. 17.3  And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

 

Lu 20.36  Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

 

Lu. 23.43  And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

 

4. CERTAINTY OF DEATH

 

Ec. 9.5  For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

 

Ze. 1.5  Your fathers, where [are] they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?

 

He. 9.27  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

 

5. IS DESIRED

 

Job 7.15  So that my soul chooseth strangling, [and] death rather than my life.

 

Lu. 2.29  Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

 

2 Co. 5.8  We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

 

Ph 1.23  For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

 

6. DEATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS

 

1Co 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

 

Ps 23.4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

 

Ps 116.15  Precious in the sight of the LORD [is] the death of his saints.

 

Re. 14.13  And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed [are] the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

 

7. DEATH OF THE WICKED

 

Pr. 11.7  When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust [men] perisheth.

 

Pr. 24.20  For there shall be no reward to the evil [man]; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

 

He 2.15  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

 

8. PREPARATION FOR DEATH

 

De. 32.29  O that they were wise, [that] they understood this, [that] they would consider their latter end!

 

Ps. 90.12  So teach [us] to number our days, that we may apply [our] hearts unto wisdom.

 

Ro. 8.38-39  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.