"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."
(Hebrews 9:27-28 KJV)
The Bible is full of verses that remind us we must die until Jesus Christ's Second Coming. The Bible identifies four different kinds of death: 1) physical death, 2) spiritual death, 3) second death and 4) death to sin. The first two deaths are the ones we will distinguish between.
Physical death means the irreversible loss of bodily functions and heart beat. To the Christian, it is the loss of the physical body not the end of life. The Old Testament treats death as the natural end of life; the end of trials, war and the beginning of a new and greater life with Our Awesome God. After Jesus Christ came and the New Testament was written, the writers viewed death as more than simply ending physical life, it is the opening of eternal life with God. Most religions teach that man dies because he has sinned.
Spiritual death refers to the state of alienation and separation from God because of man's sin. Sin causes an alienation from the life of God's Spirit as well from the love, righteousness and holiness of the Spirit. The Bible refers to the deep meaning of life being your fellowship with Our Awesome God. The deepest emotional pain would then be death and separation from God.
People who reject God often show active antagonism toward God and His creation which shows their spiritual death. These people will seek to do things they know God has forbidden. So those who refuse His grace in His Savior, Jesus Christ, are cast into darkness for eternity (Matthew 22:13). There is no hope for those who do not accept Jesus Christ. It is time to get to know Our Awesome God!
Join us at LWBC every Sunday at 9:30 AM, we have small group Bible Studies and at 10:30 AM, we meet in the sanctuary for Worship Service. Our programs include AWANA for children on Sundays at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM and an Intercessory Prayer Team but are varied as we teach and preach from Our Awesome God's Holy Bible. We love visitors and practice the "love one another" commandment to all. Watch the website for #3 Second Coming!
Flo & Bill