Loss of life; termination of existence; utter cessation of conscious, intellectual or physical activity, celestial, human or otherwise.

Man Created, Not to Die, but to Live Forever

Genesis 1:27-31 “And God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have domin­ion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth…. And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good.”

Proverbs 10:22 “The blessing of Je­hovah, it makes rich; and He adds no sorrow therewith.”

Genesis 2:16, 17 “And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat there­of you shall surely die.”

Lower Animals Not Created to Live Forever

2 Peter 2:12 “But these men, like unreasoning animals born naturally to be caught and de­stroyed, will, in the things of which they are ignorant and speak abusively, even suffer de­struction in their own course of destruction.”

Human Death the Result of First Man’s Sin

Romans 5:12, 14, 19 “Through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned—. Neverthe­less, death ruled as king from Adam down to Moses, even over those who had not sinned after the likeness of the transgression by Adam,… through the disobe­dience of the one man many were constituted sinners.”

Romans 6:23 “For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.”

1 Corinthians 15:22 “For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive.”

Satan Introduced Sin, Caused Death

Hebrews 2:14 “Therefore, since the ‘young children’ are sharers of blood and flesh, He also similarly partook of the same things, that through His death He might de­stroy the one having the means to cause death, that is, the Devil.”

Genesis 3:4, 5, 14 “And the ser­pent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: for God does know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil. And Je­hovah God said unto the ser­pent, Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of thy life.”

Death Due to Adam Is an Enemy

1 Corinthians 15:26 “As the last ene­my, death is to be destroyed.”

Hebrews 2:15 “And might emanci­pate all those who for fear of death were subject to slavery all through their lives.”

Psalm 18:4, 5 “The cords of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodliness made me afraid. The cords of sheol were round about me; the snares of death came upon me.”

Psalm 55:4, 5 “My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror has overwhelmed me.”

Psalm 116:3 “The cords of death compassed me, and the pains of sheol got hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.”

A Dead Person Is Unconscious, Inactive

John 11:11-14 “He said these things, and after this He said to them: ‘Lazarus our friend has gone to rest, but I am traveling there to awaken him from sleep.’ Therefore the disciples said to Him: ‘Master, if he has gone to rest, he will get well.’ Jesus had spoken, however, about his death. But they imagined He was speak­ing about taking rest in sleep. At that time, therefore, Jesus said to them outspokenly: ‘Lazarus has died.’ “

Psalm 6:5 “For in death there is no remembrance of You: in sheol who shall give You thanks?”

Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is for­gotten. Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wis­dom, in sheol, where you go.”

Isaiah 38:18 “For sheol cannot praise You, death cannot cele­brate You: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for Your truth.”

Acts 7:60 “After saying this he fell asleep in death.”

Acts 13:36 “For David, on the one hand, served the express will of God in his own generation and fell asleep in death and was laid with his forefathers and did see corruption.”

Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 “For that which befalls the sons of men be­falls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yea, they have all one breath; and man hath no pre-eminence above the beasts: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Who knows the spirit of man, whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast, whether it goes downward to the earth?”

Dead Persons Are Beyond Any Human Aid

2 Samuel 12:21-23 “Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that you have done? you did fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, you did rise and eat bread. And he said, while the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who knows whether Jehovah will not be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.”

Redemption and Resurrection from Adamic Death Possible Through Ransom

2 Timothy 1:10 “Christ Jesus, who has abolished death but has shed light upon life and incorruption through the good news.”

Hebrews 2:9 “But we behold Jesus, who has been made a little lower than angels, crowned with glory and honor for having suffered death, that He by God’s unde­served kindness might taste death for every man.”

Hebrews 9:27, 28 “And as it is re­served for men to die once for all time, but after this a judg­ment, so also the Christ was offered once for all time to bear the sins of many, and the second time that He appears it will be apart from sin and to those earnestly looking for Him for their salvation.”

Those in Sin Considered Dead by God

Luke 9:60 “But He said to him: ‘Let the dead bury their dead, but you go away and declare abroad the Kingdom of God.’ “

1 Timothy 5:6 “But the one that goes in for sensual gratification is dead though she is living.”

Ephesians 2:1 “Furthermore, it is you God made alive though you were dead in your trespasses and sins.”

All Men Prior to Christ Died and Are Awaiting Resurrection

Romans 5:14 “Nevertheless, death ruled as king from Adam down to Moses, even over those who had not sinned after the likeness of the transgression by Adam.”

Hebrews 11:4-40 “By faith Enoch was transferred so as not to see death, and he was nowhere to be found because God had trans­ferred him…. In faith all these died,… as God foresaw some­thing better for us, in order that they might not be made perfect apart from us.”

Genesis 5:24 “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.”

Acts 2:29 “Brothers, it is al­lowable to speak with freeness of speech to you concerning the family head David, that he both deceased and was buried and his tomb is among us to this day.”

Those Having Faith in Christ’s Ransom Considered Alive by God

John 3:14 “We know we have passed over from death to life, because we love the brothers. He who does not love remains in death.”

Mark 12:27 “He is a God, not of the dead, but of the living.”

All Body Members of Christ Must Die a Sacrificial Death with Him

2 Timothy 2:11 “Trustworthy is the saying: Certainly if we died together, we shall also live to­gether.”

1 Corinthians 15:29 “Otherwise, what will they do who are being bap­tized for the purpose of being dead ones? If the dead are not to be raised up at all, why are they also being baptized for the purpose of being such?”

Death Triumphed Over by Resurrection of Christ’s Body Members

1 Corinthians 15:54-57 “But when this which is corruptible puts on incorruption and this which is mortal puts on immortality, then the saying will take place that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up forever’ ‘Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?’ The sting producing death is sin, and the Law gives to sin its power. But thanks to God, for He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!”

Hosea 13:14 “I will ransom them from the power of sheol; I will redeem them from death: O death, where are your plagues? O sheol, where is your destruction?”

Romans 8:38, 39 “For I am con­vinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things here nor things to come nor powers nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Death Due to Adam Will Be Completely Done Away with in Christ’s 1,000-Year Reign

1 Corinthians 15:26 “As the last enemy, death is to be destroyed.”

Revelation 21:4 “And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, nei­ther will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more. The for­mer things have passed away.”

Revelation 1:18 “Look! I am living for ever and ever, and I have the keys of death and of hades.”

Revelation 20:13, 14 “And the sea gave up those dead in it, and death and hades gave up those dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds. And death and hades were hurled into the lake of fire. This means the second death, the lake of fire.”

“Second Death” Not Destroyed; Always Within God’s Power to Exercise

Revelation 20:10, 14 “The Devil… was hurled into the lake of fire and sulphur, where both the wild beast and the false prophet al­ready were; and they will be tor­mented day and night for ever and ever. And death and hades were hurled into the lake of fire. This means the second death, the lake of fire.”

Revelation 21:8 “But as for the cow­ards and those without faith and those who are disgusting in their filth and murderers and forni­cators and those practicing spirit­ism and idolaters and all the liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur. This means the second death.”

No Resurrection from the Second Death

Jude 12 “These are the rocks hidden below water in your love feasts while they feast with you, shepherds that feed themselves without concern for others; wa­terless clouds carried this way and that by winds; trees in au­tumn time, but fruitless, having died twice, having been up­rooted.”

Jeremiah 51:57 “And I will make drunk her princes and her wise men, her governors and her dep­uties, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says the King, whose Name is Jehovah of hosts.”

Proverbs 10:7 “The name of the wicked shall rot.”

Obadiah 16 “For as ye have drunk upon My holy mountain, so shall all the nations drink continually; yea, they shall drink, and swallow down, and shall be as though they had not been.”

The Sin That Incurs Second Death

1 John 5:16 “There is a sin that does incur death.”

Luke 12:10 “And everyone that says a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him; but he that commits blasphemy against the holy spirit will not be forgiven it.”

Hebrews 6:4-6 “For it is impossible as regards those who have once for all been enlightened and who have tasted the heavenly free gift and who have become par­takers of holy spirit and who have tasted the right word of God and powers of the coming system of things, but who have fallen away, to revive them again to repentance, because they im­pale the Son of God afresh for themselves and expose Him to public shame.”

Hebrews 10:26, 27 “For if we prac­tice sin willfully after having re­ceived the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left, but there is a certain fearful ex­pectation of judgment and there is a fiery jealousy that is going to consume those in opposition.”

Moment When One Expires Bible Describes as Entering the “Gates of Death”

Job 38:17 “Have the gates of death been revealed to you? or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?”

Psalm 107:18 “Their soul abhors all manner of food; and they draw near unto the gates of death.”

When the Dead Body Is Buried in the Common Grave of Mankind the Bible Describes This as En­tering the “Gates of Sheol-Hades” or Gravedom

Isaiah 38:10 “I said, In the noon­tide of my days I shall go into the gates of sheol: I am de­prived of the residue of my years.”

The Glorified Jesus Christ Has Been Given the Keys to the Figurative Gates of “Death” and “Hades”

Revelation 1:18 “I became dead, but, look! I am living for ever and ever, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.”

Resurrection Is Described as Re­turning from the “Gates of Death” and “Sheol-Hades” or Gravedom

Psalm 9:13 “Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; behold my affliction which I suffer of them that hate me, You that lift me up from the gates of death.”

Revelation 20:13 “And the sea gave up those dead in it, and death and hades gave up those dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds.”

“Death” Sometimes Used to De­note a Change of Condition

Luke 16:22 “Now in course of time the beggar died and he was carried off by the angels to the bosom position of Abraham. Also the rich man died and was buried.”

Revelation 9:6 “And in those days the men will seek death but will by no means find it, and they will desire to die but death keeps fleeing from them.”

No Fear of Second Death for the 144,000 Members of the Kingdom After Their Resurrection to Heaven

Revelation 2:11 “He that conquers will by no means be harmed by the second death.”

Revelation 20:6 “Happy and holy is anyone having part in the first resurrection; over these the sec­ond death has no authority.”

No Fear of Death for the “Other Sheep” Who Receive Justification to Everlasting Life After Passing Test by Satan at the End of Christ’s 1,000-Year Reign

Revelation 20:5 “The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.”

Luke 20:35, 36 “But those who have been counted worthy of gaining that system of things and the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. In fact, neither can they die any more, for they are like the angels, and they are God’s children by being children of the resurrection.”

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