A-Z: General definitions: Death


In the Bible death has a number of important meanings. 1. Genesis indicates that death was not part of the orginal plan for human beings but is one of the consequences of the Fall of Humankind (Romans 5:12). 2. The death of Jesus is presented as opening up the possibility of reconciliation with God (Romans 6:23). 3. Jesus Christ is therefore said to have defeated death by his own death and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:42-44; 2 Timothy 1:10).

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