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Christ to die, and then raised Him again?
"Therefore doth My Father love Me because I lay down My life that I
might take it again. No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I
have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This
commandment have I received of My Father." John 10:17, 18. "Whom
[Christ] God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death; because it
was not possible that He should be holden of it." Acts. 2:24.
How came death
into the world?
"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." Rom. 5:12.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord." Rom. 6:23.
Why could not
death hold Christ under its dominion?
"Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth." 1 Peter
Christ's resurrection gain for all men?
"For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the
dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made
alive." 1 Cor. 15:21, 22.
Why did God give
His son to die? and who alone are benefited by His death?
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting
life." "He that believeth not the Son shall not see [everlasting]
life, but the wrath of God abideth or him." John 3:16, 36.
With whom is the
eternal life of the believer hid?
"For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." Col.
3:3. "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and
this life is in His Son." 1 John 5:11.
eternal life be received?
"Behold, I show you a mystery: we shall not all sleep, but we shall all
be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump. For the
trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be
changed, For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal
must put on immortality." 1 Cor. 15:51-53.
Is there any
exemption from the first, or temporal, death?
"For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made
alive." 1 Cor. 15:22.
Who have part in
the first resurrection?
"And I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of
Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, ...and
they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years... This is the first
resurrection. .On such the second death hath no power." Rev. 20:4-6.
Who have part in
the second resurrection?
"But the rest of the dead [the wicked] lived not again until the
thousand years were finished." "And fire came down from God out of
heaven and devoured them." Rev. 20:5, 9 (Dan. 12:2) (Heb. 11:35).
What is the
second, or eternal, death? and who suffer it?
"And death and hell [margin, the grave] were cast into
the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written
in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Rev. 20:14, 15.
"The lake which burneth with fire and brimstone... is the second
death." Rev. 21:8. "He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second
death." Rev. 2:11. See Eze. 18:26.
What is then
said of those who share the first resurrection, and so escape the second death?
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no
more death: neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain;
for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said,
Behold, I make all things new." Rev. 21:4, 5.