Biblical definition of death.
Life begins at conception. At conception a new man (either male or female) comes into being, having a mortal body and an immortal soul and spirit. God said to the prophet Jeremiah, "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee..." (Jeremiah 1:5)
Physical death, is the separation of the soul from the body. "And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died)..." (Genesis 35:18) Physical death is the separation of the spirit part of man (soul and spirit) from the physical part of man (body).
Spiritual death, is the separation of a man from God. God said to the first man, Adam, "And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (Genesis 2:16-17) After Adam sinned against God Adam did not die physically until many years later; but, God pronounced judgment, and God and Adam were separated. God says in another place, "But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear." (Isaiah 59:2) Man is described as being, "dead in trespasses and sins." (Ephesians 2:1)
Eternal death, is the eternal separation of a man from God in the eternal Lake of Fire. "And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death." (Revelation 20:13-14)
God's view of sin.
The first sin, eating the forbidden fruit, carried the penalty of eternal death. It is written, "And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (Genesis 2:16-17) Now, you may say, all Adam was guilty of was petty theft; he took one forbidden piece of fruit off of one tree. That is not how God saw it. When you break God's law you offend the Lawgiver. "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law." (James 2:10-11) God is offended by each and every sin! Whether you see it as a little sin or a big sin, all sin is a huge deal to God. To transgress God's law is to rebel against God Himself. [There is no teaching of 'venial' and 'mortal' sins in the Bible, all sin results in death--mortal.]
God's holiness. God is pure. God cannot stand sin of any kind.
"Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously..." (Habakkuk 1:13) "For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee." (Psalms 5:4) "The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth." (Psalms 34:16) "Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward." (Isaiah 1:4 ) Sin angers and is revolting to God.
God's justice. God always does right and requires that his creatures do right. All wrongs will be punished by God.
"Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face." (Psalm 89:14)
"But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD." (Jeremiah 9:24)
"For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." (Hebrews 10:30-31)
God's governance. God is the Lord of all creation. You are answerable to God. God is King. In God's creation, He rules, and administers justice and judgment.
"I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images." (Isaiah 42:8)
"For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else." (Isaiah 45:18)
"And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness." (Psalm 9:8)
In the Bible love is not an emotion, but a choice. "The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers..." (Deuteronomy 7:7-8)
In the Bible love does what is best for the one loved. "Love worketh no ill to his neighbour..." (Romans 13:10)
"God is love." (1John 4:8, 16)
Love and Sin are in direct opposing conflict to each other.
Please read: Romans 3:9-18; Revelation 20:11-15.
GOD IS REVOLTED BY SIN BECAUSE SIN IS REBELLION AND FILTHINESS TO GOD.
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