6139 deadness, spiritual

6139 deadness, spiritual

Being morally and spiritually without life, therefore without a relationship with God. This condition, being the result of original sin, brings wrath and judgment and can be changed only by the sovereign, intervening grace of God.

Spiritual deadness is humanity’s condition by nature

It is linked to physical death Ge 2:17 See also Ge 3:3,19; Pr 11:19; Eze 18:20-31; Jn 8:21-24; Ro 1:32; Ro 6:23

It is the universal consequence of sin Eph 2:1 See also Ge 8:21; 1Ch 10:13; Ps 51:5; Ps 58:3; Pr 21:16; Jn 6:53; Ro 3:23; Ro 5:12-13,17; Col 2:13

It is confirmed in the law Ro 5:20 See also Ro 7:4-12; Ro 8:2-4; Gal 2:19

It is evidenced in the human mind Ro 8:6; 2Co 4:4; Col 1:21; Tit 1:15

It is evidenced in the human body Ro 7:24 See also Ro 6:12-14,16; Ro 8:10; 1Co 15:50; 2Co 5:10; Gal 6:7-8; Eph 4:22; 1Ti 5:6; Jas 3:6

Spiritual darkness brings judgment

God’s judgment is final Lk 16:26 See also Isa 66:24; Mt 8:12; Mt 25:30-32; Mk 9:43-49; Lk 13:28; Heb 9:27; 1Pe 1:17

The second death Rev 20:14-15 See also Mt 25:41; 1Jn 5:16-17; Jude 12; Rev 2:11; Rev 21:8

Rescue from spiritual deadness is initiated by God

He brings salvation Eph 2:4-5 See also Ps 103:12; Isa 26:19; Eze 37:1-14

He brings union with the death of Jesus Christ Ro 6:4 See also Ro 6:5-10; 2Co 4:10; 2Co 5:15-17; Gal 2:19-20; Gal 5:24; Gal 6:14; Php 3:10; Col 2:12

He brings union with the resurrection of Jesus Christ Col 3:1 See also Ro 5:21; Ro 6:11; Rev 20:4-5

He brings ultimate physical resurrection Ro 8:10-11 See also 1Co 15:42-49

Concern for those who are spiritually sleepy

Eph 5:14 See also Ro 13:11; 1Th 5:5-7; Rev 3:1-2

See also

5004human race & sin
5020human nature
5135blindness, spiritual
6023sin, universality
6154fall, the
6178hardness of heart
6510salvation
8341separation
8768idolatry
9024death, spiritual
9210judgment, God’s
9510hell

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