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6203 mortality

6203 mortality

The human state of being subject to death and decay. God did not create human beings to be like this; mortality is the consequence of sin and is countered by the gospel promise of eternal life in Jesus Christ.

Mortality originated in the fall

Ge 2:16-17

It is the decree of God Ps 90:3,5 See also Ge 3:19; Ge 6:3

It is universal Ecc 3:20 See also 1Co 15:22

It is inevitable 2Sa 14:14; Job 30:23; Ecc 3:2; Ro 6:23

It is a judgment from God Ro 5:12 See also Ro 5:15-19

It leads to judgment Heb 9:27 See also 2Co 5:10

Mortality extends to the creation

Ro 8:20-21

Human beings likened to the animals Ecc 3:19

Human beings likened to the grass Ps 90:5-6; Ps 103:15-16; Isa 40:6-7; 1Pe 1:24; Jas 1:10

The natural reaction to mortality

A sense of oppression Job 10:8-9

Carefree abandon 1Co 15:32 See also Isa 22:13

The godly reaction to mortality

Humility Job 20:6-11; Ps 22:29; Ps 89:48; Ecc 3:21-22

Trust Lk 12:25

The pursuit of wisdom Ps 90:12

Saving faith Isa 55:6 See also Ps 39:4-8; 2Co 6:2

The struggle with sin Ro 6:12; Ro 7:14-25

Death is not the end

The spirit returns to God Ecc 12:7 See also Php 1:23

The body will be raised Da 12:2; 1Co 15:53-54 See also Isa 25:8; Ro 8:11; 1Co 15:42-44; 2Co 5:4

Eternal life through Jesus Christ Jn 11:25-26 See also Mt 25:46; 2Ti 1:9-10; 1Jn 5:11-12; Rev 22:3-5

Eternal punishment for the wicked Mt 25:46; Rev 14:11; Rev 20:10,15

See also

1310God as judge
2324Christ as Saviour
2423gospel, essence
6154fall, the
6644eternal life
9240last judgment
9315resurrection of believers

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