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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 9024 death, spiritual
9024 death, spiritual

9024 death, spiritual

A condition in this life of alienation from God because of sin. It leads ultimately to the “second death”, the permanent separation of unbelievers from God.

Spiritual death means alienation from God in this life

Eph 2:1-3; Col 1:21 See also Mt 8:22; Ro 6:23; Col 2:13

Spiritual death is a result of Adam’s sin

Ro 5:15-16 See also Ro 5:12

Symptoms of spiritual death

Spiritual ignorance Mt 4:16; Isa 9:2; Lk 1:79; Eph 5:8

A mind controlled by the sinful nature Ro 8:5-8 See also Pr 8:36; Pr 14:12; Pr 16:25; Pr 21:16; Eph 4:18

Unbelief Jn 3:36; 1Jn 5:12

Living in sinful pleasures Lk 15:13; 1Ti 5:6

Acting in ways that lead to death Heb 6:1; Heb 9:14

Spiritual death leads ultimately to the “second death”

Rev 2:11; Rev 20:6,14; Rev 21:8

A church may be spiritually dead

Rev 3:1

Deliverance from spiritual death is only through Jesus Christ

Eph 2:4-5 See also Eze 37:1-14; Lk 15:24,32; Jn 5:24-25; Ro 6:3-4,13

See also

2324Christ as Saviour
9105last things
9240last judgment

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