The Return of the Lord, Part 2 (#896)
Today we are going to continue our series on The Return of the Lord.
Last week, in part 1 we talked about:
- Where are the dead now? They simply have returned to dust.
- Are they conscious? No, they have no consciousness.
- Will they always be dead? No, they will be raised in the future.
Then we started into the topic: do Christians die or perish? and we’ll pick that up again today in John 3:16…
Taught by Bruce Mahone on 20160501. All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Do Christians die or perish?
John 3:16 Whosoever believeth in him should not perish (Greek apollumi: be destroyed, abolished, put to an end), but have everlasting life
John 6:47-51 A man may eat thereof and not die – subjunctive (conditional)
John 8:51 never see death – absolutely not see death forever (but perhaps
John 10:25-30 I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish (apollumi)
John 11:1-26 vs. 4: unto death – towards death (he was raised to life) vs. 26: never die – absolutely not die forever (but perhaps temporarily)
Rom 14:8 Whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord
I Cor 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish (apollumi) foolishness
I Cor. 15:12-23 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished (apollumi – vs. 18)
Heb. 2:14-15 Deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage (He himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil – NASB, vs. 14)