Resurrection From Death, And Eternal Life
"I will ransom them from the power of the grave, I will redeem them from death. O Death, I will be your plagues! O Grave, I will be your destruction!" Hosea 13:14 The resurrection of the dead is not just a New Testament doctrine, even in the Old Testament the Lord shows the resurrection of the dead. "For I know that my Redeemer lives, and he shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that IN MY FLESH I shall see God..." Job 19:25-26 "Your dead shall live; together with my dead body they shall arise." Isaiah 26:19 The day is coming when the graves will open and all will be resurrected, some to life, some to everlasting torment. "And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt." Daniel 12:2 Death is the result of the curse that came upon the human race when Adam rebelled against God and brought sin into the world. In the record found in Genesis chapter 3, God had clearly told him and his wife Eve that they were free to eat the fruit of all the trees except for one, and God warned him to stay away from that tree, that there would be a terrible consequence should they eat the fruit of that one tree, that the consequence would be that they will die. It was as though God was saying, "that fruit is poisonous, don't touch it because if you do you'll die." But Satan the deceiver came to Eve and told her that WHAT GOD SAID WAS NOT TRUE (which is always his approach) and that in fact, that fruit would make them like God. They believed the lie. And when they ate of the fruit forbidden to them, death came upon them bringing onto all creation the death principle. From that day the death principle brought death to everyone born after them. It was so all-inclusive that it corrupted their DNA. From that day DNA began to degrade and mutate with each new generation until today there are hundreds and thousands of diseases caused by the continuing degrading of DNA in its replication. It's the death principle which rules over all. "Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin..." Romans 5:12 But the day will come when the Redeemer, as he promised to Adam, will finally destroy death. Truly, the whole creation awaits the day when the Redeemer, Jesus Christ, will reverse the curse and bring the resurrection of the dead. "For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body." Romans 8:22-23 So the curse of death which subjected us all to death has a remedy, and that remedy is Jesus Christ who redeems us from the curse of sin and death, granting to us eternal life with him in heaven. Science is trying to overcome death but they will never succeed because death is a spiritual issue. They would have to overcome sin, and science is not about to do that. Jesus Christ, and he alone, has the power of victory over death and he alone will destroy the death principle. When he comes he will change everything. He will establish his Kingdom on earth and will destroy all enemies. And ...he will destroy death. "The last enemy that will be destroyed is death." 1 Corinthians 15:26 MORE: Who Is Jesus Christ?