Two Everythings (Part 13) - Two Deaths (Spiritual/Eternal and Physical/Temporal)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse. Watch the video of this Bible study on YouTube: Two Everythings (Part 13) - Two Deaths (Spiritual/Eternal and Physical/Temporal) For a master copy of the outline, click here: Two Everythings To listen to the previous sermon in the series, click here: Part 12 To listen to the next sermon in the series, click here: Part 14 15. Two deaths A. Spiritual death (eternal death) i. God told Adam that he would surely die in the day that he ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 1. Gen 2:17 - But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. 2. Gen 3:6 - And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. ii. Adam didn't die physically that day, but he did die spiritually and he passed that spiritual death down to all of his descendants, and with that spiritual death came judgment and condemnation. 1. Rom 5:12 - Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 2. Rom 5:16 - And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 3. Rom 5:18 - Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. iii. This spiritual death is called death in trespasses and sins and requires a spiritual quickening (making alive) by God to be delivered from it. 1. Eph 2:1 - And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2. Col 2:13 - And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; iv. Those that don't experience the spiritual quickening which is the first resurrection will experience the second death which is eternal death of the body, soul, and spirit in the lake of fire. 1. Rev 20:6 - Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. 2. Rev 20:12 - And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 3. Rev 20:13 - And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 4. Rev 20:14 - And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 5. Rev 20:15 - And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. B. Physical death (temporal death) i. The Bible also speaks frequently of physical death. 1. Joh 11:11 - These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. 2. Joh 11:12 - Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. 3. Joh 11:13 - Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. 4. Joh 11:14 - Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. ii. Physical death can result from sin. 1. 1Co 11:29 - For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 2. 1Co 11:30 - For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 3. Act 5:4 - Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 4. Act 5:5 - And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. iii. Physical death is only temporary. 1. 1Th 4:16 - For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 2. 1Th 4:17 - Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.