Follow these verses and you will see that death was not to be a part of God’s original plan for man and death will be defeated in God’s time. God placed man in the Garden of Eden and warned him about death; Gen2.15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
James tells us that it is sin that brings death, Adams sin was disobedience; James1.15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
In Hebrews we learn that there is “a death” that occurred that redeems us; Heb9.15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.
People are still dying today because death will be the last enemy destroyed; 1Cor15.26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
After the last enemy, death has been destroyed all will be well; Rev21.4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
Published on Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 7:34 AM CDT