Death of Man
Genesis 2:17 but the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and do not eat the fruit, because on that day when you eat it, thou shalt surely die. Death entered because of sin in human life human disobedience to the commandments of God.
Humans Adam and Eve, were created on the sixth day of Genesis 1:27-31 says: “So God created man in His image, the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God bless them …… And God saw everything that made him that, really very good.And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
On the seventh day God rested and sanctified, the human life after the seventh day is eternal life until one day humans to disobey God by eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, in the end they were expelled from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23). Since then the old man began to be calculated and the Bible records in Genesis 5:6 that Adam reached age 930 years and then die.
Methuselah reached the age of the longest in human history that is 969 years. What about today’s human beings? Consciously or unconsciously when we are born into this world, we’ve been in long queues to get in the door of death. Willing or unwilling we are bound and subject to the law of death, Genesis 3:19 says: “By the sweat you shall eat bread, till thou return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for you are dust and to dust you will return. ”
The problem is now whether we have to prepare ourselves to enter into the gates of death, because behind it we can no longer improve our lives, whether eternal death or eternal life we will receive on the other side of death, it depends on our lives today This ….. There are two images of human death before he receives eternal death.
First, morally dead.
Genesis 3:6-7, the woman saw that the tree was good for food and pleasant looks of it, besides the tree was interesting because it gives light. Then she took from its fruit and ate and gave also to her husband who together with her, and her husband were eating it. Then their eyes were opened and they both knew that they were naked so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
Disobedience to God’s command to make a new character for human, sinful nature. In fact, humans began to form an innate desire for self-serving without regard to God or anyone else, so now we can see the moral decadence that happens everywhere, humans create disorder by breaking God’s commandments, and undermine the standard of living systems and human life. With a variety of interests, people in forced labor and forced to attend or participate in the current fall damage, this moral death if not promptly repaired or restored then eternal death be waiting for us behind the doors of death.
Second, the spiritually dead.
Genesis 3:8-10, When they heard the steps of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the day was cool, man and his wife hide it against the LORD God among the trees in the park. But the LORD God called the man and said to him: “Where are you?” He replied: “When I heard thy voice in the garden, I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.
Once the damaged or dead man’s moral relationship with God then itself becomes corrupted, this is called spiritual death. Adam and Eve hid when he heard the footsteps of God, people who have dropped their religious moral values, too. He will distance themselves from church meetings, no more fellowship with God, life would feel empty, no purpose, and tend to sin in his life, only Jesus who could restore a person’s spiritual death.
Eternal death is described in the Book of Matthew 25:41 “And he shall say also to those on His left: Depart from me, ye cursed people, to depart into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and angel -angels ”
Mark 9:44 says: “in place that worms will not die, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it, it is better for thee to enter life lame than with two feet to be cast into hell; in place that worms will not die, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than having two eyes to be cast into hell, where the caterpillars dead do not die and the fire is not extinguished. Since everyone will be salted with fire.
Revelation 14:10 says: “then he will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is provided without any mixture in the cup of his wrath, and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever, and day and night they never stopped being tortured, those who worship the beast and his image, and anyone who has received a sign his name. ”