Deat Death Research Paper

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God’s original intent is that dominion be expressed through a relationship with God and others. It is not surprising that Satan, as part of his agenda to rob God of His glory, would do what he can to promote division within humanity. This division is seen all across humanity including the church. Conflict originated in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve sinned. As stated earlier, Adam and Eve lived in perfect harmony with God and each other. Their relationship had great freedom. God’s only stipulation was that they were not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God said if you eat of it, “…in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die ” (Gen. 2:17b). When they sinned against God by eating the fruit, death became a reality.…show more content…
The Bible does not support this; rather it supports a definition of separation. The Kregel Dictionary of the Bible and Theology states, “Scripture emphasizes that death is a separation rather than cessation, except that the physical body ceases to function until resurrected in a different form.” Adam and Eve were separated from their relationship to God and paradise (Gen. 3:23 – 24). They “died” or were separated with respect to their covenant privileges and suffered the indictment and judgment of their Sovereign. Death as separation is also a physical separation between the body and spirit and soul (1 Cor. 15:21 – 22). Eternal death is an endless separation from the presence of God - 1Cor. 6:9 – 10). Adam and Eve felt the immediate effects of death because of the separation of
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