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Here’s the next section (Part 2) on death.


Biblical Common Sense – Death – Who Possesses Immortality?


One might ask, is anyone naturally in possession of immortality? Yes! Scripture in fact clearly indicates who already has immortality.

1 Timothy 1:17 “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”

1 Timothy 6:15-16  “which He will bring about at the proper time– He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.”

In 1 Timothy 1:17 we are told that God is eternal and immortal. And then later in 1 Tim 6:16 we learn that God “alone” is the possessor of immortality. So here’s where we once again employ the use of common sense and are able to ascertain that if God ALONE possesses immortality, then nobody else has it.  Alone is a simple word and means just that.  In such a usage it has the definition of: “to the exclusion of all others or all else – unaccompanied“. Therefore with nothing but basic common sense we can deduce that if God is the only one who possesses immortality, then we humans do not.  And that makes perfect sense if we die.  Being immortal by definition means “not subject to death”.  If we are subject to death – which we obviously are since we do die, then we are NOT immortal. A very easy, very simple concept if you let the actual words of Scripture mean what they say!

Next: “Death is an end”


Biblical Common Sense Series:

1. Intro


2. Jesus – God’s Son

3. Jesus – “This is MY Son”

4. Jesus – The Anointed of God

5. Jesus – The Messiah is suppose to be…

6. Jesus – Jesus Was Seen!

7. Jesus – Two Adams

8. Jesus – Not Equal, Not the Same!


9. Death – Patterns of Adam & Eve

10. Death – Who Possesses Immortality? (current page)

11. Death – Death is an End!

12. Death – You Shall Surely NOT Die!

13. Death – Usage of the Sleep Metaphor

14. Death – An ENEMY!


2 Responses to “Biblical Common Sense – Death – Who Possesses Immortality?”

  1. on 27 Jan 2012 at 7:23 amWolfgang


    since God is the only One Who possesses immortality in and of Himself, and since man does not in and of himself have immortality, would it not follow that Adam and Eve in the beginning did not have immortality either ? Where is there indication that not only God but man also did at one time possess immortality?

    Also, in 1Co 15 we learn that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God” … Now, the kingdom of God is usually associated not with the current biological life of a person but with believers on Christ and them receiving eternal life (immortality in regards to their future life in eternity). Since flesh and blood cannot “inherit the kingdom of God” (indicative of => have eternal life and live in eternity), and since Adam and Eve obviously were from their beginning “flesh and blood”, does it not follow that they would have also at one time experienced an end to their biological life with a change from their “flesh and blood” body to a “spiritual body” which would have enabled them to live in eternity?

  2. on 27 Jan 2012 at 9:59 amtimothy

    Wolfgang…guten morgan

    really good questions which will be/are being answered in the revised lhim class http://lhim.org/resources/classes.php?id=31

    adam and eve were able to lose what ever they had in the beginning and were kept from the tree of life. GOD is spirit and they were created in the image of GOD. they lost holy spirit which we regain, when we are born again, as our comforter.

    gen 3:
    22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

    23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

    at the return of Jesus Christ.

    1 cor 15:
    52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

    53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

    54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

    when GODs kingdom comes to earth the tree of life will be available.

    rev 22:
    14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

    wolfgang the last part of your question is likened to “what came first-the chicken or the egg”?

    it is written in GODs word.

    john 3:
    3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

    4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?

    5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

    6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

    7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

    8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

    1 cor 15:
    49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

    50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

    there is alot more to this subject that i am afraid to ask questions about.

    over 35 years ago i began my bible learning experience being taught that the bible was divided into administrations. this caused much false doctrine and a vacuum in my believing. the ministry feel apart mostly because of this idea becoming a doctrine. there are several prominent
    online ministry’s that fight for this doctrine as much as most KR saints fight against the triune GOD myth. lhim does not hold to the dispensation
    theory for rightly dividing GODs word and is light years ahead with our biblical teaching as a result. read this link and contemplate in your heart
    what it would be like if we only had acts through jude for GODS word…..http://www.godskingdomfirst.org/disp.htm


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