The Cause of Physical Death: The Mortality of the Human Body and the Provision for Eternal Mortality

posted Aug 17, 2016, 10:45 AM by Basic Bible Doctrine   [ updated Aug 17, 2016, 10:48 AM ]
Humanity experience physical death not because of Adam's sin. Humanity experience physical death not as the wages of sin, for the wages of sin is only spiritual death (Genesis 2:17). Humanity experience physical death because humanity was created as a mortal creation (Job 4:17). The human body is a mortal body (Romans 6:12). It has always been a mortal body. Human mortality is the design, not the consequence of sin (Ecclesiastes 12:7). Before Adam sinned, there was a provision for human mortality in Tree of Life (Genesis 2:9). After Adam sinned, there is no provision for human mortality until the new earth when the Tree of Life is restored (Genesis 3:2224). In the new earth, access to the Tree of Life will be restored for the thousand-generation believers of the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times (Revelation 2:722:214). These believers are the children of perfect positive volition who will make up the population of mortal humanity on the new earth (Deuteronomy 7:9). Mortal humanity on the new earth will once again have the opportunity to live forever in a mortal state that God had purposed for Adam and Eve and their intended children before the Fall of Adam (Genesis 1:282:9). Mortal humanity on the new earth will no longer experience physical death like all their previous counterparts (Ecclesiastes 7:2Job 14:1-25). Mortal humanity on the new earth will be the only mortal human population to successfully achieve eternal mortality through their consistent eating from the Tree of Life (Genesis 3:22Revelation 22:2).