Did you know that when you die, you’ll be really dead?
To understand death, one must understand life.
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7).
Body + Breath = Life
Death is opposite of life it is the reversal of life. In death the breath (or spirit) is removed from the body, and is it returned to God who gave it. Simply put:
Body – Breath = Death
The Scriptures tell us repeatedly that man (not just his body) returns to the earth:
… until you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return(Genesis 3:19).
All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again (Ecclesiastes 3:20).
… They die, and return to their dust (Psalm 104:29).
Death is the absence of life, not life in some other form or place:
… Thou shalt die and not live(II Kings 20:1).
… The rest of the dead lived not again until … (Revelation 20:4-6)
It was Satan’s lie that,
Ye shall not surely die (Genesis 3:4)
The Good News is that, though in Adam all die, in Christ all will be made alive (I Corinthians 15:22).
WHAT IS LIFE?
Man is the union of the dust of the ground (the body) and the breath of life (the spirit), creating
a living soul. Thus, the two (the body and the spirit) joined together create a third (the soul). Body + spirit = soul.
This principle can be seen in the example of water (H2O).
“The teaching of Scripture is (as we see it) that man consists of two parts: body and spirit; and that the union of these two makes a third thing, which is called ‘soul’ or ‘living soul.’ Hence the word ‘soul’ is used of the whole personality; the living organism.”