Lord’s Day 05/16 death transformed

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Death was transformed for the believer when God sent His Son into the world and placed Him on the cross. Jesus Christ experienced the second death on behalf of His people – second death is biblical shorthand for the eternal judgment and punishment that awaits those who have not trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ. After the believer experiences the first death, he does not taste the second death. For the Christian, death is no longer a precursor to the final judgment and separation of God; instead, death is now transformed to the portal into the presence of God.
– Ligon Duncan, Fear Not! (Norhaven: Christian Focus, 2010), 18.

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The above article was posted on May 15, 2010 by Mark Lamprecht.
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