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Second life, second death.

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The phrase "second life" isn't in the Bible anywhere.
However we see phrases like raised from the dead, eternal life, born-again, born of the Spirit,
resurrection, and new-life that seem to infer there is more more than the current physical life
we are living right now.

The entire hope of Christianity is that... there is something after this life. resurrection, heaven,
eternal life. That we don't simply... just die and cease to exist.

Ceasing to exist actually might not be so bad. But it seems this is not an option.

The phrase "second death" is in the Bible. ( Rev 2:11; Rev 20:6; Rev 20:14; and Rev 21:8; )
Two of these verses define what the second death is....

Rev 20:13; And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds.
Rev 20:14; Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
Rev 20:15; And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Rev 21:7; He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
Rev 21:8; But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

So we see here that we don't just simply "cease to exist". We either have eternal life (the "second" life).
Or we have eternal "death". (the second death). Those are the only two options.
It seems the first life and first death are temporary. Very few people live to be 100 years old these days. But eternal life... well... is eternal.. never ending.
So it seems with death also. The physical death may last just an instant, others
may take years to die, but even this is temporary.
Being thrown into the lake of fire on the other hand.... doesn't appear to be a temporary thing either.
 

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