WHAT IS THE SECOND DEATH?
the book of Revelation, the term "second death" was used four times.
These are found in the following verses taken from the New King James
Version of the Bible:
Revelation 2:11 - "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to
the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death."'
Revelation 20:6 - Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first
resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be
priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
Revelation 20:14 - Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire.
This is the second death.
Revelation 21:8 - But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers,
sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part
in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
In the entire Bible, these are the only verses where the term "second death"
was used. What is this second death? And which is the first death?
According to the Holy Spirit, the second death is Hell where the soul is
punished forever. The first death is our dying here on earth when the soul
leaves the physical body due to the destruction of the latter. The Bible
does not use the word "first death" but this is what it refers to. The
second death, on the other hand, is when God judges the soul and sends it to
Hell because of its being unworthy to live with God. In Hell, the soul will
suffer forever. The basis of one's unworthiness is his deeds while his soul
is still in the physical body. Once the soul has left the physical body,
there is no more chance of repentance. Repentance can only be made while
the soul is still in the physical body, NOT when it has already left.
So while our soul is still in the physical body, while there is still very
little time left, let us change our wrong ways, change our wrong beliefs,
and be good and righteous until our last dying breath. Believe that Jesus
Christ is true God AND true man. Let us do it now before it's too late.