Rob, you have me confused. In John 11: 25-26 which you quoted in reply #85 what death do you think Jesus was speaking of when he said, "And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die",?
My apologies, I didn't mean to be confusing and I don't want to lose you on this point because it is another critical point that we must understand properly in order to understand other doctrines.
Jesus was speaking of death period. Death is a state of being dead in our sins and trespasses. "And sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. The death of the physical body is the end result of sin. So in my opinion, there aren't different types of death, but rather different stages of death.... birth being the beginning stage (the condition we are born into) and the death of the physical body being the last stage.
As believers we have been taken out of the "death cycle" if you will. We were raised from death to eternal life at salvation and death is no longer a part of the believers life. Yes, this earthly body will die but just like Enoch was taken out of his earthly body before that body died, so we will. We will never SEE death, we will never TASTE death, we will never EXPERIENCE death, we'll be taken before death happens.
Keep in mind that WE are SOULS and not earthly bodies. The earthly body is just the vehicle that our souls experience life in in this existence. Also, according to the bible, our soul is married to our flesh until we come to Christ. When that happens, Christ kills our first husband (think David killing Bathsheeba's husband) and then our soul is free that husband and his law, and is now free to marry another - Christ.
Our souls are then connected to the eternal life and law of our new husband rather than being connected to the old husband who is bound to the law of sin and death. The souls of people in that condition will partake in their husband's (the flesh) fate, they will see death, taste death and experience death.
All of that last part comes from here:
Rom 7:1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth
Rom 7:2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
Rom 7:3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
Rom 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.