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The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« on: February 03, 2012, 02:07:51 AM »
TO ALL,

On another thread a person said that satan will be loosed after the rapture. But Paul said that "the LAST enemy to be destroyed is death."

This means that satan would have been destroyed BEFORE the rapture. So how can he be loosed after the rapture?

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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 03:40:43 PM »
TO ALL,

On another thread a person said that satan will be loosed after the rapture. But Paul said that "the LAST enemy to be destroyed is death."

This means that satan would have been destroyed BEFORE the rapture. So how can he be loosed after the rapture?

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Have you considered the implications of the present passive tense of destroy (καταργειται) in 1 Corinthians 15:26?

1 Corinthians 15:26 - The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.   


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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 12:52:36 PM »
Rev 20:10 and the devil that deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire
20:14 and death and hell were thrown into the lake of fire.
20:15 those not found in the book of life were cast into the lake of fire

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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 01:57:12 PM »
I don't see that death has been destroyed yet.  So, what's the issue?

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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 09:10:05 AM »
I don't see that death has been destroyed yet.  So, what's the issue?

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The issue is that some are saying that satan will be loosed AFTER the rapture. But the LAST enemy to be destroyed is death. So how can satan be loosed for a llittle while and then destroyed over a thousand years later? The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.

Therefore, satan's destruction MUST PRECEDE the rapture.

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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 03:27:16 PM »
I don't see that death has been destroyed yet.  So, what's the issue?

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The issue is that some are saying that satan will be loosed AFTER the rapture. But the LAST enemy to be destroyed is death. So how can satan be loosed for a llittle while and then destroyed over a thousand years later? The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.

Therefore, satan's destruction MUST PRECEDE the rapture.

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Your argument makes no sense.  Nobody who believes in a rapture believes that death ceases at the time of the rapture.  They all believe death keeps right on happening here on earth as the antichrist and his grubby little minions go on a killing spree.

Are you equating satan and death, or something?

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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 07:07:13 PM »
A few lines above I put forth the following:

Have you considered the implications of the present passive tense of destroy (καταργειται) in 1 Corinthians 15:26?

1 Corinthians 15:26 - The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.   

It seems that no one has bothered to consider its ramifications...

The present passive of destroy literally means "IS BEING DESTROYED."  Therefore a more correct rendering of the verse should be:

1 Corinthians 15:26 - The last enemy that is being destroyed is death.

It is in the process of being destroyed when Paul penned those words.

It isn't physical death folks; it is covenantal death - OLD COVENANT separation from God.  Thousands upon thousands from the house of Israel were being transitioned over from the old covenant ministration of death into the new covenant of Life through Jesus Christ.

But I suppose very few will consider that either...

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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 01:07:00 AM »
Jarrod said:
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Your argument makes no sense.  Nobody who believes in a rapture believes that death ceases at the time of the rapture.


You say that my argument makes no sense and what you have said above does? Come on! You say that "nobody" believes that death ceases at the time of the resurrection and the rapture? Albert Barnes is a much better theologian than you and me:

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The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death - The other foes of God should be subdued BEFORE the final resurrection. The enmity of the human heart should be subdued by the triumphs of the gospel. The scepter of Satan should be broken and wrested from him. The false systems of religion that had tyrannized over people should be destroyed. The gospel should have spread everywhere, and the world be converted to God. And nothing should remain but to "subdue" or destroy death, and that would be by the resurrection.

http://bible.cc/1_corinthians/15-26.htm


Note that Barnes says that "all other foes are subdued BEFORE the final resurrection." Therefore, Barnes CORRECTLY places the resurrection and the rapture at the VERY END where Paul placed it.

After death is destroyed there are NO MORE ENEMIES! It's plain!

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They all believe death keeps right on happening here on earth as the antichrist and his grubby little minions go on a killing spree


First, you said that "they all believe...." Let's just discuss what the scriptures say and and not what "they all believe."

Second, what "they all believe" and how what they believe goes contrary to scripture is what I am talking about. I said that some here are saying that satan is loosed after the LAST enemy is destroyed. How can satan be "loosed" to wreak havoc after the LAST enemy is destroyed?

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Are you equating satan and death, or something?


How could I be equating satan and death when I have said twice before in this thread that the LAST enemy to be destroyed is death. I have said that this means that satan would have been destroyed BEFORE death is destroyed. So how can I be equating satan and death and how can satan be "loosed" after the LAST enemy death is destroyed?


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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2012, 08:35:25 PM »
I Corinthians 15:24 "Then cometh the end, when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power."

At the very end of the Millennium age, the Son will deliver His Kingdom up to the Father. At the time of the Judgment God will put an end to all the rule and all power and authority that Satan will have on this world, or anywhere. That is when God will send Satan and all his realm and all evil and those that chose to follow him into the lake of fire.

 I Corinthians 15:25 "For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet."

Jesus Christ must reign until all of His enemies, which includes Satan, the fallen angels and all the souls of them that chose to follow him will be destroyed. This comes after the time of judgment and the Millennium thousand year reign of Christ kingdom on earth. This is why the full Godhead will not be on the earth until after the Great white throne judgment and hell has turned Satan and his realm to ashes. There are two death as we read of in Revelation 20.

Revelation 20:11 "And I saw a great white throne, and Him That sat on it, from Whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them."

This is John writing and speaking as Jesus is showing him what is going to happen in the future. John is viewing the time at the great white throne judgment, and the events after the age of the flesh is over, and after Jesus has returned and His thousand year Millennium is over and finished.

Revelation 20:12 "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works."

There are several things to notice here; first that the dead that are judged at this time are those whose souls that have not received Jesus Christ and under the shed blood of Christ. They are spiritually dead.

There are two sets of books kept, one is the "book of life" where only your name is written, and that is because all sins have been forgiven and are blotted out, and the only thing remaining is your name.

The second set of books kept by God are for the spiritually dead, and all their works are recorded and will documented and they will be used here on judgment day. The dead will be judged out of the books by their works and their refusal to accept the shed blood of Christ as the sacrifice for their sins.

Revelation 20:13 "And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works."

The sea that gives up the dead, is from the earth age of the Millennium, and those places where God holds the fallen angels and those not allowed into the Millennium age, will be delivered up to stand accountable at this time. This verse is directed only to the souls that are spiritually dead. Every souls will stand accountable for all of their works.

Revelation 20:14 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death."

There is only one thing that will allow a soul to survive this judgment and that is the blood of Christ, and your name recorded in the "book of life". All other spiritually dead souls will be ushered into the lake of fire, right along with Satan, and all his demonic realm, and that includes that sweet old lady that was to good for the blood of Christ. It includes the minister that had devised another way to salvation, and it includes you if you follow them in their ways.

Revelation 20:15 "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

It is pretty cut and dry, with no loop-holes. You are either part of the eternal kingdom or you are not, there is no way out or through except for the saving blood of Jesus Christ. Your name is either written in the book of life, or it is not. Satan is going to be destroyed at this time, and all those that chose to follow him.

I Corinthians 15:26 "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."

This last enemy that shall be destroyed is "death", which is one of Satan's names, and that will be the second death. It is the death of all evil, and it is a spiritual death. Friend, not even Satan is destroyed until after the great white throne judgment. The first death is the death of your flesh body, while the second death is the death of your very soul itself. It will be blotted out as though it had never existed, not even in the minds of your mother and loved ones. This is the most tragic thing that can happen to a child of God.

I Corinthians 15:27 "For He hath put all things under His feet. But when He saith "all things are put under Him" it is manifest that He is excepted, Which did put all things under Him.."

Then, when the great white throne judgment is over and finish, and Satan and all sinners are turned to ashes, then the entire Godhead will come to this earth and dwell with us. Then the eternal kingdom will be in existence as it is written in Revelation 21.

http://www.theseason.org/1corin/1corin15.htm


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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 09:49:59 AM »
Is there a Futurist here who is willing to deal with Paul's chronology? He said that the "LAST enemy to be destroyed is death." So how can satan be loosed after the resurrection and the rapture when ALL other enemies will have been destroyed before then including satan?

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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2012, 09:19:14 PM »
Is there a Futurist here who is willing to deal with Paul's chronology? He said that the "LAST enemy to be destroyed is death." So how can satan be loosed after the resurrection and the rapture when ALL other enemies will have been destroyed before then including satan?

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from a rapture standpoint I can't answer as I don't believe in it...........

What needs to be understood is that,satan is death.......

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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2012, 09:12:37 AM »
Is there a Futurist here who is willing to deal with Paul's chronology? He said that the "LAST enemy to be destroyed is death." So how can satan be loosed after the resurrection and the rapture when ALL other enemies will have been destroyed before then including satan?

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from a rapture standpoint I can't answer as I don't believe in it...........

What needs to be understood is that,satan is death.......

You don't believe in the rapture of the body? Or you don't believe in any rapture of any kind?

Satan had the power of death but is not death itself.

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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2012, 12:59:25 PM »
I don't believe in the popular version of the rapture mainly because I don't believe in the popular version of the Millennium Age where Christ reigns on Earth.

I'm not sure if you're aware of this but your emphasizes on chronology is tantamount to disproving both the popular rapture and millennium age doctrines.

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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2012, 09:32:49 PM »
Is there a Futurist here who is willing to deal with Paul's chronology? He said that the "LAST enemy to be destroyed is death." So how can satan be loosed after the resurrection and the rapture when ALL other enemies will have been destroyed before then including satan?

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from a rapture standpoint I can't answer as I don't believe in it...........

What needs to be understood is that,satan is death.......

You don't believe in the rapture of the body? Or you don't believe in any rapture of any kind?

Satan had the power of death but is not death itself.

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death is just one of satan's many names,depending on what role he is or has played........

examples below

The Accuser - Rev 12:10

The Adversary - 1 Pet 5:8

Beelzebub - Matt 10:25, Mark 3:22

The Devil (Means "Slanderer" & Indicates he's a Tempter of Men) Rev 12:9,12,20:10, John 8:44

The Desolate - Gal 4:27

The Destroyer - John 10:10

The Deceiver - Rev 12:9

The Dragon (this Name Indicates Cruelty) - Rev 12:7,13,17, Rev 13:2, and many more

The Enemy - Matt 13:39

The Father of Lies - John 8:44

The Great Dragon - Rev 12:9

The Great red Dragon - Rev 12:3

The God of this world (or age) - 2 Cor 4:4

The King of Tyrus- Ezek 28:12

The Lawless one - 2 Thess 2:9 NIV

A Liar - John 8:44

Lucifer (also means Light Bearer or Brilliant one) - Isa 14:12

A Murderer - John 8:44

The Power of Darkness - Col 1:13

The Prince of the Power of the air - Eph 2:2

The Prince of the devils - Mark 3:22

The Prince of this World - John 14:30

Satan (this means "adversary" or "oppressor", this indicates he is the adversary of Christ and His People and the accuser of the brethren) - Rev 12:9, Mark 3:23,26, and many more

The Serpent (this Indicates Guile and Deception) - Gen 3:1, Rev 12:15

The son of the morning - Isa 14:12

The Tempter - Matt 4:3

The Thief- John 10:10

The Wicked - Eph 6:16

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Re: The LAST enemy to be destroyed is death.
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2012, 02:00:41 PM »
Is there a Futurist here who is willing to deal with Paul's chronology? He said that the "LAST enemy to be destroyed is death." So how can satan be loosed after the resurrection and the rapture when ALL other enemies will have been destroyed before then including satan?

thinker

from a rapture standpoint I can't answer as I don't believe in it...........

What needs to be understood is that,satan is death.......

You don't believe in the rapture of the body? Or you don't believe in any rapture of any kind?

Satan had the power of death but is not death itself.

thinker

death is just one of satan's many names,depending on what role he is or has played........

examples below

The Accuser - Rev 12:10

The Adversary - 1 Pet 5:8

Beelzebub - Matt 10:25, Mark 3:22

The Devil (Means "Slanderer" & Indicates he's a Tempter of Men) Rev 12:9,12,20:10, John 8:44

The Desolate - Gal 4:27

The Destroyer - John 10:10

The Deceiver - Rev 12:9

The Dragon (this Name Indicates Cruelty) - Rev 12:7,13,17, Rev 13:2, and many more

The Enemy - Matt 13:39

The Father of Lies - John 8:44

The Great Dragon - Rev 12:9

The Great red Dragon - Rev 12:3

The God of this world (or age) - 2 Cor 4:4

The King of Tyrus- Ezek 28:12

The Lawless one - 2 Thess 2:9 NIV

A Liar - John 8:44

Lucifer (also means Light Bearer or Brilliant one) - Isa 14:12

A Murderer - John 8:44

The Power of Darkness - Col 1:13

The Prince of the Power of the air - Eph 2:2

The Prince of the devils - Mark 3:22

The Prince of this World - John 14:30

Satan (this means "adversary" or "oppressor", this indicates he is the adversary of Christ and His People and the accuser of the brethren) - Rev 12:9, Mark 3:23,26, and many more

The Serpent (this Indicates Guile and Deception) - Gen 3:1, Rev 12:15

The son of the morning - Isa 14:12

The Tempter - Matt 4:3

The Thief- John 10:10

The Wicked - Eph 6:16


Death is not a name of Satan. One is being and the other is phenomenon. They are separate with separate histories and even separate times appointed for their ends.

Satan is destroyed.

Revelation 20:10And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

After Satan is done away with then comes Final Judgment.

Revelation 20:11And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

During the Final Judgment, which doesn't convene until after Satan is destroyed, the completely separate and independent Death is destroyed.

Revelation 20:14And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.


Death is not a name for Satan.