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"And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?"


Jesus introduced this text with these words, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." Verses 25, 26.

It is quite apparent that Jesus was talking about the second death when he said "shall never die." This person had already lived the first life, died, and lived again in the resurrection. Revelation 2:11 assures that the overcomer "shall not be hurt of the second death." Although "it is appointed unto men once to die" (Hebrews 9:27), those who are accepted by Christ shall never die that second eternal death.