Because of the Fall, what comes to every man? "In Adam all die." 1 Corinthians 15:22. (See also Romans 5:12.)
In what condition is man while in death? "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest." Ecclesiastes 9:10.
NOTE. - That is, man, when dead, has no use of the powers of mind or body. He cannot, therefore, while in the grave, praise God, or even think of Him (Psalm 6:5); for in the day he dies his thoughts perish. Psalm 146:2-4. (See preceding chapter, Eternal Life - Chapter 104.)
What promise has been given in order that man may be redeemed from this condition? "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction." Hosea 13:14.
Through whom will come this redemption from the grave? "For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." 1 Corinthians 15:21, 22.
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