In the book of Hebrews 11:13, there is a text that says that "all these died in the faith, without having received the promise", many people use this text to say that no man did not see death. But is this true? When we read the text we see that it has the term "All these", this does not define a general term, but rather for a group of people. This group of people are what are in the term "these".
But if we read some previous verses. Hebrews 11:8, we see that the verse is talking about Abraham, and various groups connected with Abraham. For if we also read in Hebrews 11:12, it speaks of Abraham's offspring, and the characteristic of Abraham being a man too old to beget a son.
In fact, we have that Enoch walked with God so as not to see death, and so determines that the verse of Hebrews 11:13 is meaningless to Enoch. Thus, it is normal to accept that Enoch did not see death, and so is already linked to the concept of eternal life. In fact, we still have the second verse in Kings 2:11, which states that Elijah went to heaven in a chariot of fire.
But there is still a verse in Romans 5:12 that says, death has passed on to everyone. But does this verse state that everyone must die, and so no one can not see death? Suppose this were true, that to go to heaven everyone has to die, so the whole body system stops, and the person decomposes. But there is a verse from first Corinthians 15:51 that says that not all of us will sleep. The term sleeping here on the back is dying. See then we have Corinthians saying that not everyone will die, and would we have Romans 5:12 saying that everyone would die? Note that both texts are written by the same man, the Apostle Paul. So the verses have to balance.
A good read on Romans 5:12, and we can see that the term says that death passed to everyone, and therefore everyone sinned. This means that death has been passed on to all men, but it does not say that all men will die. The verse is carrying the theological concept that sin defined as for all men, is because death has passed to all men, since every man is born mortal. We can read the Scriptures and we can see that you don't kill angels. But man can die. Mortality has become a human characteristic, that is why it defines that everyone has sinned.
When we read about Christ's return, we see the need for people to be taken to heaven without seeing death. In this way it is not necessary to die so that the body decays and then has eternal life.
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