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That which will endure to all eternity, as having in itself no principle of alteration or corruption. God is absolutely immortal,—he cannot die. Angels are immortal; but God, who made them, can terminate their being. Man is immortal in part, that is, in his spirit; but his body dies. Inferior creatures are not immortal; they die wholly. Thus the principle of immortality in differently communicated according to the will of him who can render any creature immortal, by prolonging its life; who can confer immortality on the body of man, together with his soul; and will do so at the resurrection. God only is absolutely perfect, and, therefore, absolutely immortal. See SOUL .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Immortal'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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