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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
"Our Saviour Christ Jesus ... abolished death" (2 Timothy 1:10 ). Men still die, "it is appointed unto men" (Hebrews 9:27 ), but the fear of death as having power to terminate or affect our personal existence and our union with God, as a dreadful stepping out into the unknown and unknowable (into Sheol of the impenetrable gloom), and as introducing us to a final and irreversible judgment, has been removed. Christ has taken out of it its sting (1 Corinthians 15:55 ) and all its hurtful power (Hebrews 2:14 ); has shown it to be under His control (Revelation 1:18 ), brought to light the incorruptible life beyond, and declared the ultimate destruction of death (1 Corinthians 15:26; compare Revelation 20:14 ). The Greek (,
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Abolish'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/abolish.html. 1915.