I’ve been adding notes to my rendering of the Bible.

26 The last enemy that will be completely destroyed is death,

[“Destroyed” is the Greek word καταργέω katargéō (G2673). Death is not cessation. Death is separation. Death is a progressing, for when Adam sinned (disobeyed), he did not drop dead. Instead, the process of physical death (separation of soul and body) started. Spiritual death (cessation of fellowship with God, separation from Him) was immediate. See Isaiah 59:2. See note at Revelation 20:14 for everlasting punishment. The only cure for this death is Jesus Christ who suffered for our sins. See 1 Peter 2:21, 1 Peter 3:18, and Romans 5:6-8. It is by His blood (as the Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7)) that one can have forgiveness of sins [Ephesians 1:7) though faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone (Acts 4:12). See John 3:16 and John 12:46].

 

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