1. What do we understand by the words immortal and immortality?
Not dying; deathless.
2. How many times is the word immortal found in the Bible?
3. To whom is it applied?
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” I Timothy 1:17.
4. How many times does the word immortality occur?
5. How may we gain immortality?
“To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life,” Romans 2:7.
6. What part of man will put on immortality?
“For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality,” I Corinthians 15:53.
7. What will be said when mortality will have put on immortality?
“So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory,” I Corinthians 15:54.
8. At the present time, who only hath immortality?
“Which in His times He shall shew, Who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; Whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to Whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen,” I Timothy 6:15, 16.
9. How was immortality brought to light?
“But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, Who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,” II Timothy 1:10.
10. What does the word mortal mean?
Subject to death. Webster.
11. To whom is this word applied?
“O Lord, Thou art our God; let not man prevail against Thee,” II Chronicles 14:11.
12. What is man declared to be?
“Shall mortal man be more just than God?” Job 4:17.
13. How does the apostle Paul speak of this same subject?
“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof,” Romans 6:12.
“But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you,” Romans 8:11.
“For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh,” II Corinthians 4:11.
NOTE: Man, a mortal being, cannot become immortal except through a resurrection of the righteous, at the second coming of Christ.
14. What will take place at the first resurrection?
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality,” I Corinthians 15:52, 53.
15. What can be truthfully said at the resurrection, that cannot be said now?
“Death is swallowed up in victory,” I Corinthians 15:54.
16. What else happens at this same time?
“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” verse 55.
17. How may this victory be won?
“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ,” verse 57.