Freed by Death

“When, at death, the soul departs from the body, it is immediately freed from all weakness, disability, darkness, doubts and fears. The image of the first Adam will then be abolished. All physical weaknesses and infirmities will have gone forever. This necessarily follows death, in order that we may enter into the blessed state. The first entry into immortality from mortality is a step towards eternal glory and into eternal rest. The great evil, death, thus becomes the means of freeing us from all the remains of evil in us. It is by virtue of the death of Christ alone that the souls of believers are freed by death from the presence of sin and all the effects that sin had wrought on their bodies, and being freed their souls flourish and expand to their fullest extent.”

John Owen, The Glory Of Christ

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