Posted by: biblestudyseattle | June 5, 2015

John 11:26

After Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead, Jesus has a discussion with Martha (Lazarus’s sister) about the resurrection.  It’s often translated something like this:  “and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”  John 11:26 RSV

This lends support to the idea that only the body dies, but the soul lives on.  The doctrine of the immortality of the soul.  But a more accurate translation is this:

“and whoever lives and believes in me will not ever die in the Age to come.  Do you believe this?”  John 11:26 REV

Obviously Lazarus was going to die again, but in the resurrection he’d have a chance to live forever.

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