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What Is Spiritual Death in the Bible? Ministry Minute

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Have you ever wondered what is spiritual death in the Bible? This is an important question that affects every person ever born. Let’s answer three common questions people have about spiritual death in the Bible in this Ministry Minute with Kenneth Copeland.


  1. What is Spiritual Death in the Bible?

Spiritual death is separation from God. When Adam disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, he became separated from God by sin (Genesis 3). Sin always separates mankind from God. Why? Because God is perfect and pure. Psalm 5:4 describes God this way: “For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee” (KJV). Sin is the opposite of everything He is.


Until Adam’s sin, he enjoyed a close relationship with God. God had created the Garden of Eden and placed Adam in it. The Lord then created a helpmeet for Adam. Scripture tells us that right before God confronted Adam for his sin Adam and Eve heard the Lord walking through the garden (Genesis 3:8). God was not distant but rather present and involved. Adam had never known a day without the Lord’s care and relationship. But then He sinned. From that point on, a division existed between humanity and God.


Listen to this Ministry Minute video and hear Kenneth Copeland teach more about spiritual death in the Bible.




  1. Has Everyone Experienced Spiritual Death?

Every person is born with a spirit that is separated from God, which Adam introduced way back in the Garden. Because of this nature, everyone is born separated from God. Romans 3:23 puts it like this: “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”

No one is exempt. Every person at some point has disobeyed, lied, made a selfish decision or acted opposite of God’s nature.


  1. How did Jesus Remedy Our Spiritual Death?

This spiritual death is the reason why Jesus’ sacrifice was so necessary. Mankind could not pay the price for its sin. The Law proved this. No matter how hard we try, we could never be good enough to eliminate the spiritual death, the separation that existed between God and humanity. But Jesus was.


Second Corinthians 5:17 says, “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” Jesus paid the price, He rectified our spiritual death, so that we could live free from the bondage of sin. Through faith in Jesus, we enjoy the grace that Jesus paid to give us. We are no longer separated from God. Instead, we can have a relationship with Him while on earth and the assurance of living in heaven with Him for eternity.


Hopefully, you have a better understanding of spiritual death in the Bible. If you would like to experience what it is to come alive spiritually through Jesus Christ, then watch this video we have created to show you how to pray the prayer of salvation. And if you pray it, please let us know. Contact us through our website or call us at 1-800-600-7395 or 1-817-852-6000 to speak with one of our KCM Prayer Ministers. We want to celebrate with you and welcome you as a brother and sister in the Lord!

You don’t have to live spiritually dead any more. Through Jesus you can have spiritual life! Share this post with a friend who needs to know Jesus is the answer to spiritual death!


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