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What is the second death?

Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.  Revelation 20:6
Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Revelation 20:14
            Death is separation.  Because of Adam and Eve’s original sin, all who sin will be cursed with separation.  The first death is separation from this earth when the body quits functioning.  The spirit lives on and experiences a second separation—from God.
            When Jesus said he is life, he’s referring to his conquering of the second death.  The first death is inevitable (separation from earth) but the second death (separation from God) will not happen if the person believes in Jesus.