For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same…
Shall we ever quite fully realise the mighty and joyful truth that there is no death for the Christian? In his beautiful tribute to the quaint old town of Nuremburg. Mr. Longfellow makes this mention of its peerless artist:
"Emigravit" is the inscription on the tombstone where he lies:
Dead he is not, but departed — for the artist never dies."But how much grander the thought that "Emigravit" may most fittingly be the inscription on every Christian's tombstone I — not dead, but only gone before to that blessed land of peerless beauty, where blossom unfading flowers, and everlasting fountains flow. Why should we not give up the use of the word death as applied to the Christian? — for death is the alienation of the soul from God, not the quitting of earth for heaven.
Parallel VersesKJV: Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
WEB: Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, he also himself in the same way partook of the same, that through death he might bring to nothing him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,