Immortality - perpetuity of existence.
Immortality as a future hope for man means a deathless but bodily existence. Immortality is not inherent and natural, but is a quality of life which is brought within reach by Christ in the gospel, and will only be given on condition of believing that gospel and obeying the commandments of God as set forth in the law of Christ.
Immortality is not bestowed on man until the Lord confers it upon all his saints. For those who have died it requires their resurrection from the dead. And for all it requires a change from their mortal nature. Immortality is not a natural state for man, but conditional upon fulfilling requirements God has laid down.
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