How Do We Overcome Death?
February 2020

“How Do We Overcome Death?” Ensign, February 2020

Come, Follow Me: Book of Mormon

2 Nephi 6–10 (February 10–16)

How Do We Overcome Death?

Christ Resurrected

The Trumpet Shall Sound, by J. Kirk Richards

The Fall of Adam and Eve introduced physical and spiritual death to the world (see 2 Nephi 9:6).

Physical Death

At the end of our mortal life, we experience the “death of the body,” or the separation of the spirit from the body (see 2 Nephi 9:4–7, 10).

Spiritual Death

Sin, the “death of the spirit,” separates us from God (see 2 Nephi 9:8–10).

The Solution

Christ’s Atonement overcomes physical and spiritual death so we can reenter God’s presence (see 2 Nephi 9:11–12, 21–23). After the Resurrection, our spirits and bodies will be reunited. To be worthy of eternal life, we must have faith in God, repent of our sins, and faithfully live the gospel.