Paul , in writing to the Christians at Ephesus, was desirous of arousing them from the apathy occasioned by animality, from the mesmerism associated with material-mindedness; and so he sounded this rousing call ( Ephesians 5:14 ): "Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. " In a letter previously written to the Romans, Paul had pointed the fact that death is not a physical condition, but is a state of human or mortal consciousness.
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