Experiencing the Power of the Gospel
Part 3―Biblical Doctrines in the Light of the Gospel
Part 4―Last Day Events (Eschatology)
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One of the questions that is uppermost in the minds of many is “What happens when one dies?”
According to the Bible, all members of humanity are born slaves to the fear of death (see Hebrews 2:15). One main reason for this is that we do not know what our destiny is or what happens to us when we die.
Heb 2 (v. 14) ....that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, (v. 15) and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
The common belief is that the soul of the righteous goes to enjoy the bliss of heaven while that of the wicked goes to hell to burn forever.
But is this really what the Bible teaches?
What then does the Bible teach about the soul and the state of man in death? Further, if man does not have an immortal soul where does one go after death?
This lesson will answer these important questions.
When Eve repeated God’s warning to satan, he laughed it off with “You will not surely die!” And ever since, he’s convinced the majority of each generation that death is a lie; that we all have immortal souls that live on after the body gives out....So he trots out his psychics and channelers and astrologers and best-selling authors and even mistaken preachers to echo his first lie: No one ever dies. The truth is far more satisfying. Read on.
1. Savior of the world Bible Course, (2000). Lesson 17, “The State of the Dead.”
2. Mark Finley, (1995). Beyond Orion’s Gates, p.168, Hart Research Center.
Image #1: Ynaija, (2013). A burial scene. Retrieved from https://ynaija.com/buried-alive-chilling-stories-of-people-who-were-declared-dead-prematurely-videos/