The Dead — Where Are They? 9 The Resurrection of the Dead

The Resurrection of the Dead

The Scripture testimony concerning the state of the dead has been examined, and it has been seen that the dead are asleep. The Scriptures have been found to teach that the whole of the race has been condemned to death on account of the one transgression in the Garden of Eden, but that a redemption has been provided through the Ransom for all given by Jesus.

This brings us to the teaching which distinguishes the Bible from all other religious systems. These, based on vain philosophies, would have us believe that the dead are not dead, that they do not cease to exist but rather enter at once more fully into life, still keeping on with their conscious activities. Their hope of a future life is therefore based on something within themselves. The Scriptures, on the other hand, fully recognising that the dead are dead, and that they are powerless to help themselves, preach Jesus and the Resurrection. He has obtained by purchase the right to call them forth from the grave, and he will do so. (John 5: 29; 11: 25.)

“ And they shall come forth, that have done good, unto ye resurrection of life: but they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of condemnation.” (Joh 5:29 GenevaBible)

“ Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” (Joh 11:25 GenevaBible)

All of heathendom’s and most of Christendom‘s teaching concerning the hope of a future life is based on the fallacy of the philosophers: all the Scripture teaching concerning the hope of a future life for the human race is based on the fact that Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was raised from the dead by the power of God. (1 Cor. 15.)

Christendom, with its teaching concerning the persistence of life in death and that the faithful have gone to be with the Lord, finds the Scripture teaching of the resurrection of the dead a great inconvenience. Christendom teaches that the soul or spirit (it has been seen that unscriptural meanings have been given to these words) is liberated by death from the “prison” of clay, that the resurrection is a resurrection of the body only; in its opinion, the resurrection is to be a re-imprisonment of the soul. No wonder the resurrection is an inconvenient doctrine!

Deliverance is provided from death and the grave.

“I will ransom them from the power of the grave [SheolJ ; I will redeem them from death; O death, I will be thy plagues; 0 grave, I will be thy destruction.” (Hosea 13:14.)

Thanks be unto God, who gives us the victory!

 

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The Dead — Where Are They? 1 Universal Inquiry

The Dead — Where Are They? 2 Scientific Answer

The Dead — Where Are They? 3 The Spiritualist’s Answer 

The Dead — Where Are They? 4 The Bible’s Answe

The Dead — Where Are They? 6 Death for man and beast

The Dead — Where Are They? 7 Man became a living soul

The Dead — Where Are They? 8 Man in God’s likeness

Identity in the Resurrection

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The Dead — Where Are They? 10 Depart and be with Christ

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Additional reading

  1. Ransom
  2. Separation from God in death, the antithesis of life
  3. October month of witches and spirits
  4. Halloween custom of the nations
  5. Biblical Ambiguity on Death?
  6. Is there life beyond the grave?
  7. How are the dead?
  8. Where do we go when we die?
  9. Today’s thought “When feeling like a man who has no strength any more” (February 19)
  10. Thought for today November 4th Going to graveyards and people going to dust
  11. Why think that (3) … Jesus rose from the dead

 

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