The Dead — Where Are They? 15 Moses and Elijah at the Transfiguration

In the question of what happens when we die and where all the dead are, one can also turn to the Biblical figures who died in the past. We can then find out what happened to them and what else is written about them. Regarding the state of the dead, our magazine in the 20th […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 14 The Spirits in Prison

Continuing on the posed question of where the dead people might be, we continue to look at some answers given in one of the Biblestudents magazines in 1909 The Spirits in Prison “19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 13 The Souls Under the Altar

The Souls Under the Altar In Revelation 6:9-11 the souls of martyrs “under the altar” are said to cry, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” Some have taken this to mean that the martyrs were enjoying a conscious existence […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 12 The Thief on the Cross

The Thief on the Cross In his dying hours our Redeemer was associated with malefactors — “numbered with the transgressors.” (Isa. 53:12; Luke 23:39-43.) One of these “railed on Him, saying, If Thou be Christ, save Thyself and us.” The other was more kindly disposed. Instead of railing against Jesus, he rebuked the railer, confessing […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 11 Absent from the Body, Present with the Lord

“Absent from the Body, Present with the Lord” “Nevertheless, we are bold, and love rather to remove out of the body, and to dwell with the Lord.” (2Co 5:8 GenevaBible) These words of the Apostle (2 Cor. 5: 8) have been held by some to favour the thought that the faithful are ushered into the […]

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

Depart and be with Christ “ For I am distressed between both, desiring to be loosed and to be with Christ, which is best of all.” (Php 1:23 GenevaBible) The expression in Phil. 1: 23, of the Apostle’s earnest desire to be with the Lord, has caused considerable discussion, and some have found difficulty in […]

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 […]

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

Man Became a Living Soul “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Ge 2:7 AV) Gen. 2:7, after describing the uniting of the body and the breath of lives, states that the result of the […]

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

Death for man and beast Having noted the Scripture testimony that death is the same for both good and evil men, it is now necessary for us to learn a further lesson; viz., that death as such is the same for man as for the beast — the cessation of life. This may appear humiliating […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 5 Sheol, Hades, Hell, Gehenna

Sheol, Hades, Hell, Gehenna Death is the same for both good and bad men. The same word describes the condition of both, many times over: “Then Abraham gave up the ghost [breath|, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.” (Gen. 25: 8.) […]

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

The Bible’s Answer Coming to the divine Word, seeking its answer to the great question, we are at once impressed with its candour and simplicity. The Scriptural answer to the problem is direct and straightforward, without appeal to passion or prejudice. Having proved the Bible worthy of all confidence, and having found in it the […]

Mediator and advocate – One God and one mediator between God and men

Bible quotations related to previous article: Mediator and advocate     “4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the […]

Lo mejor para confiar en una fortaleza sobre una roca sólida

    “¡Que Jehovah premie tu acción! Que tu recompensa sea completa de parte de Jehovah Dios de Israel, ya que has venido a refugiarte bajo sus alas.” (Rut 2:12 RVA89) “1  (Sigayón de David, que cantó a Jehovah con respecto a las palabras de Cus el benjaminita) Oh Jehovah, Dios mío, en ti me […]

Asking to come under the Wings of God

In Belgium there is a big problem for those who believe in only one True God. Besides the Jehovah’s Witnesses, there are not so many serious Bible Students living close together. Speaking in Western continental terms, most earnest Bible Students live far apart to meet regularly and attend a service together. With that, it often […]

Armageddon – City of Megiddo

In our last article concerning many questions posted to us, we come to take a look at Megiddo and the “plain of Megiddo” which with its strategic location has been the site of many ancient battles and is described to be part of a later Big Battle. It has been claimed that more battles have been held in Megiddo than at any other place on the earth. Cline (2002) counts a least 34 wars at Megiddo from ~2350 BCE to CE 2000.

The Coining of the Lord Draweth Nigh

We are coming closer to the end of our series on the coming of a Christ or Messiah. Yesterday having mentioned that throughout the ages there have been loads of people who said they were the Messiah or Christ. Even in our present times we can find such figures who claim that they are the […]

Much confusion about the Antichrist

In Christendom, we can find lots of people who do not believe Jesus Christ is the sent one from God (the Word) having come in the flesh. Lots of people who call themselves Christian say that Jesus is God having come in the flesh. Today there are still millions of people (who claim to be […]

Wheresoever the Carcase is

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #41 Wheresoever the Carcase is “ For wheresoever a dead carcass is, thither will the Eagles be gathered together.” (Mt 24:28 GenevaBible)   This (Matt. xxiv. 28) is an expression used to designate the Jewish State, or nation. It is so used in Deut. xxviii. 26, where Moses says, […]

The Stone of Israel

Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #40 The Stone of Israel “ But his bow abode strong, and the hands of his arms were strengthened, by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob, of whom was the feeder appointed, by the stone of Israel,” (Ge 49:24 GenevaBible)   Jacob’s prophecy of “The shepherd, the […]

Long Life during the Millennium

When believing Jesus would come back and then install the Kingdom of God where people shall be able to live in peace, without having an end to their life, people wonder how that is going to be for the sort of life, in what sort of houses, how being clothed, being married or not, still […]