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? 8 Man in God’s likeness

Man In God’s Likeness Wherein consisted the likeness of the man to his Maker? We see that it was not in that man was given to have “life in himself.” That was originally the quality of Jehovah, solely (John 5: 26), and was given by Him to the Son at His resurrection. It is also […]

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 […]

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

The Spiritualist’s Answer In the last half century [ed.n.: of the 19th century], the cult of Spiritualism has acquired much prominence. It claims to furnish the answer to the question now before us; in fact, its promi nence and notoriety are based on its dealing with this question, which it regards as its own special […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 2 Scientific Answer

The Scientific Answer The Man of Science also has an answer. He takes man as he finds him, and, after many years examination of living beings and study of practical anatomy in the dissecting room, admits that as yet he knows little or nothing about Life and Death. The following extract from ”The Hospital” quoted […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 1 Universal Inquiry

“Man givit up the ghost, and whore is lie?” — Job 14: 10. Question of Questions! The Universal Inquiry! What is the state of those who have passed away? Not an individual but has been indirectly affected by death, through the loss of dear ones; not one but has to look forward to being directly […]

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 […]

America in the Prophets

From the archive: answers given in the first quarter of the 20th century. Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #39 America in the Prophets The question has been repeatedly asked, and that, too, with surprise, How is it that such a vast country as the United States of America finds no place in the Prophetic […]

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 […]

Sex in the Kingdom of God

In the Plan of God is the population of the whole earth. There are many people who wonder how man shall live in that Kingdom of God and if they would still enjoy sex.

Children at Christ’s Coming

Lots of people seem to worry how man shall be in the Age to come. They wonder how we would live, would have to work or not, how we would be clothed and if we would still have children and how then the growing population would be able to fill this earth whilst having enough […]