The Dead — Where Are They? 25 The Second Death

The Second Death In the Garden of Eden, death was pronounced as the penalty for the transgression there committed, and the whole of the Adamic race was involved in it. This was the unfortunate result of the first great Judgment of our race. — Rom. 5:12,16. “ Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 24 Stories, first death and heavens

When people ask what happens after death (the passing away) and where the dead are in god believing people can only try to give a picture of what the words in the Bible tell. There are also too many people who call themselves Christian, but do not believe many words of Christ and his heavenly […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 23 The Rich Man and The Beggar

The Rich Man and The Beggar Finally, the superior position of the Pharisees and scribes (rich in spiritual things, clothed in purple and fine linen, representing their own estimate of their righteousness and hopes of royalty, and faring sumptuously every day — Psalm 69:22; Rom. 11:9) is contrasted with the outcast, beggarly condition of the […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 21 The Prodigal son

In order to get a clearer picture of what happens to people after death, it is not a bad idea to look at the background of the various parables that Jesus told. Previously we looked at the rich man who ended up in sheol (hell or the grave) and the beggar Lazarus who ended up […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 18 King Saul and the Witch of Endor

Around the 19th and beginning of the 20th century there were still several Biblestudents and Bible researchers who believed in fallen angels. Underneath we look at a vision or view by one of the writers on calling the dead, in the Biblestudents magazine The New Covenant Advocate King Saul and the Witch of Endor In […]

The Dead — Where Are They? 17 Enoch Translated

Enoch Translated “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found because God had translated him.” “And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.” — Heb. 11:5; Gen. 5:22. Nothing in these texts says that Enoch was taken to heaven; nothing in these texts […]

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? 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 […]

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 […]

Identity in the Resurrection

Looking at death, the dead and what is going to happen when Jesus returns and calls for the living and the dead to judge.

A Ransom for all 1 Eternal torment

From earliest times to the present day, the necessity of sacrifice of life for expiatory purposes has persisted as an idea in the human mind. This necessity was illustrated at the first by the coats of skins which the Lord God made for Adam and Eve after sentence had been pronounced on account of their […]

Facilitations of science and loss of peace of mind

In the past man has looked around him and could see many things he could not understand. Out of vanity man thought of himself to be superior to everything around him. In a way his inner feeling brought him ideas that there had to be a Superior Being that created everything. But for many this […]

Are we taken up into heaven straight after we die?

October 3, 2010 at 4:56 PM, we wrote this article about the rapture or the soul leaving the body on Bijbelvorsers Webs, the website of the Association for Bible study. Because the ending of the association we reprint the article here so that it might not be lost. (AVRLE) Then we which are alive and […]

Atonement and the race been bought

In the previous articles we have seen how important it is to belong to a community which is under Christ, who was “raised again for our justification” (Romans 4: 25). In our hope in that one man from Nazareth who was willing put his will aside for only following that what God wanted him to […]

Creator and Blogger God 12 Old and New Blog 2 Blog for every day

The Old and New Blog Blog for every day God His Words are too important, His message of such high value, that if we really love Him we could not bear it to be a day without His ‘love letters’. Let us cling to His Voice as if it is the most precious treasure, knowing […]