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? 20 Dives and Lazarus

Many people forget that several stories and parables in the Bible are not to be taken literally and that they are a reflection or a lesson for mankind. Several times, the dead or people are depicted who may be hidden or in the womb of something or someone else. There are also stories of torments […]

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 […]