What happens when you die? Is there an intermediate state? What does the bible teach about the dead before resurrection? These questions are important for our study of the kingdom of God. If you go straight to heaven when you die, you’re not going to care very much about what happens when Jesus returns. You[…]
Check out Dustin Smith’s Ten Minute Truth Talk for a short, funny, and informative account on what the bible teaches about where persons go when they die. In his presentation he puts forward the doctrine called “the sleep of the dead,” which teaches the dead are unconscious until the resurrection when Jesus returns.
A Commentary by Sean Finnegan The story of the Rich Man and Lazarus is perhaps the most difficult section of Scripture for those of us who hold to the belief called conditional immortality (the understanding that immortality is contingent on the resurrection not on the existence of an immortal soul). Before we take a look[…]