Bible Truth: Are the Dead Really Dead?
Is immortality a possibility? As a human is it attainable to last forever? Is there an after-life? Do spirits arise and meet their living family members? The state of the dead has been a conflict between all ages, groups, generations, and cultures.The Bible gives the answer about all these questions, and points out the truth, plain and simple.
How did humanity originate? (Genesis 2:7)
“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 being.”
Note: In creation God made man in his image (Gen. 1:26,27). A created being that would live in Eden’s perfection and tend to the beauty of it.
Were the first humans subject to death? (Genesis 2:16,17)
“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, ‘Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die’ ”
Note: He wasn’t subject to death unless he ate the fruit from the forbidden tree. The tree of knowledge of good and evil. In the temptation and fall of the serpent, Eve was deceived and tempted Adam who fell with her.
What was the punishment for eating the fruit of the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? (Genesis 3:19)
“In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you shall return”
Note: From that moment on humanity became mortal. Death was our ultimate reality.
What happens to our body and spirit when we die? (Psalm 146:4, Ecclesiastes 12:7)
“His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; In that very day his plans perish”
“Then the dust will return the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God who gave it.”
Note: Our body returns to the ground and we become dust as we decompose; and our spirit who goes back to God who breathed it into us.
Can the dead communicate with us? Does their earthy knowledge remain? (Ecclesiastes 9:5,6)
“For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; nevermore will they have a share in anything done under the sun.”
Note: The dead can not communicate with us. They know nothing and everything about them is no longer existent.
When we die, do we go to heaven? (Psalm 13;3, Job 14:12)
“Consider and hear me,O lord my God; Enlighten my eyes, Lest I sleep the sleep of death”
“So man lies down and does not rise till the heavens are no more, They will not awake nor be roused from their sleep.”
Note: The Bible refers to death as a dreamless sleep. And we wait there until the second coming of Christ.
Is there any hope after death? (1 Thessalonians 4:15, 16)
“For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.”
Note: At the seconding coming of Christ the dead will rise for first and live with God forever! Amen.
Death is the ending of earthy life, but if we have accepted Jesus Christ as our savior we will rise again. If you have any more questions about the state of the dead, comment below and the Pioneer will do their best to help.
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