The prospect of death has a way of getting our attention, of cutting to our very heart. Yet we also have a way of turning our eyes away from Death’s burning light to gaze again at the shadows of this world, stepping back away from death and ignoring the message it sends.
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Does the Old Testament reveal many, if any, specifics about the location of those who died and were saved?
The New Testament reflects much more specific revelation from God of the afterlife. Yet there are some strong Old Testament indicators, though not nearly as many.
Job had the assurance that although he was going to be eaten by worms, he would receive a new body and in that body would actually see God face to face, obviously conscious. In Job 19:25-27 he says that “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself ...
- Wed, Mar 24, 2010
My father recently passed away. He was a Christian and I know he’s with the Lord, but can you tell me if he can see or hear me from Heaven?
I believe Scripture clearly suggests that your father, who’s now in Heaven, is witnessing God’s unfolding plan on earth.
- Thu, Mar 25, 2010
. . .passages that speak about people sleeping when they die are likewise to be interpreted as simply a metaphorical expression to teach that death is temporary. . . In my mind this is not a central doctrinal issue.
- Sun, Mar 28, 2010
We will have an eternal perspective, we will know that God has been just in his judgments, and will not be plagued by doubt.
Discerning Christians with a strong biblical theology can pick out the good and toss the bad. Unfortunately, most who read the book (and see the movie) will not do that, and indeed may be incapable of doing so. They will tend to swallow not only the true parts or the conditionally true (if....then) parts, but all of it, including the false assumptions and wishful thinking that underlie it.