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[ Sleep of Death ]

The dead are asleep until the resurrection. Jesus said, "No one has ascended into heaven, but he who descended from heaven: the Son of Man" (John 3.13). No one is floating on a cloud, haunting old houses, burning under the earth, or beholding the face of God in heaven. At death the whole person ceases from life as God ordained it from the begining: "By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return" (Genesis 3.19). Resurrection is the only escape from death, which is why it is so often mentioned in the Bible. In contrast, the heaven-at-death concept is totally foreign and was the unfortunate result of the Church Fathers reading Plato into the Bible. The Hebrew concept of death is nicely encapsulated in the words of Solomon, "the dead do not know anything...there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going" (Ecclesiastes 9.5, 10).

[ Free Online Audio ]

Death -- Then What?

[73:12]

Anthony Buzzard

Life After Death

[46:52]

Sean Finnegan

Death is Sleep

[47:23]

Vince Finnegan

God’s Judgment: Death, Hell & Hell Fire

[46:48]

John Cortright

Resurrections

[46:04]

Vince Finnegan

Resurrection of the Just

[52:26]

Victor Gluckin

The Importance of Conditional Immortality

[29:20]

Dr. John Roller

Platonic Christianity: A Study of How Plato's Philosophy of the Immortal Soul Has Infected Christianity

[140:22]

Edward Acton

The Sleeping Dead [1] -- The Sleep of the Dead

[64:44]

Sean Finnegan on - [ The Byte Show.com ] -

The Sleeping Dead [2] -- Answering Objections

[73:18]

Sean Finnegan on - [ The Byte Show.com ] -

The Sleeping Dead [3] -- The Rich Man and Lazarus

[70:18]

Sean Finnegan on - [ The Byte Show.com ] -

The Resurrection of Jesus

[71:44]

Sean Finnegan on - [ The Byte Show.com ] -


[ Free Online Videos ]

The Truth about Heaven and Hell

[28:55]

Steve Taylor

What Happens at Death?

[19:54]

John Obelenus & Sean Finnegan

Absent From the Body? (a study of 2 Corinthians 5.8)

[22:48]

John Obelenus & Sean Finnegan

Our Fathers Who Aren't in Heaven

[28:42]

Anthony Buzzard & Steve Taylor

How Important is Conditional Immortality?

[29:20]

Dr. John Roller

Death: The Time of Reward and Punishment?

[4:41]

Larry Mayberry

Issues of Life, Death, and Eternity

[9:25]

Richard Eldred & Anthony Buzzard


[ Free Written Resources ]

A List of Scriptures Proving Death is Sleeep

[6 pages]

Collected by Dustin Smith & Sean Finnegan

Hell: A Place of Silence, a State of Extinction

[9 pages]

by Matt Elton


[ Free Online Books ]

What Happens When We Die? A Biblical View of Death and Resurrection

[78 pages]

Anthony Buzzard

The Doctrine of Immortality in the Early Church

[90 pages]

Dr. John Roller

Immortality of the Soul or Resurrection of the Dead? [online book]

[>50 pages]

Oscar Cullmann

Conditionalist Faith of our Fathers [Volume 1]

[1,144 pages]

Le Roy Edwin Froom

Conditionalist Faith of our Fathers [Volume 2]

[1,356 pages]

Le Roy Edwin Froom


[ Books for Purchase ]

Life, Death and Destiny

[116 pages]

Warren Prestidge

Our Fathers Who Aren’t in Heaven

[394 pages]

Anthony Buzzard

They Never Told Me This in Church! A Call to Read the Bible with New Eyes

[433 pages]

Greg Deuble

The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment

[503 pages]

Edward Fudge

Two Views of Hell: A Biblical & Theological Dialogue

[228 pages]

Edward Fudge & Robert Peterson

Triumph of the Resurrection

[176 pages]

Alva G. Huffer

Daring to Differ: Adventures in Conditional Immortality

[143 pages]

Sidney Hatch

Sleeping in the Dust

[140 pages]

Jonathan Burke


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