Death Is Sleep

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 beginning: "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).

Title Time Link
The Truth About Heaven and Hell - Steve Taylor 28:55 Watch
What Happens at Death? - Sean Finnegan & John Obelenus 19:54 Watch
Absent From the Body? A Study of 2 Corinthians 5:8 - Sean Finnegan & John Obelenus 22:48 Watch
Our Fathers Who Aren't in Heaven - Anthony Buzzard 28:42 Watch
How Important is Conditional Immortality - John Roller 29:20 Watch
Death: The Time of Reward and Punishment? - Larry Mayberry 4:41 Watch
Issues of Life, Death, and Eternity - Richard Eldred & Anthony Buzzard 9:25 Watch
Death - Then What? - Anthony Buzzard 73:12 Listen
Life After Death - Sean Finnegan 46:52 Listen
Death is Sleep - Vince Finnegan 47:23 Listen
God's Judgement: Death, Hell, and Hell Fire - John Cortright 46:48 Listen
The Resurrections - Vince Finnegan 46:04 Listen
Resurrection of the Just - Victor Glukin 52:26 Listen
The Importance of Conditional Immortality - John Roller 29:20 Listen
Platonic Christianity: How Plato's Philosophy of the Immortal Soul Infected Christianity - Edward Acton 140:22 Listen
The Sleeping Dead Pt 1: The Sleep of the Dead - Sean Finnegan 64:44 Listen
The Sleeping Dead Pt 2: Answering Objections - Sean Finnegan 73:18 Listen
The Sleeping Dead Pt 3: The Rich Man and Lazarus - Sean Finnegan 70:18 Listen
The Resurrection of Jesus - Sean Finnegan 71:44 Listen
A List of Scriptures Proving Death is Sleep - Dustin Smith & Sean Finnegan 6 pages Read
Hell: A Place of Silence, A State of Extinction - Matt Elton 9 pages Read
Immortality of the Soul or Resurrection of the Dead? - Oscar Cullmann 29 pages Read
What Happens When We Die? A Biblical View of Death and Resurrection - Anthony Buzzard 78 pages Read
The Doctrine of Immortality in the Early Church - John Roller 90 pages Read
Conditionalist Faith of Our Fathers - Vol. 1 - LeRoy Edwin Froom 1,144 pages Read
Conditionalist Faith of Our Fathers - Vol. 2 - LeRoy Edwin Froom 1,356 pages Read

Books Available For Purchase