Death is Sleep

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on January 14, 2007
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John 6:39, 40, 44, and 54 The dead are raised on the last day.

I Corinthians 15:20-26 If the dead did go to heaven, death would not be an enemy but a friend.

I Thessalonians 4:13-17

I Corinthians 15:51-55

Death Is Sleep
(Job 3:11-13, 14:12-15; Psalms 13:3; John 11:11-14; Acts 7:60, 13:36; I Corinthians 11:29-30, 15:6, 17-20; I Thessalonians 5:9-10; II Peter 3:3 and 4)

The Dead Have No Awareness
II Kings 22:20 Eyes will not see.

Psalms 6:4 and 5; 30:9 The dead do not praise God.

Psalms 31:17 Silence in the grave

Psalms 88:10-13 Land of forgetfulness

Psalms 146:4 Thoughts perish

Ecclesiastes 9:5 and 6, 10 No activity in Sheol

The person dies at death

Revelation 1:17 and 18 Is the type

The belief that the person's soul or spirit lives on is not biblical; rather, it is the philosophical claim of the Greek philosophers Plato and Socrates.

Our Hope The anchor of the soul

Romans 8:15-25 Compared with the glory, the suffering is minuscule.

II Corinthians 4:16-18 We don't faint, because we have hope.

II Corinthians 5:1-7 We walk by faith, not sight.

Philippians 3:20-4:1 Stand fast

Hebrews 10:35-39 Patience

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