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What Happens When We Die? (Pt. 1)

I take this subject from a pamphlet left at one of my Church member’s house recently by the Jehovah Witnesses.  There are several other questions and answers in it as well which could be challenged.  The front asks, “Would you like to know the truth?”  So, what is the truth about what happens when we die? They state “most of the world’s religions teach that something inside a person continues living after death.“ Their answer to the question was “At death, humans cease to exist.”  They quote Psalm 146:3-4 which proves absolutely nothing concerning what happens when we die.  It does not say we cease to exist.  Gen. 3:19 is given as a proof text as well and it does not teach that man ceases to exist.  It teaches that the body goes back to dust.  They reference Eccl. 9:6,10 which again has nothing to do with what happens after death. 

God’s Word promises that there is something in every human being that lives on after death.  The idea of annihilation is not founded upon Biblical truth. Rev. 20:11-15  tells of a time in the future when all the dead small and great will stand before God.  The sea gave up the dead that were in it and death (the state of ) and hell (those already there) “delivered up the dead which were in them and they were judged every man according to their works.” Next, they were then “cast into the lake of fire.” v.14   Remember, these people were dead, some of them in the sea.  Obviously, they were not annihilated, else why a resurrection to stand before God to be judged?  The rich man in Hell, “lift up his eyes being in torments.” Luke 16:23  He had “five brethren” and wanted Lazarus to go BACK FROM THE DEAD TO TESTIFY TO THEM…”LEST THEY ALSO COME INTO THIS PLACE OF TORMENT.”  
Read Mark 9:42-48 and notice the fire is never quenched.  Who are these people who will be there? 

Finally, there is not one word in the pamphlet that gives the Gospel message of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the sin of man.  Not one sentence telling a person how to be Born Again.  Please read 2 John and notice “the doctrine of Christ.”  To be continued…

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