Bible Study ➪ “So You’re Dead, Now What”

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James Henderson

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Bible Study ➪ “So You’re Dead, Now What”

Posted On: March 11, 2019

WHAT YOU BELIEVE ABOUT DEATH AND ETERNITY WILL DETERMINE HOW YOU LIVE

YOUR THREE MAJOR COMPONENTS

Plants = life
Animals = conscious life (a soul)
Humanity = spirit (A ‘living soul)

Body, Soul, Spirit (modeled after the Trinity) 1 Thess. 5:23

  1. The body…our natural selves (see, hear, taste, feel, etc.)
  2. The soul…the ‘real’ you (imagination, conscience, memory, reason)
  3. The spirit…the ‘chamber containing the Spirit of “man” (evil nature) or the spirit of God (Holy Spirit) 1 Corinthians 15:44

WHAT IS THE SPIRIT WORLD?

THE UNDERWORLD:

“Sheol” is found 65 times in the Old Testament (translated ‘hell’ 31 times in the Bible)

The word sheol means ‘an underworld place’… anything underground

Sheol consists of six parts:

  1. Paradise (now empty)
  2. The great gulf (luke 16:19-31)
  3. Hell (Hades) (a place of torment)
  4. Also located in Sheol is ‘Tarturus’…the prison house of the fallen angels
  5. Also in Sheol is the ‘Lake of Fire’ (Gehenna) prepared for Satan, his angels, the antichrist and the false prophet
  6. The bottomless pit where demons are confined

In summary…Sheol consists of 6 AREAS: The 1st paradise, hell, The great gulf, Tarturus, The Lake of fire, The bottomless pit

In summary…Heaven consists of 2 AREAS: The present paradise (3rd heaven), Heaven the throne of God

HEAVEN

3 heavens in the bible:

  1. Earth’s atmosphere (Acts 14:17)
  2. Heaven of the stars, universe (Ephesians 6:12)
  3. The 3rd heaven where Jesus prepares a place for us…where Paul was taken

2 Corinthians 12:1-4  Acts 14:19-20…this is where believers go when they die.

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT DEATH?

DEATH IS CERTAIN.

Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Hebrews 9:27-28

THE SOUL AND THE BODY SEPARATE.

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

…He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. John 11:25-26

YOU WILL FACE THE JUDGMENT.

Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment… Hebrews 9:27

GREAT WHITE THRONE

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it…And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-12, 15

JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.

For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. Romans 14:10b

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:10

  • Incorruptible Crown 1 Cor. 9:25-27
  • Crown of Righteousness 2 Tim 4:8
  • Crown of Rejoicing 1 Thes 2:19-20
  • Crown of Glory 1 Pet 5:4
  • Crown of Life Ja 1:12, Rev 2:10

(A person’s) work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames. 1 Corinthians 3:13-15

Bible Study ➪ “So You’re Dead, Now What”

Posted On: March 11, 2019

WHAT YOU BELIEVE ABOUT DEATH AND ETERNITY WILL DETERMINE HOW YOU LIVE

YOUR THREE MAJOR COMPONENTS

Plants = life
Animals = conscious life (a soul)
Humanity = spirit (A ‘living soul)

Body, Soul, Spirit (modeled after the Trinity) 1 Thess. 5:23

  1. The body…our natural selves (see, hear, taste, feel, etc.)
  2. The soul…the ‘real’ you (imagination, conscience, memory, reason)
  3. The spirit…the ‘chamber containing the Spirit of “man” (evil nature) or the spirit of God (Holy Spirit) 1 Corinthians 15:44

WHAT IS THE SPIRIT WORLD?

THE UNDERWORLD:

“Sheol” is found 65 times in the Old Testament (translated ‘hell’ 31 times in the Bible)

The word sheol means ‘an underworld place’… anything underground

Sheol consists of six parts:

  1. Paradise (now empty)
  2. The great gulf (luke 16:19-31)
  3. Hell (Hades) (a place of torment)
  4. Also located in Sheol is ‘Tarturus’…the prison house of the fallen angels
  5. Also in Sheol is the ‘Lake of Fire’ (Gehenna) prepared for Satan, his angels, the antichrist and the false prophet
  6. The bottomless pit where demons are confined

In summary…Sheol consists of 6 AREAS: The 1st paradise, hell, The great gulf, Tarturus, The Lake of fire, The bottomless pit

In summary…Heaven consists of 2 AREAS: The present paradise (3rd heaven), Heaven the throne of God

HEAVEN

3 heavens in the bible:

  1. Earth’s atmosphere (Acts 14:17)
  2. Heaven of the stars, universe (Ephesians 6:12)
  3. The 3rd heaven where Jesus prepares a place for us…where Paul was taken

2 Corinthians 12:1-4  Acts 14:19-20…this is where believers go when they die.

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT DEATH?

DEATH IS CERTAIN.

Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Hebrews 9:27-28

THE SOUL AND THE BODY SEPARATE.

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

…He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. John 11:25-26

YOU WILL FACE THE JUDGMENT.

Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment… Hebrews 9:27

GREAT WHITE THRONE

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it…And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-12, 15

JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST.

For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. Romans 14:10b

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:10

  • Incorruptible Crown 1 Cor. 9:25-27
  • Crown of Righteousness 2 Tim 4:8
  • Crown of Rejoicing 1 Thes 2:19-20
  • Crown of Glory 1 Pet 5:4
  • Crown of Life Ja 1:12, Rev 2:10

(A person’s) work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames. 1 Corinthians 3:13-15

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James Henderson

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