Lesson 16 - The Real Truth About Death

What happens five minutes after death? Heaven, hell, nothingness? The subject of death has intrigued men and women down through the centuries. Books on “near-death” experiences have catapulted into best-seller status. There has been an amazing upsurge of interest in spiritualism and communication with the dead. Can the dead communicate with the living? Does an immortal soul survive the body at physical death?

How can the mystery of death be solved? There are rock-solid answers to the question “What happens when you die?” The Bible provides sane, sensible information. It reveals not only what happens when you die but also how to face death with new hope and confidence. To answer the question What happens when we die? it is necessary first to answer, What happened when we were created?

  1. How were we created? Genesis 2:7
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  2. Can the soul die? Ezekiel 18:4
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  3. Who only has immortality? 1 Timothy 6:15, 16
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  4. What does the apostle Paul say we are seeking for? Romans 2:7
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  5. How does Job describe our current condition? Job 4:17
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  6. When will God’s people receive immortality? 1 Corinthians 15:51-54
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  7. How does Solomon describe what happens at death? Ecclesiastes 12:7
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  8. Are human beings conscious at death? How much do they know? Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6
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  9. What about the thought processes? Do they continue after death? Psalm 146:4
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  10. What is the spirit that returns to God? James 2:26
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  11. Can the dead worship God? Psalm 115:17; 6:5
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  12. What does the Bible compare death to? John 11:11-14
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  13. How does Revelation’s last message to the world describe death? Revelation 14:13
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  14. Who has the keys to the grave? Revelation 1:18
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  15. What events will take place when Jesus comes? 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17
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  16. Since Jesus has immortality and will grant it to us when He returns at the Second Advent, how can we be sure to receive it? 1 John 5:11, 12
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