Death is like “sleep”

“Sleep” is a common biblical euphemism and metaphor for death, and the Bible compares death to sleep many times (cp. Daniel 12:2; John 11:11-14; Acts 7:60; 13:36; 1 Corinthians 7:39, 11:30; 15:6, 18, 20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13). For example, Psalm 13:3 says, “Consider, and answer me, O Yahweh, my God. Enlighten my eyes, lest I … Continue reading Death is like “sleep”

In the Beginning…The Devil’s Lie

The belief that when a person dies they are not totally dead started in the Garden of Eden when the Devil lied to Adam and Eve. God told Adam that if he ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he would die (Genesis 2:17), but the Devil said that he would … Continue reading In the Beginning…The Devil’s Lie

Origins of the Heavenly Destiny – Not The Bible

Copyright © Tim Warner http://www.4windsfellowships.net Where did the idea of an eternity in heaven come from? Certainly not from Judaism, from which Christianity sprang! There is no such concept in the Old Testament. As we saw in the article, (The Kingdom in the Gospels), it definitely did not come from Jesus' teaching, and therefore could … Continue reading Origins of the Heavenly Destiny – Not The Bible