What Happens One Second After We Die?

Mar 26, 2023    Don Stewart    In this book, we will look at what the Bible has to say about the state of those who have died. What happens to people “one second” after they die? Are they conscious or do they sleep? Do believers go immediately to heaven and unbelievers immediately to hell? What does the Bible say? We will consider these and other related questions as we examine this important topic of the present state of the dead.

The In-Between State

Question 1: Does A Temporary State For The Dead Actually Exist?

Question 2: According To The Old Testament, What Happened To People Immediately Upon Death? (Sheol)

Question 3: According To The New Testament What Happens To The Dead? (Hades)

Question 4: In The Old Testament Era, Was The Unseen Realm Of The Dead Divided Into Two Compartments?  Did Christ Go To The Underworld (Hades) Immediately After His Death?

Question 5: Today, What Happens To A Believer Immediately Upon Death?

Question 6: Do Believers Have A Body In Their Intermediate State?

Question 7: Do Believers Experience All God’s Promises In The Intermediate State?

Question 8: Does The Soul Of The Believer Develop Morally Or Spiritually In The Intermediate State?

Question 9: What Is The Intermediate State For The Unbeliever?

Question 10: Was Jesus’ Story Of The Rich Man And Lazarus A Parable?

Question 11: What Can Be Learned About The Afterlife From The Account Of The Rich Man And Lazarus? (Luke 16:19-31)

Question 12: What Are Some Questionable Conclusions That People Draw From The Story Of The Rich Man And Lazarus?

Question 13: Should The Living Attempt To Contact The Dead? (Spiritism, Necromancy)

Question 14: Did The Dead Prophet Samuel Communicate To Saul Through A Medium At En Dor?

Question 15: What Is The Doctrine Of Purgatory?

Question 16: Is There Such A Place As Purgatory?

Question 17: Is There Any Biblical Support For Purgatory?

Question 18: Why Is Purgatory Such An Attractive Belief For So Many People?

Question 19: What Is Limbo? (Limbus Infantum)

Question 20: Should The Living Pray For The Dead?

Question 21: Is Onesiphorus An Example Of Praying For The Dead?

Question 22: Should The Living Pray To The Dead?

Question 23: What Are The Arguments That The Dead Know What Is Presently Happening On The Earth?

Question 24: What Are The Arguments Against The Idea That The Dead Know What Is Presently Happening On The Earth?

Question 25: What Are The Arguments For People Remaining Unconscious After Death? (The Doctrine Of Soul Sleep)

Question 26: Is Soul Sleep A Biblical Doctrine?

Question 27: In What Sense Is Death Like Sleep?

Question 28: What Is Reincarnation?

Question 29: What Biblical Arguments Are Given For The Idea That Humans Live A Succession Of Different Lives? (Reincarnation)

Question 30: Do Humans Come Back In Other Lives As Different People (Reincarnation) What Does The Bible Say About This Subject?

Question 31: Were Texts Which Support Reincarnation Removed From The Bible?

Question 32: What Observations And Conclusions Can We Make About What Happens To Us One Second After We Die?

Appendix 1: What Are The Various Views Of Sheol?

Appendix 2: How Is Sheol Described?

Appendix 3: Who Are The Shades Who Live In Sheol (Rephaim)

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