Death and Resurrection 9 – The Consciousness of the Soul After Death

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Study Type - Adult Lesson

Fellowship - Becky Bereans

Series - Death and Resurrection

death, immortal soul, immortality, resurrection, soul sleep

Ecclesiastes 3:19-21, Ecclesiastes 9:5, Job 14:10-12, Luke 16:19-31

We discuss the various theories about the state of man’s eternal soul between the time of bodily death, and the time of God’s final judgments and the bodily resurrection we spoke of in previous sessions. In particular, we consider the controversial idea of so-called “soul sleep.”

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Additional Resources

Death and Afterward – Dr. Lehman Strauss

This booklet by Dr. Lehman Strauss called “Death and Afterward” discusses the topic of death and resurrection in ten parts:

1. Death
2. Man - A Trinity (Body, Soul, and Spirit)
3. Can We Believe in Immortality?
4. The Two Resurrections
5. The Resurrection Body
6. The Future Judgement of the Believer
7. The Eternal Punishment of the Lost
8. The Consciousness of the Soul After Death
9. Heaven - The Home of the Redeemed
10. Shall We Know Each Other in Heaven?

Unfortunately, Dr. Strauss’ paper is out of print, but is available as a Microsoft Word document here. Unfortunately, that document is in an older MS-Word format. Furthermore, not everyone has access to MS-Word. I have therefore saved the downloaded document in a more modern version of MS-Word and also saved it as a PDF. Please feel free to download and use either or both of these documents in your own studies, but do please heed and honor its copyright statement.

Soul Sleep – What Christians Want to Know

This article gives a succinct description of the concept of so-called “soul sleep” along with a brief history of this mistaken doctrine.

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