<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>StateofDead</title> </head> <body style="background: rgb(34, 24, 24) url(DreamlessSleep.png); font: 32 px times new roman; text-align: center; font-size: 32px; color: rgb(221, 15, 0);"> <br /><img src="TheStateOfTheDead.png" alt="TheStateOfTheDead.png" /><br /><br /><a style="color: rgb(221, 15, 0)" href="../../index.htm">theloveofthetruth</a>&nbsp; &gt;&gt; &nbsp;<a style="color: rgb(221, 15,0)" href="../Doctrines.htm">Doctrines</a>&nbsp; &gt;&gt; &nbsp;The State of the Dead<br /><br /> <table align="center"> <tr> <td width="162px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> <br /><img src="BibleLamp.jpg" alt="BibleLamp.jpg" /><br /><br />Romans 6:23 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.<br/></span> <br /><img src="DaysEnd.jpg" alt="DaysEnd.jpg" /> </td> <td width="540px" style="font-size: 19px; color: rgb(71, 97, 194); text-align: left;"> <span style="font-size: 24px">The Bible truth makes more sense . . .</span><br />With so many "stories" out there (about what happens to a person after they die) - only one of them can be right and correct. When comparing the Biblical truth on this subject against the other versions offered by Spiritualism, Paganism, False christianity, and Agnosticism - any honest mind would have to welcome with open arms the Bible reality, and admit to it's perfect logical good sense. Mainstream thought (that which is promoted by the current education system, the movies, the science and ethical documentaries) is content with an obscure and confused notion that one's spirit floats up into the sky and joins the ancestors upon one's death. People frequently refer to strange feelings of being watched over by their deceased loved ones. Those invovled in the occult hold communication with entities that appear to be their departed friends. But the Bible says something entirely different to this propaganda which is being forced onto the masses. </td> <td width="162px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> <br /><img src="GraveStones.jpg" alt="GraveStones.jpg" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><img src="LifeGiver.jpg" alt="LifeGiver.jpg" /><br /> </td> </tr> </table> <br /> <table align="center"> <tr> <td width="162px"> </td> <td width="540px" style="font-size: 24px; color: rgb(183, 200, 0); text-align: left;"> Exposing evil supernatural powers.</td> <td width="162px"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="162px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> Isaiah 8:19-20<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.</span><br /><br /> </td> <td width="540px" style="font-size: 19px; color: rgb(183, 200, 0); text-align: left;"> Make no mistake about it - the Devil and his fallen angels do have extraordinary supernatural powers - and they employ these to deceive and depress the human race. Only those who make the Holy Bible their guide and live by faith under God's protection will not be deceived. Demons have the power to emulate people precisely. They are shape shifters. These types of supernatural displays will be increased in the last days ( . .thats NOW! . .these days!) just before the second coming of Christ.<br />Revelation 16:13-14<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. </span><br />Who is the dragon?.. who is the beast?.. and the false prophet? Become a student of Bible Prophecy and find out exactly who these principalities and powers are? . . that control the socio-religio-political climate of this age. </td> <td width="162px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> Deut 18:10-11<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.</span><br /><br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="162px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> 1 Timothy 4:1<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;</span> </td> <td width="540px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;</span> </td> <td width="162px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> 1 Peter 5:8<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:</span><br /> </td> </tr> </table> <br /> <table align="center"> <tr> <td width="162px"> </td> <td width="540px" style="font-size: 24px; color: rgb(199, 200, 215); text-align: left;"> How much greater is the supernatural power of God and His angels. . . ! </td> <td width="162px"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="162px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> <br />John 10:10-11<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.</span> </td> <td width="540px" style="font-size: 19px; color: rgb(199, 200, 215); text-align: left;"> Whilst Satan and his demons do have incredible powers of intellect and supernatural ability, they cannot compare with the power of God. God can create life and resurrect life. Satan cannot. God can read the innermost thoughts of the human mind. Satan cannot.<br />(Read the narrative in Daniel Chapter 2. The Devil's wise men could not relieve the king's troubled mind. God revealed the king's dream to His humble servant Daniel. Daniel 2:22 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.</span>)<br />All of substance and existence is from and through God. Satan is living on borrowed time and exercises only borrowed power. God is infinite in power and knowledge and does not lie. Satan is finite and is the father of lies. </td> <td width="162px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> Psalm 86:8-10<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works. 9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. 10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="162px"> </td> <td width="540px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> Psalm 102:25-27 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 80)">25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. 26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: 27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.</span> </td> <td width="162px"> </td> </tr> </table> <img src="GoodShepherd.jpg" alt="GoodShepherd.jpg" /><img src="HeavensGift.jpg" alt="HeavensGift.jpg" /><br /><br /> <table align="center"> <tr> <td width="179px"> </td> <td width="368px" style="font-size: 24px; color: rgb(192, 119, 72); text-align: left;"> Why death is necessary . . . - a sad reality. </td> <td width="271px"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="179px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> Ecclesiastes 3:18-20<span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)"> 18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. 19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. 20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.</span> </td> <td width="368px" style="font-size: 19px; color: rgb(192, 119, 72); text-align: left;"> On all the inhabited worlds - there is no sin or death. Rebelion began in heaven some thousands of years ago, and sin (disobedience to the law of God) has been confined to this planet for the last six thousand years. It is true that in a perfect setting death and destruction are totally unnecessary. Much of the woe and suffering that Satan imposes on this world is also totally unnecessary. But on this war torn planet and in this drama of controversy between good and evil, death is sometimes a necessity and even a merciful blessing. Not only that, but death is the very sure outcome and logical result of sin. Death is also the punishment required for transgression. God would have destroyed Adam and Eve on the day of their disobedience - had He not implemented the Plan of Salvation, and offered up His Son to die in our stead. </td> <td width="271px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> Ezekiel 18:20-23 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. 21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. 22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live. 23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="179px"> <img src="Temptation.jpg" alt="Temptation.jpg" /> </td> <td width="368px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ s at his coming.</span> </td> <td width="271px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> Genesis 2:16-17 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.</span> </td> </tr> </table> <br /> <table align="center"> <tr> <td width="280px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> Job 14:10-15 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">10 But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he? 11 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up: 12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep. 13 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me! 14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. 15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands. </span><br /><br />Ecclesiastes 9:5-10 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. 6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun. 7 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. 8 Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment. 9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity:</span> </td> <td width="460px" style="font-size: 19px; color: rgb(189, 155, 78); text-align: left;"> <span style="font-size: 24px">Premature fatalities a sad occasion . . - but the Bible offers hope.</span><br />There is no doubt that the hurt of losing a loved one is extremely painful - to all of us. Even more tragic is the inexpressible loss felt by those who do not have the christian hope and the biblical truth fixed in their hearts. And to elderly people who are nearing the end of their days - how much better to understand history and revelation in it's true light, and to face the grave with peace and understanding. Let's go through the bible and see how all the bible characters agree that death is like a very deep sleep, and God will resurrect everybody at the appointed time - some to everlasting life, and some to a judgment then everlasting non-existence.<br /><br /><span style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0)">John 11:11-14<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. 12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. 13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. 14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.</span><br /><br />John 11:23-27 <br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.</span></span> </td> <td width="190px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> Job 14:20-22<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">20 Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away. 21 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them. 22 But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.</span><br /><br /><img src="Lazareth.jpg" alt="Lazareth.jpg" /><br /><br /><img src="GravesOpen.jpg" alt="GravesOpen.jpg" /> </td> </tr> </table> <br /> <table align="center"> <tr> <td width="187px"> </td> <td width="479px" style="font-size: 24px; color: rgb(175, 70, 205); text-align: left"> We have no consciousness at all in death. </td> <td width="178px"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="187px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left"> Job 17:11-16 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart. 12 They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness. 13 If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness. 14 I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister. 15 And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it? 16 They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.</span> </td> <td width="479px" style="font-size: 19px; color: rgb(175, 70, 205); text-align: left"> It is true we have a degree of consciousness in natural sleep - such as dreams. People who have near death experiences relate their visions and out of body explorations. But when a person is fully dead - that is it with finality - they are completely finished. God keeps a perfect copy of them in His memory banks - but it is a totally de-activated identity. There is no soul or ghost floating around. The only occurance of this type of ghostly phenomena comes from demons. There is no activity whatsoever. A person is completely dead and his body/ashes decay in the earth.<br />Psalm 146:3-4 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. 4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.</span><br />Obadiah 1:16 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.</span> </td> <td width="178px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left"> Psalm 115:16-18 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men. 17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence. 18 But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.<br /></span><br />Psalm 37:10 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.</span> </td> </tr> </table> <br /> <table align="center"> <tr> <td width="229px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> Isaiah 26:19 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.<br /></span><br />Psalm 17:15 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.<br /></span><br /><img src="Wakened.jpg" alt="Wakened.jpg" /> </td> <td width="387px" style="font-size: 19px; color: rgb(182, 182, 182); text-align: left;"> <span style="font-size: 24px">The Mercy and Wisdom of God's way.</span><br />It is a merciful blessing that we have sweet peace in death&nbsp; - and we know nothing of the ongoing trials of our loved ones that we have left behind. The blessing is also to us who remain alive in this field of conflict, knowing that our deceased loved ones are not privy to our ups and downs - particularly the times when we behave shamefully. When we die, the next thing we will know after the final thoughts before our death - will be the realization that we have been resurrected according to God's plan and judgment. We will be resurrected into a physical body back into a "normal" time/space/matter reality. Knowing the biblical truth on this subject, you can dispense with all the false religions who pray to and venerate the dead. The dead know not and hear not. </td> <td width="201px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> Hebrews 11:37-40 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38( Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.</span> </td> </tr> </table> <br /> <table align="center"> <tr> <td width="162px"> </td> <td width="540px" style="font-size: 24px; color: rgb(201, 168, 111); text-align: left"> The <span style="color: rgb(204, 204, 255)">(1st)</span>Resurrection of the Just versus the<br /><span style="color: rgb(204, 204, 255)">(2nd)</span>Resurrection of Damnation. </td> <td width="162px"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="162px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> John 5:28-29<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.<br /></span><br />Acts 24:14-16<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: 15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. 16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.<br /></span><br />Luke 20:34-36<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.<br /></span><br />2 Thess 2:8-12<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.</span><br /><br />2 Peter 2:5-6<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;</span><br /><br /><img src="2ndDeath.jpg" alt="2ndDeath.jpg" /><br /><br /> </td> <td width="540px" style="font-size: 19px; color: rgb(201, 168, 111); text-align: left"> According to Bible prophecy, a chronology of major future events lists as follows:-<br />1) The Second Coming of Christ<br />2) The Thousand years spent in Heaven<br />3) The Final Destruction of the Wicked<br />4) The Recreation of this planet earth as new.<br />After careful reading of the following verses, a simple summary will follow.<br />1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:</span><br />1 Corinthians 15:20-23 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ s at his coming.</span><br />Simple summary #1: The <span style="color: rgb(204, 204, 255)">1st</span> Resurrection<br />The righteous of all ages will be resurrected at Christ's 2nd Coming. They will be given eternal life.<br /><img src="TheCity.jpg" alt="TheCity.jpg" />&nbsp;<img src="TheWelcome.jpg" alt="TheWelcome.jpg" /><br />After careful reading of the following verses, a simple summary will follow regarding the 2nd Resurrection.<br />Revelation 20:1-15 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. 7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.</span><br />Revelation 21:6-8 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, andn unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.<br />Malachi 4:1-3 1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.</span><br />Matthew 25:40-42 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:</span><br />Simple summary #2: The <span style="color: rgb(204, 204, 255)">2nd</span> Resurrection<br />The wicked of all ages will be resurrected to live for a short time after the 1000 year period. They will then be destroyed and never exist again.<br /> </td> <td width="162px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> 1 Peter 1:3-6 <br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:<br /></span><br />1 Corinth 15:51-54 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.<br /></span><br />Malachi 4:1-3<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.<br /></span><br />2 Peter 3:6-7<br /><span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.<br /></span><br /><img src="CleansingFire.jpg" alt="CleansingFire.jpg" /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="162px"> </td> <td width="540px" style="font-size: 17px; color: rgb(230, 230, 0); text-align: left;"> Psalm 37:18-20 <span style="color: rgb(221, 220, 79)">18 The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. 19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. 20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.</span><br /><br /> </td> <td width="162px"> </td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>