Are the dead really dead?
a) Rom 9:11 not conscious before being born
b) Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6, 10 not conscious after death
c) Gen 2:7 Breadth + dust= Living Soul (Man) – man not given a soul, rather became a soul!
d) 2 Tim 4:8 Paul expects to rise @ his appearing (not absent from body present LIERALLY!)
e) 2 Tim 4:8 Numerous other places in scripture say @ “THAT DAY”- Referring to second coming
f) 1 Cor 15:51 Paul says there’ll be people sleeping when Jesus comes 1 Cor 15:51; 1 Thess 4:14 etc.
g) 1 Thess 5:23 Spirit, soul & body preserved blameless till He comes
h) John 5:28, 29 All are in graves
i) Ezekiel 18:4 Souls die.
j) Job 4:17 Man is mortal
k) 1 Timothy 6:15, 16 God only hath immortality
l) Acts 2:29,34 King David not in heaven
m) Psalms 17:15 David expects to awake in God’s likeness
n) 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 At the last triumph, man put on immortality.
o) John 11:11, 14, Matthew 27:52 Death is a sleep
p) Job 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more
q) 2 Peter 3:10 The day of the Lord will come ... in which the heavens shall pass away
r) Gen 3:3 God said, “If ye eat, ye die”
s) Genesis 3:4 Satan said Ye shall not die!
t) 1 Peter 4:6 gospel "was" preached to them while they were yet living, now dead.
u) Revelation 6:9 This cry was figurative, as was the cry of Abel's blood (Genesis 4:10)
v) 1 Peter 3:18 preaching "by the Spirit" (verse 18) to people who were then living (verses 19, 20).
w) John 20:17 I am not yet ascended to my Father after saying to the thief about paradise.
x) Job 27:3;33:4 "spirit" and "breath" are the same
y) The soul is used according to context and usually means the body Acts 27:37; but sometimes can mean life Gen 35::18.
z) Psalms 115:17 The dead praise not the Lord.
aa) Psalms 6:5 In death no remembrance.
bb) Job 7:10 shall return no more to his house.
cc) Isaiah 38:18 Death cannot celebrate thee.
dd) Psalms 146:4 thoughts perish.
ee) 1 king 17, 2 king 4, LK 7:11-15; 8:41,42,49-56;Acts 9:36-41;20:9-12;Jn 11:1-44;12:1-9 : 7 instances where dead were raised. And if they did go, surely it will be bad to bring them back if they were in heaven! Did they have anything to tell us after going to hell or heaven?
ff) Eccl 12:7 The dust goes back to dust, the spirit that God “GAVE” (Gen 2:7) returns to him. NOTE: Everybody’s spirit or spark of life goes back to God – Even Hitler’s spirit. Where does it say that the wicked person’s spirit goes to hell at death? Instead they are reserved until the Day of Judgment to be punished - 2 Peter 2:9. By the way the judgment to determine where they should go is not until the end of the world - 2 Tim 4:1.
gg) One final question I like to ask is what part is the immortal part – the soul or the spirit? If it’s the soul then you can’t use those spirit texts etc!!!!!