4-Satan claims the souls who sin

4-Satan claims the souls who sin
This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Death

Biblical Rules of Death Part 4

The Biblical Rules of Death: Who, What, Where, & Why we have to die

Rule #4: Satan claims the souls who sin (Hebrews 2:14,15)

God has refused to allow those who die in sin to enter into His presence (compare Rule #2). Satan (a.k.a. “the devil”) holds the power of death over those whose sins have not been remitted (forgiven) (Hebrews 2:14,15).

A clear illustration of this is found in the book of Jude. God (in His sovereignty) called for the body of Moses (to appear at Jesus’ transfiguration, Matthew 17:3). The devil disputed it since Jesus had yet to shed His blood in remission for the Old Testament souls held captive (Matthew 27:52). Keep reading →

2-God cannot look on sin

2-God cannot look on sin
This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Death

Biblical Rules of Death, Part 2

The Biblical Rules of Death: Who, What, Where, & Why we have to die

Rule #2: God cannot look on sin (Hab 1:13)

The holiness of God is so sacred that He is pained to even look at sin. All of us have been proven guilty of sin – either by our own conscience, or by God’s law, or both (Romans 3:23). Consequently, most people feel the need to have their sins forgiven (see remission). Keep reading →

Where Do We Go At Death?

Where Do We Go At Death?
This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Death

Where do we go at death?

(Updated Feb 1, 2016)

Each of us is a triune being, consisting of body, soul & spirit (compare 1 Thessalonians 5:23). It may seem strange, but each element of our being is dealt with differently at death and, the destinations are also different (see Note 1, “Reunion of Body and Soul”).

Our BODY is buried and eventually returns to dust. This is just a visible reality of life. It is often rehearsed by a priest or minister as the undertaker lowers a casket into the ground and they drop soil into the grave, “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” (from the 1662 version of the Book of Common Prayer). Each time we visit a funeral, we are reminded that our existence in this body is limited to a few short years.

There is a resurrection and the body of the “saved” is miraculously changed. It is no longer mortal “dust” but it becomes the immortal Keep reading →