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The True Life is the Next Life
Everyone will die (Heb. 9:27), but everyone will also live forever – there. Where is “there?” It all depends upon your relationship with Jesus (John 14:6; Acts 4:12).
Jesus actually spoke more of hell, than of heaven. Jesus is very concerned with our final destiny. We are all born with a ticket to hell (John 3:18). Is there anyone who doesn’t want to exchange it?
All will be called to salvation by the gospel, the Good News of Jesus, the Christ (Matt. 13:1-23, 22:9-10, 24:14, 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:45-48; John 1:6-9; Acts 13:47; Rom. 10:14-21, 16:25-26; 1 Peter 4:17; Rev. 20:6). Some will accept the gift, and some will DENY Christ.
The English Bible refers to the place of the dead as “hell.” This is very misleading. In Hebrew, the word translated as hell is Sheol. In the Greek it is Hades. In the Bible, Sheol, or Hades, is a place of sleep, rest, and waiting for the resurrection and the judgment, not hell, as we think of it today in the west. A few saints were predestined by God to be raptured (taken to heaven), and are not waiting in Hades (Deut. 34:1-8; Matt. 17:3). It is tradition that either Moses was raptured like Elijah, or he was resurrected to accomplish God’s plan (Rom. 8:28-29; Jude 9). However, most are not to be raised immediately. Most sleep in Hades, awaiting the resurrection of the masses when Christ returns (Gen. 37:35; Psalms 16:9-10, 139:8; Dan. 12:2; Acts 2:27-31, 13:36; Rev. Read More