Presentation on theme: "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck."— Presentation transcript:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. Ecc. 3:1-2
“Now the days of David drew near that he should die, and he charged Solomon his son, saying: "I go the way of all the earth; be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man” 1 Kings 2:1-2 Thanatology = study of death & dying Many questions
I. There will be a Separation Death - means separation God created man with a soul – Gen. 2:7 Body + Soul = Life Ps. 139:13 Sin ~ expelled from Garden of Eden – Gen. 2:17; Rom. 5:12 What is death?
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” Jas. 2:26 “That separation of the soul from the body by which the life on earth is ended.” [Thayers] Gen. 35:18 “as her soul was departing.” Luke 23:46 “gave up the ghost” I. There will be a Separation
“For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.” Gen. 3:19 “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” Eccl. 12:7 In that first minute after death the soul and body become separated from each other ! What happens to the soul / spirit? I. There will be a Separation
II. There Will be an Escort for the Spirit Some have the idea that the soul wanders around -- “ghosts” “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom” Luke 16:22 no chance of altering destiny – Heb. 9:27
III. There Will be an Assignment Our soul will be in Hades “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43 Jesus died – buried – resurrected Where was His soul ???
“For You will not leave my soul in Hades, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. v. 31 “he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption” Acts 2:27; 31 Hades = the realm of the dead, place where our spirits go to await the resurrection III. There Will be an Assignment
Death is a sobering fact “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” Heb. 9:27 “…there is but a step between me and death” 1 Sam. 20:3 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Ps.116:15
Death does not change character 2 Cor. 5:10 If you were to die right now, where would you be in one minute? Paradise Tartarus
“In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD: 'Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live” 2 Kings 20:1 Is your life in order ?
Are you prepared for the Resurrection? Heaven Hell Gulf
William Nelson (1824-1862) Union General, Civil War