|THERE IS NO TRUTH TO SOUL SLEEP|
Is there really such a thing as that of “SOUL SLEEP” subsequent to death?
This is a very popular doctrine promoted by the misguided Jehovah Witness (JW), and well as others, who suggest that when people die they enter into a state of unconscious soul sleep until their awakening at the “Resurrection” at the coming of the Lord.
This is completely FALSE because Apostle Paul declared that he desired to depart this life and to be with Christ. Therefore, unless Christ our EXAMPLE is sitting at the right hand of the Father asleep then the only other option for the JW to get out of such a nonsensical conundrum claim would require their figurative Scriptural manipulation to have Phil. 1:23 and 2 Cor. 5:6-8, to say something completely both unscriptural and non-literal. Paul did not say he wanted to depart and be with a sleeping Christ - but rather He who is alive for evermore.
Philippians 1:23 (KJV)
Apostle Paul makes this same declaration once again in 2 Cor. 5:6-8 regarding his desire to depart from the body and to be present with the Lord. However, you cannot do that if you have been given the JW soul sleep medication.
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 (KJV)
Furthermore, Apostle Paul reveals in 2nd Cor. 12:2 that a man can actually separate from his body and go to the 3rd Heaven – God’s Throne Heaven.
2 Corinthians 12:2 (KJV)
Moreover, Matt. 22:32 clearly reveals that Jesus declared that God was the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – the God of the LIVING and not the God of the DEAD.
Matthew 22:32 (KJV)
Meanwhile, Jesus declared in Lk. 23:43 that when He was crucified
that the repentant thief on the Cross would be with Him in Paradise that
very day in which He died.
Meanwhile, Jesus declared in Lk. 23:43 that when He was crucified that the repentant thief on the Cross would be with Him in Paradise that very day in which He died.
Luke 23:43 (KJV)
Luke 23:43 (KJV)
Moreover, Lazarus spoke the lost "rich man" in Paradise (aka
Abraham's Bosom) subsequent to his death. Lk. 16:19-31
Moreover, Lazarus spoke the lost "rich man" in Paradise (aka Abraham's Bosom) subsequent to his death. Lk. 16:19-31
Luke 16:22 (KJV)
Luke 16:22 (KJV)
Additionally, when Jesus raised Jairus' only daughter from the dead in Lk, 8:55 - it declares that her spirit came/returned AGAIN. Where had her spirit been that it returned from?
Luke 8:55 (KJV)
Likewise, in the Book of Revelation 6:9-11 and 20:4 clearly reveal SOULS in Heaven who will die during the Great Tribulation for their testimony of Jesus. If they were in JW’s suggested soul sleep then what are their SOULS doing in Heaven under the alter of God crying out for justice?
Revelation 6:9-11 (KJV)
Revelation 20:4 (KJV)
In addition, Revelation reveals that it is the fellowservant prophets (our brethren) in Heaven who will pour out God’s last seven plague vials upon the earth and the kingdom of the Beast during the Great Tribulation. However, if they are going to be in soul sleep then God will have to find someone else to do His bidding.
Revelation 15:6 (KJV)
Revelation 21:9 (KJV)
Revelation 22:9 (KJV)
As can clearly be seen the notion of SOUL SLEEP is absolute nonsense and the only way to disprove all of the above clear Passages that prove otherwise is to perform figurative and deliberate Scriptural gymnastics that resolve to conclusions of discredited theological laughter.