The Intermediate State

Main article: Millennium and Eternal State Related: The Abyss; The Father’s House   The Intermediate State (Luke 16:19-31; Luke 23:40-43; 2 Cor. 5:1-8; Phil. 1:21-23). When a person on earth dies, they enter a spiritual state, known in scripture as Hades, sometimes translated "hell". Hades is not exactly a place, but rather a state. Death is the state of the body without the soul, and Hades is the state of the soul apart from the body. Death is physical, Hades […]
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John 11

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Raising of Lazarus: Jesus as Resurrection & Life, Israel’s Restoration John 11   John 11. In this chapter we have fresh glories of the Son brought forward. We see His perfection as a man, touched with the feelings of our infirmities. All through we read of “Jesus”, the loving, compassionate, gentle Savior. Then, we have His zeal for the glory of God. He put the Father’s glory above every other goal. Finally, we see His personal, divine glory […]

2 Corinthians 5

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Christian Motivation: Ambassadors for Christ 2 Corinthians 5   2 Corinthians 5. Chapters 3, 4 and 5 of Second Corinthians really form one continuous subject. In ch.3 we have the “what”: the Spirit of God is transforming us into the image of Christ. In ch.4 we have the “how”: God has shined the light of the knowledge of His glory into our hearts, and He is breaking down our earthen vessels so it might shine out. In ch.5 we […]

Philippians 1

Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk   Christ Our Life: Joy in Service in Spite of Opposition Philippians 1   Philippians 1. In the first chapter Paul states what he was thankful for about the Philippians, and updates the saints on his condition under arrest in Rome, and his state of soul in that place. He explains that the circumstances which at first appeared to be a setback had turned out rather to be a boost for the gospel, in that souls were being saved and […]

The Intermediate State

Main article: Millennium and Eternal State Related: The Abyss; The Father’s House   The Intermediate State (Luke 16:19-31; Luke 23:40-43; 2 Cor. 5:1-8; Phil. 1:21-23). When a person on earth dies, they enter a spiritual state, known in scripture as Hades, sometimes translated “hell”. Hades is not exactly a place, but rather a state. Death is the state of the body without the soul, and Hades is the state of the soul apart from the body. Death is physical, Hades […]