Saturday, February 4, 2012

Questions About the Afterlife - Part 2 - The Resurrection

1.  The Bible teaches humanity is both material (the body) and immaterial (the spirit).
2.  Death ruptures that wholeness.
3.  The Bible teaches that there is life after death (Lk. 23:43).
a.  The time between death and the resurrection is sometimes called the “intermediate state,” in-between death and the resurrection.
b.  For the righteous, I argued that this involves the spirit resting in the presence of God (2 Cor. 5:6-8).
c.  The Bible doesn’t say much about the state of the wicked, but 2 Peter 2:4 mentions wicked angels cast into “hell” (tartarus), to await the judgment.
4.  But the Bible also teaches the body will be raised and joined with the spirit in the resurrection, life after life after death.