Where do the dead go?

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What is man?

  • Man is three parts: body, soul, and spirit
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:23
    • Genesis 2:7
  • God made man in his image:
    • Spirit – Holy Spirit
    • Soul – Father
    • Body – Son

What is man after sin has affected him?

    • Genesis 2:16-17
    • Did they die? Eventually their bodies died, but THAT DAY something died.  What was it?
      • Their spirit died THAT DAY; they were spiritually dead
        • Ephesians 2:1
        • They could walk and talk and eat and reproduce but to God they were as good as dead
      • God made man in his image, but Adam and Eve sinned and the image changed to a live body, live soul, dead spirit
        • Genesis 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
        • No longer the image of God—we all became Adam’s children
        • 1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
    • The body began to live out a death
    • The soul was joined to the body typified by a marriage
      • Psalm 119:25
      • Leviticus 22:6
      • Romans 7

 What happens when a person dies in their natural state without Christ?

  • Luke 16:19-24
  • Luke 16:22 says the body is buried
  • Luke 16:23 says the soul is in hell
    • the soul has a tongue
    • has eyes
    • has a mouth to scream
    • has hands and fingers
  • Death and hell cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:13-14)
    • How can a lake be a fire? Volcano is a pretty good illustration of liquid fire.

What happens when you get saved?

  • You are born again and a child of God is now the new you
  • Colossians 2:11 – Body of sin separated from the soul
    • Soul is joined to a new body – Romans 7:1-4
    • Ephesians 5 soul is married to Jesus Christ

What happens when a person dies in Christ?

  • The body is said to sleep (John 11:12, 1 Corinthians 11:30, 15:51, 1 Thessalonians 4:14)
  • The soul is in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:6-8, Ephesians 2:6).
    • Jesus Christ provides a glorified body like an ark, for children of God to be put into.
    • This is why you are dead and buried in Christ, went down to Hell in Christ (Acts 2:27), and risen in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:3-10)