Only God is Immortal - Mankind is NOT
Christ Will Soon Return for His Faithful-
Let Us All Be Ready
There is only One who has immortality:
1 Ti 6:14 ... our Lord Jesus Christ 15 Which in his
times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings,
and Lord of lords, 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light
which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be
honour and power everlasting. Amen.
JOB 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of
my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. 15 Thou shalt call, and I
will answer thee, thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands....
Notice friend in the following text, in this clear, black and white quote
(It is not vague, and it cannot be interpreted two different ways), when we go
to the grave and we do not know anything:
ECC 9: IO Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy
might, for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the
grave, whither thou goest.
Notice what happens to our thoughts when we die:
PSA 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his
earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
What happens to the soul than sins?
EZE 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine, as the soul of the
father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall
die.... 20 ... The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither
shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the
righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
The FIRST Deception - Man is Immortal
GEN 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not
This lie by Satan caused Adam and Eve's fall. It has caused
the destruction of billions down through the ages, and will yet bring about the
destruction of billions now living upon the earth.
God has told us how much the dead actually know:
ECC 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the
dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward , for the
memory of them is forgotten. 6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their
envy, is now perished,, neither have they any more a portion forever in
any thing that is done under the sun.... 10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth
to do, do it with thy might, for there is
work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou
At the second coming, the Lord will call, and we will be changed in a moment,
and will answer Him:
JOB 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the
days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. 15 Thou
shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou
wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands ... 20 Thou prevailest for
ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and
sendest him away. 21 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not, and they
are brought low, but he perceiveth it
not of them.
At the latter day our Redeemer will stand on the earth, and in our NEW flesh
we will see Him:
JOB 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that He
shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: 26 And though after my
skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: 27 Whom
I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and
another; though my reins be consumed within me.
THESE STATEMENTS CLEARLY INFORM US THAT THE SOUL AND BODY
ARE UNCONSCIOUS DURING DEATH. Remember, God never "alters the thing
that has gone out of My lips."
What About Being Absent From The Body?
We need not be confused by what Paul (by divine inspiration)
2 COR 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be
absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
This is a grey text that could be taken one of two ways.
First we could assume Paul meant when we die we immediately go to heaven, which
would be contrary to the rest of the Bible (such as Ecc. 9:5,6,10 that we read
earlier which is a clear, black and white statement that "the dead know not
anything", 50 times in the Bible it is said the dead sleep). Or
second, we could interpret it as meaning when a Christian (in word and deed)
dies, their next conscious moment will be at the resurrection of the just, when
they awake from their sleep. The moment they receive their new body will
be at the resurrection when they will then be with the Lord.
Notice in the following text how the dead and the living will
all meet the Lord at the same time, at Christ's return to this earth:
I THESS 4:15 For this we say unto
you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the
coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For
the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the
archangel, and with the trump of God. and the dead in Christ shall rise
first. 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be
with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another
with these words.
This unawareness of the passage of time is demonstrated by
people who have been in a coma from a head injury, or any one of us who have
gone to sleep tired and been awakened in what seemed to us seconds, but was in
fact several hours. Also, people who are anesthetized for surgery have no
awareness of the passage of time, if well anesthetized.
Remember- God never "alters the thing that has gone out
of My lips."
The Thief on The Cross
You may ask about the thief on the cross who was told by Jesus, "Verily
I say unto thee, today you will be with me in paradise" Mark
23:43. We should note that the punctuation in the Bible was added around
1000 AD, when the comma in this text was placed by men. What if the comma
after "thee" was placed after the word "today?" It
would read, "Verily I say unto thee today, you will be with me in
paradise." Meaning, this day I am saying, you will be with me in
paradise some day. There are two reasons why the latter interpretation is
correct. First, for Christ to have meant He was going to heaven at His
death would mean He is saying something contrary to the rest of the Bible.
Second, on Sunday morning he said to Mary, "Touch me not, for I am not
yet ascended to my Father" John 20:17. Jesus did not go to
heaven Friday at His death. He was asleep in the grave, awaiting His
The Death and Resurrection of Lazarus
What about Lazarus who was sick, but died before Christ made it to his home?
He died and was resurrected several days later.
JOHN 11:11-14, 23-24 "'Our friend Lazarus sleepeth, but I go, that I
may awake him out of sleep.' Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep,
he shall do well. Howbeit Jesus spake of his death; but they
thought that he had spoken of taking rest in sleep. Then said Jesus unto
them plainly, 'Lazarus is dead.'...Jesus saith unto her [Martha], 'Thy brother
shall rise again.' Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again
in the resurrection at the last day"
Notice Jesus called death a sleep and Martha knew that Lazarus would sleep
until the last day of this earth. Also, did Lazarus ever speak of being in
What about Saul Consulting a Medium and
Speaking to Samuel?
Is this proof of the dead communicating with us? Let's take a look at
I SAMUEL 28:3 "Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had lamented
for him and buried him in Ramah, in his own city. And Saul had put the
mediums and the spiritists out of the land."
Notice how the mediums and spiritists had not been wanted in the area and
were removed from the area. These people are like today's palm readers or
seance leaders, who do the work of spiritulism. God condemned them in Lev.
20:27 "A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall
surely be put to death."
I SAMUEL 28:6 "And when Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord did not
answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by the prophets."
God was not communicating with Saul who was in need of an answer. It
may have been because Saul was out of touch with God at this point. He had
murdered the priests at the tabernacle of Nob, and had deliberately refused to
wait for God's counsel at Gilgal (13:8-14). Notice that he resorted to
seeking information from a source he had earlier condemned. He was
following heathen superstition by calling on the supposed spirits of the dead
for help. Saul had long been troubled by evil spirits and was now at their
I SAMUEL 28:8 "Then Saul said to his servants, 'Find me a woman
who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.' And his
servants said to him, 'In fact, there is a woman who is a medium at En Dor."
Notice what happens in the seance.
I SAMUEL 28:11-13 "...bring up Samuel for me....What
did you see? And the woman said to Saul, 'I saw a spirit ascending out of the
earth.' Notice here how the woman sees the spirit came out of
the earth, not from heaven. How could the woman actually see Samuel when
Jesus has told us that He has gone to prepare a place for us, and will
"come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be
also." John 14:1-3. Samuel is asleep in his grave awaiting Christ's
I SAMUEL 28:15 "Now Samuel said to Saul, 'Why have you disturbed me by
bringing me up.'" Here the narrative calls the being
Samuel, but in reality it was Satan personating Samuel.
We cannot believe an encounter between two people out of the will of God,
Saul and the medium, would produce something from Him. This entire
encounter was from the spirit of darkness.
LEV. 20:6 "And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to
prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him
off from his people."
The Rich Man and Lazarus
In Luke 16:19-31 we find this story which is
called a parable in most Bibles, of a rich man and a poor man named Lazarus who
are both faced with their respective rewards, life or death. The rich man
is in hades looking over to Lazarus who was flown by angels to Abraham's bosom.
This is a parable designed to meet the Jews in
their thinking, focusing upon Abraham, while conveying the importance of our
individual rewards. In many ways, it represented the state of the Jewish nation
and the Pharisees who had rejected God in their richness, while having no
compassion for the poor. The Jews were erring in thinking they would be
saved merely by their lineage of Abraham and not upon character.
The old testament does not speak of life
immediately after death, but Judaism at this time had come up with the theory of
a conscious state between death and the resurrection and Christ used this
parable to convey His point. The parable contains props which are not
based upon biblical teachings, such as those suffering torment look over to
those in heaven, the saved laying on Abraham's bosom, etc.
Jesus' own statements contradict any supposition
that the parable of the rich man and Lazarus is literal, such as, "The Son
of man shall . . . reward every man according to his works" when He
"shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels." (Matt. 16:27;
25:31-41; 1 Cor. 15:51-55; 1 Thess. 4:16, 17; Rev. 22:12, etc.)
What is the Soul?
Is it a separate spirit apart from the body or is it a living person?
Notice what makes a living soul:
GENESIS 2:7 "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living
There has to be a body which has the breath of life given by God, in order
for man to become a living soul. Our spirit is our breathe, which God
breathes into us making us a living soul. The act of recreating our soul
by uniting our body with the breath God gives us will again take place at the
resurrection for those who are faithful.
Those who live during the last days of this earth, you and I possibly, will
be tempted by the false Christ. His evil angels will personate our deceased
loved-ones who will be telling us that Christ has changed His Ten Commandment
The idea of living forever, even in a ghost-like state, originated by Satan
and has been promoted by spiritualists.
REV 16.13 And I saw three
unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the
mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet 14 For
they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth
unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world,
to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
REV 3: 10 Because thou hast kept the word of
patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come
upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come
quickly. hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take
Does our "spirit" go to heaven after death?
Do we enter a ghost-like state after we die? Do we then
go to heaven as a spirit?
Most people will say that our "spirit" goes to heaven
after we die, and we continue living in a conscious state in heaven, much like a
spirit. Then when the resurrection comes, we are reunited with a new body
Let's take a look at the word "spirit" as it is used in a
text provided to me by someone who believes we are immortal. Ecclesiastes
12:7 "Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit
will return to God who gave it." In order to understand this text, we have
to look up the meaning of the Hebrew word for spirit. It is Strongs'
word number 7307 "ruwach (roo'-akh) wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible
(or even violent) exhalation." So the Bible says in Eccl. 12:7 that
our body will return to the earth, and our breath will return to God.
Notice how this is reverse to our creation, Genesis 2:7 "And the Lord God formed
man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of
life; and man became a living being [soul]." So when we die, the
reverse of creation takes place, where our breath goes back to God.
Nowhere in the Bible does it say we become a ghost in heaven after we die.
The only time we are conscious, is when we have a body. A body plus the
breath of God = a living soul. When we get our new bodies at the second
coming, we will again be conscious, as God will again breathe into us the breath
of life, but this time it will be eternal!!!
Danger to ALL Who Believe in "Life
After Death" or Immortality of the Soul
WHY IS A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE STATE OF THE DEAD
IMPORTANT TO US AT THIS TIME? Angels both good and bad are able to appear as
people. They can appear as our dead family members or other loved ones, or
famous people or whoever they wish to personate. And since they have been here
since the time of Adam and Eve, they know every detail of the lives of those
long ago deceased, and can communicate those details, which convinces many
people that they truly are the 'spirits of the dead'. We must know that the dead
"know not anything"; otherwise we can be deceived by spirits of devils
posing as people. Christ and two angels appeared to Abraham and Sarah as common
travelers. The two angels appeared to Lot, his family and all the men of Sodom
as ordinary travelers. (See Gen Chapters 18, 19.) Satan appeared as a serpent to
Eve. If we have any question about who is talking to us, God has given us a
fail-proof means of telling if they are of God or of Satan:
ISA 8.20 To the law and to the testimony, if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Satan will soon appear as an "angel of light" and
impersonate Christ; his fallen angels will personate the apostles and other
writers of the Bible. Satan in the guise of Christ will tell the world he has
changed the Law of God. Since God does not "alter the thing that has
gone out of my lips", this claim by Satan to have changed the law will
prove that he is a impostor. The claim by his demons in the guise of Bible
writers, that the Bible (God's Word) is not as they wrote it, will likewise
prove them to be impostors.
2CO 11: 14 And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed
into an angel of light 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers
also be transformed as the ministers of
righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.
GAL 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any
other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you,
let him be accursed.
JUD 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of
these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of
His saints, 15 To execute judgment upon a//, and to convince all that are
ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which, they
have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners
have spoken against Him.
The Tree of Life- Necessary for Eternal Life
GEN 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our
likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl
of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creepeth upon the earth.... 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man,
saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. 17 But of the tree
of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it, for in the day
that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
GEN 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as
one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take
also of the tree of life, and eat and live for ever. 23 Therefore the LORD God
sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was
taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of
Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of
the tree of life.
Adam and Eve were mortal but had access to the tree of life.
When Adam sinned, he and Eve were barred from the Garden of Eden and the tree of
life. From that moment on:
HEB 9:27 ... it is appointed unto men once to die, but after
this the judgment.
Through Christ, means were provided to give mankind the gift
of eternal life:
REV 22:14 Blessed are they that do His commandments, that
they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into