What Is The State Of The Dead?
People have all sorts of ideas about what happens when our loved ones die. Did their souls leave their body and float around somewhere? Did it go to Heaven? Did it go into an animal or into another person? I’m glad we have the Bible to tell us what happens.
In the Garden of Eden, Satan told Eve the very first lie. It was about death. Satan said. “Ye shall not surely die.” Of course, Adam and Eve did die. But satan is still telling the same lie today. He says that only the BODY dies. He says that the SOUL keeps on living. He gets people to believe that the soul goes somewhere after the person dies. It is true that the Bible talks about souls. It even tells us what “souls” are!
The Bible says “And the LORD God formed man out of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul”
Body + Breath = LIVING SOUL
What happens to a living soul if you take away the breath?
LIVING SOUL – Breath = Dead Body
We bury the body, and it becomes part of the ground.
Psalms 104:29 says, ‘Thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust’.
When a person dies, the body returns to dust. God takes the breath back to Himself
Eccl 9:5,6 : “The dead know nothing……Their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished”
What is the state of the dead?
Think about this