Am I correct in thinking that neither life or breath are separate entities that live on after we become deceased?

Question: Last Sunday I heard a preacher talk on the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). I have heard several sermons on this story. I believe that Lazarus refers to the Jews. They rejected Christ and have been persecuted for centuries. In verse 31, Jesus makes the point that they had Moses and the Prophets, … [Read more…]

Are the Dead Only Asleep?

Question: Regarding the article, “A soldier rests at 91.” (Megiddo Message Vol 87, No 2, Feb 2000): the third paragraph makes mention of a missionary telling Mrs. Porter that the dead are only asleep, unconscious, and Mrs. Porter found the same by studying her Bible. Is the Scripture you are talking about 1 Thessalonians 4:13—18? … [Read more…]

Do You Believe in Immortality?

Question: After reading your December 1994 Megiddo Message, I am slightly confused. On page 3, in your doctrinal statement, paragraph 6, you say, “The blessings of immortal life,” and in paragraph 7, “With eternal life ….” Then in the questions and answers, on page 17, you say, “Our Founder in the 1880’s offered $1,000.00 to … [Read more…]

What Happens to the Spirit When the Body Dies?

Question: A typical Christian believes that a human consists of three parts, body, soul and spirit. But it is very vague to me, because I do not understand what happens to the spirit when the body dies. What is your position on this topic? Answer: Though the concept is widely believer, the Bible does not … [Read more…]

Who Goes to Hell and For What Reason?

Answer: A very simple answer to your question is that all who die go to “hell,” because the word “hell” as used in the Bible means simply “the grave,” “the pit,” “nonentity.” The Bible does not teach that there is consciousness in death. Why do they go there? Because the grave (death) is “the house … [Read more…]