Bible Truth About The Dead

The Bible Truth About Death

The Bible truth about death is a very important subject matter that we need to address properly. The Bible promises us that one day “death will be no more” (Revelation 21:4). The Savior of mankind Yahshua made the ransom that makes it possible for us to have everlasting life in the future. But people still die (Ecclesiastes 9:5). So two of the biggest questions we always ask ourselves is, What happens to us when we die? And where do we go when we die? The answers to these questions are especially important when someone we love dies. We may wonder: “Where has he/she gone? Is he/she watching us? Can he/she help us? Will we ever see him/her again?” Religions seem to teach very different things. But almost all of them teach one basic idea. They teach that when a human dies, a part of him/her keeps on living. Is that true? Today, we are going to share with you the eye-opening reality about death, according to the Bible. As always, we will let the Bible interpret itself as we let Elohim’s Holy Spirit to help and guide us preach this to you. May you have the eyes to see and the ears to hear this true and faithful message.

In the garden of Eden, Yahweh told Adam: “From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction. But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you must not eat from it ever, for in the day you eat from it you will certainly die” (Genesis 2:9; 16, 17). That clear command was not difficult to obey, and Elohim had the right to tell Adam and Eve what is good and what is bad. Sadly, Adam and Eve chose to disobey Elohim. Satan the devil said to Eve: “Did Elohim really say that you must not eat from every tree of the garden?” (Genesis 3:1). Then Satan said: “You certainly will not die. For Yahweh knows that in the very day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like Elohim, knowing good and bad” (Genesis 3:4-6). Satan wanted Eve to think that she could decide for herself what was good and what was bad. At the same time, Satan lied about what would happen if she disobeyed. They have been warned not to eat the fruit! When they ate it, they chose to disobey Elohim’s clear and reasonable command. By eating, they showed that they did not respect their loving heavenly Father! When they disobeyed both lost the opportunity to live forever! Yahweh had told Adam: “For dust you are and to dust you will return” (Genesis 3:19). That meant that Adam would become dust again, as if he had never been created (Genesis 2:7). After Adam sinned, he died and no longer existed. Did Elohim create Adam and Eve so that they would eventually die? No! Yahweh created them to enjoy life forever with perfect health. When Elohim made humans, He gave them a real opportunity to live forever (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Just like Adam and Eve—if we disobey and sin against Elohim we’ll also surely die! Yes, the human soul is not immortal as what the many want you to believe! And of course, resurrection of the dead is a totally different subject matter.

Let us now read and learn what Yahshua the Messiah had said about death. When His good friend Lazarus died, Yahshua said to His disciples: “Lazarus our friend has fallen asleep.” But Yahshua did not mean that Lazarus was resting. So Yahshua compared death to sleep. He didn’t say that Lazarus was in heaven or with his family members who had died. And He didn’t say that Lazarus was suffering in hell or being reborn again as another human or an animal. Other Bible verses compare death to a deep sleep. The Bible says that when Stephen was killed, “he fell asleep in death” (Acts 7:60). The apostle Paul also wrote that some Christians had “fallen asleep in death” (1 Corinthians 15:6). Yet religions portray death in different ways. Some teach that if you are a good person, you go to heaven and that if you are a bad person, you burn in hell. Some say that when you die you become a spirit and live with your family members who have already died. And others say that after you have died , you will be reborn, or come back to life with a different body, perhaps as another person or even an animal. Yes, Satan uses false religion to lie to us and make us think that the dead are still alive! Does your religion teach you that, or does it teach you what the Bible truly says about the dead? Yes, what many religions out there teach is very, very shocking and false! Yahweh is a very loving Elohim and He hates all lies!

Knowing the truth about death sets us free from many wrong ideas. The Bible teaches us that the dead don’t feel pain or sadness. We can’t speak to them, and they can’t speak to us. We can’t help the dead and the dead can’t help us. They cannot harm us, so we don’t really need to be afraid of them. However, many religions tell us that the dead are alive somewhere and that we can help them if we pay money to religious people, mediums or spiritual gurus! But when we know the real truth about death, we are not fooled by those lies. Yahweh knows what happens to us when we die, and in the Bible He has told us that when a person dies, his/her life ends! Yes, death is the opposite of life. So when someone dies, his/her feelings and memories do not keep on living somewhere else. When we die we can’t see, we can’t hear, and we can’t think anymore. King Solomon wrote in the Bible that “the dead know nothing at all.” The dead cannot love or hate, and “there is no work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave” (Ecclesiastes 9:5; 6, 10). The Bible tells us that when someone dies, “their thoughts” die!

In closing, the Bible truth about death is very real and it cannot be ignored. If our first parents Adam and Eve had obeyed Elohim, they would still be alive today. But when they disobeyed Elohim, they sinned, and eventually they died. Sin is like a terrible disease that we have inherited from Adam and Eve. All of us are born as sinners, and that is why we die! (Romans 5:12). But to die is not Elohim’s purpose for humans. He never wanted humans to die. In fact, the Bible calls death an “enemy” (1 Corinthians 15:26).  And yes, the false teaching of hellfire is a big insult to Yahweh. Elohim would never allow people to die that way! (1 John 4:8). Yahweh is not a cruel Elohim. How would you feel about someone who punishes a child by burning the child in a fire? You would think that person is very cruel. You would not want to get to know that person. Yes, that is exactly how Satan the devil wants us to feel about Elohim! Many people fear the dead, so they fear and worship them instead of Elohim. Remember, Yahweh is our Creator. He is the true Elohim, and we should worship only Him (Revelation 4:11). Knowing these truths we have just shared with you should set you free from many wrong ideas about death. The third biggest question that may come to your mind now as it was with Job in the Bible is this: “If a man dies, can he live again?’ (Job 14:14). The answer that Elohim gives us in the Bible to this very question is very exciting, but we’ll discuss that on our future Bible study in the days ahead. We hope that you’re blessed by this true and faithful heavenly message. May Elohim bless and keep those who are the doers of His Word and not the hearers only. These things we ask and pray to Yahweh through Yahshua our Savior, our Master and King, Amen. Halleluyah, Shalom to all our brethren!