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The Mystery of Man
switch at the end of the line, at that point, is turned to
shoot you straight to heaven.
Much supposed "Christian" teaching has been that
God created the first man a perfect immortal being, but
that when God was not looking Satan stole in and
wrecked this wonderful handiwork of God. Salvation is
then pictured as God's effort to repair the damage, and
to restore mankind back to a condition as good as when
God first created him.
In doctrine after doctrine they have believed and
taught the diametric opposite of the truths plainly
revealed in the Bible.
Satan's First Lie
They have taught Satan's first lie that man is an
immortal soul. This teaching, when one stops to give it
thought, is that "saved mothers" who have died and
gone to heaven are continually conscious of their lost
sons who are shrieking and screaming in indescribable
torture of hell fire.
But what is the real truth of God's holy Word? Do
the dead know what the living are doing? My wife told
me shortly after our marriage that after her mother
died, when she was only 12 years of age, she thought her
mother in heaven was seeing everything that she did.
I quote now from an article in
The Plain Truth
March 1985: "Scripture plainly reveals that when you
die you are dead. According to the Bible, the dead don't
hear anything, see anything, think anything or know
anything. The dead have absolutely no awareness of any
kind: '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. Also their
love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now
perished .. .' " (Eccl. 9:5-6).