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The Mystery of Man
Even though when we die we are dead, we will not
remain dead forever. The dead in their graves will live
again! Read what Jesus says: "Do not marvel at this; for
the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will
hear His voice and come forth-those who have done
good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have
done evil, to the resurrection of [judgment]" (John
There is an accounting for our behavior in this life!
Every human being who has ever lived will ultimately
give an accounting and be in a resurrection.
I have explained earlier that the spirit in man of
itself does not see, cannot hear, cannot think. The brain
sees through the eye, hears through the ear, and thinks
as it is empowered by the spirit. At death, "Then shall
the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall
return unto God who gave it" (Eccl.
The spirit is the depository of memory and
character. The spirit is like a mold. It retains even the
human form and shape of the deceased, so that in the
resurrection to judgment those who have died shall
look as they did in life, retain whatever character they
established in life, remember everything that was
stored in their memory. But in the meantime, in death,
there is no consciousness-they "know not any thing"
The most universal false teaching, believed by
virtually all churches called Christianity, except the
one and only true and original Church of God, is that
ALL are automatically
"lost" unless they profess
Christ as Savior-and that now is the
day of
But the truth is that those cut off from God are NOT
Few UNDERSTAND this basic master plan of God.