Joe Crews offers strong biblical arguments that shows what most people think the Bible says about the passage from earth to heaven or hell isn’t really biblical.
- Understand better the passage in question: 2 Corinthians 5:8.
- Powerful sharing resource.
The subject is almost covered , Arguements against ,need to be covered pro AND con.I think the pro/con could have been done better EG , Stoning of Stephen is not mentioned ---when he FELL ASLEEP . no mention in Scripture of " death"---just SLEEP
I certainly agree with what Joe Crews has written. The author and finisher of our faith is not an Author of confusion. You can't have it both ways, otherwise why would the Lord come back to judge the living and the dead? To me, that would mean having everybody that entered heaven be kicked out so that the Lord can judge them. For starters, we are judged once and only once before entering heaven. Second, once you're in heaven you are there for good. Thirdly, we don't have a wishy-washy God...he would not kick you out of heaven once you have been approved. It wouldn't make any sense for Jesus to return to judge the living and the DEAD because the dead are supposedly in heaven. Why would he return to judge the DEAD? It would only be the living in this case, right? However, that's not what the bible says. I agree with Pastor Doug that being absent from the body actually means that your next conscious state is the resurrection. Like Joe Crews said in the book...it will only happen at Jesus second coming and only then...