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Biblical Answers to Spiritual Questions:


Who is God?

The Assurance of Salvation

I Want to Know More About the Bible

If I am Saved, Why Do I Keep On Sinning?

Will We Be Judged Immediately After We Die?

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

Is It Wrong to Have Sexual Relations Outside of Marriage?

What Happened to Mary, Joseph, and Mary Magdelene After Jesus Died?

How Can I Overcome the Temptation of Sin?

Do Our Spirit and Soul Die After Death?

How Do I Know That God Is With Me?

Is Everyone Able to Speak in Tongues?

Why Does God Send People to Hell?

What Must I Do to Be Saved?

Is There Life After Death?

The Unpardonable Sin



Do Our Spirit and Soul Die After Death?

 

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Although Samuel’s body died, the spirit and soul of someone who has died
 
do not cease to exist , that is, die.

 The Scriptures (the Bible) demonstrate this over and over again.

 

The best way I can think of to explain death in Scripture is to use the word separation.

 The soul and spirit are separated from the body when the body dies and begins to decay. 

An example of this would be the Scriptural phrase

“you are dead in your sins” which equates to “your sins have separated you from your God.”

 To be separated from God is spiritual death. 

The soul and spirit do not die in the same way as the body does.

In Luke 18 the rich man was in a place of punishment and the poor man

was at Abraham’s side after their physical death. 

There is life after death.

 

On the cross, Jesus told the thief who was repentant,

“today you will be with me in paradise.”

 

On the third day after Jesus died He was physically raised.

 Scripture teaches that someday even our bodies will be raised as Jesus’ body was. 

In John 14:1-4, 12 &28 Jesus told the disciples that He was going to be with the Father. 

In John 14:19 Jesus said, “because I live, you shall live also.” 

2 Corinthians 5:6-9 says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

 

Scripture teaches clearly (see Deuteronomy 18:9-12; Galatians 5:20

and Revelation 9:21; 21:8 and 22:15) that consulting with spirits of the dead

or mediums or psychics or any other form of magic is sin and grievous to God.
 
 Some believe this may be because those who consult the dead are actually consulting demons.

 In Luke 16 the rich man was told that: “And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm

has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot,

nor can anyone cross over from there to us.”

In 2 Samuel 12:23 David said of his son who had died:

“But now that he is dead, why should I fast?

 Can I bring him back again?
 
I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”

 

Isaiah 8:19 says, “When men tell you to consult mediums and psychics,

 who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? 

Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?”

 This verse tells us we should seek God for wisdom and understanding,

not wizards, mediums, psychics or witches.

 

In I Corinthians 15:1-4 we see that “Christ died for our sins…that He was buried…

and that He was raised on the third day.

 It says this is the gospel. 

John 6:40 says, “This is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son

and believes in Him, may have eternal life; and I will raise him up on the last day.


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Dear soul,

Do you have the assurance that if you were to die today,

you'll be in the presence of the Lord in Heaven?

Death for a believer is but a doorway that opens into eternal life.

 

Those who fall asleep in Jesus

shall be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.

Those you've laid in the grave in tears,

you shall meet them again with joy!

Oh, to see their smile and feel their touch...

never to part again!

 

Yet, if you don't believe in the Lord, you're going to hell.

There is no pleasant way to say it.

 

The Scripture says,

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."

                  ~ Romans 3:23

 

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,

and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,

thou shalt be saved."

                  ~ Romans 10:9

 

Don't fall asleep without Jesus

until you are assured of a place in heaven.

 

Tonight, if you would like to receive the gift of eternal life

first you must believe in the Lord.

You have to ask for your sins to be forgiven

and put your trust in the Lord.

To be a believer in the Lord, ask for eternal life.

There's only one way to heaven and that's through the Lord Jesus.

That's God's wonderful plan of salvation.

 

You can begin a personal relationship with Him

by praying from your heart a prayer such as the following:

 

"Oh God, I'm a sinner.

I've been a sinner all of my life.

Forgive me, Lord.

I receive Jesus as my Savior.

I trust Him as my Lord.

Thank you for saving me.

In Jesus' name, Amen."


If you have never received the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior,

but have received Him today after reading this invitation, please let us know.

We would love to hear from you. Your first name is sufficient.

 

"Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved"

              ~ Acts 2:21b

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God's Simple Plan of Salvation in various languages:

A Letter from Heaven | A Letter From a Daughter to her Mother

 


Now That I'm Saved, What's Next?


Now that you have believed the Gospel:

that Christ died for your sins

according to the Scripture,

was buried and raised on the third day

according to the Scripture (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

and have asked Jesus Christ

to forgive you of your sins,

what should you do next?


The first thing you need to do is to get a Bible

if you do not already have one.

There are a number of accurate,

easy to understand modern translations.

Then develop a systematic plan for Bible reading.

You wouldn't start any other book in the middle

and then hop from place to place,

so don't do it with the Bible.

The Bible is a collection of 66 books.

For of them, called Gospels,

tell about the life of Jesus.

I would encourage you to read all four of them

in this order, Mark, Luke, Matthew and John

and then read through the

rest of the New Testament.


The second thing you need to do

is to begin praying on a regular basis.

Praying is just talking to God,

and while you do need to be respectful,

you do not need to use special language.

The Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13

    is a great pattern for praying.

Thank God for what He has done for you.

Admit it to Him when you sin

and ask Him to forgive you.

(He promises that He will.)

And ask God for the things you need.


The third thing that you need to do

is to find a good church.

Good churches teach that the entire Bible

is God's Word, talk about why Jesus

died on the cross, and are full of good people

whose lives are being changed

by their relationship with God.

The most obvious evidence that a person is in

a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ

is how they treat people.


Jesus said,

"By this all men will know that you are my disciples,

if you love one another." - John 13:35

If the church has Bible studies or Sunday School

classes for new Christians, try to attend.


There are many exciting things to learn

as you get to know God better.

God has plans for you.

Jesus said

"I have come that they may have life,

and have it to the full."

God "has given us everything we need for life

and godliness through our knowledge of Him.

who called us by His own glory and goodness."

2 Peter 1:3


As you read your Bible,

pray and get involved in a good church,

God will begin to change your life in ways

that you never dreamed were possible and

fill you with love and joy

and peace and real purpose.


May God bless you as you follow Him.


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