Asleep in Christ | The Death State

by Warren Prestidge Asleep in Christ In the New Testament, the “sleep” metaphor for death is taken up some 19 times. Examples: Matt. 9:24, 1 Thessalonians 5:10 (Greek katheudo); Acts 7:60, Acts 13:36, 1 Cor. 11:30, 15:6 and 15:18 (Greek koimasthai). Unfortunately, the NRSV often obscures the point by translating, simply, “died.”1 Following Jesus’ own [...]

Sleep of death | The Death State

by Warren Prestidge According to the Bible, the dead, whether Christian or non-Christian, good or evil, saved or lost, are neither suffering in “hell,” nor laboring in “purgatory,” nor rejoicing in “heaven.” Rather, they have entirely ceased to function. Without consciousness, they await the resurrection of the dead at the return of the Christ, that [...]

HENCEFORTH… meets Afterlife

This issue of “Henceforth… ” journal features articles previously published in Afterlife website and “From Death to Life” magazine.These are publications of the Conditional Immortality Association of New Zealand (CIANZ).They focus primarily on the doctrinal topics of conditionalism: the exclusive immortality of God, conditional immortality, the unconscious intermediate state, the resurrection at Christ’s return, and [...]