In the light of John 3:13, where is Elijah?

First, this is an excellent question, and there are many different opinions regarding the answer.  The reason for the many opinions is because the scriptures do not give us a "thus saith the LORD" on this subject.  However, based on scriptures, we can identify [...]

Can the Deceased Communicate With Us Spiritually?

No, the dead cannot communicate with us. There is no scripture in the Bible that tells us that the dead can communicate, at all. On the contrary, Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 tells us: “the dead know nothing. ... They no longer play a part in anything [...]

Is it a sin to be cremated?

If you use the Decalogue as your guide, the simplest answer would “No”. The Jews and countless other cultures have historically buried their dead.  Ancient heroes like Sarah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses and David were all buried according to tradition.  So also, Jesus was laid [...]

Does one go to hell if they committed suicide?

No, a person is not eternally tortured if he commits suicide. When a person dies, he goes into the grave. The Bible explains that the grave is a condition of unconsciousness. Eccl. 9:5, 10, "For the living know that they shall die; but the [...]

How many years are from Genesis to Revelation?

From the creation of Adam in Genesis to AD 1, there are 4128 years. The period from AD 1 to the writing of the book of Revelation accounts for about another 100 years. So, there are about 4228 from Genesis to Revelation. More specifically: [...]

Did Judas Iscariot go to hell?

Matt. 27:5, "…and went and hanged himself (Judas)." Judas died. What happens at death? In the Old Testament, all people, both good and bad, go to 'sheol' (Hebrew Strong's H7592). Job prayed that he might be sent to sheol in Job14:13, "O that thou [...]

We read in Psalm 16:10, “You will not leave my soul in Hades nor allow your Holy one to see decay.” Although Peter said that the quote is prophetic since the body of David decayed,could David have been talking about his future resurrection during Judgment Day?

In Acts 2:25-28, the Apostle Peter quotes Psalm 16:8-11 and then explains these verses in Acts 2:29-35. “Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. But he was a prophet [...]

Does the soul of man sleep when the body is dead?

Various have been the theories as to the condition of the soul after death. The Bible teaching regarding this much discussed question is very clear and simple, and there need be no confusion of mind at all if we are willing to accept what [...]

What becomes of the soul at death? Is it put into the grave with the body, or does it fly away in a disembodied state, and go soaring around through space, waiting and longing for the time to come when it can get back into its body (put on its clothes again, so to speak) at the resurrection?

There is much confusion of thought regarding this matter. Many are disposed to express the matter wrongly by saying that they have a soul in place of saying that they are a soul. There is considerable difference in having a cow and being a [...]