Author's Bias: Interpretation: conservative
Because the Bible does not say much about what happens to one’s soul upon death, there is considerable confusion
and debate on the question of an intermediate state. The intermediate state is defined as the time between a person’s
physical death and resurrection. Is there a place that a person’s soul goes to for a period of time before going on to
heaven or hell?
1. Where is Sheol?
a. Nowhere. It is simply the grave.
d. A place for the souls of Old Testament
believers until Christ returns.
2. Purgatory is necessary because:
a. A Christian must make amends for his
b. Penance has been inadequate.
c. It is the final stage of sanctification.
d. It is not necessary because it is a concept
without any biblical basis.
3. Upon death, does the soul merely go to sleep?
What and Where is Sheol?
The Intermediate State: Purgatory… Does it exist?
The Intermediate State: Soul Sleep… Does it exist?
Series: The Doctrine on Man
Death of Man: Where Does the Soul Go?
Series: The Doctrine on Man
Death of Man
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