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Old 08-01-2009, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by PaulB View Post
But my question is……….what do you see in the Scriptures concerning soul sleep, believers going to heaven when they die or remaining in the grave as these people teach?
There are two passages in the Holy Bible that answer this question, please refer to the following, the first from OT Ecclesiastes and the second in NT Hebrews. Souls do not sleep once deceased, the death of one's life is perished unless one is brought back to life by the grace of God in heaven, His grace and not the grace of men who know not the LORD.

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: