What Is Man?; His Nature and Destiny. the Spirit, or Soul; Is It Immortal? Does It Survive the Death of the Body in a Conscious State? the Views of Mortal Soulists Examined and Refuted

What Is Man?; His Nature and Destiny. the Spirit, or Soul; Is It Immortal? Does It Survive the Death of the Body in a Conscious State? the Views of Mortal Soulists Examined and Refuted

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...or out of the body," shows that he did not refer to a period after the resurrection. Abbott, in his "dictionary Of Religious Knowledge," defines paradise as follows: This word occurs eight times only in the Bible. In Jewish theology it signifies that part of Hades, or the abode of the dead, where the souls of the righteous await resurrection. It soems also to have been employed to indicate the final abode of the blessed; at least this is the signification imputed to it by some critics, as it occurs in Rev. 2:7. In its ordinary use it did not differ widely from Abraham's bosom, or rather, perhaps, Abraham's bosom indicated a place of especial honor in paradise. When Jesus used the word "paradise" he knew that the Jews would understand him to mean a place of peace and rest for the righteous, between death and the resurrection. Heaven is not simply a place, but a condition; and it is eminently fitting that the place and condition for the redeemed, after this life, should be called paradise. We will examine one more objection and then pass on. Jesus said to Mary, three days after his death, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: hut go to my brethren and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father; and to my God, and your God--Jno. 20:17. Jesus evidently referred to his bodily ascension which had not yet taken place. It was far more important that Mary should hasten to inform his brethren that he was risen, than to tarry that she might embrace him with a kiss. What other purpose could Jesus have had in refusing Mary the privilege of touching him? Eight days after this Thomas was permitted to thrust his hand into his side. (Jno. 20:26, 27.) The established order of God is that the spirit...show more

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  • 9781236570291