Jesus answered this question to the disciples concerning women having seven husbands Mathew Was it to teach the final destination of mankind that they will be either in a Heaven or Hell.
I believe also this scripture teaches us that mankind does not need one to come back from the dead to convince us that there is a place called hell. We have the word and we believe the word. Likewise we do not need one who lived a life crime and murder who has been changed by the power if the Gospel to convince mankind about the power of God.
We have the "all power Word" Donna Virgin I think that there are some things that just can't be explained. Only God knows, and we won't know until we get where we are going. I am saying this because I had an experience with my 2 year old granddaughter 1 week after my father died.
My mom and dad and I always went out once a week to visit my granddaughter. We my mom and I went the week after my dad died. I was on the floor playing with my granddaughter and suddenly she looked up into the doorway and said matter of factly, "Pappy's here".
It was the way she said it and how she looked that convinces me that she saw her Pappy. I can't explain that phenomenon, but God will someday. I don't think we are meant to know some things until God reveals them to us. Ken Hougey The question whether the faithful in heaven watch their loved ones on earth seems simple, but it involves questions about the second coming, resurrection, and the judgment. First, scripture trumps the sentimentality and emotional comfort of any popular views.
Second, the Bible doesn't directly answer the question. Third, are the departed saints actually in heaven? Fourth, we confess ignorance in humility, because in God's dimension, time bears little relation to how we experience it 2 Pet. Here we see that all the dead--righteous and unrighteous--are in a temporary state known as Hades, related to sheol in the OT Ps They have a conscious existence, but no interaction with the living.
The term used for the state of the righteous dead is paradise, while that of the unrighteous is torments or tartarus. After the judgement, they will both go to their eternal reward. As for judgment and pre-judgment, Matt.
He tells the righteous, "inherit the kingdom," because they acted toward those who needed help as though they were Christ himself. To the "goats" who failed in this, He says "depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. Then at His coming, those who are His are resurrected. He has reigned until He has abolished all powers and enemies including death. And He then hands over the kingdom to His Father.
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