2015 CIANZ Conference

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 Click here to  register Saturday 16th May 2015 10:45 am to 3 pm Location: Quality Hotel Parnell , 10-20 Gladstone Rd , Parnell, Auckland Speaker: Jefferson Vann Topic: How to live like a Conditionalist | 2 Peter 3 Jefferson Vann and his wife Penny, are working part-time with ACCONZ and part-time with Advent Christian General Conference as global […]

resurrection makes sense

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In this audio file, I explain why the promise of resurrection makes sense, because that is what we really need: not survival in a disembodied state.   Related posts: Death is not the answer CIANZ Conference 2015: LIVING WELL as a conditionalist not a better place Questions and Answers about Immortality Jefferson Vann

what the dead really know

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In this audio file, I counter John Gill’s ridiculous assertion that dead people know more than living people do.   What do the dead know? In his Exposition of the Bible, John Gill gives us a long list of things that people know after they are dead. He says that when people die, their knowledge “is […]

sorry, Socrates!

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In this audio file, I imagine going back in time, and setting Socrates straight about what happens at death.       Is Death better? sorry, Socrates! I wish I could travel back in time. I’d like to go back to the time of the Greek philosopher, Socrates. I would pretend to be one of […]

sheol in the ground

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In this audio file, I describe what the Old Testament saints believed about sheol: the intermediate state between death and resurrection.       Sheol in the ground The vast majority of biblical references to the intermediate state are in the Old Testament. This makes sense because it was the saints in the Old Testament who […]

How to live like a Conditionalist


There are some problems inherent in asking about how we should live out the things we believe. First, we are not all going to come to the same conclusions about how our theology should be worked out practically. The fact that we affirm – more or less – the same theological truths does not mean […]

waiting at the station

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In this audio file, I explain how the Bible describes death as a waiting station, where all who have died wait in an unconscious state to be raised to life again.     Waiting at the station In the Bible, Solomon taught that “the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing” […]

to my readers


This is a reprint of chapter 33 in Dr. David A Dean’s book: Good Grief: God’s sustaining presence during my heartbreak.1 These pages record my struggle to understand what happens to a grieving person. My confusion over what was going on in my own life prompted me to write them. Sadness takes its place beside […]

Daring to say SLEEP

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Conditionalists dare to call death what the Bible calls it: a sleep.       Death as Sleep Popping off, croaking, buying the farm, pushing up daisies, biting the big one, kicking the bucket, assuming room temperature, … these are some of the more colourful euphemisms for death. Not a one of them is found […]

Death is not the answer

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Here I quote a number of Old Testament saints to show that death is not the answer they were looking for, resurrection life is.       Related posts: sorry, Socrates! sheol in the ground waiting at the station Daring to say SLEEP Questions and Answers about Immortality

Life Death and Destiny | THE FINAL STATE

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( From Chapter Six (Part 3A – The Final State ): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) THE FINAL STATE OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED In essence, there is little debate amongst Christians over the final state of those who are saved: they will enjoy everlasting, bodily (resurrected) life in communion with God and […]