Life, Death and Destiny 2nd Edition by Warren Prestidge
The new 2nd edition is now available.
New Zealand readers you may purchase a copy from Fishpond
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Extracts from the book below
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Life Death and Destiny | THE TRUE PATH – Part One

( From Chapter Five: The Path to Immortality from Life, Death and Destiny) THE TRUE PATH – Part One (a) Resurrection makes sense. Resurrection takes seriously both the reality of death and the wholeness of the human person. Resurrection means a new, transformed, immortal form of existence for the whole person who has died; new life, not as […]

Life Death and Destiny | Near Death Experiences

( From Chapter Five: The Path to Immortality from Life, Death and Destiny) A DEAD END The so-called immortality of the human soul is a dead end solution to the question of human death. For three reasons. (a) The idea of the immortality of the soul makes no sense. It treats our bodily self as if it were […]

Life Death and Destiny | The Path to Immortality

( From Chapter Five: The Path to Immortality from Life, Death and Destiny) Jesus Christ has “abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (II Tim. 1:10)! The Gospel of resurrection, that is. For, “as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. But each in his own order: Christ […]

ETERNAL LIFE NOW | Alive In Christ

( From Chapter Four: Alive in Christ from Life, Death and Destiny) However, quite often in the Gospel and Epistles of John, and occasionally in Paul, eternal life (or simply “life”) is spoken of as a present possession. For example: Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life…1 God made you alive, together with him [Christ}…2 […]


( From Chapter Four: Alive in Christ) The Apostle Paul clearly teaches that even the Christian dead “sleep” till the resurrection at Christ’s return (I Thess. 4:13-19, I Cor. 15:20-23); that, apart from resurrection (Christ’s and ours), even the Christian dead “have perished” (I Cor. 15:18). Yet there is a persistent belief that II Corinthians 5:1-10 […]


( From Chapter Four: Alive in Christ) The thief on the cross. In Luke 23:43, while undergoing the agony, abandonment and shame of His own crucifixion, Jesus nevertheless makes one of the terrorists dying alongside Him the following promise: “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Taken in isolation, this […]

The Rich Man and Lazarus

{ From Chapter 4, Alive in Christ} As we have seen, the Bible clearly and repeatedly teaches that human death is a state of total unconsciousness and inactivity, and that only by resurrection is there any alternative to extinction. This is only to be expected if, as the Bible, modern human sciences and common sense […]

Sleep of death | The Death State

(Part One of Chapter 3 The Death State) According to the Bible, the dead, whether Christian or non-Christian, good or evil, saved or lost, are neither suffering in “hell”, nor labouring in “purgatory”, nor rejoicing in “heaven”. Rather, they have entirely ceased to function. Without consciousness, they await the resurrection of the dead at the […]

What Happens at Death – Part 2

What happens at death? (  Continued from Part one ) “DUST” Genesis 2:7 tells us three things about ourselves. Let us examine each in turn, in the light of Bible teaching in general. First: “man” (Hebrew ‘adham) was “formed” by God “of dust (‘aphar) from the ground (‘adhamah)”. “Man” (in the generic sense), not only “man’s […]

What Happens at Death – Part 1

In the first chapter of Life, Death and Destiny, (see Human Death : The problem of death), a whole Christian doctrine of death was sketched. It is time to investigate in detail the question: According to the Bible, what becomes of a person at death? What Happens at Death?  The answer is likely to surprise many […]