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.   Related posts: CIANZ Conference 2015: LIVING WELL as a conditionalist Questions and Answers about Immortality Immortality: a gift, not a given Jefferson Vann […]

to my readers

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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.       Related posts: CIANZ Conference 2015: LIVING WELL as a conditionalist not a better place Questions and Answers about Immortality Immortality: a gift, not a given Jefferson Vann

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: CIANZ Conference 2015: LIVING WELL as a conditionalist not a better place Questions and Answers about Immortality Jefferson Vann Latest Magazine: From Death to Life

Not whisked off

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Isaiah 35:1-10 1 Wasteland and dry land will be glad and desert will rejoice and blossom like the crocus. 2 It will blossom lavishly, and it will greatly rejoice with rejoicing and exulting. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of Yahveh, […]

Thrown away from your grave

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Isaiah 14:16-21 16 Those who see you will gawk at you, they will gaze closely at you: ‘this is the man who made the land tremble, who caused kingdoms to shake, 17 who made a world like the desert and destroyed its cities, who would not let his prisoners return home?’ 18 All kings of […]

throwing away the old tent

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Like we did so many times before, my wife and I packed up our cheap, five dollar tent in my expensive backpack, and headed out for a day of tramping and camping. Our favourite place to do this is the Appalachian Trail, over 3,500 kilometres of amazing wilderness, from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount […]

protective clothing | immortal body

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Exodus 28:31-43 31 “You should make the robe worn with the ephod entirely of blue. 32 It should have an opening for the head in the middle of it, with a woven binding around the opening, like the opening in a garment, so that it may not tear. 33 On its hem you should make […]

to die is gain

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The apostle Paul told the Philippians that, to him, “to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”1 It is quite clear to the reader that if Paul keeps on living, he will keep on serving Christ. Thus, “to live is Christ” must have been a reference to his intention to do just that. But […]

discovered | “… and they will reign with him for a thousand years…” (Rev. 20:6).

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  “… and they will reign with him for a thousand years…” (Rev. 20:6).  Tomorrow will be a day of discovery. We will discover what we are really made for. Our future work and identity as priests and kings will clarify our present experiences. An ancient Philosopher wrote that “God has made everything fit beautifully […]