A "conscious sleep"???Jester wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:09 amSo a conscious sleep or complete destruction without any form of existing?Goose55 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:48 amWe recite the Apostles Creed at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, and it sounds true. There might be slight variations of the wording in the Creed. I don't know. The "hell" Jesus descended into I think comes from the Hebrew word "hades," which means simply death. Others may have more to say about that.hugodrax wrote: ↑Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:14 pmNot really, to me at least. It seems that Lazarus' soul would have been in Hell. The Hell that Jesus harrowed after His death but before his Resurrection. You know, "He descended into Hell. On the third day he rose again from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty." Those three days. The ones where Jesus Himself descended into Hell.Goose55 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:08 pmBut it is interesting that Jesus many times referred to death as "sleep." If the soul separates from the body at death, would not Jesus have done Lazarus a disservice to recall his soul from wherever it went when he died?
Something to ponder.
Do you reject the Apostle's Creed? No insult, just curious.
I am also remembering that it states that Jesus loved (agape) Lazarus. If Jesus loved him, why would he send him to the flames? Jesus told his disciples that Lazarus was "asleep," and then later plainly said "Lazarus is dead." So, in my thinking anyway, death = sleep. A long sleep, albeit.
Was ist das? Del's normal mode of posting?