Death

We teach that physical death involves no loss of our immaterial consciousness (Rev 6:9-11), that the soul of the redeemed passes immediately into the presence of Christ (Lk. 23:43; Php 1:23; 2 Co 5:8), that there is a separation of soul and body (Php 1:21-24), and that, for the redeemed, such separation will continue until the rapture (Jn 14:1-3;1 Co 15:20-23,50-53; 1 Th 1:9-10; 4:13-17; Rev 3:10), which initiates the first resurrection (Job 19:25-27; Is 26:19; Da 12:2; Jn 5:28-29; Rev 20:4-6), when our soul and body will be reunited to be glorified forever with our Lord (Php 3:21; Ro 8:11,18-23,29-30; 1 Co 15:20-23,35-44,48-54). Until that time, the souls of the redeemed in Christ remain in joyful fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Co 5:6-8; Php 1:23).

We teach the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life (Jn 5:25-29; Ro 8:10-11,19-23; 1 Co 15:20-23,42-54; 2 Co 4:14; Rev 20:4-5), and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Da 12:2; Jn 5:29; 2 Thess. 1:6-10; Rev 20:13-15).

We teach that the souls of the unsaved at death are kept under punishment until the second resurrection (Lk. 16:19-26; Rev 20:13-15), when the soul and the body will be united (Job 19:25-27; Da 12:2; Jn 5:28-29). They shall then appear at the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev 20:11-15) and shall be cast into hell, the lake of fire (Mt 25:41-46; Rev 20:15; 21:8), cut off from the life of God forever – experiencing eternal conscious punishment (Da 12:2; Mt 5:21-22, 27-30; 8:11-12; 10:28; 13:30, 40-43, 49-50; 18:6-9; 23:15,33; 24:51; 25:41-46; Mk 9:42-48; 2 Th 1:6-9; Heb 6:1-2; Jude 7,13; Rev 14:9-11;20:10-15).