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Soul Sleep

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by da_man, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Soul Sleep

    Is there any scripture to back up this belief?
  2. what do you mean bro
  3. I looked up soul sleep on Biblegateway.com in 3 versions. It did not find that phrase.

    Not sure but I think I've heard that spoken of on 3 Angels Network the "Seventh Day Adventist" channel.
  4. WOW! I found alot "pro and against" the idea of Soul Sleep on my fav. search engine Dogpile.com

    To much to list here, friend.
    But here is the difinition.
    Soul sleep

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    In Christian theology, soul sleep is a minority belief that the soul sleeps unconsciously between the death of the body and its resurrection on Judgment Day. Soul sleep is also known as psychopannychism (from Greek psyche (soul, mind) + pannuchizein (to last the night)).
    A similar belief is thnetopsychism (from Greek thnetos (mortal) + psyche (soul, mind)), the view that the soul dies with the body to be recalled to life at the resurrection of the dead, or that the soul is not separate from the body and so there is no "spiritual" self to survive bodily death.
    In both cases, the deceased does not begin to enjoy a reward or suffer a punishment until Judgment Day.
    The more common Christian belief about the intermediate state between death and Judgment Day is particular judgment, that the soul is judged at death. In Roman Catholicism, the soul is judged to go to heaven or hell immediately after death, a belief also held by most Protestants. In Catholicism some temporarily stay in purgatory to be purified for heaven. In Eastern Orthodoxy, the soul waits in the abode of the dead until the resurrection of the dead, the saved resting in light and the damned suffering in darkness.[1] This Eastern Orthodox picture of particular judgment is similar to the 1st-century Jewish and early Christian[2] concept that the dead either "rest in peace" in the Bosom of Abraham or suffer in Gehenna. This view was also promoted by John Calvin in his treatise attacking soul sleep.
    Soul sleep was promoted by some Reformation as well as some minor Protestant denominations.

    Present-day defenders of these doctrines include the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, Christadelphians, the Church of God (Seventh Day), the Church of God Abrahamic Faith, and various other Church of God organizations including most Related Denominations which adhered to the older teachings of the Worldwide Church of God.

    Alot more on that page if you want to research.
  5. Thanks for the explanation Beloved.
    I have heard that there are many people in the Christian faith that believe once you die, your soul wakes up at judgement day. Kind of like how you go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning.
    This leads into my wondering of the OT prophets and what not who went to Sheole (sp?). Did they just hang out till Jesus came?:confused::confused:
  6. No, there isn't. Those who use scripture to prove that the soul stays in the grave until the resurrection are taking the word "sleep" too literally. It is referring to those who have DIED. They are NOT asleep; they are DEAD. Their soul has moved on to heaven or hell. There is no Purgatory and no souls sleeping in the grave.

    When Jesus spoke to His disciples about going and waking Lazarus from sleep, the disciples misunderstood and thought he actually meant that the man was just asleep. Then Jesus had to plainly say, "Lazarus is dead."

    Paul said "absent from the body and present with the Lord." That is what will happen for those who are born again. We will leave this body and be in the presence of our Lord. All that will be in the grave (or wherever) will be the body. Some bodies are cremated; where is the soul if the soul sleeps? Some people have been eaten by wild animals; where is their soul--inside the animals that ate them? Some bodies are used for medical science; is their soul in that body that the medical students are slicing and dicing?
  7. :goodpost:

    I love the "Seventh Day Adventist" people but like other denominations I have disagreements with. This being one of them...

    I believe Christ was the 1st example of what will happen to us,body and soul, when we die.

    Mark 16:6
    but the angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body.

    I also believe the heart of our Lord is such that why wait for your children to come to you after they are dead, hundreds or thousands of years when you can have then ?
  8. Sheol (pronounced "Sheh-ole")[1], in Hebrew שאול (Sh'ol), is the "abode of the dead", the "underworld", "the common grave of humankind" or "pit".[2] Sheol is the common destination of both the righteous and the unrighteous dead, as recounted in Ecclesiastes and Job.
    Sheol is sometimes compared to Hades, the gloomy, twilight afterlife of Greek mythology. The word "hades" was in fact substituted for "sheol" when the Hebrew scriptures were translated into Greek (see Septuagint). The New Testament (written in Greek) also uses "hades" to refer to the abode of the dead.
    By the second century BC, Jews who accepted the Oral Torah had come to believe that those in sheol awaited the resurrection either in comfort (in the bosom of Abraham) or in torment. This belief is reflected in Jesus' story of Lazarus and Dives. At that time Jews who rejected the Oral Torah believed that Sheol meant simply the grave.
    Anglicans, who do not share a concept of "hades" with the Eastern Orthodox, have traditionally translated "sheol" (and "hades") as "hell" (for example in the King James Version). However, to avoid confusion of what are separate concepts in the Bible, modern English versions of the Bible tend either to transliterate the word sheol or to use an alternative term such as the "grave" (e.g. the NIV). Roman Catholics generally translate "sheol" as "death."

    The phrase "Bosom of Abraham" refers to the place of comfort in sheol (Greek: hades) where the Jews said the righteous dead awaited Judgment Day. The phrase "Bosom of Abraham" is found in Luke 16:22-23 in Jesus' parable of the Lazarus and the Rich Man.

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