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Master of Divinity (M.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Romans 8:20ff; 1 Corinthians 11:30; 1 Corinthians 11:30; 1 Corinthians 15:53f; 1 Corinthians 15:54; 1 Corinthians 15:6,20,51; 1 Corinthians 7:39; 1 John 3:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:13; 1 Timothy 16:15; 1 Timothy 6:16; 2 Peter 3:4; 2 Timothy 1:10; Acts 13:36; Acts 7:60; Daniel 12:2; Deuteronomy 31:16; Genesis 47:30; Jeremiah 51:39; John 11:11; John 3:16; Jude 6; Matthew 15:19; Matthew 27:52; Matthew 9:24; Romans 1:20; Romans 2:7; Romans 6:23;
When preparing a presentation on 'death' for a confirmation class, I could find only weak Scriptural proof texts supporting the "traditional" view of death as "separation of body and soul:" Only a few passages spoke of the two nature sin man; namely, body and soul. None spoke in terms of an immortality in man or mentioned a "separation."
The evidence to be cited below will attempt to reveal the problems that are associated with this widely accepted concept of the fate of a Christian at death as it relates to the issue of the immortality of the soul. Several misconceptions and even heresies have been born of wrong views on this subject matter. Hence it is crucial to reexamine this issue in light of the Biblical revelation. What we are concerned with primarily is the need to clearly define the terminology that is often misused and to objectively examine the traditional view of death in light of the Biblical revelation.
Sattler, John, "The Immortality of the Soul Versus the Resurrection of the Dead" (1979). Master of Divinity Thesis. 21.
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