The fifth seal is symbolic of the coming Great Tribulation. Revelation 6 reveals an event to take place on the earth just before Christ's return.
The prevailing idea is that the soul is the indestructible part of a human being that lives on after death. The Bible reveals a different reality of life and death.
We have to live life with the thought that some things will stick with us through the grave. We will take nothing out of this life except our character.
Prayers for the dead are useless. The idea is based on the false teaching that man has an immortal soul. The Bible says that the soul itself can die.
There is life after death; there is an age to come in which all who have not been called to salvation will be raised to new life to hear what God offers.
The essence of Satan's lie is, 'Go ahead and live as you like. There are no fatal consequences to your actions because you are already immortal.'
Going to heaven is not scriptural. The soul is not immortal; it is equivalent to life. Mankind does not have a soul; he is a soul, subject to death.
The second death is an event beyond physical death. It disproves the traditional heaven-hell and immortal soul doctrines, yet demonstrates God's perfect justice.
The Bible does not teach that hell is a place of eternal torment. Instead, God will eradicate all sin and wickedness, not punish the wicked forever.
Most of Protestant and Catholic theology is immersed in pagan concepts of hell, reinforced by Dante's Inferno. Here is what the Bible says, without tradition.
Some believe that Jesus refers to sinners as worms and that those people would never die but would live on in torment. But they fail to notice Christ's words.
For those who have submitted their lives to God, turning their lives around in repentance, there is no fear of the Second Death—eternal death in the Lake of Fire.
The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man is often held up as proof of the torments of an ever-burning hell. However, the rest of Scripture gives a clearer picture.
Though it may sound pretentious or even blasphemous, God's Word shows that we will become literal offspring of the Eternal God, sharing His name and nature.
Saul's visit to the medium or which at En Dor is an anomaly from which several common misconceptions have arisen. Yet Scripture cannot be broken.
When Satan confronted Adam and Eve, he fed them three heresies that Gnosticism incorporated into its parasitic philosophy and way of life.
Following the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse is the Fifth Seal, depicting souls under the altar crying out to God for vengeance. Here is what it means.
Not one in a hundred knows what salvation is—how to get it or when you will receive it. Don't be too sure you do! Here is the truth, made plain.
All of us who are called by God are so precious in His sight that Jesus Christ, before we were even born, died for us, saving us from oblivion.