What Happens When You Die?

What Happens When You Die?   We don’t like to think about death. It’s not a pleasant subject, and we avoid even discussing it seriously or giving it any diligent study. If our career plans involved a foreign assignment, our desk would be littered with brochures and travel folders as we would try learn all we could about our forthcoming destination. If we were scheduled for an exam that our lives depended upon, we would be studying in Continue Reading

The Search for Immortality

The Search for Immortality from the May 18, 2015 eNews issue http://www.khouse.org (visit our website for a FREE subscription) The lure of immortality has been with Man since the time in the Garden, where stood the Tree of Life (Genesis 2:9). Immortality has been a popular theme in popular culture, with the television series “Forever”, a story of a man who cannot die being a current popular show. “The Age of Adeline”, a movie about Continue Reading

Destiny of a Good Man

Isaiah 16:15 Precious [important and no light matter] in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints – His loving ones. But the souls of the virtuous are in the hands of God, No torment shall ever touch them. In the eyes of the unwise, they did appear to die, Their going looked like a disaster, Their leaving us, like annihilation; But they are in peace. If they experienced punishment as men see it, Their hope was rich with Continue Reading

The resurrection of the dead

“There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.” Acts 24:15 Suggested Further Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:35-44 There are some faint glimmerings in men of reason which teach that the soul is something so wonderful that it must endure for ever. But the resurrection of the dead is quite another doctrine, dealing not with the soul, but with the body. The doctrine is that this actual body in which I now exist is to Continue Reading

The Infirmities of Old Age; The Effects of Death.

The Infirmities of Old Age; The Effects of Death. ________________________________________ Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; 2 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: 3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the Continue Reading

Auf Wiedershehen – Until We Meet Again

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow In Memory of J.T.F. Until we meet again! That is the meaning Of the familiar words, that men repeat At parting in the street. Ah yes, till then ! but when death intervening Rends us asunder, with what ceaseless pain We wait for the Again ! The friends who leave us do not feel the sorrow Of parting, as we feel it, who must stay Lamenting day by day. And knowing, when we wake upon the morrow, We shall not Continue Reading

Questions Answered: Where are the dead?

Where are the dead? =================== 1 Thessalonians 4:14,16 A few take the words “fallen asleep” literally and believe that the dead remain unconscious until the Lord returns. But most see this as a euphemism: that the body “sleeps” while the spirit remains conscious. When Christians die, their bodies go into the grave while their spirits go to be with Jesus (see 2Co 5:6–8; Php 1:23). When unbelievers die, their bodies go into Continue Reading

The smoke of their torments

‘And Abraham gat up early in the morning … and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah … and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.’ Genesis 19:27–28 Suggested Further Reading: Jude 5–18 The assurance that God is just, even in the midst of his hot displeasure, must ever be cherished. The Judge of all the earth cannot but do right. Though he is terrible and dreadful in his anger, as a consuming fire, yet he Continue Reading

A sermon from a rush

‘Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water? Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it withereth before any other herb. So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite’s hope shall perish.’ Job 8:11–13 Suggested Further Reading: Matthew 12:22–29; 43–45 You have cleansed the house, you have swept it, you have decorated it, and the evil spirit is gone; but if the Holy Spirit has not driven him Continue Reading

Not now, but hereafter!

‘Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens, that the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.’ Job 21:29–30 Suggested Further Reading: Matthew 27:44 & Luke 23:39–43 Edward the Second, one of our kings, was exceedingly enraged against one of his courtiers; out hunting one day, he threatened the courtier with the severest punishment. There was a river Continue Reading