By what figure does the Bible represent death?
"But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope." 1 Thessalonians 4:13. (See also Corinthians 15:18, 20; John 11:11-14.)
"And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake," Daniel 12:2. (See also Ecclesiastes 3:20; 9:10.)
Are the righteous dead in heaven praising God?
"For David is not ascended into the heavens:" Acts 2:34. "The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence." Psalm 115:17.
How much does one know of God when dead?
"For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?" Psalm 6:5.
What does one in this condition know about his family?
"His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them." Job 14:21.
What becomes of man's thoughts at death?
"His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish." Psalms 146:4.
Do the dead know anything?
"For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing," Ecclesiastes 9:5.
Do they take part in earthly things?
"Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun." Ecclesiastes 9:6.
When is the resurrection of the righteous to take place?
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:" 1 Thessalonians 4:16.
What comes to all men as the result of the fall?
"In Adam all die," 1 Corinthians 15:22. (See also Romans 5:12.)
In what condition is man while in death?
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest." Ecclesiastes 9:10.
Whose voice raises the dead?
"Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." John 5:28, 29.
In what words is the ultimate triumph over death and the grave expressed?
"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" 1 Corinthians 15:55.
After whose body will the resurrected ones be fashioned?
"We look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, Philippians 3:20, 21.