Do they take any part in earthly things?

Answer

"Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for
ever in anything that is done under the sun." Verse 6.
NOTE - If one continued in consciousness after death, he would know of the promotion or
dishonor of his sons. But job says he does not know this. Not only so, but in death one loses all the
attributes of mind-love, hatred, envy, etc. Thus it is plain that his thoughts have perished, and that he can
have nothing more to do with the things of this world. But if, as taught and held by some, man's powers of
thought continue after death, he lives; and if he lives, he must be somewhere. Where is he? Is he in heaven,
or in hell? If he goes to either place at death, what then is the need of a future judgment, or of a
resurrection, or of the second coming of Christ? If the judgment does not take place at death, but men go to
their reward at death, then their rewards precede their awards, and there would arise the possibility that
some have at death gone to the wrong place, and must needs be sent to the other, after having been in bliss
or torment for ages, perhaps.
 


What was in the ark, under the mercy-seat?
What specific statement emphasizes this identification?
By whom were the worlds made?
How does Isaiah speak of the wicked at this time?
21. What scripture shows that Satan is to work with special power and deceptive wonders just before Christ's second coming?
Why does God wish us to trust in Jesus?
What is Jesus able to do?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle