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.
 


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In His teaching, to what did Christ direct attention?
What reason is given in the fourth commandment for keeping the Sabbath day holy?
Which day is the Sabbath?
Then in order to keep the Sabbath day holy, what must be recognized?
What were the names of these seven churches?
What were these martyrs represented as doing?

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