How much does one know of God when dead?


"For in death there is no; remembrance of Thee." Ps. 6: 5.
NOTE-There is not even a remembrance of God. As already seen, the Bible everywhere
represents the dead as asleep. If they were in heaven or in hell, would it be fitting to represent them thus?
Was Lazarus, whom Jesus loved, in heaven when the Savior said, "Our friend Lazarus sleeps"? John 11:11.
If so, calling him to life was really robbing him of the bliss of heaven that rightly belonged to him. The
parable of the rich man and Lazarus, recorded in Luke 16, was given to teach, not consciousness in death,
but that in the judgment riches will avail nothing unless rightly and beneficently used, and that poverty will
not keep one out of heaven.

In the experience of sanctification, what attitude must one assume toward the truth?
How complete should this obedience be?
How does Jesus, through the Spirit, seek an entrance to every heart?
What did the people once again promise to do?
Under what authority were its decrees published?
Why was the gospel to be preached to the Gentiles?
What will be excluded from this city?

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