And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;(Colossians 2:13) KJV
Paul’s writing to people who are metabolically alive and telling them that they were dead, but now they’re alive. Clearly he’s not talking about biology or their bodies, he’s talking about their souls. We’ve identified two states of the soul:
- Alive (quickened),
During the days of our time on Earth we can be either dead or alive while our body’s still breathing. The difference between being dead or alive is whether or not we’ve trusted in Jesus Christ and been forgiven of our sins (quickened).
When we take our last breath it’s not the end of existence. We continue to be conscious, aware of our environment and external stimuli. Our soul is a gravity node which continues in one of two states after our body dies.
- Alive (quickened) in a new body in heaven,
- dead, but receiving stimuli and interacting with the environment,
- in hell (temporarily), then
- in the lake of fire (permanently).
Dead or Alive? – Navigation
|2||The Gospel as Physics||John 5:24|
|3||The Gospel is Physics||Ephesians 2:5|
|4||Alive or Dead?||Colossians 2:13|
|5||You Can’t Keep Your Soul Alive||Psalms 22:29|
|6||Deliver Your Soul From Death||Psalms 33:18-19|
All souls are eternal, however, they’re either dead or alive. The death of our body isn’t the end of consciousness, and the death of our soul isn’t the end of existence.