Heaven & Hell: What Does the Bible Really Teach?

United Church of God
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 Most people believe the Bible teaches that we will go to either heaven or hell at death. They might be surprised at what it really says!
-- Inside this booklet:
-- The Biblical Truth About the Immortal Soul 
-- The History of the Immortal-Soul Teaching
-- The Spirit in Man
-- Will a Loving God Punish People Forever in Hell?
-- Lazarus and the Rich Man: Proof of Heaven and Hell?
-- Are Some Tortured Forever in a Lake of Fire?
-- Will the Torment of the Wicked Last Forever?
-- Does the Bible Speak of Hellfire That Lasts Forever?
-- Is Heaven God's Reward for the Righteous?
-- Ancient Pagan Belief in Heaven
-- Paul's Desire to "Depart and Be With Christ"
-- Did Elijah Go to Heaven?
-- Was Enoch Taken to Heaven?
-- The Thief on the Cross
-- Are There Saved Human Beings in Heaven?
-- The Resurrection: God's Promise of Life After Death
-- Your Awesome Future
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Who we are: This publication is provided free of charge by the United Church of God, an International Association, which has ministers and congregations throughout much of the world.

We trace our origins to the Church that Jesus founded in the early first century. We follow the same teachings, doctrines and practices established then. Our commission is to proclaim the gospel of the coming Kingdom of God to all the world as a witness and to teach all nations to observe what Christ commanded (Matthew 24:14; 28:19-20).

Free of charge: Jesus Christ said, “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8). The United Church of God offers this and other publications free of charge as an educational service in the public interest. We invite you to request your free subscription to The Good News magazine and to enroll in our 12-lesson Bible Study Course, also free of charge.

We are grateful for the generous tithes and offerings of the members of the Church and other supporters who voluntarily contribute to support this work. We do not solicit the general public for funds. However, contributions to help us share this message of hope with others are welcomed. All funds are audited annually by an independent accounting firm.

Personal counsel available: Jesus commanded His followers to feed His sheep (John 21:15-17). To help fulfill this command, the United Church of God has congregations around the world. In these congregations believers assemble to be instructed from the Scriptures and to fellowship.

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Our ministers are available to counsel, answer questions and explain the Bible. If you would like to contact a minister or visit one of our congregations, please feel free to contact our office nearest you at info@ucg.org .

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United Church of God
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Published on
Nov 16, 2011
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Pages
88
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ISBN
9780557682294
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides
Religion / Biblical Studies / General
Religion / Christian Education / General
Religion / Christian Life / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Religion / Christian Theology / General
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Is death the end of human existence and consciousness, or do we continue in some other place or state of being? Do we go to a place of everlasting reward or eternal torment? Are we destined to be reincarnated, coming to life again in a different body in a seemingly endless cycle of living and dying? Will we ever see deceased loved ones again?

Is there somewhere you can go to find the answers to these questions? The Bible tells us exactly what happens after death.

It tells us what happens to those who have done right (will they go to heaven?) and wrong (or be tormented in an ever-burning hell?) and reveals the fate of the billions of people who have never known God and His way of life. Most churches claim to teach what the Bible says—but what does it really reveal?

You need to discover the answers yourself inside this Bible Study aid, What Happens After Death?. You'll be shocked when you find out what the Bible really teaches!

Chapters in this ebook:

-- What Happens After Death?
-- The Wondrous Gift of Life
-- The Mystery of Death
-- Do Some Bible Verses Teach That We Have an Immortal Soul?
-- The History of the Immortal-Soul Teaching
-- What About Reported Life-After-Death Experiences?
-- God's Plan of Redemption
-- The Promise of Life After Death
-- Ancient Pagan Belief in Heaven
-- Words of Encouragement
-- Are There Saved Human Beings in Heaven
-- Did Paul Expect to Be Conscious in Heaven Right After Dying?
-- How Eternal Life Will Ultimately Be Offered to All
-- The Biblical View of 'Hell'
-- Will the Torment of the Wicked Last Forever?
-- Are the Wicked Punished in an Ever-Burning Hell?
-- Are Some Tortured Forever in a Lake of Fire?
-- Lazarus and the Rich Man: Proof of Heaven and Hell?
-- Steps in Dealing With Grief
-- How Can We Help Those Who Are Grieving?
-- Everlasting Life Conquers Death

Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook:

"...those who have died are unconscious, as if they are sleeping a dreamless sleep, awaiting their time to be called out of the grave and resurrected to a new life."

"Many people, however, believe in a perpetual, ever-burning hellfire or a condition of spiritual torment in which evil people are tortured throughout eternity. But the Bible’s simple teaching conveys nothing like this."

"Understanding the meaning of life, death and what follows this physical life can give priceless comfort and hope in the face of death. It should also have a great impact on the kind of person you are, motivating you to live carefully and make wise choices."
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“Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said. “Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me.”

When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery–and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read.

With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton tells of meeting long-departed family members. He describes Jesus, the angels, how “really, really big” God is, and how much God loves us. Retold by his father, but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, Heaven Is for Real offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.”

Heaven Is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child.

Continue the Burpos story in Heaven Changes Everything: The Rest of Our Story. Heaven Is for Real also is available in Spanish, El cielo es real.

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