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· “The souls of the departed dwell in the ‘body of Christ,’” or “among the living members”
Jesus Himself declared in Lu. 16:19-31 that at the moment of death, the human spirits (1 Ths. 5:23) of the departed go either directly to heaven, (which is a real place in the spirit world,) or directly to eternal hell, which is also a real place in the spirit world.
Nonetheless, apostles say they, the ‘body of Christ,’ have ‘heaven’ inside their ‘spiritual minds’ and their ‘departed dwell in the body of Christ.’ In fact then, their ‘spiritual minds’ have become ‘heaven’ for the departed!
Furthermore, if the living and the departed dwell together here on earth in ‘the body of Christ,’ where Christ also resides, how is it possible that the spirits or souls of the departed do not dwell inside the living? In fact, OAC ‘chief’ apostle Niehaus declared after his successor’s death in 1905, that he is “filled with the spirit of Krebs.” Wow! This is just scary! [F.W. WERNER, ‘Die Dwaling van die Apostelkerk.]
· The departed “will attain salvation for their souls,” [the Roman Catholic concept of ‘purgatory;] thus “the apostles offer up prayers for the departed”
The OAC disciple elaborated, “So, what actually happens after our physical death? Easy; the souls of those who dwelt in God, [he means in the OAC ‘body of christ,’] will attain salvation for their souls in God. The natural man [or the unenlightened mind] might think that his [the departed’s] soul enters into other people. That is wrong. Your soul comes to rest in God, in the Spiritual body, [the body of Christ,] in the kingdom of God… Receiving the end of our faith – the salvation of your soul!’”
Wikipedia states, “Buddhism teaches that there are… 6 realms of rebirth… Like all realms of rebirth, rebirth in [naraka, a form of ‘hell,’ or Roman Catholic ‘purgatory,’]] is not permanent… Eventually even Devadatta, [who tried to kill the Buddha or christ] will become a Buddha himself… [One can only] escape the endless migration of rebirths through the attainment of nirvana, [the perfect, heavenly state where the soul eventually comes to rest; salvation, or the end of Buddhist faith.]
Heb. 9:27 leaves no doubt about life after death and warns, “It is appointed for [all] men once to die [physically,] and after that the [certain] judgment.”
The Bible leaves no doubt concerning all these pagan dogmas about heaven and hell. Eternal life in Christ is a personal decision. No church sacrament, baptism rite included, or any amount of prayer for the departed can ever change the final destination, which the departed have chosen for themselves while they were still physically alive.
For the departed, decision-time is over.
Even sincere believers in Christ can only be saved during their physical lifetime here on earth. Second chances after Jesus’ return, either in our death or on the clouds in the air, simply do not exist.
In the context of the whole Bible, the purgatory of Roman Catholicism does not exist.
Buddhist/Hindu reincarnation, ‘naraka’ and ‘nirvana,’ (or OAC and other apostles’ ‘spiritual’ and ‘heavenly’ state of mind do not exist.
Judaism’s ‘gehenna’ is a fixation of the mind.
The Jehovah’s Witness’ ‘annihilation’ of the ‘unsaved’ or the non-Jehovah Witness is a myth.
The ‘soul sleep’ of the Seventh-day Adventist church is a deception.
However, according to the contextual truth of the Bible, the love of the truth saves us while we are still alive, (2 Ths. 2:10.) The Lord Jesus Christ Alone is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one comes to the Father or stays with the Father except through Him! (Jn. 14:6.)
Salvation exists only in and through the complete atonement of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, and in no one else!
Jesus, the sinless Lamb of God, took the place of all humanity “to pay the debt we could not pay.”
He took the crown of thorns for you and me.
He took the stripes, the nails, the mocking, the taunting, the humiliation, the indescribable pain for you and me.
God loves humankind simply too much to see us miss eternal life with Him in heaven!
CONTINUE TO THE MASONIC-JESUIT DOCTRINE OF THE ISRAELI TIMELINE, ONE-MAN ANTICHRIST AND RAPTURE, IN WHICH EDWIN IRVING ALSO HAD A HAND