a state of no thinking, no feeling, no acting. No brain activity and no function of sensory organs…
“For the living know that they will die,” states Ecclesiastes 9:5, “but the dead know nothing at all.” At death, our very “thoughts perish.” (Psalm 146:4)
Is death a permanent state?
However, the Bible does more than explain the condition of the dead. It holds out the happy prospect that people will be awakened from the deep sleep of death by means of the resurrection.
—Hosea 13:14 “From the power of the Grave I will redeem them; From death I will recover them.Where are your stings, O Death? Where is your destructiveness, O Grave? Compassion will be concealed from my eyes.” ; John 11:11-14 “After he said these things, he added: “Lazʹa·rus our friend has fallen asleep, but I am traveling there to awaken him.” 12 The disciples then said to him: “Lord, if he is sleeping, he will get well.” 13 Jesus, however, had spoken about his death. But they imagined he was speaking about taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus said to them plainly: “Lazʹa·rus has died,.”
3/4/17 @ 9:23 a.m.