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state of dead

1. Does the dead know anything?
Read: Ecclesiastes 9:5
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not __________ .
2. Does the dead know when his sons come to honor or when they are brought low?
Read: Job 14:14,21
His sons come to honor, and he knows it __________ ; and they are brought low, but he perceives it __________ of them (14:21)
NOTE: One's most beloved is his son. Even when the son whom the dead cares the most is honored or disgraced, he does not know.
 
3. What happens with the thoughts when a man dies?
Read: Psalms 146:4
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts __________ .
4. Can the dead love or hate?
Read: Ecclesiastes 9:5,6
Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now __________ (9:6)
5. Can the dead praise God?
Read: Psalms 115:17
The dead praise __________ the LORD.
6. Can the dead return to his house?
Read: Job 7:9,10
He that goes down to the grave shall come up no more. He shall return __________ to his house.
7. Can the dead participate in anything that is done on the earth?
Read: Ecclesiastes 9:5,6
__________ have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun. (9:6)
8. Can the dead work?
Read: Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is __________ , nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.
9. Can the dead give counsel?
Read: Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, __________ , __________ , in the grave, where you go.
NOTE: The dead has no knowledge or wisdom, and hence, cannot give counsel.
10. What word does the Bible often use to refer to 'death'?
Read: John 11:11-13
These things said he: and after that he said to them, Our friend Lazarus __________ ; but I go, that I may awake him out of __________ . Then said his disciples, Lord, if he __________ , he shall do well. However, Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in __________.
Read: Daniel 12:2
And many of them that __________ in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
NOTE: The Bible often uses the word 'sleep' to refer to 'death' because the state of one who dies is similar to the state of one who sleeps.
Does the dead go to heaven or hell immediately?
Find the answer in RESURRECTION
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