We teach that death is not annihilation, but the separation of man in his material and immaterial components (Genesis 2:7, 3:19; James 2:26).
For the believer, there is the immediate and conscious presence of Christ (Luke 16:19-26, 23:42-43; Philippians1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:8), which state exists until the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17) which initiates the first resurrection (Revelation 20:4-6), when there will be the reconstitution of the believer in the joining of the immaterial identity with the material resurrection body (Philippians 3:21; 1 Corinthians 15:35-44, 50-54; John 6:39; Romans 8:10-11, 19-23; 2 Corinthians 4:14).

For the unbeliever, there is the immediate and conscious awareness of condemnation until the second resurrection (Luke 16:19-26; Revelation 20:13-15) when the unbeliever will be reconstituted (John 5:28-29) to appear at the Great White Throne judgement (Revelation 20:5-15), to suffer conscious torment day and night forever in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41-46), cut off from the life of God forever (Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:41-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).

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Redemption Church Christchurch

PO Box 65,

Darfield 7541 

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