The Spirit World: Chapter Nine (Lake of Fire)

This entry is part 11 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

The Lake of Fire (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) The phrases describing the “lake of fire” occur four times in scripture, each in the book of Revelation.  Being a phrase of several very common terms, the “lake of […]

The Spirit World: Chapter Ten (Gehenna)

This entry is part 12 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

Gehenna (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) Gehenna is a Greek term, yet it comes to the Greek from the combination of two Hebrew terms, Gei and Hinnom.  Gei Hinnom literally means “the Valley of Hinnom.” The Valley of […]

The Spirit World: Chapter Eleven (The Abyss)

This entry is part 13 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

The Abyss (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) While the preparation has been laid for the full procession of the unrighteous of humanity through the realms of the afterlife, there still remain several spiritual abodes which are noted in […]

The Spirit World: Ch. 12 (The Great River Euphrates)

This entry is part 14 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

The Great River Euphrates (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) The Euphrates River is noted several times in scripture in its common usage.  It normally refers to the literal Euphrates River, of course, which begins in Russia and flows […]

The Spirit World: Chapter Thirteen (Tartarus)

This entry is part 15 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

Tartarus (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) Tarturus is another Greek term found only in a singular text: 2 Peter 2:4.  The term “Tartarus” finds its roots in Greek mythology, being the name of the lowest place of confinement […]

The Spirit World: Ch. 14 (The Confinement of Jude 6)

This entry is part 16 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

The Confinement of Jude 6 (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) No specific term is associated with this text other than a description:  “kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.”  Once again, a […]

The Spirit World: Chapter Fifteen (Heaven)

This entry is part 17 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

Heaven (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) In Hebrew, the term translated “heaven” or “heavens” is shamayim, which is used about four hundred times in the Old Testament.  “Heaven” is likewise translated into English from the Greek term ouranos […]

The Spirit World: Ch. 16 (The New Jerusalem)

This entry is part 18 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

New Jerusalem (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) For purposes of this work, the name of this abode will be rendered “New Jerusalem,” but it is stated in that exact phraseology only one time in scripture.  There are, overall, […]

The Spirit World: Ch. 17 (The Glorified Body)

This entry is part 19 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

The Glorified Body (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) Inextricably tied to a believer’s entry into Heaven and his resurrection, which is the subject of the next chapter, is the proper understanding of the nature of the eternal body.  […]

The Spirit World: Ch. 18 (Resurrection of Believers)

This entry is part 20 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

The Resurrection of Believers (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) The First Resurrection The resurrection of the dead is to be a future universal reality, for believers and non-believers alike.  All who ever lived will one day rise physically, […]