Simon Brown.

All articles and research about GOD, on my web sites and this blog are about the ONE TRUE Father GOD, who is the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

As are all my articles and research about Jesus, are under His covenant name of the begotten Son’s personal name of Yeshua.

It is not my purpose to force you to agree or believe with what's on my websites, but rather to share my research.
As the record goes. I'm Just a soul who's intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood. I am Simon Brown. Amen.

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! Matthew 11:15.
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the
SON of God?
1 John 5:5.
NOT GOD OR A TRINITY, but as St john has said: but he that believeth that Jesus is the SON of God? 1 John 5:5.
And as Jesus has said: ETERNAL LIFE is believing His Father GOD is the only ONE TRUE GOD alone. John 17:3. Which is the FIRST commandment one MUST believe. Mark 12:29.

And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD and said: “O LORD, the God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are THE God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth. 2 Kings 19:15.


Dear friends, just to remind you, as I am a human being, I am capable of making mistakes. If you believe I am wrong, don't let it go, but please be kind and let me know. Thank you.

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21.



Friday, 8 January 2016

Is Soul Sleep Biblical? By Simon Brown.

Is Soul Sleep Biblical? By Simon Brown.
It is not my purpose to force you to agree or believe with what's in this article, but rather to share my research. As the record goes. I'm Just a soul in side a body who's intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood. Simon Brown.

Note.
A delightful man, Unitarian and soul sleep teacher, Anthony Buzzard, in my debates with him has asked me to use a  ©Hebrew Lexicon, which we will do in this article.
I believe the soul sleep doctrine is completely false, as I will reveal in this article.

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
1 Thessalonians 5:23. NASB Lexicon.    

"But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding. Job 32:8 

Scientific Evidence Of The Soul

My research, as I'd like to share my findings with you.
The main thing I want to tell you is this: a countless number of atheist doctors and scientists have observed that the immortality of the soul IS supported by scientific evidence. 
It is always important to read and research what the experts say, especially those who have no personal agenda and who do not believe in God. One such expert is Sam Parnia, who is an Assistant professor of  medicine at the  State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his medical degree from the  Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals (UMDS) of the  University of London in 1995, and his PhD in cell biology from the University of Southampton in the UK in 2006. He is the director of resuscitation research at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, and an honorary fellow at  Southampton University Hospital.  Parnia has proved that the hallucinations theory is incorrect, and that the things Near Death patients experience are both puzzling and real.
This is confirmed by Jesus' teachings when he said: 

I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB? He is not the God of the dead but of the living." Matthew 22:32.
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul:
but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 
Matthew 10:28.

Did you notice Matthew 10:28 ' explosive statement' here by Jesus? He clearly revealed there are 2 parts, because Jesus said BOTH SOUL and BODY. 
He DID NOT say the soul WHICH is the body. This alone destroys the soul sleep doctrine, because most Unitarians say the soul is the body, but Jesus revealed there are 2 parts, BODY and SOUL.

And just as explosive is Matthew 10.28 agrees with a literal story of The Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19, also told by Jesus.
Here we see the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom.

Lets merge Matthew 10.28 and Luke 16:19, and see what we come up with. Jesus said in Matthew 10.28, there are 2 parts, BODY and SOULAnd Jesus told us in Luke 16:19, Lazarus died, and as Jesus said there were 2 parts, BODY and SOUL, and the soul cannot be destroyed but only the body, then this leaves the soul remaining. So as the BODY had died, this must leave the soul, which Jesus says was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom.


Which also confirms why Jesus said: God is not the God of the dead but of the living."Matthew 22:32.

Evidence OUTSIDE the Bible.
The great prophet Enoch also confirmed Jesus' teachings of the living soul and afterlife by saying: And the spirit of you who have died in righteousness shall live and rejoice, And their spirits shall not perish, nor their memorial from before the face of the Great One unto all the generations of the world: wherefore no longer fear their contumely. THE GREEK TEXT OF THE 7 Q ENOCH FRAGMENTS:4. See below for more on the Enoch fragments.
The soul and hades and the good side we call heaven returns us to why there are millions of Near Death patients experience and why the atheist doctors and scientists are completely puzzled about what happens to millions of patients when they are near death, and you can see this for yourself by reading my article and by watching my video on Near Death Experiences here. 

The many atheist doctors, nurses, cardiologists, surgeons, and scientists all over the world who believed that YOUR SOUL JUST DIED are now having to say 'NO IT DIDN'T'. 
Other Accounts:
ENOCH said: ensnared and aflame;
JOSEPHUS said: and do not stand clear of the hot vapour itself;
JESUS SAID IN Luke 16:24: The rich man said I am tormented in this flame.
JESUS ALSO SAID IN Codex Sinaiticus Luke 10:15: And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted to heaven? Thou shalt be brought down to Hades. 
The Enoch fragments contain the words of the prophet Enoch, and dates back to before the days of Christ. They were unearthed in Qumran in 1947 along with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, and the section below agrees with a literal story of the rich man and Lazarus. In general, the book of Enoch is apocalyptic and terrifying, and the words below are actually from one of its more restrained passages: READ ON MY PAGE HERE.
I believe that those who believe in soul sleep and who keep referring to the old testament scriptures - saying when we die we are dead, and do not know nothing - are simply getting confused with the body being dead and do not understand when Jesus came, he uttered things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the worldMatthew 13:35.
Which is exactly what Jesus did when He cleared up the confusion, the false and incorrect teachings, and the wrong beliefs, by telling His people who did not believe in the after life that we have a living soul - I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not a God of dead men, but of livingMatthew 22:32.

Jonah Matthew 12:40 
for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.


Unitarians have some great jokes by telling us this verse means Jesus was in a grave.

Yet Jesus was never buried, as it is fact, His body was laid on a sepulchre, which is rock solid evidence that this verse is talking about Jesus soul, when He died, which went down to Hades, the spiritual prison for the lost. Just as JONAH did.
And PREACHED to the SPIRITS IN PRISON. 
Below we clearly read by Peter confirming it was only the body of Jesus which died. And Jesus Soul, went down to hades.
1 Peter 3:18 - 20.

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 


The used grave inside the Garden Tomb believed to be the sepulchre where Jesus Christ was laid
The used grave inside the Garden Tomb believed to be the sepulchre where Jesus Christ was laid

Although the book of Jonah does not say he died the book does make it absolutely clear that Jonah was in the (A PIT). 

HEBREW BIBLE

ז לְקִצְבֵי הָרִים יָרַדְתִּי, הָאָרֶץ בְּרִחֶיהָ בַעֲדִי לְעוֹלָם; וַתַּעַל מִשַּׁחַת חַיַּי, יְהוָה אֱלֹהָי.

7. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars closed upon me for ever; yet hast Thou brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God. Jonah 2:6 . KJB.


Yet, Unitarian Anthony Buzzard, continues to send me jokes, and keeps making me laugh, by telling me Jonah did not die.

If any one of  Buzzard’s followers send’s you the same old jokes, send one back and ask them to live in a fish for just one hour, at the bottom of the sea, even with a pack lunch, a can of lager, and a packet of crisps, let alone for 3 days with NO oxygen as Jonah did. They may have their own Near Death Experiences and finely then believe us, IF they were as fortunate as the millions who survived, to tell their story.



Jonah 2:6.

This verse makes it very clear, JONAH WAS brought up from A PIT. And the pit is HADES/Sheol, or the Underworld.
Lamentations 3:6 He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead.

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Lamentations 3:55 I called on your name, O LORD, from the depths of the pit. 

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Ezekiel 26:20 then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of long ago. I will make you dwell in the earth below, as in ancient ruins, with those who go down to the pit, and you will not return or take your place in the land of the living. 

Unless the SEA MONSTER transformed into a PIT Ha Ha. These Unitarians tell great jokes.

Clarke's Commentary on the Bible, and Barnes' Notes on the Bible,
ALL agreeing below that the PIT is through death, that leads to Sheol, the region of the dead, into the underworld which is entered through the grave. Compare Isaiah 14:9, note; Psalm 6:5, note 
Is Jonah From The Bible The First Ever Recorded-Near-Death Experience_ 
Barnes' Notes on the Bible
O, Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave - My life; me. The meaning is, that he had been in imminent danger of death, and had been brought from the borders of the grave. The word here rendered "grave" is "Sheol" - a word which, properly used, commonly denotes the region of the dead; the underworld which is entered through the grave. Compare Isaiah 14:9, note; Psalm 6:5, note.
Thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit - More literally, "thou hast caused me to live from them which go down to the pit;" that is, thou hast distinguished me from them by keeping me alive. The word "pit" here means the same as the grave. See the notes at Psalm 28:1.
Thou hast brought up my soul from the grave - I and my people were both about to be cut off, but thou hast spared us in mercy, and given us a most glorious respite.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave,.... When his life being in danger, was near unto it, Job 33:22; otherwise the soul dies not, nor does it lie and sleep in the grave; or "thou hast brought up my soul from hell" (m); that is, delivered him from those horrors of conscience and terrors of mind, by reason of sin, which were as hell itself unto him; see Psalm 116:3;
thou hast kept me alive: preserved his corporeal life when in danger, and maintained his spiritual life; and quickened him by his word, under all his afflictions, and kept him from utter and black despair;
that I should not go down to the pit; either of the grave or hell. There is in this clause a "Keri" and a "Cetib"; a marginal reading, and a textual writing: according to the latter it is, "from them that go down to the pit"; which some versions (n) follow; that is, thou hast preserved me from going along with them, and being where and as they are: our version follows the former; the sense is the same.
(m) "ab inferno", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Ainsworth. (n) So Sept. V. L. Pagninus, Musculus, Gejerus, Michaelis, Ainsworth.

Friends its not all bad news.
As we see in the millions of Near Death Experiences, cardiac-arrest victims are revived with many story's feeling better then ever, incredibly well bathed in a bright light, a feeling of great joy and happiness. Some who have met relatives, their children, and even Jesus there to welcome them in heaven, until they are sucked back into their cold bodies with a great electric shock, with a great disappointment, and what is very interesting here, is nearly all who experience a NDE are transformed into a new person, they become more compassionate, loving, caring and many quite religious, they then realise there is more to life and a reason for life, and often turn to Jesus. Is Jesus trying to reach us? Many believe so, by giving us a view of heaven and HELL.  So that we may come to Him and repent. 
Because many become born again from what thay experience.
And God desires ALL to be saved.



You only have to watch this video of a boy who met Jesus in Heaven, and look at the amount of people 27,426,376, who have been inspired by the little boy, who told things only his parents knew about.


We can be sure on one certain fact.

The moment born again believers die our spirit and soul go to be with the Lord. Our physical body begins to decay, that's why soul sleep teachers get confused, but when they turn and 

learn the truth, our soul and spirit go on to eternal life straight away. 

The moment the unbeliever dies his body is dead but his soul lives on and descends to Hades just as the rich man did who did not believe it was all possible.

Paradise was moved by Jesus to heaven with him Matthew 27:51 and this compartment in Hades that was called Abraham's bosom paradise is now empty because all born again believers have been brought by the blood of Christ. As Christ was resurrected so are they who believe in him 

Jesus said,
"I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:25.

These are Jesus own words, not mine. So the soul sleep teachers should read again and believe Jesus and understand here what Jesus said, that we are NOT dead at death and know nothing, BUT ONLY THE BODY

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Here below we see St Paul gives no intimation of an intermediate state between being at home in the body and being present with the Lord. There is not the slightest intimation here that the soul sleeps, or rather, that there is no soul. 
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 2 Corinthians 5:6 -10
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