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, who’s personal covenant name is Yahweh.

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.


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.



Monday, 29 February 2016

IS THE SOUL SLEEP DOCTRINE BIBLICAL? Part 2.

IS THE SOUL SLEEP DOCTRINE BIBLICAL? Part 2.

Thank you for joining me again. In this article I would like to share my further research, continuing from my last two articles on, Is Soul Sleep Biblical? And Near Death Experiences.

This week I will present more Biblical facts and research, revealing if the SOUL SLEEP DOCTRINE is a correct teaching.

I believe by my own research, I can clearly prove the Soul Sleep Doctrine is false, and the people who teach all the saints and saved who have died are dead and know nothing, are themselves asleep and need to wake up, and remember Jesus words saying: Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. JOHN 8:51

Seek and you will find, said Jesus. Matthew 7:7.

To prove my case, as in a court of law, we will, investigate the facts, directly from the scriptures, to gather the evidence to identify the truth.

You are the jury, who can at the end decide for yourselves and make your own Judgement.

What will I be presenting?

We will look at MATTHEW 27:59 -60.
Which will explain how Jesus was buried at His death, and where He was buried?

We will look at MATTHEW 12:40.
Which will help us see if Jesus had a living soul, and if so, where did His soul go?

We will look at Acts 2:27 and Acts 2:31
Which will confirm with MATTHEW 12:40, and reveal more explosive evidence.

We will look at Luke 16:19. The Rich Man and Lazarus, to discover whether this story told by Jesus was an accurate representation of an actual place.

We will look at the shocking meaning of the word HADES. kolasis: Original Word: κόλασις, εως, ἡ

I will also add other witnesses with their research, and notes, as we do in a court of Law, to help you the jury decide.

Have you heard that saying: don’t trust a skinny cook. Well I don’t expect you to believe me either, or trust any man.
But please at least follow me through my research with an open mind and heart, as we study the word of God, Just like the Berean Jews.
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:11.

And lastly at the end, I will explain why I believe the soul sleep doctrine is appalling and wrong.

Lets kick of by establishing exactly what the meaning of soul sleep means, as a church member asked me.

In the Old Testament, the word (Soul) simply means (body-person), Hebrew word nephesh and Greek word psuche.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7

There are millions of Believers who believe because the Soul simply means body, (nephesh-person) when we humans (the body-person) dies, there is no part of the human which survives death, which they link (nephesh - the body- the person) to old testament passages and verses like Ecclesiastes 9:5. For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

So the term (soul sleep), is a belief the human body is the same as the (soul), and the same as the (person) and are not separate entities living in a body, but the (nephesh-soul-body-person) are ONE substance, which are all mortal meaning subject to death.

The believers who believe and teach soul sleep, believe all the dead are just a memory in God’s mind, and because the Bible tells us the body will be raised to life again, this is where the term (soul sleep) is derived from, because the body sleeps for a time, before the same body or the ashes are raised back to life.

Most believers believe God will raise all humans bodies back to life again at the resurrection of the dead, the saved in Revelation 20:4–6 and the unsaved in Revelation 20:12–13.
But are these millions of soul sleep Believers who believe the soul is the (body-person) actually believing in what the Bible truly teaches?

The fact is, Soul sleep teachers seem to ignore the many other scriptures in the Bible revealed by Jesus which confirm the soul is a separate part of the human body which survives death and lives on and immediately passes through into a different dimension, known as heaven or HADES. 

And as I pointed out in my previous articles, this seems to add up to why there are millions of Near Death Experiences, people who believe they could see their soul depart from their own body, and then travelling to a different world where they have seen heaven or Hades, or both, including a most convincing verse in Matthew 10:28. Where Jesus confirmed the human soul cannot be killed or harmed by human hands, except by God, as He pointed out by saying: 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.

What evidence do we have to prove humans are 3 in 1?
My first witness is, 1 Thessalonians 5:23. NASB Lexicon.
We read:
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.
Notice how 1 Thessalonians 5:23 clearly reveals your a spirit and soul and body.

Notice how 1 Thessalonians 5:23 clearly reveals there are three parts of a human, Spirit, and soul, and body.
Job 32:8 also reveals: "But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

St Stephen confirmed he had a Spirit, in Acts 7:59.
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
N.I V.

Genesis 35:18, confirms Rachel had a soul.
Here we have clear proof of us humans having a living soul that departs and leaves the dead body.
King James Bible
And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
Lets have a look at the meaning of the word: (departing)?
Strong's Concordance
yatsa: to go or come out
Original Word: יָצָא
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: yatsa
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-tsaw')
Short Definition: went
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to go or come out
NASB Translation

As we have read, Genesis 35:18 confirmed when Rachel died giving birth, her (soul) departed, came out and left her body.

These scriptures on their own, reveal humans are 3 in 1.
But why are there scriptures saying (the Soul is the body- nephesh)?

Is it possible the word (Soul) has two different meanings?
Yes, this seems the case.

The word (soul) must therefore depend on the context.
Example.

My friend is kind and has a good heart.
We know by this statement, I am not talking about my friend has a good (organ-heart).  But is simply kind in his deeds.
Just as we say: The (poor soul) meaning person needs help.
We are not talking about the poor persons internal (soul- spirit) but the soul meaning-person as a whole.

I believe this is what the Bible writers were also meaning.

An article called: Soul and Spirit: What’s the Difference? BY WAYNE JACKSON explains the complications below of the variety of contextual meanings.
The Soul
The Hebrew term for “soul” is nephesh and it is found more than 780 times in the Old Testament. Because of the variety of contextual meanings, it is not always rendered by the English word “soul.” The King James Version uses 28 different words by which to translate the original term. Nephesh, therefore, signifies different things, depending upon the passage in which it occurs.
Similarly, in the Greek New Testament, the original word for “soul” is psuche, found 103 times. Our modern word “psychology” derives from this Greek term.
From this brief discussion, then, it is readily apparent that the careful student must examine biblical words in their context. The context can override all other linguistic considerations, e.g., etymology and grammatical format. A Bible term, extracted from its original context, loses its divine authority.
One thing is for certain. An honest student cannot study the uses of “soul” and “spirit” in the documents of Scripture, and then conclude that humans are wholly mortal. And yet this is what skeptics contend, and some religionists allege as well (e.g., “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and Seventh-day Adventists).
 And here is another article I would like to bring in this courtroom that explains the Spirit inside human beings.
Man ~ Made in the Image of God
by Don Dunavant
The Meaning of the Image of God
Several characteristics in the uniqueness of humanity help us understand the meaning of the image of God in man. While this is not an exhaustive list, the following seven characteristics reflect imago Dei.
• We are spiritual beings. We are created to represent and worship our God who is Spirit. Human beings are not merely material beings. When God created the first man, He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (Genesis 2:7), making man a living soul and giving to him spiritual life. Only humans are able to relate to God in worship and communication. A vital component of this spiritual nature is immortality — human beings that will never cease to exist but will live forever. FULL ARTICLE HERE http://www.sbclife.net/Articles/2009/10/sla6

Now we have determined, the soul can have two contextual meanings.
And born again believers have a Spirit.

Let us now look at the Biblical evidence of Jesus.
Did Jesus have a body, and a soul, and a spirit?
Just by using some scriptures we can discover the facts that will reveal the truth.

WHERE DID JESUS BODY GO WHEN HE DIED?
Matthew 27:59 -60.
And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock.KJ.
As we have read: Jesus body was laid in the tomb for 3 days.

DID JESUS BODY SEE DECAY?
NO.
Acts 2:31.
NOR DID His flesh SUFFER DECAY. Lexicon
So as we read, Acts 2:31, is talking about Jesus (body-flesh)

WHAT IS MATTHEW 12:40 TALKING ABOUT?
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
As we read, Jesus was in the heart of the earth.

But how is it possible for Jesus to be BOTH, laid in a new tomb, and be in the heart of the earth? if Jesus has no soul, and only a body?
There can only be one reason.
MATTHEW 12:40, is NOT talking about Jesus (body), but only Jesus (soul).
WHY?
Because Jesus body was laid in A tomb, ON A sepulchre and was NOT in the HEART OF THE EARTH, or in the earth, or under any earth, because Matthew 27:59 -60, clearly explains Jesus body was laid in a new tomb.
And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb,
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

WHAT DOES THIS PROVE?
Jesus was Body, Soul, and Spirit. 3 in 1.
HOW DO WE KNOW THIS?
Because Matthew 27:59 -60, says Jesus body was laid in a tomb.

MATTHEW 12:40 says at the same time, Jesus was in the HEART OF THE EARTH, which can only be His soul, as His body was in a tomb.

And at the death of Jesus body, His spirit went back to God the Father.
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.Luke 23:46 KJ.B.

WHERE IS THE HEART OF THE EARTH?
Acts 2:31
of the Christ, that HE WAS NEITHER ABANDONED TO HADES. NASB Lexicon.
So the HEART of the earth must lead to HADES.
And HADES must be in the HEART of the earth.

SO IS HADES A GRAVE?
NO.
WHY?
Luke 16:23
“In Hades he lifted up his eyes, NASB Lexicon.

HOW DO WE KNOW HADES IS NOT THE GRAVE?
Because Jesus tells us in Luke 16:23 about a person called the Rich Man who was selfish and died and then awoke and was still conscious, who was in the same place called HADES.

Which is the same place where Jesus was in Acts 2:31. of the Christ, that HE WAS NEITHER ABANDONED TO HADES. NASB Lexicon.

So if the Rich Man was conscious as we are told and he could see Lazarus and begged Abraham to warn his brethren’s to repent, then Hades must be a literal place.

And we clearly read Jesus living soul was NOT left in HADES.
This is because as we are told in all 4 gospels Jesus was raised from the dead, on the third day.
Jesus was in HADES for 3 days, which is why it says: HE WAS NEITHER ABANDONED TO HADES.

He also preached to the spirits in prison.
I Peter 3:19.

Our next witness Acts 2:27, clearly reveals Jesus has a SOUL, AND went to HADES.
BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT ABANDON MY SOUL TO HADES, NOR ALLOW YOUR HOLY ONE TO UNDERGO DECAY. Acts 2:27. NASB Lexicon
This verse reveals two clear facts.
1.  Jesus soul was not left in (Hades- prison).
2.  Jesus body was not left in the tomb to decay.
We read Acts 2:27 is talking about both, Jesus soul and body.

As Jesus was raised from the dead, in 3 days, this verse clearly reveals the reliability of Acts 2:27.

It is interesting to know the soil on the scepulure grave where Jesus was said to have been laid in the tomb in the Garden believed to be the true tomb of Jesus, was tested, and found to have no evidence of a decayed body. See my film: Our search for the tomb of Jesus here.

DO HUMANS HAVE A LIVING SOUL ALSO?
YES.
WHERE?
King James Bible
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.
As Jesus has a soul, humans have a soul? Matthew 10:28 Jesus confirmed man has ‘both’ SOUL and BODY.
And where did the HUMAN soul go at death?
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom:

WHERE IS ABRAHAM'S BOSOM?
LUKE 16:23 TELLS US.
“In Hades he lifted up his eyes, NASB Lexicon.
ABRAHAM'S BOSOM IS IN THE SAME PLACE AS HADES.
In the heart of the earth. MATTHEW 12:40.
In fact we have a clear statement from the lips of Jesus in Luke 23:43, saying to one of the repenting criminals while they were both on the cross, at death that same day they would both go to a place called (paradise).
40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.d ”
43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Lets have a look at the meaning of the word (paradise)?
Strong's Concordance
paradeisos: a park, a garden, a paradise
Original Word: παράδεισος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: paradeisos
Phonetic Spelling: (par-ad'-i-sos)
Short Definition: Paradise
Definition: Paradise.
HELPS Word-studies

3857 parádeisos – an ancient Persian word meaning "enclosure, garden, park."
copyright © 1987, 2011 by Helps Ministries, Inc.
For complete text and additional resources visit:
HelpsBible.com

This is the same place Lazarus went to when he died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side.

Before Jesus was crucified all human souls went down to Hades? The saved to paradise side and the unsaved to torment side.
But he said to him, If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead. Luke 16:31.

Luke 16:26 'And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed. The believers and unbelievers could see each other but could not get to each other.

Jimmy Swaggart states this part well.
This is in the heart of the earth (Mat. 12:40) before the cross of Jesus even though all who went to paradise were comforted; they were still captives of Satan, with him hoping that ultimately he would get them over into the burning pit
Therefore He says:
“When He ascended on high,
He led captivity captive,
And gave gifts to men.”
9 (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? Ephesians 4:8-9

This means that when believers died before the cross, due to the fact that the blood of bulls and goats could not take away sins the sin debt remained and Satan still had a claim on them, so all those in paradise were awaiting the cross, which would deliver them.

This is precisely why the bodies of the saints: many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection Matthew 27:52

Here we clearly see many bodies of the saints were asleep (dead) just like the bodies of Jesus and Lazarus that were laid in the tomb but the believing souls of the saints, Lazarus and Jesus were conscious not dead or asleep as Jesus preached to them by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, the soul was conscious, not dead or asleep but in a compartment called paradise which was in Hades. Both are identical Lazarus was raised from Hades, paradise side back into his dead body. The saints were raised from Hades, paradise side back in to their dead body, which is why their graves were opened: they went into the holy city and appeared too many. The same as Lazarus, his tomb was opened, and walked after his soul returned back to his dead body.

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.

Lamentations 3:6 He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead.

I would now like to bring in my final witness.
What is the meaning of the word  86. hadés ►?
Strong's Concordance
hadés: Hades, the abode of departed spirits
Original Word: ᾍδης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: hadés
Phonetic Spelling: (hah'-dace)
Short Definition: Hades
Definition: Hades, the unseen world.
HELPS Word-studies

86 hádēs (from 1 /A “not" and idein/eidō, "see") – properly, the "unseen place," referring to the (invisible) realm in which all the dead reside, i.e. the present dwelling place of all the departed (deceased); Hades.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
punishment, torment.
From kolazo; penal infliction -- punishment, torment.
see GREEK kolazo
Forms and Transliterations
κολασιν κόλασιν kolasin kólasin

As we have read, the word (Hades) means the unseen world of punishment, torment.

THE GOOD NEWS.
How to be sure we are saved and will go to heaven and receive eternal life?

We must confess Jesus as Lord.
King James Bible
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9

We must believe and obey the first of all the commandments.
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: Mark 12:29.

I am now ‘changed’ and confident, Jesus made it very clear in one statement that there is only ‘ONE' true God, when He said: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3.

We must know and understand who Jesus is.
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. John 20:31.

We must believe Jesus is the SON of GOD.
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.

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. John 1:18.

What did St John mean, IN THE BOSOM OF THE FATHER?
The answer is in LUKE 16:22.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried.
We read in LUKE 16:22. Lazarus body died, and his soul was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom.

In other words, the angels carried Lazarus to Abraham’s side.

So Lazarus was at Abraham side.

As Jesus was at God the Fathers side.

As we read John 1:18, was a LITERAL EVENT as we know Jesus went to be with the Father after His resurrection, and the same description of John 1:18, is used in LUKE 16:22, which means this is also a LITERAL EVENT and Lazarus went to Abraham’s side.

Questions for soul sleep teachers?
HOW DID JESUS GO TO HADES IF HE HAS NO SOUL?

HOW DID JESUS GO TO PARADISE WITH THE REPENTING CRIMINAL ON THE SAME DAY THEY DIED, IF THEY HAVE NO SOUL?

HOW DID THE RICH MAN IN LUKE 16:22 GO TO HADES IF HE HAS NO SOUL?

HOW DID LAZARUS GO TO ABRAHAM BOSOM\SIDE/PARADISE, AT DEATH, IF HE HAS NO SOUL?

HOW DID THE RICH MAN TALK TO ABRAHAM IF THEY DIED AT DEATH AND WERE DEAD?

IF HADES IS A GRAVE, THEN HOW AND WHY DID THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS WAKE UP IN THIS PLACE AFTER THEY DIED?

IF LUKE 16:19 – 32 WAS ONLY A PARABLE, THEN WHY DID JESUS USE REAL NAMES?

IF HUMANS HAVE NO SOUL/SPIRIT, THEN WHY DID ST STEPHEN PRAY LORD JESUS RECEIVE MY SPIRIT? (Acts 7:59)

WHY DID JESUS SAY THE SOUL CANNOT BE KILLED BY HUMANS IN MATTHEW 10:28, IF HUMANS HAVE NO SOUL?

WHY DID JESUS SAY HE WENT IN THE HEART OF THE EARTH IF HIS BODY WAS JUST LAID ON A GRAVE? AS TOLD IN MATTHEW 12:40.

HOW DID JESUS PREACH TO THE SPIRITS IN PRISON IF HE HAS NO SOUL THAT SURVIVED DEATH?

HOW DID JESUS RAISE THE SAINTS IN Ephesians 4:8-9 IF HE HAS NO SOUL TO DESCEND TO HADES?

Conclusion.
The verses above prove Jesus has a living soul. Humans have a living soul and they go to the same place, heaven or Hades at death.

When the born again die, as Jesus was raised from the dead, so are they who believe and follow Him.

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

This also explains why millions of people in Near Death Experiences have seen heaven and HELL. Because the soul does NOT die, as Jesus said: Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul.

We then have THE 7 Q ENOCH FRAGMENTS, which also confirm with a literal story of the rich man and Lazarus.

Certain Bible scholars believe St Paul had a Near Death Experiences when he was stoned.
Paul's Revelation
It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. 2 Corinthians 12: 1 – 4.

Revelation 20:13 – 15.
The Judgement at the Great White Throne
New International Version
The sea gave up the dead (bodies) that were in it, and death (grave) and Hades gave up the dead (souls) that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.

Jesus assures us that He has the keys to Hades and He will unlock those spiritual prisons and will raise the lost souls for judgement day.
I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. Revelation 1:18.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH HADES?
I find there are believers who are not willing to accept or believe a loving GOD would send and keep the lost in a prison.

The fact is we have a great GOD who hates evil and loves righteousness. Who will punish the ungodly, and reward the righteous. 
King James Bible
There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked. Isaiah 48:22

King James Bible
See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. Deuteronomy 32:39

Soul sleep teachers seem to believe it is OK for our governments to send criminals to prison, but wrong for GOD to do the same, forgetting our GOD is truly merciful and forgives us for our sins, if we only ask Him, which our governments do not.

Soul sleep teachers seem to rather believe the most evil, and wicked rapists and murderers who raped and killed little children, tortured and burned innocent people and Christians alive who died in their sins are having a nice sleep.

I believe the soul sleep teaching also takes the fear out of living in sin.

When we know we will be punished for our wrong doing, we will mostly depart from evil, so knowing about the punishment of HADES and HELL FIRE, is in fact a deterrent, as I believe Gods way of helping us to obey His commands, and live and be a good Samaritan, and walk upright.

It is no surprise evil abounds more and more, as there is no fear of GOD, and the soul sleep teaching is taking the fear out of HELL.

While I was writing this, I was watching an interview on TV, of a father who took his own children up into the attic and burned them alive, then the father killed himself.

God is a God of justice, who sends and keeps the evil, wicked rapist and murders in a spiritual PRISON.

•   The apostle Simon Peter a servant of Jesus also believed and taught we are immortal having a soul/spirit which departs from the body after death.
•   Here's why
•   The book of 2 Peter 2:9 states- 1 (KJK) and to reserve the unjust. 2 (NASV) and to keep the unrighteous. How can you keep or reserve something if there is no soul that lives on to reserve or keep for the day of judgement?

Here is solid evidence that Sheol is a place where souls and spirits live, as we see in this verse of the Old Testament which gives the clearest prophecy about Lucifer. A place in the future where he will go.
The Fall of Lucifer
12 “ How you are fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart:
‘ I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,
To the lowest depths of the Pit.
16 “ Those who see you will gaze at you,
And consider you, saying: Isaiah 14:12 to 16
New King James Version (NKJV)
15 But you are brought down to the realm of the dead,
to the depths of the pit. Isaiah 14.15. New International Version (NIV)

There are many bible verses, which state that Sheol, Hades, or the Underworld, have compartments or rooms as the verses below defines.
Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the rooms of death.Proverbs 7:27 World English Bible
Her house is the way to the underworld, going down to the rooms of death. Proverbs 7:27 Bible in Basic English

Clarke's Commentary on the Bible
Her house is the way to hell - שאול sheol, the pit, the grave, the place of the dead, the eternal and infernal world. And they who, through such, fall into the grave, descend lower, into the chambers of death; the place where pleasure is at an end, and illusion mocks no more.

Thank you for reading my research. I believe the soul sleep teaching needs putting to death.
And when we believe and follow Jesus we will never spiritually see death. Amen.
I am Simon Brown. 
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