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Does consciousness persist after the deterioration of the human body?

I need a definitive answer.

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  1. Certainly. Our ‘self’ is not the body. It is a ‘house’ which we live in while on this earth. We really are in a prison of this body. I have been given an experience, I call it a vision, don’t know exactly what it was, all I know is I was walking up this hill and went into my glorified body. I knew I was still in my body, but it had no weight, nor did it hold me down. It was such glory that no human tongue can describe it. It lasted for only a few minutes, but it seemed like eternity to me. Such glory.
    I know that God gave me a ‘preview’ of being out of the mortal body and in the glorified body.
    John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
    [this is speaking about receiving salvation. He said, AND NOW IS, in this life.
    We hear his voice and pass from being dead in sins to being alive in Christ. That happens in this life.]
    Joh 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
    Joh 5:27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
    Joh 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
    [Notice the difference here…the hour IS COMING , but he did not say and now is this time. This is future. He said all that are in the graves shall hear his voice and come forth. This is the resurrection.]
    Joh 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
    2co 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
    2co 5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
    2co 5:3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
    2co 5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
    2co 5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
    2co 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
    2co 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
    2co 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
    Now that shows that when we leave this ‘house’ or earthly body, we will THEN be present with the Lord. Not only that, but:
    John 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall NEVER DIE. Believest thou this?
    see, if we believe in him, we shall never die. So when we leave this earthly ‘house’; body, we will not die, but go on to be with our Lord. Those of us who have experienced being out of the body, already know what this is like.
    I know for a fact that I died once. I left my body and just walked away from it. I truly did not wish to come back, but did for my husband and the fear I heard in his voice. I know that God showed me what this is like and there is nothing to fear, to the Christian.
    But it is a different matter for the lost. They will be hurled out of the body into horror. It is in Job.
    Some time I will try to give that to you all.

  2. “The living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, nor do they have any more reward, for the very memory of them is passed away. Also their love and their hatred and their envy is now perished” [Ecclesiastes 9:5-6]
    Death is compared to a sleep through the entire Bible. So someone dies, their thoughts perish, they depart to the lake of the dead, (Sheol,) in either peace or in torment depending on the acts of one’s life. (Luke 16:22-23). The body returns to the dust which it was made from. As far as the state of consciousness while the body is deteriorated, consider it like either a good dream or a nightmare. In neither are you conscious, or really able to think, but it is definitively either pleasant or torturous, and you can cry out for help knowing that you are in a certain place but can’t physically do anything about it.
    Then, as according to the scriptures, Christ will return to gather the saints unto himself. (1 Corinthians 13, 1 Thessalonians 4). They will be resurrected, mind and body, although with a new heavenly body that will never perish, and taken to heaven to meet the Lord in the air. Then when the old world passes away, the rest of the dead will be resurrected to judgment. The saints will judge the world (1 Corinthians 6:2,) and then the innocent will inherit the kingdom that God has been preparing for them since the beginning of time, receive eternal life, and be freed from sin. (Revelation 21). The guilty, however, will be thrown into the lake of fire along with Satan and his angels, where they will suffer the second death, one that is both physical and spiritual, and burn until they are completely consumed, and cease to exist.

  3. After investigating that subject for over 20 years, Professor
    Dommeyer at San Jose State, said he had come to one of 2
    conclusions. Either one was startling: 1. there is life after death
    and we can communicate with it, [not necessarily eternal life]
    or 2. there is telepathy to a degree that we cannot fathom.

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