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Watson on Death and the Last Day - by Michael Phillips
Death and the Last Day - Part 3 of 3
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John 5:28-29
Apr 17, 2002 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's help, we'll finish our study of Thomas Watson on Death and the Last Day. Thus far, we've looked at the believer's death and what's called the intermediate state that follows it. I don't need to tell you believers die-the holiest men in the world die-even the Perfect Man died. Looked at from below, death is a terrible thing-an exit from life. But looked at from above, the believer's death is something else altogether: it is an entrance to life. That's not true for the unbeliever, of course. For him, there's nothing beyond death but The Second Death, which is far worse. But for believers, death is the doorway to Life. That's why Paul says, "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain". The believer goes to heaven when he dies-"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". But that's not the end of the story. As wonderful as that is, it only gets better. For now, dead believers are enjoying the Lord as half-men. But someday their pleasure will be doubled; they'll enjoy the Lord as whole-men. That brings me to tonight's topic, which is the resurrection. DEFINITION Before we get to what Thomas Watson has to say on the subject, let's be very clear ... More >>>

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