DOES THE BIBLE TEACH SOUL SLEEP?
We do recognise that the position of conditional immortality or soul sleep is held by millions of people particularly the Jehovah’s Witnesses. However, could we point to the following Scriptures to support the position that when we die that our spirit either goes to Heaven or to hell:
1 John 5:11-13 “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the Name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye hath eternal life, and that you may believe on the Name of the Son of God.” The grammar and context of this passage presents eternal life (Eionion Zoes) as the present possession of every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. The implication is a never ending life as a continuing conscious existence.