Summary: To show that we die once and after this we go to the place of judgement: Heaven or hell.
Have you prepared for death?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we die once and after this we go to the place of judgement: Heaven or hell.
Hebrews 9:27 (Amplified Bible)
9:27 And just as it is appointed for [all] men once to die, and after that the [certain] judgment,
Thank You very much a LORD JESUS, for in death, we will see You.
After Death, Then Judgment
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels-J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Man dies once here on earth
"And just as it is appointed for [all] men once to die,"
Job 14:5 (Amplified Bible)
14:5 Since a man’s days are already determined, and the number of his months is wholly in Your control, and he cannot pass the bounds of his allotted time—
Job 30:23 (Amplified Bible)
30:23 For I know that You will bring me to death and to the house [of meeting] appointed for all the living.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 (Amplified Bible)
9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going.
Romans 5:12 (Amplified Bible)
5:12 Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned.
If death is expected we prepare for it by accepting the LORD JESUS as our LORD, MASTER and SAVIOR, that's how we are saved from the coming judgment (coming death, as everybody dies).
Romans 5:15-16 (Amplified Bible)
5:15 But God’s free gift is not at all to be compared to the trespass [His grace is out of all proportion to the fall of man]. For if many died through one man’s falling away (his lapse, his offense), much more profusely did God’s grace and the free gift [that comes] through the undeserved favor of the one Man Jesus Christ abound and overflow to and for [the benefit of] many.
5:16 Nor is the free gift at all to be compared to the effect of that one [man’s] sin. For the sentence [following the trespass] of one [man] brought condemnation, whereas the free gift [following] many transgressions brings justification (an act of righteousness).
1 Timothy 1:15-16 (Amplified Bible)
1:15 The saying is sure and true and worthy of full and universal acceptance, that Christ Jesus (the Messiah) came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am foremost.
1:16 But I obtained mercy for the reason that in me, as the foremost [of sinners], Jesus Christ might show forth and display all His perfect long-suffering and patience for an example to [encourage] those who would thereafter believe on Him for [the gaining of] eternal life.