Difficult passages for Conditional Immortality?


For soul-sleepers, the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man in Luke 16:19-31 is difficult to explain away. It indicates a consciousness after death. So, what is the soul-sleep theory? It purports that between death and the resurrection, the soul sleeps and is not conscious.  Another difficult passage for soul-sleepers to explain is Luke 23:43 where Jesus tells the thief on the cross, today you shall be with me in paradise. 2 Corinthians 5:8 speaks of being absent from the body and at home with the Lord. In Philippians 1:21-24 Paul desired to depart this flesh and be with Christ. Revelation 6:9-11 speaks of slain souls that cried with a loud voice. The theory of soul sleep is a dubious, one-sided view which takes one set of passages as literal and others as non-literal metaphors.

Here are the articles on this website that address the issues the blogger raises
 1. Lazarus and the Rich Man

2.The Thief on the Cross

3. Absent from the body Present with the Lord

4. Depart and be with Christ 

5. Revelation 6:9-11 

There are probably other articles too.

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