Chapter 31: Of the State of Man after Death
and Of the Resurrection of the Dead
1._____ The bodies of men after death return to dust, and see corruption;
but their souls, which neither die nor sleep, having an immortal
subsistence, immediately return to God who gave them. The souls of
the righteous being then made perfect in holiness, are received into
paradise, where they are with Christ, and behold the face of God in
light and glory, waiting for the full redemption of their bodies; and
the souls of the wicked are cast into hell; where they remain in torment
and utter darkness, reserved to the judgment of the great day; besides
these two places, for souls separated from their bodies, the Scripture
2 Corinthians 5:1, 6,8;
Jude 6, 7;
1 Peter 3:19;
Luke 16:23, 24
2._____ At the last day, such of the saints as are found alive, shall
not sleep, but be changed; and all the dead shall be raised up with
the selfsame bodies, and none other; although with different qualities,
which shall be united again to their souls forever.
1 Corinthians 15:51, 52;
1 Thessalonians 4:17;
Job 19:26, 27;
1 Corinthians 15:42, 43
3._____ The bodies of the unjust shall, by the power of Christ, be
raised to dishonour; the bodies of the just, by his Spirit, unto
honour, and be made conformable to his own glorious body.
John 5:28, 29;
Chapter 32 "Of the Last Judgment"
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