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Death is sleep

Do you think that Jesus referred to death as sleep because he was also trying to show the state of some people? That they were asleep to the truth meaning they are dead spiritually?

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Asked by rhanford at 4:44 PM on Feb. 23, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • That is a good parallel.....which incident are you referring?

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 4:59 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • No, I believe that he was referring to the fact that when we sleep we enter a different state of consciousness. Our minds operate on a higher frequency when we are sleep and is very similar(parallel in some cases) to those reported to have near death experiences.


    Answer by sugahmamma at 5:24 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • When we go to sleep, our self and our soul (our consciousness) leave our life forces and our physical body and enter into the spiritual kingdom (Kingdom of Heaven). When we wake again, they re-enter the living body and embark upon life in the physical kingdom.

    Whe we die, our self and our soul AND our life forces leave our physical body, enter into the Kindom of Heaven, but do NOT come back.

    When we are asleep, we enter "into" the same place we go after death.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 6:07 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • Actually, when we sleep, our brain is producing activity and images in our minds. It also happens while our brain is shutting down after we die, which is why people draw the parallel.
    Once your brain stops functioning, you cease to exist.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • In some scriptures yes and in others no... you need to look up the word death and sleep in the hebrew/greek concordance.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 8:10 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • I was thinking in the first time he used it. In lazerous but I was just thinking about that earlier that he was trying to show us that.

    Answer by rhanford at 9:19 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

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