According to the pollsters belief in Heaven is actually on the increase. Although the thought of Heaven may be popular, it is likely that more people worry about how to get to their favorite vacation destination than how to get into Heaven. It is only when events rudely awaken us that we are pressed into asking some of the serious questions about the place where most people expect to go. Sometimes the prompt is our children with a plaintive "Where is Grandma now?" Mostly, though, thoughts of heaven, and more particularly the death that precedes going there, are pushed out by the hedonistic lifestyle that most of us live.
In this contemporary classic, Scott and Sinclair discuss why no one really dies of natural causes, give true or false answers to the reasons people think they will get to heaven, explain what the Bible has to say about the future, what heaven is like, and how to be ready for death. Facing death enables us to face life—knowing more about your future makes an enormous difference to the present. It's time you looked your future square in the face and thought "What does it hold for me?"
- An in-depth look at suffering and the sovereignty of God
- An appendix dealing with annihilationism
- A glossary of Scripture dealing with the subject of temptation
- All Scripture references linked to the Bibles in your library
- Title: If I Should Die Before I Wake: What's Beyond This Life?
- Authors: Sinclair B. Ferguson and K. Scott Oliphint
- Publisher: Christian Focus
- Publication Date: 2004
- Pages: 128
About the Authors
K. Scott Oliphint is Associate Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He has taught at Westminster since 1991 and has recently published The Battle Belongs to the Lord with P&R Publishing.
Sinclair B. Ferguson is Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Texas Campus, Dallas. Previously he was Minister of St George’s Tron Church, Glasgow, Scotland. He is a prolific author and well-known conference speaker.