I. The bodies of men, after death, return to dust, and see corruption [a]:
but their souls, which neither die nor sleep, having an immortal subsistence, immediately return to God who gave them [b]:
the souls of the righteous, being then made perfect in holiness, are
received into the highest heavens, where they behold the face of God,
in light and glory, waiting for the full redemption of their
And the souls of the wicked are cast into hell, where they remain in
torments and utter darkness, reserved to the judgment of the great
Beside these two places, for souls separated from their bodies, the Scripture acknowledges none.
Chapter XXXII. Of the State Of Men after Death, and Of the Resurrection Of the Dead
II. At the last day, such as are found alive shall not die, but be changed [e]:
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 [f].
III. The bodies of the
unjust shall, by the power of Christ, be raised to dishonor: the bodies
of the just, by His Spirit, unto honor; and be made conformable to His
own glorious body [g].
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