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            Have you ever wished that something could be done to unmask the prevailing deception of conscious life after death that is spreading around the world like wildfire?  If you ever had such a wish, you will be pleased to learn about an extraordinary book that meets this challenge head on. It is entitled IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? A BIBLICAL STUDY OF HUMAN NATURE AND DESTINY. 

 

This timely book has been favorably reviewed by scholars of different persuasions.  They acclaim this study as  a much needed, breakthrough research that unmasks with compelling Biblical reasoning the great deception of conscious life after death.

 

            About 100 seminary professors and 50 religious magazines (including CHRISTIANITY TODAY) have requested review copies of the book. You can read a sampling of their comments at the end.  Some students from Fuller Theological Seminary emailed me an order because their Professor of Theology, Ray Anderson, Ph. D., highly recommended the book to the class.

 

            This is what Ray S. Anderson, Ph. D., Professor of Theology, says about the book: “IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION is a ground-breaking work based on solid biblical exegesis, calling into question the traditional belief in the immortality of the human soul and the doctrine of unending eternal torment for the wicked. I want all of my students to be aware of this timely study.”

 

On a similar vein, Prof. Clark Pinnock, a highly respected theologian who recently served as President of the Evangelical Theological Society, wrote a most complimentary foreword to the book, praising it as a “decisive study”  which is “much needed to combat the persistent but mistaken opinion that the soul is an immortal substance.”

 

              What inspired me to write this book is the widespread belief in conscious existence after death which is taking today America by storm.  According to a  Gallup Poll, 71 per cent of Americans believe in  conscious afterlife.  The widespread acceptance of this belief can be attributed to such factors as the polished image of mediums and psychics, the sophisticated “scientific” research into near-death experiences, and the popular New Age channeling with the alleged spirits of the past. The latter is successfully promoted by people like actress Shirley Maclaine. The outcome is that the vast majority of people have come to believe Satan’s lie that no matter what they do, they “shall not die” (Gen 3:4) but become like gods by living for ever.

 

              This widespread deception should be of major concern to Bible believing Christians because it has fostered a host of heresies. For example, spiritualism, the communication with the spirits of the dead, the praying for the dead in purgatory, eternal hellfire, the intercession of the saints, the worship of Mary, indulgences, the mortification of the body to save the soul, the ethereal view of heaven where glorified souls spend eternity in everlasting adoration, are but a few of the many popular heresies that derive from the unbiblical belief in the immortality of the soul.

 

               To meet the challenge of these heresies, I decided to devote a full year to a painstaking investigation of the Biblical teaching on human nature and destiny. My goal in writing IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? has been not only to unmask with compelling Biblical reasoning the oldest and widespread deception of innate immortality, but also to challenge Christians of all persuasions to recover the Biblical wholistic view of human nature and destiny.

 

The Bible teaches that the body and soul, the flesh and spirit, are not detachable components that come apart at death, but an indissoluble unity, created, redeemed, and ultimately restored by God.  This study will help you to understand how the Biblical wholistic view of human nature, affects our wholistic understanding of this present life and the realistic vision of the world to come.

 

             You will find IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? to be a most enlightening book that  will help you understand how the deceptive teaching of innate immortality has entered the Christian church and how it has fostered numerous heresies that have done incalculable damage to Christian beliefs and practices. Most important of all, this book will enhance your appreciation of God’s glorious plan for your present life and future destiny. 

 

               As a special bonus we are offering with Immortality or Resurrection? the CD album which contains all my 17 books, over 200 articles, and the slides and script of 22 powerpoint lectures. With the Acrobat search engine you can immediately locate all what I have written on any topic, including the subject of the state of the dead. The CD album regularly sells by itself for $100.00, but you will receive it at a nominal price with the book.

 

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COMMENTS ON DR. BACCHIOCCHI'S BOOK  IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION?

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is a much needed book in order to combat the persistent but mistaken opinion that the soul is an immortal substance. I thank the author for this decisive study."

               Clark H. Pinnock, Ph. D., Professor of Theology,

               McMASTER DIVINITY COLLEGE

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is a powerful presentation of the Biblical wholistic view of human nature and destiny. The book is convincing, comprehensive, and consistently Biblical."

               Jacques Doukhan, D. H. L., Th. D., Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament ,  ANDREWS UNIVERSITY

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? goes directly to the jugular. This detailed study shows that what we are as human beings impacts on our destiny.  the study concludes that we are dependent mortal creatures, that death is real and that the divine intervention of resurrection provides our only hope for survival beyond death.  One need not agree with every detail in this book, but every well-informed Bible student or teacher does need to read it with an open Bible and an open mind."

            Edward William Fudge, Ph. D., Author of

            THE FIRE THAT CONSUMES

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is a must reading for scholars, educated professionals, and lay people interested in the question of human nature and destiny. I found it most rewarding and timely."

               John T. Baldwin, Ph. D., Professor of Theology,

               ANDREWS UNIVERSITY

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is a groundbreaking work based on solid biblical exegesis, calling into question the traditional belief in the immortality of the

human soul and the doctrine of unending eternal torment for the wicked. I want

all of my students to be aware of this timely study."

            Ray S. Anderson, Ph. D.,

Professor of Theology and Ministry

            FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

 

"Few have pursued so rigorously the potential implications of the Biblical holistic understanding of human nature for such matters as the state of the dead and the final state of unbelievers, as Dr. Bacchiocchi has done.  The strength of "IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? lies in his relentless pursuit of the meaning of the biblical text.  Those who consider themselves biblicists cannot simply dismiss his findings out of hand."

            William W. Klein, Ph. D.,

Professor of New Testament

            DENVER SEMINARY

 

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is an admirably clear survey of the Biblical holistic view of human nature that incorporates both body and soul in one unified self. It is based upon sound scholarship. I especially recommend it for students, pastors, and church leaders."

            Alan G. Padgett, Ph. D.,

President of Christian Theological Research    ,

Professor of Theology and Philosophy of Science,

            AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

 

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is thorough treatment of the subject and reflects accurate scholarship.  The book is much needed today in view of all the misinformation that is sincerely but mistakenly published and preached  on this important subject."

               Elder Ralph Robertson, Ministerial Secretary,

               NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE OF SDA

 

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is a most helpful work showing clearly that the notion of an immortal soul it is no part of biblical Christianity and must not be allowed to overshadow the true doctrine of

resurrection."

Robert Davis Hughes, III, Ph.D.,

Professor of Systematic Theology

            UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is a must reading for every Christian who wants to know the Biblical truth about human destiny. The book deserves to have a significant impact on contemporary Christianity as the Reformers had in their day.  It overthrows the Greek view of natural immortality with a penetrating Biblical analysis."

               Norman R. Gulley, Ph. D.,

Professor of Systematic Theology,

               SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? provides a fresh, challenging, and thorough review of biblical teaching on human nature and destiny. It is clear, readable, and provocative, and deserves to be widely read."

            Colin Brown, Ph. D., Professor of Systematic Theology

            FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

            Rector of St. Mark Episcopal Church

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is a landmark research that systematically leads the reader through  the Bible evidence and arrives at the beautiful concept of Biblical wholism which restores and defends Gods character and shows indeed,  that even in judgment, God is love!" (Elder Dick Hansen requested 150 copies to donate to each pastor of the Oregaon Conference).

               Dick E. Hanson, Director Church Ministries

               OREGON CONFERENCE OF SDA

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? provides a careful, honest, and courageous study of biblical anthropology and its implications for our understanding  of the Christian life, the after-life, and the end times."

            Pierre Gilbert, Ph.D., Academic Dean

            MENNONITE BIBLICAL SEMINARY

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? presents irrefutable arguments for the Biblical wholistic view of human nature and destiny. The book should convince every seeker of truth. We all are enlightened by it."

               Warren S. Ashworth, D. Min.,

Professor of Religion,

               PACIFIC UNION COLLEGE

 

"One of the greatest errors a Bible student can make is to accept

uncritically a doctrinal teaching simply because that is what one has always heard. IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? forces us to examine the biblical texts and to hear what the Scriptures say.  Even those of us who may disagree

are grateful for his clarion call to let the Word alone speak on the

subject of personal eschatology."

            Hershael W. York, Ph. D., 

Professor of Christian Preaching

            SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is a careful and clear Biblical study of a difficult subject. It will greatly help people to properly evaluate many modern claims regarding death, life after death, and the paranormal."

               Benjamin D. Schoun, D. Min., Associate Dean,

               SDA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

"Although it does not persuade me to abandon my belief in personal existence in the intermediate state, IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is deeply biblical, thoroughly researched, clearly argued, and engaging to read. There is no better case for monistic anthropology, soul-sleep, and annihilationism."

            John Cooper, Ph. D.,

Professor of Philosophical Theology

            CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

            Author of BODY, SOUL, AND LIFE EVERLASTING

 

 

"The approach of IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION?  is not hurried and the result is a marshalling of texts and logic that makes it difficult to hold an opposing view. . . . Because of its detailed approach, it brings a great deal of clarity"

William Richardson, Ph. D., Chair,

Department of Religion,

 ANDREWS UNIVERSITY

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? explores a core Biblical truth that spawns many questions. This book will add weight to the studies of a growing company of Bible-believing scholars.  You will gain new insights"

               George W. Reid, Ph. D., Director,

               BIBLICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION?  presents the strongest evidence for a wholistic view of human nature,  and removes the basis for the belief in the survival of the soul . . . Keep extra copies on hand to give away to give away as you study  . . ."

   Doug Kilcher, D. Min.,

Chair, Christian Ministry Department,

               ANDREWS UNIVERSITY

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is destined to become a classic in its field. The book is a must reading in the light of recent debate over the nature and destiny of man, and especially, the current evagelical debate over the nature of hell."

   Woodrow W. Whidden, Ph. D.,

Professor of Historical Theology,

               ANDREWS UNIVERSITY

 

"What Oscar Cullmann began in 1958 with his brief but significantstudy, Samuele Bacchiocchi has completed. IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is a clear, persuasive and thoroughly documented demonstration that much popular Christian thinking about the nature and destiny of human persons has departed from its Biblical foundations. Not only does the author recover those foundations, but shows

their implications for our understanding of a host of related issues in Christian belief and life. Readers will not in every case agree with the implications drawn, but that will not in any way diminish the significant contribution of this outstanding piece of biblical research and interpretation.

Manfred T. Brauch, Ph. D., 

James Maxwell Professor of Biblical Theology,

            EASTER BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

 

"One of the greatest errors a Bible student can make is to accept

uncritically a doctrinal teaching simply because that is what one has always heard.  IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? forces us to examine the biblical texts and to hear what the Scriptures say.  Even those of us who may disagree are grateful for his clarion call to let the Word alone speak on the subject of personal eschatology."

            Hershael W. York, Ph. D.,

Professor of Christian Preaching

            SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? provides a Biblical basis for a holistic understanding of the stewardship of our bodies through its critique of the historic misinterpretations of the relationship of body and soul.  While one may not agree with some of Dr. Bacchiocchi's positions and conclusions, everyone reading this book stands to gain a greater appreciation fot the 'goodness' of our physical creation.  Dr. Bacchiocchi's interpretation of the Hebrew concept of 'nephesh' is especially helpful for anyone interested in stewardship studies."

            R. Scott Rodin, Ph. D.,

President and Professor of Systematic Theology

            THE EASTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

"IMMORTALITY OR RESURRECTION? is a very significant work that offers the opportunity of dialogue on scriptural ground.  It is refreshing to find a study of the unity or dichotomy of human nature based on the study of Scripture alone.  The author basic argument is very persuasive although many will choose to disagree with some of the implications drawn from his conclusion of wholism.  I have read it with deep interest. I find the approach very stimulating."

            Clayton K. Harrop, Ph. D.,

Senior Professor of New Testament

            GOLDEN GATE BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY