The reality of death brings with it an internal innateness which is not established by conditioning or learning. It’s just there within us and feared by most, if not all of us. It’s that lingering fear of the unknown. It’s even within those pestering insects. Try killing one of them and it’ll scamper to avoid the sting of death.
As we all know, Sen. John McCain, made that journey from the known to the unknown. So were is that place of the unknown, where, Sen. John McCain, is as an aware functioning being? Somewhere beneath us one suspects.
So here is a journey of worthy of the readers attention. Because most likely, you will make that journey.
First a foremost, we are triune beings. Consisting of a body that houses our spirit and soul. We are told that upon death the spirit returns to God, who gave it. See Ecclesiastes 12:7b. As for the body, this is recorded, You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. See Ecclesiastes 12:7a; Psalms 104:29b. The soul represents our awareness of what it means to be human. Upon death it is transported to Hades, translated meaning the grave. And that is where, Sen. John McCain is residing, for now.
Jesus taught a truth for illustrative purposes. Comparing two people one who had everything admirable and the other who had nothing. Here is what we know about Hades, the grave. It’s compartmentalized. Both men died. The person of accomplishment was tormented and begged for water. While the other man existed, in comfort. Furthermore, we learn that the parties are aware of each other. But there is a great gulf separating them which will not allow them to escape, or the comforted to help them.
But there is astute awareness with ability to reason and communicate. He begs that that the unaccompished man be allowed to warn his brothers of the dangers they face, if they also come to this place of torment.
He is told that bringing one back from the dead will not cause them to repent. You can read the full account about death and the afterlife at, Luke 16: 19-31.
Here is what you need to understand. Sen. John McCain is on one side of that gulf or the other side. It’s not about the haves and have not’s. It’s about repentance. Sen. John McCain’s residency in Hades is based solely upon the following scriptures. And those scriptures apply to you and me, excluding no one. “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” See Romans 10:9-10.
Hades, the grave, is not the end of the process for this is recorded. This was said by Jesus, “Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in their graves will hear His voice. And come forth, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those, who have done evil to the resurrection of condemnation.” See John 5:28-29.
It doesn’t end there, “For since by one man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each in his own order, Christ the firstfruits, afterwards those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign to till He puts all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.” See 1 Corinthians 15:21-26.