New Study Guide Explores the Defeat of Humanity‚Äôs Last Enemy: Death


ALLEN, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 – Every human faces a fearsome enemy that bombards us with grief and despair. But the Bible offers reinforcements with a message of real hope. The Last Enemy: What Really Happens After Death?a new publication from—examines the biblical teachings and provides clarity and comfort from the truth of the Scriptures.

The Last Enemy What Really Happens After Death booklet coverThe booklet begins: “This life is all too fleeting, and we naturally want there to be something more. But how can we really know what happens beyond the great gulf of death? Chances are you’ve never found a satisfactory or convincing answer. Is death a terrifying reality to be feared, or is there a hopeful, satisfying answer to what happens after death?”

A thorough exploration of the biblical teachings reveals meaningful and hope-filled answers to questions such as:

  • What is death?
  • What is life’s purpose, and does it end with death?
  • What exactly are the soul and the spirit in man?
  • What does the Bible really say about heaven and hell?
  • What do the four words for “hell” tell us?
  • Why does God promise to resurrect everyone who is in the grave?
  • How many resurrections will there be?
  • What will resurrected Christians do?
  • How can we deal with the grief of the loss of a loved one or our own impending death?
  • When will the last enemy be totally defeated?

The new e-book can be downloaded free from the website, which was launched June 11, 2012. After two years, the site contains more than 500 articles, 100 video commentaries, nearly 1,000 blog posts, five issues of the new Discern magazine, as well as seven e-books:

Several additional free e-books are in the planning and production stages.

About Life, Hope & Truth: is a public service outreach of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association, which is headquartered in the United States near Dallas, Texas. Its members, who attend congregations around the world in more than 50 countries, provide much of the financial support for Comments and inquiries are welcomed and can be directed to

  • Foundation Institute Center for Biblical Education