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The Dead Know Nothing

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Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three


Base Scripture

Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6
v5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
v6 Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.


"Diabolical forces are formidable. These forces are eternal, and they exist today. The fairy tale is true. The Devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow." -Ed Warren

Idea germ

"Suppose it is revealed to you that you already died some time ago, and you are now in the afterlife. You are either in heaven or in hell. How will you ascertain which place you are in? Can you change your mind concerning the direction in which you'd like to go?"


After a life threatening auto accident, circumstances reveal to Alex Hanson (a nonbeliever), that he is already dead and is now in the afterlife. It is too late for the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

"Or is it?"

Caught between two different realities that lead to two completely different eternities, Alex refuses the call to salvation repeatedly. He is very angry with God for allowing his Christian parents to die a premature and violent death in a grocery store holdup. They'd always preached that God's love and grace would sustain them.

Alex is doing well on his own and therefore, wants nothing to do with God's grace, love, or salvation. He wants nothing to do with anything spiritual. Then Sarah White, his live-in girlfriend accepts the call to salvation. Because of her new found faith, she does not want to live in sin anymore or give the appearance thereof, so she finally leaves Alex's house forthwith.

She only has one request, meet her at the Cross, or find another girlfriend. The only trouble is, they both love each other and neither want to lose the other. Alex is torn. Will hate or stubborn pride keep Alex away from Sarah, the love of his life, or will he concede to Jesus?. Will Sarah's new found faith keep her away from Alex. However, is it in fact too late for them and for his acceptance into the kingdom?

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