Dr. Bob or anyone who might answer this for me: I've had some conversations with a couple people who are Adventists (7th Day). They and some other groups believe that the soul no longer exists at the time of death and is resurrected ONLY when Christ returns to claim His Kingdom. They claim that there is no promise of the "soul" living on after death and that our "hope in Christ" is for the Advent of His return. I'm stumped as to what scriptures to refute their theory as I've never believed that the soul was dead or asleep upon our death. Some of these same people do not believe that there is a hell that souls are sent to either. What is interesting is that the Jehovah's Witnesses have some similar beliefs, although they claim no "kinship" whatsoever to any Adventist group. Although none of us looks forward to death, most of us who are Christians at least have the belief that our soul will go live with Christ and that we will see our friends/relatives when we die. Help on this subject. Thanks.