WHAT HOPE FOR A DISFELLOWSHIPPED PERSON WHO DIES?

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NO HOPE – The Watchtower 12/15/1965 p. 751 par. 15 – “We Should Not Neglect the House of Our God”

Disfellowshiping means the casting of a member out of God’s household; and if one should remain in this disfellowshiped condition till he died, it would mean his everlasting destruction as a person who is rejected by God.

RESURRECTION HOPE – The Watchtower 7/15/2005 p. 31 Questions From Readers

…the expression ‘lying down with one’s forefathers’ is another way of saying that the person went to Sheol.

What happened to Solomon [who became apostate and would have been disfellowshipped today] when he died? The Bible answers: “The days that Solomon had reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel were forty years. Then Solomon lay down with his forefathers, and was buried in the City of David his father.” Hence, it seems reasonable to conclude that Solomon is in Sheol, or Hades, from which he will be resurrected.

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