Does the Bible teach about “soul sleep”?

Afterlife
https://youtu.be/S2AowNIhBcU JWs and Seventh-Day Adventists believe that when a person dies, his soul doesn't immediately go to heaven or hell, but "sleeps" in the grave awaiting the resurrection. While the Bible doesn't contain the term "soul sleep", it does use the term "sleep" to describe death. Is the Bible teaching that once a person dies, he is no longer conscious until the time he is resurrected again? JWs quote the following verses to support their teaching. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even the memory of them is forgotten. Also, their love and their hate and their jealousy have already perished, and they no longer have any share in what is done under the sun.…
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What does the Bible teach about salvation?

Afterlife
Everyone has sinned against God. (Romans 3:23) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Sin causes us to be separated from God. The Bible refers to this as spiritual death. (Romans 6:23) For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord. How to get right with God? Man has tried various ways to get themselves right with God. They have tried to do good things, punish themselves, etc. But the Bible tells us that God Himself took the first step to make us right with Him. (Romans 5:8) But God recommends his own love to us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Jesus took the penalty of sin on our behalf…
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How to gain salvation according to Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Afterlife
https://youtu.be/ddocIJN-GOE How to gain salvation according to Jehovah's Witnesses? Studies in the Scriptures 1 Page 150 The ransom for all given by the man Christ Jesus does not give or guarantee everlasting life or blessing to any man. JWs teach that there are four requirements to salvation. Take in knowledge of God and Jesus John 17:3  This means everlasting life, their coming to know (Greek word “ginosko”, understood by JWs to mean “taking in knowledge of”) you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. JWs understand “knowing” to mean “taking in knowledge”. It makes the requirement for salvation information rather than relational. The information JWs believe we need to take in refer to their teachings about God and Jesus. Christians believe that this verse is…
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Is hell an eternal place of suffering?

Afterlife
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s307CkXyHsY JWs and SDAs do not believe that hell is an eternal place of suffering. They use this verse to teach that the soul of a sinful man dies, which means he is annihilated. Ezek 18:20  The soul who sins is the one who will die. A son will bear no guilt because of the error of his father, and a father will bear no guilt because of the error of his son. The righteousness of the righteous one will be accounted to him alone, and the wickedness of the wicked one will be accounted to him alone. This death refers to the second death. Rev 21:8 But as for the cowards and those without faith and those who are disgusting in their filth and murderers and the sexually immoral and those practicing spiritism and…
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Will only 144,000 people go to heaven?

Afterlife
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3yAUIxxKgo&t=39s https://youtu.be/K44cGvUfh_I JWs believe that only 144,000 people are going to heaven. Are only 144,000 people going to heaven? Rev 7 4  And I heard the number of those who were sealed, 144,000, sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel: 5  Out of the tribe of Judah 12,000 sealed; out of the tribe of Reuʹben 12,000; out of the tribe of Gad 12,000; 6  out of the tribe of Ashʹer 12,000; out of the tribe of Naphʹta·li 12,000; out of the tribe of Ma·nasʹseh 12,000; 7  out of the tribe of Simʹe·on 12,000; out of the tribe of Leʹvi 12,000; out of the tribe of Isʹsa·char 12,000; 8  out of the tribe of Zebʹu·lun 12,000; out of the tribe of Joseph 12,000; out of the tribe of…
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