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Do You Go To Heaven At Death

Does a person go to heaven immediately after death?

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Yes, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord: at death the spirit or breath goes back to God who gave it, but the soul and the body remain on the earth until the Trumpet of God sounds and the dead arise.
---Eloy on 2/21/10


Yes, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord: at death the spirit or breath goes back to God who gave it, but the soul and the body remain on the earth until the Trumpet of God sounds and the dead arise.
---Eloy on 2/21/10


heaven as a place where humans go at death is NOT supported in Gods Word and it was never taught by Christ or his Apostles

sadly religious christianity adopted pagan philosophers idea that humans are immortal and have immortal souls which is antichrist to scripture

to believe in heaven at death one must understand they have rejected the resurrection of Christ who is the firstfruits of many and the resurrection of ALL 1Corin 15
---Rhonda on 2/21/10


Samual "Some Early Church Fathers taught Conditionalism. The Doctrine that we are given Immortal life but do not have it on our on. This is the foundation for the term Soul Sleeep."

Quite the contrary. Whereas the SDA and other post 16th century Protestant sects teach soul-sleep, the Early Church Fathers taught that the Soul was immortal, but only by the grace of God. They wholeheartedly believed in the after-life, which is why the Early Church prayed for the departed and asked those who departed for their intercession. That we do not have immortality as a right was the teaching of the Early Fathers.

The doctrine of Soul-Sleep was foreign in the life and teaching of the Early Church.

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 2/19/10


If we go to heaven at death, how is it that Jesus returns for us? If we are already immortal, why must we "put on" immortality? Why does the Bible speak of a resurrection if we are already resurrected and in heaven. If we have a ghost within us that remains conscious during death, why does it sleep every night?
---jerry6593 on 2/20/10




Yes, if you are saved. Your Spirit goes back to God whence it came from....Your Spirit will never die].
---catherine on 2/19/10


"If the early Christians who read Greek, Hebrew, and/or Latin never believed or taught soul sleeping, how is it that we've learned something new?"

Agreed, but I doubt that you believe 100% what the Early Christians (i.e., The Early Church Fathers, Apostolic Churches, etc) believed and taught in consensus. Ignatius

Some Early Church Fathers taught Conditionalism. The Doctrine that we are given Immortal life but do not have it on our on. This is the foundation for the term Soul Sleeep.
---Samuel on 2/19/10


SOUL SLEEP is a missunderstanding of what some denominations teach.

Example: the SDA church correctly teaches that a human being is a soul, and that at death the persosn is asleep.

Other demoninations who teach that the soul is somethng inside of you ( thoughts, conscousness, emotions etc) believe that at death the soul leaves the body and goes to heaven. based on thier understanding of soul, they believe that others teach soul sleep.

What is really taught is that the person is asleep, and the soul is no more. The soul based on genesis and ECCL is a combination of a human body, and the spirit of God.
When these two are seperated as in death, the soul ceases to exist.
---francis on 2/19/10


trey

"The oldest two denominations in Christian history (the Baptists and the Catholics)....."

Baptist are not oldest denomination. They arrived after the Protestant Reformation. The oldest churches are the Roman Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, the Non-Chalcedonian Churches, and the Assyrian Church of the East, and none of them teach this heretical doctrine..

"If the early Christians who read Greek, Hebrew, and/or Latin never believed or taught soul sleeping, how is it that we've learned something new?"

Agreed, but I doubt that you believe 100% what the Early Christians (i.e., The Early Church Fathers, Apostolic Churches, etc) believed and taught in consensus.

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 2/18/10


The soul sleeping doctrine was never taught in scripture or in the history until sometime around 1535.

The oldest two denominations in Christian history (the Baptists and the Catholics) have never taught soul sleeping.

If the early Christians who read Greek, Hebrew, and/or Latin never believed or taught soul sleeping, how is it that we've learned something new? Do we now have more understanding of the scriptures than they did?
---trey on 2/18/10




Dear Francis and Vernon thank you for presenting good points with scripture back up.

Dear Gordan you have no proof except some obscure reference in a parable or story told by JESUS. Do you believe that christians are seeds in the ground and we grow or do you believe it is an word picture only just like the Parable of the Rich man and Lazarus.

Why did JESUS always speak of the resurrection if the Greeks who taught an immortal soul were correct?
---Samuel on 2/18/10


Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done IN EARTH, as [it is] in heaven.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and IN EARTH.

I am 100% sure that IN EARTH does not mean under the ground or in hell

also i am 100% sure that HEART of the EARTH does not mean hell

Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
---FRANCIS on 2/18/10


for your consideration:

Acts 2:29 Men [and] brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

Acts 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

DAVID is NOT ascended into heaven, not before christ death, not at christ death, not YET after christ death.
---francis on 2/18/10


When we study out the word on this subject Jesus is very clear on the subject. Jesus speaks of the ressurection on many occassions. He defines it. Thus far in my studies I have not seen where the Lord contradicts Himself. He is consistant on what He has to say always. Even with misplaced commas the Lords words speak very clearly to our spirits. What I am thinking is that many people want or hope that they will be in heaven immedeatly once they die. This would be the optimum thought from our natural senses. But our Father has his own time for everything. Our commander has a reason for us to wait for the ressurection. I for one am more than willing to partake and await in patience as long as He requires.
---Vernon on 2/18/10


Ecc 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing,

Psa 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth, in that very day his thoughts perish.
---jerry6593 on 12/20/09


JESUS (YAHUSHUA) went to the Heart of the Earth when He died. He went there for three days. The Heart of the Earth is Hell. But, at that time, Hell was divided into two sections. The side of the Damned in torments, and the other side was "Abraham's Bosom" or Paradise. YAHUSHUA went to the Paradise side, to preach the Good News to the Old Testament Saints that He accomplished that which He'd promised. And, He also grabbed the Keys of Hell and Death. Nowadays, Paradise is above, in the Third Heaven, where GOD's Throne sits. And, the tormenting Hell, thereby, has been that much more enlarged.
---Gordon on 12/15/09


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Thank you Emily and Glenn, your research has been very helpful.

I may be missing an interpretation but it appears our souls are in heaven but lacking the new perfected celestial bodies (like Angels) we will have later?
---larry on 12/14/09


You will not go to heaven when you die. You will have to wait until Jesus comes to Earth again. There are many scriptures that lead to this. One that is used to say that we DO go to heaven is Luke 23:43, "Jesus answered him, 'I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.'" In this scripture, the punctuation is incorrect. When it was translated the coma was put before today, but it should be placed AFTER. It should read "Jesus answered him, 'I tell you the truth today, you will be with me in paradise.'" That shows Jesus was just saying that he WILL be in Paradise, not that it will happen that day. Jesus is the only one who has ever died and gone to heaven.
---Emily on 12/14/09


Christians believe that upon death, believers immediately go into God's presence, and unbelievers go to Hell, Matthew 17:1-9 / Mark 9:2-10 / Luke 9:28-36, Luke 16:22-31, 23:43, John 14:2-3, 23, 2Corinthians 5:6-8, Philippians 1:23 / Numbers 16:30-33. Job 14:21-22, Ecclesiastes 9:5-6, demonstrates that the dead have no knowledge of earthly affairs, but both those in Heaven, and those in Hell, know of their present abode. Acts 2:29-35, David had not ascended when he wrote this as he was still living on the earth. Jesus wasn't 'soul-sleeping' for the three days before his resurrection. We don't either!
---Glenn on 12/2/09


First Enoch and Elijah never died so yes they went to heaven. Moses did die but Jude suggest He was resurrected and so thus could be with JESUS and Elijah on the mount of transfiguration.

The Bible teaches we are all to be resurrected from the dead. But if all go to heaven or hell at death there is no need of a resurrection.

JESUS promised to come and get us that we may be where HE is. But if we go there when we die then there is no need to come and get us.
---Samuel on 12/2/09


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Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
Ecclesiastes 3:21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
We have a spirit. The spirit goes somewhere when we die.
---MIchael on 12/2/09


So where did Enoch & Elijah go? And on the mount of transfiguration wher did Moses & Elija come from?
---scotty on 12/2/09


Yes if you are IN CHRIST...as He is in Heaven right now!!!!
---kathr4453 on 9/24/08


When I am dead I will sleep in the Grave until JESUS comes. But to me it will be but an instant. As far as I am concerned when I die I will be with the LORD. No time will have past for me at all.

So I still follow the understanding of the resurrection that the New Testament stresses. Yet I can say with Paul for me to die is to be with JESUS.
---Samuel on 9/24/08


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To the person who doubts that people who are saved go directly to heaven please consider the following verse,"We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the lord." Determine where the Lord is and then you will know where the saved go.
---mima on 9/24/08


I do not see any support in the word of God that says people will go directly to heaven when their earthly vessel passes.
---Ryan_Z on 9/23/08


Death is a mystery that no one understands. We should read the scriptures and be content with what we read. One day we will understand death, and many other things,much better.
You know. Questions could go on and on. We must stop at some point, reach a conclusion and be satisfied with what our Lord has said and left in His Holy Word.
---Robyn on 9/23/08


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When you and I die our spirit will either go to heaven or hell to await resurrection and the Judgment day.
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not supported by Gods Word

heaven is not reward

Gods Kingdom is reward

...to be rulers with Christ on earth ...promise from God The Father to Christ was to replace Satan and rule earth ...remember Christ OVERCAME the world and has a promise to rule ...just like promise to be born again into spirit beings is a promise to happen at resurrection of ALL (1Corin 15) when Christ returns to defeat Satan AT THE LAST TRUMP in a twinkling of an eye resurrecting ALL who died in Christ ...to say otherwise is to call God a liar ...which is why Apostles said it's a mystery so many are led away by another spirit
---Rhonda on 8/21/08


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for those that use "absent from the body IS to be present with the Lord" try reading it for what it really says. I say, and WILLING RATHER to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Paul is saying he would rather be present with the Lord, he is not saying if your absent of the body your present with the Lord. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are ASLEEP. If they were with the Lord already it would say "shall not prevent them which are with the Lord."
---evangelistjerry on 8/21/08


Does one go immdiately into Heaven after dying? NO! They stay in the grave until the day of Judgement.That great day lies just immediately ahead of us.Gabriel will sound that trumpet someday soon, and those in the grave will be awakened to face the JUDGEMENT when the BOOKS are opened. No one has ascended into Heaven except the One who came down from Heaven.He awoke battered and bruised,witnessed to His disciples,then went back where he was in the BEGINNING.Read the Word and see what Christ had to say about this! He was the first Adam,the firstfruits of them that sleep.
---Danelle on 8/21/08


I have done much research on the subject of life after death. And I can say that with many things taken into account we cannot rely on what is said without a close examination of what Jesus has to say. lets first go to Luke 23:43 Jesus says "verily I say unto thee, today thou shall be with me in paradise. at first glance it would appear that we have an answer here. But do we really? punctuation was not esed whatn origanally written.so now go to jn 14:2,3 here he said he goes to prepare our place and he will come bace so that where heis we will be also. we are not with him thill he returns to gather us
---lance on 8/20/08


the bible says that you must be born again.thats the only way to be saved.if that person died in sin no they do not.
---jesuschild379 on 2/5/08


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Yes-To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
---shirley on 2/5/08


Here is the thing: A person is like a flashlight. The body is the case. God's Spirit is the battery. You put them together and you have a living soul/LIGHT! When you die (1st death) the body is dust-flashlight no longer has light. GOD'S Spirit goes back to Him-the battery and there is no more light/living soul. Second death, the spirt again goes back to God and the body is gone forever and will NEVER come back. (note: the Spirit of God is NOT a person and it is NOT the person's spirit!)
---Dr._Rich on 2/5/08


Good morning>>>Dr Rich. Daniel is here personally assured he will one day be present to partake in the glorious events that follow the resurrection of believers. When you and I die our spirit will either go to heaven or hell to await resurrection and the Judgment day. Believers will be given awards and unbelievers will be judged and thrown into the lake of fire. This will always be a conscious endeavor. and it will be forever. "It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God."
---catherine on 2/5/08


catherine, If you do go to heaven when you die then I guess God lied to Daniel in ch.12:13. How come others that Jesus brought back from the dead hadn't gone to heaven? Why was Jesus the 'first fruit'? Now tell me what John 6:44 says? The reason people believe a lie here is because of Paul's writings. Try answering this from the straight testimony of Jesus. There has to be a good reason for the group in Rev. 12:17 & 14:12 to have the testimony of Jesus and not Paul's.
---Dr._Rich on 2/5/08


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Indeed you do, if you are saved by the Blood of Jesus Christ. Your spirit does not stay in the ground. >>>When they were bragging, these wicked men, about what they were going to do to Jesus. Jesus said, "you could do nothing to me unless God allowed it". Jesus could have saved Himself. He didn't have to come in the first place. To leave His comfort, communion, with the Father. Then why did He come down here among the wicked people in a wicked world? He came for me. And for a few lost souls.
---catherine on 2/4/08


djamel-Jesus gave his life. No man took His life. God loves us and gave His son to pay for our crime to set us free, if we just beleive by faith and repent of our sins. We have the covenant like Abraham who was a gentile and beleived by faith.

To beleive in Him for salvation comes by understanding the GOOD News and allowing him to fill you with His Holy Spirit as a seal so you will not face judgement. Anymore questions? Hope this helps. This is all real,not to played with.
---yochanon on 2/4/08


if jesus was the son of god wouldnt he have powers to save himself. and plus if you wouldnt sacrufice your son what would make you think god would.
---djamel on 2/4/08


A person will ONLY go to Heaven if they have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord of their life, and have repented of their sins. Otherwise you WILL go to Hell.
---Leslie on 2/3/08


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Justin, thank you for clarifying a point of confusion for me.
---frances on 2/2/08


The Bible says there will be a DAY of judgement, singular, meaning there is not an ongoing daily process of people going to heaven or hell. The Bible says the dead know nothing. We have to take the Bible literally in the text it is in. Is there any place that it tells us otherwise?
---justin on 2/2/08


Rebekah_Martin: The Quiz is wrong.

Ge2:7 "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul"

Dust + Breath = Living Soul
Dust - Breath = Dead Soul

"And every living soul in the sea, died"

A Soul is either Living or Dead. "Lazarus Sleeps"...Which for Jesus is death, a temporary sleep for the saved.
---TS on 10/29/07


Rebecca, what you are teaching is incorrect.
Did you not read the answers to the quiz questions, they are correct.
You're talking soul sleep, Rebecca.
Do you not understand the difference between the spirit that goes to heaven and the resurrection of the body that comes later?
---Rebekah_Martin on 10/28/07


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The resurrection of the body will not be the same type of body that we have now.
Take the quiz, it will help you understand.
---Rebekah_Martin on 10/28/07


barry: Context 2Cor5:4 "For we that are in this tabernacle [Corruptible Body] do groan..that mortality might be swallowed up of life [Mortal body replaced with Immortal one]..we are confident knowing whilst we are at home in the body [Corruptible body], we are absent from the Lord [No Immortal Body til Jesus returns]..We are confident.. willing rather to be absent from the body [This Corruptible Body] and to be present with the Lord [Changed 'in a moment' to an Incorruptible Body when He comes]"
---TS on 10/26/07


to be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord.........
---barry4748 on 10/25/07


Adrea: Why did you ignore ALL the Supporting Scripture including:

"For David is not ascended into the heavens" Acts2:34

He aint there Andrea. He Sleeps awaiting resurrection.

Why do you insist on ignoring the volumes of supporting scripture given? Is not all Scripture Inspired or just the one's you like?
---TS on 10/25/07


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Act 2:29 Men [and] brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.


Act 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne,

This was not about soul sleep - it was to explain prophecy. David was raised with Christ.
---Andrea on 10/25/07


"For David is not ascended into the heavens" "Men and brethren..David he is both dead and buried and his sepulchre is with us unto this day" Acts2:29, Acts2:34. The Dead Sleep Awaiting Resurrection: Jn11:11-14, Deu31:16, 2Sam7:12, 1Ki2:10, 1kin11:21, Job3:13, Job7:21, job14:12-14

Eccl9:5 "the living know they shall die but the dead know not anything..their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished" No consciousness in death folks. The Bible is clear.
---TS on 10/25/07


Lets beat a death horse to death. Only unbelievers and the likes teaches soul sleep.
---catherine on 10/25/07


No when a person dies in the Lord, they do not go to heaven immediately after death. If that were the case, then when Jesus comes back, the dead in Christ would have to come back down from heaven go back into the grave and rise first. So that wouldn't make any sense to do that.
---Rebecca_D on 10/25/07


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according to the bible,the dead do not go anywhere,except to the grave in which they are buried.no man hath ascended up to heaven,but he that came down from heaven. john 3,13 all dead men remain in their graves untill the resurrection.
---alma8975 on 10/24/07


2Cr 5:6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.
2Cr 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2Cr 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
2Cr 5:9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.
---Tom on 10/24/07


I don't think so. You can read I Thessalonians chap 4 and other scripture on this. I hear preachers and teachers say otherwise but they could be mistaken, as well. Study and come to a conclusion on your own, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
---Robyn on 10/24/07


Resurrection Quiz

20. We are unconscious while dead.

The correct answer is False.


Revelation 6:9-11 - And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying,

MMR
---Michelle on 10/12/07


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How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them, and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

MMR
---Michelle on 10/12/07


Resurrection Quiz

21. We receive a new physical body from heaven.

The correct answer is False.


1 Corinthians 15:51-52 - Behold, I shew you a mystery, We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

MMR





---Michelle on 10/12/07


Resurrection Quiz

23. It is possible for a human to be in heaven in a physical body and without a physical body.

The correct answer is True.


2 Corinthians 12:2 - I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell, or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth,) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

MMR





---Michelle on 10/12/07


Resurrection Quiz

24. There is a physical continuity from this body to the resurrection body which Paul calls a seed.

The correct answer is True.


1 Corinthians 15:36-38 - That which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

MMR


---Michelle on 10/12/07


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Shear3487 comment of 6/14/05 Out of the body is to be present with the Lord is an example of an abuse of scripture by making a partial verse citation out of context. It is only the later portion of 2 Cor 5:8

2 Cor. 5:8 translated from the NA27:
We are confident and pleased rather to leave home out from the (our) body and to be at home with the Lord

Please do not corrupt the meaning by taking scripture out of origional context
---phia4633 on 7/11/05


The soul is not the mind, and the soul is not the spirit, they are separate. Each person is made up of a body which is the building or flesh; a spirit which is the breath or aspiration; and a soul which is the life or anima. The soul can be living or dead. When one dies the spirit leaves the body and soul, and goes back to God. The body and soul remain behind on earth, until that time that the Lord will call for the dead to rise. (Mark 12:30; Acts 17:25; I Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 4:12).
---Eloy on 7/11/05


The soul is not the mind, and the soul is not the spirit, they are separate. Each person is made up of a body which is the building or flesh; a spirit which is the breath or aspiration; and a soul which is the life or anima. The soul can be living or dead. When one dies the spirit leaves the body and soul, and goes back to God. The body and soul remain behind on earth, until that time that the Lord will call for the dead to rise. (Mark 12:30; Acts 17:25; I Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 4:12).
---Eloy on 7/11/05


David,

Luke 23:43 is an indefinite citation because it can be translated two ways dependent upon where you place a coma in the English rendering. In the Greek earliest manuscripts there was no punctuation words were concatenated together with out any punctuation or dialectic markings. The text reads [kai eipem auto Amen soi lego sermon met emou ese en to paradesio] if the coma is inserted after lego it means immediately, if it is inserted after sermon it means some time in the future.
---phia4633 on 7/10/05


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To Xanthi (fom L.V.)
Your anwer is right as far as the body is concerned BUT at death THE SOUL which is the result of the combination of the DUST and BREATH OF LIFE ceases to exist! Look at my Box example in an earlier time when we dealt with the same question. Look at my blog just before this one also.
---Pierr7958 on 6/16/05


Some say yes, and some say no. And all quote the scriptures to back up their statement. I would think this is one of those situations where we have to die to find out the answer. I prefer to live each day that God gives me as if I would be facing Him in the next minute. Or, rather, I try to.
---Margaretj on 6/14/05


Out of the body is to be present with the Lord.
shear3487
---shearon on 6/14/05


Jim,Read your bible seek truth,dont follow man,The answers you want are in the pages of our book of life,Jesus said seek and you will find knock and the door will be opened,
ask and it will be given you.
God bless your walk
---glady5446 on 6/14/05


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When we die, we immediately enter eternity. In eternity there is NO time. From our point of view, on earth, there is a time delay, but it does not occur in eternity. Jesus said to the thief on the cross, "This day you will be with me in paradise."
---David on 6/14/05


Jim: The answer in the Bible is NO! READ:
1 Thess. 4:15-16 Those who sleep in Jesus rise at His Second Coming.
Jn 5:28-29 There are 2 resurrections: 1st unto life 2nd unto death. More info. in other blogd on same subject!
Ecc.12:7 At death body returns to dust
The spirit (breath) returns to God and what was a LIVING SOUL, ceases to exist!
Read: Acts: 2:34 tells about David who DID NOT ASCEND to heaven at death.
---Pierr7958 on 6/14/05


Jim I think you'll have to make your own decisions on this because 'opinions' are many. If you want my two-pennyworth, I believe that the body (the shell which housed the soul) is buried or burnt at the funeral but the soul goes to be with God. When Christ returns the body is re-united with the soul but it will be a glorified body. (Would anyone want the same one that died?) Those who are alive in Christ at that time will be taken up and we will all meet in the air and evermore be with Him.
---Xanthi on 6/14/05


The Bible says ''to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.''
---alice on 6/13/05


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Jim:Complex Question.If you make a fervent act of reparation like the Good Thief Yes.If you die with slight sin on your soul without reparation-- NO: If you die denying God the place is eternal damination.Each one Is different given the circumstances as you have lived so shall you reap.Only God knows, therefor we continue to live in grace seek his mercy keep the fathers commandments & your chances are 99%=yes.Catholics believe you languish in purgatory till you have attonedfor minor transgressions.
---Emcee on 6/13/05


the story of the poor Lazarus and the rich man says it all. It's the only parable in which Jesus uses a person's name. It can be a real story.
---fritz on 6/13/05


yes bible said so
---sylvester on 6/13/05


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