Life after death according to the Bible
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In answering questions about life after death, we are left with only two sources to consult. Either we turn to human experience or we turn to the Word of God. If we turn to human experience, we find many guesses, many ideas, many theories — but no sure answers. That’s because, in the nature of the case, no human has a sure answer. The only people who have the answer are dead! That leaves us with the Word of God. In God’s Word we find ample, abundant answers. God who knows the future, knows what happens when we die, and he hasn’t left us to wonder about it. The Bible is filled with information on life after death!
If you want the answer in one sentence here it is: What happens after you die depends on what happens before you die. Read the Bible verses below to learn what happens after we die.
27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. ” 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.
2 Corinthians 5:1-10
1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. . . . 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.