Death – Where We Go When We Die ---

Death – Where We Go When We Die

Death – Where We Go When We Die What is the death and afterlife process? What happens after a person dies? Where do we go after we die? Traditionally, most people believe that when a person dies, they either go to Heaven or they go to Hell.  That is the simplest way to look at it, but it’s more complicated than that, and I think it’s worth understanding.  There are 3 different points of time to consider.  In the past (OT times), everyone died and went to Sheol, which contains a safe side and a side of fiery punishment.  Presently, a person dies and their spirit goes to either Heaven or Hell.  In the future, our spirits will come back into our bodies, we will be resurrected, and those in Christ will live with Jesus on earth (not Heaven), while those outside of Christ are sent to the Lake of...

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What the Bible Says about Hell ---

What the Bible Says about Hell

What the Bible Says about Hell This is a list of bible verses about Hell.  I’ve tried to arrange them in order from Genesis to Revelation, but first, I would like to use these verses to answer some common questions about Hell.   What Is Hell? Hell, also known as Sheol in the Hebrew language and Hades in the Greek language, is a spiritual place created by God.  Its function is to receive the spirits of the dead and to hold demons captive.  There are at least 2 sections in Sheol.  The abyss, which is perhaps the gulf that seperates the 2 sections (Luke 16:26), is a place that demons fear to be (Luke 8:31).  The first section is called Gehenna, a fiery place of punishment made for Satan and his angels (Matt 25:41). The spirits of the wicked dead go there (Luke 16:23) and wait for the resurrection of the unjust (Acts 24:15).  The second section is a safe place refered to as paradise (Luke 23:43) or “Abraham’s Bosom” (Luke 16:23).  It is believed that the spirit of every just person, such as Abraham and David (Ps 18:12), went to the safe section of Sheol as prisoners where they waited for Christ to descend to them and set them free by taking them to Heaven with Him (Ephesians 4:8-10).  Now, when a just man dies, his spirit goes to God (2Cor 5:8) in Heaven (Rev 6:9) where they wait for the resurrection of the righteous (1Th 4:16).  In the bible, Hell has been called Sheol, Hades, Gehenna, The Pit, The Grave, & The...

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