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What Happens After We Die?

What happens after we die

The question of what happens after we die is one deeply explored in the Christian faith, with numerous Bible verses providing insight into the Christian belief of life after death. Let’s delve into what the Bible says on this matter and derive three main takeaways.

Biblical Insights on What Happens After We Die

  1. The Promise of Eternal Life with God:
  • John 14:2-3 (ESV): “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
  • Philippians 1:21-23 (ESV): “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.”
  1. The Final Judgment:
  • Hebrews 9:27 (ESV): “And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment…”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:10 (ESV): “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.”
  1. The Resurrection of the Dead:
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (ESV): “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.”

Three Main Takeaways:

  1. Eternal Life is a Gift Through Faith in Christ:
    The promise of eternal life is central to the Christian faith. This eternal life is not something earned through good works but is a gift from God, granted through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). Believers have the hope of being with God forever, beyond physical death.
  2. Judgment and Accountability:
    The Bible speaks of a final judgment where every individual will account for their actions. This judgment underscores the seriousness with which God views our lives and actions on earth, encouraging believers to live righteously and in obedience to God’s commandments.
  3. The Hope of Resurrection:
    Christians have the hope of resurrection, believing that death is not the end but a transition into a new existence with God. This hope is rooted in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which serves as a guarantee of our own resurrection and future glory (1 Corinthians 15:20-22).

These insights and takeaways offer a glimpse into the Christian understanding of what happens after we die, highlighting the themes of hope, judgment, resurrection, and eternal life with God.

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  • Greg Gaines

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