What Happens When a Person Dies According to the Bible? (A Study of Death, Resurrection)


What Happens When a Person Dies According to the Bible? (A Study of Death, Resurrection)

What Happens When a Person Dies According to the Bible?

One truth that applies to all of us is that we will one day die, and transition into the afterlife. But the question many people have is, what happens when a person dies? We will explore the concept of life after death in this article, and find answers that will shed light.

What the Bible says about After Life for a Christian?

What happens to Christians after death? Generally, death is an opportunity for hope and peace. No matter how old you are or what your situation may be, death gives all people the same chance at a fresh start in The Father’s house. Death does not discriminate between rich and poor nor young and old; everyone has one life which God created for them to live. All Men Die, Jesus Died but then resurrected and went Back Up to the Father.

When death comes for you, it is not the end of your life but rather an opportunity to discover a new one in Jesus Christ’s kingdom. For Christians, death means eternal life with God and His Son Jesus Christ where they will enjoy their heavenly Father forevermore! This is what makes Christianity unique from other religions because death does not have to be the end.

What happens when death comes? Well, according to the Bible death is not the end…Death does not discriminate between rich and poor nor young and old; everyone has one life which God created for them to live.”

Is there Life after Death in the Holy Bible? ( What the Bible Teaches? )

Our lives do not end when we die physically, they continue to eternity. Life after death is the life one lives after they die and are buried. Physical death transitions us into a life where our souls live on. The Bible has verses to prove there is life after death. Ecclesiastes 12:7 says that our bodies return to the earth, and our spirits return to God. Our bodies were made from the dust of the earth, and that is where they go after we die. Our spirits live on after death.

What Happens to the Soul When Someone Dies in the Bible?

In the Christian faith, a person dies and then goes to heaven or hell. Where we spend our eternity depends on whether we accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. John 3:16 makes this very clear.

“It says that God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.”

Jesus is our salvation, and by believing in Him, we will have a life that continues after death. Anyone who does not believe in Jesus will perish and be condemned to hell after death. This is what we learn from the gospel. Jesus came to save us from our sins so that we would not end up separated from God forever.

As Christians, we preach the gospel to others so they may be saved, and their souls will be with the Lord when they die. Jesus promised the thief on the cross that he would be with Him in paradise that very day (Luke 23:43). The thief believed that Jesus was the Son of God and the way to salvation. This meant that He would go to heaven, and spend his eternity there.

What Happens Immediately After Death?

After death, we either go to heaven or hell. We see this in the story of Lazarus and the rich man. Lazarus went to Abraham’s bosom (Abraham is in heaven), and the rich man went to hell.  The rich man wanted Lazarus to go and inform his living relatives about the importance of living a righteous life so they would not end up in hell. It was too late for that as neither he nor Lazarus could go back to the living. You can read the story in Luke 16:19-31. This is a story that Jesus gave, and it shows that immediately we leave this earth, we have a destination awaiting us. In the gospel, the destination is determined by whether we believe Jesus is the Messiah.

Does the Bible Say You Go to Heaven When You Die?

The Bible does not say that everyone goes to heaven when they die. It is those who accept Jesus as Lord and Savior who does. John the Baptist went around telling people to repent because the kingdom of heaven was near (Matthew 3:1-2). He knew that those who accepted the good news would go to heaven, and those who didn’t would face condemnation in the afterlife.

Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. If we die before repenting and accepting Christ, we will not have eternal life. This is a life that goes beyond the physical one we live on earth. Jesus is in heaven and when we die in Him, we will with Him forever.

What Happens in Christianity When Someone Dies?

As born-again Christians believing in the only god, the things Jesus spoke, the Holy Spirit, our citizenship is in heaven and we are even waiting for Jesus to return and take us home with Him (Philippians 3:20-21). That is why you hear Christians talking of going home to be with the Lord. The world is not their home, they are only passing by. When Jesus returns to take us home, He will transform our bodies to be like that of His.

In 2 Corinthians 5:8, Paul said that being away from the body is being at home with the Lord Jesus Christ. When Christian dies, they go to be with the Lord. We are talking of Christians who are born again, and not those who attend church and have no relationship with Christ. It is important to make this distinction so that people don’t fall into the deception of believing that attending church is enough to go to heaven when they die.

Jesus told the Jewish leaders who were persecuting Him that studying the Scriptures diligently would not give them eternal life. They refused to believe in Him, yet the Scriptures spoke about Him (John 5:39). This means that reading the Bible without accepting Christ is not a way to get to heaven. Having everlasting life from Jesus is what guarantees that when we die we will go to heaven. Jesus describes what happens when you die, described as being fallen asleep, the bible tells us that eternal life awaits the faithful. The Sinful await eternal punishment and an eternal Lake of Fire.

Where Does the Soul go after it Leaves the Body?

According to Matthew 25:46, we see that those who live unrighteous lives will face eternal punishment, while the righteous will have eternal life. Eternal punishment happens when one goes to hell, and eternal life is lived in heaven. Where a person goes depends on how they lived while on earth. God wants us to live a righteous life, but this righteousness comes from Jesus Christ. It is upon each of us to decide to accept Christ so that we will go to heaven, and live eternally.

What does the Bible say about the resurrection?

Physical death is described as follows:

“The time has come. The Son of Man must be handed over to sinners.” (Luke 22:21).

It doesn’t occur until after Jesus’ death on the cross, but it represents an important step in his death and resurrection process which will lead him to eternal life with God. He tells his disciples about death after they asked him when he would be revealed to them.

He says death is necessary for the Son of Man in order not only to die but also “to receive power” which means that Jesus has to experience death and rise again, this will happen later on Easter Sunday during his resurrection.

The Bible describes death as a passage from one state to another, death is part of the cycle of life. It also shows death as a sleep where people are not aware that they are dead which could happen after an accident or if someone falls into a coma.

Death can be described as follows:

“The soul who sins will die.” (Ezekiel 18:20).

This death in the bible is death from a spiritual point of view, it means that people who commit sins will be separated from God.

In some cases, death can also mean dying as a Christian where death represents an opportunity for Christians to get closer to God and live with him after death. In this sense, death is not something negative but rather positive because you get closer to God.

The death of a person in the Bible is described as follows:

“For to me, living means living for Christ and dying is even better.” (Phil. Ii 19)

This article discusses death according to Christian belief and what happens after death. It describes death from different views such as spiritual viewpoint, physical one

Final Thoughts

Jesus gave us the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 so that we would preach the gospel to others in the world. This was to ensure that everyone gets a chance to get saved and go to heaven when they die. When we consider our lives after physical death, we will live lives that please God and are Christ-centered.

Greg Gaines

Father / Grandfather / Minister / Missionary / Deacon / Elder / Author

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