By   •   June 19, 2006


Where does our soul go when we die if we are believers? Does it go into some kind of sleep until the last judgment, or does it go immediately to heaven?


My own study of the Bible has convinced me that our souls or spirits go immediately into the presence of God when we die. The Apostle Paul wrote that those of us who are Christians “would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8).

Although the Bible doesn’t answer all our questions about life after death, it clearly tells us that we can look forward to heaven’s joys when we die, if we know Christ. Shortly before His death and resurrection, Jesus told His disciples, “I am going there to prepare a place for you … that you also may be where I am” (John 14:2-3). The Bible also says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

The most important truth I can tell you about heaven, however, is that we will be with God, and nothing evil or harmful will ever touch us again. In heaven, God “will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4). Why would anyone not want to go there?

All this is possible because Jesus Christ took upon Himself the death and judgment we deserve when He died on the cross for us. And by rising from the dead, He showed that He has conquered death and Hell and Satan forever. Is your faith and trust in Him for your salvation? If not, commit your life to Him today.

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  1. barbara says:

    What does Psalm 22:29 exactly mean?

  2. Rose says:

    You know, I’ve always wondered where I’m going to be when I die. Somehow something in me is a little frightened when this day actually does come. But if however my spirit does wind up in heaven I will probably never be scared ever again…..

  3. terrella thompson says:

    Looking for more knowledge and understanding of God’s Word. Thank you

  4. ezekiel ayuba says:

    Your Contributions have been a good source of knowledge to me and my church: Thanks and God bless you.

  5. Robert Sumter says:

    I’m a strong believer in Christ, But why is there so much hate in this world. If God forgives us for our SINS, Why can’t we just LOVE one another? Amen

    1. myra says:

      The world is dying in sin. Not everybody accepts Christ. This world is so hateful because of sin and disobedience to GOD and lack of faith in His Son, JESUS. This world is not the Christian’s home and will continue in a downward spiral until Christ returns.

  6. Alma pufal says:

    Very Comforting, I am a true believer.. Amen

  7. David marston says:

    I am a strong believer in God, how else could all these things get here that are not man made.