By   •   September 29, 2009   •   Topics: ,


What happens to us in the first minute after we die? Do we enter heaven immediately, or do our souls go into some kind of a sleep until the end of time, when our souls and our bodies will be reunited? I've always had lots of questions about heaven.


The Bible doesn’t answer all our questions about heaven and life after death—and the reason is because our minds are limited and heaven is far too glorious for us to understand. Some day, all of our questions will be answered—but not yet. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “Now I know in part; then I shall know fully” (1 Corinthians 13:12).

However, the Bible certainly does indicate that when we die we enter immediately into God’s presence if we belong to Christ. From our earthly point of view, death looks somewhat like sleep—but not from God’s point of view. Paul declared, “We are confident (of eternal life), I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8). Elsewhere he wrote, “I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far” (Philippians 1:23).

Later, we will be given new bodies—bodies that will never age or be subject to death, because they will be like Christ’s resurrection body. As the Bible says, “The dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:52).

Is your hope in Christ? Death is a reality—but so is God’s offer of salvation in Christ. Don’t put off your decision for Him, because you could be called into eternity at any moment—and then it will be too late.

Don’t wait; invite Christ into your life today.

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  1. Doris Church says:

    Very well presented.

  2. Rosaline says:

    I love to learn the Bible. Every time I read from it there’s something new. It’s an amazing book.

  3. Tammy Price says:


  4. Judy Lenggenhager says:

    I am sorry for the loss of Rev. Graham. He was a wonderful person, husband, father and friend. God bless!

  5. Barb Sharp says:

    I’m excited to read these!

  6. Jr Maddox says:

    Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for my sins.

  7. Joanne Stotts says:

    The whole world is feeling the effects of Billy going to meet Jesus. I believe many are getting saved now hearing his message!

  8. Kathleen A MacDougall says:

    That answered my question. Thank you.