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. Jon Springer says:

    Billy Graham is surely in the presence of God.

  2. Antoinette Marrero says:

    I am a Christian and I love Jesus very much! Thank you for your ministry and devotion in the Lord Jesus Christ. Much love and thanks.

  3. Johnny myers says:

    I love my Lord Jesus. May he comfort me.

  4. Jessie F. Ayala says:

    Hi, very nice reading. I have enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to reading more.

  5. ronny s isbell says:

    Eager to learn.

  6. vicky king says:

    Soul information was great. Thanks.

  7. Lillian Johnson says:

    God bless the ministry of Billy Graham. I am blessed by God’s revelation knowledge through your work. I support you financially and in my prayers.

  8. Loreta Hickman says:

    I’m always interested in life after death for my family who has departed this life. Thanks for your ministry.

  9. Will Danenhauer says:

    Thanks for your knowledge.