The Apostle Paul said that in heaven God will “show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus,” which is another way of saying that God makes heaven’s inhabitants ever-increasingly happy in God.13 Far from being a placid, cloudy, 24/7 harp-ensemble practice, heaven is a place of explosive joy. The Bible tells us everything we need to know to be eager for heaven but not necessarily everything we want to know. Bible verses related to Life After Death from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order John 11:25 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: To say that the resurrection of bodies is impossible is to say that even Christ was not resurrected. Those of us who are alive when Christ returns will join those who have long been dead, all resurrected to receive the promised gift of eternal life! Or is he still in the grave? Notice that Jesus said, "Though he may die, he shall live." Those who hope in Christ share in his life and immortality. We have seen that the Bible teaches that a dead person remains dead until the resurrection. Scripture reveals that the dead in Christ will then rise. But does God’s Word teach that is the destination for the saved? Have you ever wondered what happens when you die?Will you go to heaven or hell? Was Paul saying that he would go to Heaven when he died? Therefore comfort one another with these words" (1 Thessalonians 4:16–18). People have all sorts of ideas about life after death: heaven, hell, purgatory, reincarnation or nothing at all. The existence or non-existence of life after death is very important because it plays a huge role in a person’s beliefs and how they live their life. Whether death strikes at a young age, or at the end of a long life, we experience the pain of loss. Neither did he go to the mythical ever-burning Hell! What does the Bible say about suicide and the fate of those who commit suicide? One of the most challenging questions for Christians is what happens to those who died without God or hope. A detailed analysis of each passage goes beyond the limits of this article. If you already had an immortal soul—if you already had eternal life—then you would not need it as a gift from God. What Happens to Those Who Died Without Hope? Jesus Himself also used the metaphor of sleep. Death is the consequence of our sin, a poison that permeates our world like a vicious cancer.4 The story of Scripture is the story of how God, through Jesus, conquers death, undoes its power, and—to use the words of the great author J. R. R. Tolkien—makes everything sad come untrue.5 In fact, the Bible says that when Jesus died and rose from the dead, he “destroyed death and . Unfortunately, popular misconceptions about what the Bible teaches, as well as a fair bit of emotionalism, don’t help bring much clarity to the issue. Scripture shows that immortality is a gift from God! In some respects the entire Bible is the story of life’s victory over death, of death’s ultimate demise through the cross and resurrection of Christ. Our Creator God reveals clearly what happens when you die. Would cremation interfere with the resurrection? Does the Bible really describe a place of fire and brimstone, of eternal suffering? You might be surprised to know what the Bible says about the topic of life after death compared to what you’ve always thought. The Book of Life is finally opened to all of them. Note what Jesus said in John 5:28, "Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation" (John 5:28–29). And in the same verse, we see that "this mortal must put on immortality." What is hell in the Bible? Did he go to Heaven at the moment of death? And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God [this is the second resurrection], and books were opened. There are many ideas about what happens after we die. He does not describe the dead as being active or alive in Heaven. "He cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth!’ And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth.