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How can we have eternal life and die? (I know some believe that when they die they go into the ground until Christ's return.)
This is an excerpt from the answer posted at Bullets & Butterflies.
Innumerable people have reported credible experiences of dying and leaving their bodies, briefly glimpsing the spiritual world, and then being revived. Among the common elements many people describe is visiting a place of inexplicable beauty and profound peace, where they meet angels and / or loved ones who have already died.
A few people report a place not of beauty and loved ones, but of great torment. Jesus likewise describes such a place when He tells of Lazarus and the rich man. (Unlike other stories Jesus told, this account in Luke 16:19-31 is not called a parable, and appears to be an actual event.)
For the condemned soul, the Bible mentions the following places of torment in spiritual realms ...
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Next week: Pursue this world or the next?
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