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Friday, May 6, 2011

Question of the Week:
Where Do We Go After Death?

Photo credit: Oscar Burriel

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.)
~ Anonymous

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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What questions do you have about Christianity or the Bible? You're invited to leave them in the comments below (anonymous questions welcome), or email buildingHisbody [plus] @

Next week: Pursue this world or the next?

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  1. I have always had a question about what Genesis 6:2 is all about. Who were the sons of God see the daughters of men?
    Thanks for all you do Anne. It is appreciated.

  2. Odie ~

    You ask a fascinating question. I'll add it to the list for a future post, and provide not only the various viewpoints of scholars, but my perspective on how it may relate to end times.


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