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Do you go to Heaven directly after you die?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by Metalhead777, Apr 8, 2002.

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  1. Metalhead777

    Metalhead777 Extreme Rocker for Christ

    i heard many debates baout this.. I've heard that after you die, you wait until Christ's 2nd comming.. And that you will go straight to Heaven.. which one is correct? thats for the help.. i appreciate it much!
    God Bless
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  2. Tyler

    Tyler Member

    Read in the gospels about Christ hanging on the cross and the thief asking Christ to remember him. Christ says THIS DAY thou shall be with me in paradise. If you die in Christ you instantly go to heaven to be with Him! On the last day there will be a ressurection of our bodies, but our spirits go to be with God. If not how would it be possible for Christ to talk to Moses when He was transfigured on the mountain?? Praise be to our merciful God!
  3. RKF

    RKF Member

    Also look at the rich king and the poor begger story in the Gospels

    And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

    Luk 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

    Luk 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

    Luk 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

    Luk 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence.
  4. Metalhead777

    Metalhead777 Extreme Rocker for Christ

    ok thanks guys.. it makes alot of sense now our BODIES are ressurected, not our souls.. ok i get it now :cool:
  5. GW

    GW Veteran


    No one had ascended to Heaven at the time Christ came to earth (John 3:13). Why? Because the atonement hadn't yet occured to made such even possible.

    Furthermore, Jesus promised his apostles that they could come and join him in Heaven ONLY once he had returned at his second coming to receive them there (John 14:1-3).

    Souls in the Old Testament times went to Hades, which was not Heaven nor Hell. If Christ has not yet returned from Heaven, then that's where all souls still are.

    To hear an live discussion over this exact matter using Real Audio, click here:

    Interview on the Afterlife Prior to Christ's Return
    by John Noe and John Anderson
  6. amie

    amie Survivor

    well when I was 19, I was killed in a car accident, I was clinically dead for 12 minutes (even have a death certificate)...and wherever I was... I sure can't wait to be back there to feel the warmth, the peace and the love...
    Blessings to you!
    Amie :angel:
  7. sarkazma

    sarkazma New Member

    HEY, woa amie... what was it like? didja see anything? :eek:
  8. amie

    amie Survivor

    yes sarkazma...many things...and I tell you, when my purpose here on earth is done, my mission fulfilled...I don't want to be here 1 second longer than I have to...as much as I love life, that is how wonderful I felt then...still to this day, I dream about it...and you'll see one day as well exactly what I am talking about...if you want to know specifics...just let me know...
  9. Dave Ulchers

    Dave Ulchers Active Member

    If you are perfect, you go straight to heaven.

    If you require the purification of venial sins, you go to purgatory first.

    If you have persisted in turning away from doing God's will (mortal sin) until the end, you go hell.
  10. Shane Roach

    Shane Roach Well-Known Member

    And so, you find there are many answers to this question.... I'm still trying to figure it all out!
  11. 2002 Christian

    2002 Christian Member

  12. *Inquiring Mind*

    *Inquiring Mind* New Member

    hmm...that's awesome Amie.... :)
  13. marti

    marti New Member

    Hi guys,

    I was listening to a guy who said something really interesting. It makes a lot of sense to me. Here goes.

    In the beginning God... and he called the light day and the darkness night. Therefore, God created time, but is no inside or restrained by time. When we die, we may also go out of the restraints of time and therefore, go directly into the rapture even though it hasn't happened yet here on earth.

    I have no idea if I'm making this clear.

  14. JohnR7

    JohnR7 Well-Known Member

    2 Cor. 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

    To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

    Of course we live so close to the end of the age of grace, there will be those of us who do not die. But will be transformed when Jesus comes for His bride.

    I wonder at times if that will not take place during a big world wide nuclear war. Esp. after seeing so many bodies disappear at the world trade center. So the world will think the people were just vaporized in the war. But actually they will have gone to be with Jesus.
  15. OldBadfish

    OldBadfish Well-Known Member

    Originally quoted by Amie:
    YES! I want specifics! Inquiring minds want to know! What did you see?

    Remember the movie Flatliners? I sure hope it's not like that! ;) ;) j/k, I know it's not like that, unless maybe a persons not saved! :eek:
  16. amie

    amie Survivor

    you got it my friend...I'll pm you the whole story!
  17. OldBadfish

    OldBadfish Well-Known Member

    Ok Amie.
  18. Blackwing

    Blackwing Music Man With Black Wings(duh...)<img src="http:/

    Pm it to me to amie!:)

    i would love to hear it:)
  19. Blackwing

    Blackwing Music Man With Black Wings(duh...)<img src="http:/

    BTW i'll move this to the workshop ok?:)
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