what happens after you die? Does anyone believe in a life after death?
- LizLv 61 month agoFavourite answer
? God’s Word gives a clear answer: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5) Rather than being like a friend welcoming us to a better life, death is called “the last enemy,” according to the Bible, for it halts all of our activity. (1 Corinthians 15:26; Ecclesiastes 9:10)
- Anonymous1 month ago
Ecclesiastes 12:7 — For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
Hebrews 9:27 — And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Matthew 13:42-43 — And the angels will throw the wicked into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s Kingdom. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
Yes, many people do. Existence never ends.
When we die, our living souls (selves) separate into dead body and immortal spirit. The body is processed according to custom, and the immortal spirit goes to Paradise to be perfected and await the resurrections and final judgment. Some of us just need a tour through Hell first to be purified of our sins. (Hell is never forever. Rev. 20:12-14).
Then we shall all be resurrected and judged and rewarded according to our works, not our beliefs. God shall work with us to determine which of several eternal rewards we will be most comfortable in.
- 1 month ago
It was narrated that al-Bara’ (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: We went out with the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) for the funeral of a man from among the Ansaar. We came to the grave and when (the deceased) was placed in the lahd, the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sat down and we sat around him, as if there were birds on our heads (i.e., quiet and still). In his hand he had a stick with which he was scratching the ground. Then he raised his head and said, “Seek refuge with Allaah from the torment of the grave”, two or three times. Then he said, “When the believing slave is about to depart this world and enter the Hereafter, there come down to him from heaven angels with white faces like the sun, and they sit around him as far as the eye can see. They bring with them shrouds from Paradise and perfumes from Paradise. Then the Angel of Death comes and sits by his head, and he says, ‘O good soul, come forth to forgiveness from Allaah and His pleasure.’ Then it comes out easily like a drop of water from the the mouth of a waterskin. When he seizes it, they do not leave it in his hand for an instant before they take it and put it in that shroud with that perfume, and there comes from it a fragrance like the finest musk on the face of the earth. Then they ascend and they do not pass by any group of angels but they say, ‘Who is this good soul?’ and they say, ‘It is So and so the son of So and so, calling him by the best names by which he was known in this world, until they reach the lowest heaven. They ask for it to be opened to them and it is opened, and (the soul) is welcomed and accompanied to the next heaven by those who are closest to Allaah, until they reach the seventh heaven. Then Allaah says: ‘Record the book of My slave in ‘Illiyoon in the seventh heaven, and return him to the earth, for from it I created them, to it I will return them and from it I will bring them forth once again.’ So his soul is returned to his body and there come to him two angels who make him sit up and they say to him, ‘Who is your Lord?’ He says, ‘Allaah.’ They say, ‘What is your religion?’ He says, ‘My religion is Islam.’ They say, ‘Who is this man who was sent among you?’ He says, ‘He is the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).’ They say, ‘What did you do?’ He says, ‘I read the Book of Allaah and I believed in it.’ Then a voice calls out from heaven, ‘My slave has spoken the truth, so prepare for him a bed from Paradise and clothe him from Paradise, and open for him a gate to Paradise.’ Then there comes to him some of its fragrance, and his grave is made wide, as far as he can see. Then there comes to him a man with a handsome face and handsome clothes, and a good fragrance, who says, ‘Receive the glad tidings that will bring you joy this day.’ He says, ‘Who are you? Your face is a face which brings glad tidings.’ He says, ‘I am your righteous deeds.’ He says, ‘O Lord, hasten the Hour so that I may return to my family and my wealth.’ But when the disbelieving slave is about to depart this world and enter the Hereafter, there come down to him from heaven angels with black faces, bringing sackcloth, and they sit around him as far as the eye can see. Then the Angel of Death comes and sits by his head, and he says, ‘O evil soul, come forth to the wrath of Allaah and His anger.’ Then his soul disperses inside his body, then comes out cutting the veins and nerves, like a skewer passing through wet wool. When he seizes it, they do not leave it in his hand for an instant before they take it and put it in that sackcloth, and there comes from it a stench like the foulest stench of a dead body on the face of the earth. Then they ascend and they do not pass by any group of angels but they say, ‘Who is this evil soul?’ and they say, ‘It is So and so the son of So and so, calling him by the worst names by which he was known in this world, until they reach the low
est heaven. They ask for it to be opened to them and it is not opened.” Then the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) recited (interpretation of the meaning):
“for them the gates of heaven will not be opened, and they will not enter Paradise until the camel goes through the eye of the needle”
He said: “Then Allaah says, ‘Record the book of My slave in Sijjeen in the lowest earth, and return him to the earth, for from it I created them, to it I will return them and from it I will bring them forth once again.’ So his soul is cast down.” Then the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) recited the verse (interpretation of the meaning):
“and whoever assigns partners to Allaah, it is as if he had fallen from the sky, and the birds had snatched him, or the wind had thrown him to a far off place”
He said: “Then his soul is returned to his body, and there come to him two angels who make him sit up and they say to him, ‘Who is your Lord?’ He says, ‘Oh, oh, I don’t know.’ They say, ‘What is your religion?’ He says, ‘Oh, oh, I don’t know.’ Then a voice calls out from heaven, ‘Prepare for him a bed from Hell and clothe him from Hell, and open for him a gate to Hell.’ Then there comes to him some of its heat and hot winds, and his grave is constricted and compresses him until his ribs interlock. Then there comes to him a man with an ugly face and ugly clothes, and a foul stench, who says, ‘Receive the bad news, this is the day that you were promised.’ He says, ‘Who are you? Your face is a face which forebodes evil.’ He says, ‘I am your evil deeds.’ He says, ‘O Lord, do not let the Hour come, do not let the Hour come.’”
Narrated by Abu Dawood, 4753; Ahmad, 18063
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- PaulLv 71 month ago
Yes, the great majority of humans are aware of this truth.
- 1 month ago
Hi this is a good question I believe after death people who accepted Christ and repent for their sins and forgave their enemies and had their sins given goes to heaven and live in heaven forever and yes I believe in life after death I believe our body stays on Earth in our spirit leaves the world
- JoeP222Lv 71 month ago
You stand before God in judgment. [Hebrews 9:27]
- BJLv 71 month ago
Why did Jesus speak of death as a sleep?
Because a sleeping person is inactive. During deep sleep there is no consciousness of surroundings or the passing of time. There is no pain or suffering.
Similarly, in death there is no activity or activity or consciousness. But the comparison goes further with sleep.
With sleep, one expects to wake up. And that is exactly the hope that the Bible offers for the dead.
This would be the resurrection that Jesus spoke about.
Jesus’ early disciples clearly understood the true condition of the dead. To the followers of Jesus death was a sleep, and the grave a resting-place.
God knows what happens to us when we die, and he has told us that when a person dies, his life ends. Death is the opposite of life.
So when someone dies, his feelings and memories do not keep on living somewhere else. When we die we can’t see, we can’t hear, and we can’t think anymore.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 71 month ago
I believe what the Bible states about the spirit returning to God after physical death, to account to God for how the person lived in the flesh. That's in Ecclesiastes chapter 12. Elsewhere, it shows that there is a sort-of 'holding-place' for the departed spirits (or souls, if you prefer) to await the Day of Resurrection and Judgment when bodies will be given to 'clothe' their spirits, to stand for judgment. Have a read of Revelation chapter 20.
Jesus spoke of 2 men who died then found themselves in this immaterial 'place' where there were 2 'compartments' separated by a huge chasm. One found himself in torments in hell, the other in bliss in what Jews called 'the bosom of Abraham'. Have a read in Luke chapter 16, second half.
- Anonymous1 month ago
The same thing that happens before your birth. Nothing. See people always thought of themselves as too damn important to die. That's why they came up with all kinds of theories like life after death and reincarnation. In reality, that's just people struggling to accept their own mortality.