Believers will ultimately be granted entrance into the new heavens and new earth (Revelation 21:1). Unbelievers will ultimately be sent to the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15). These are the final, eternal destinations of all people-based entirely on whether or not they had trusted Jesus Christ alone for salvation (Matthew 25:46; John 3:36).
it is said that if you believe and have asked for forgiveness of your sins, then you will go to Heaven, and if it is the opposite, then you will go to Hell......and this is true, I believe it with my whole heart! it's not too late to make the wrong decision!
As the Catechism says, death puts an end to human life as the time open to either accepting or rejecting the divine grace manifested in Christ. In other words there are no opportunities to grow in holiness, no second chances. After we die we immediately stand before the judgement seat of Jesus and He will reward us based on how we have lived our lives, on how we have responded to the blessings and graces He gave us. This is called the particular judgement, because it refers to each of us individually. If we have died in the state of grace, we will go to Heaven or spend some time in purgatory. If we have died in a state of mortal sin, we will immediately go to Hell. Many of our culture are afraid of death. Why? Probably because they do not really grasp the meaning of life. We need to prepare ourselves for death by living our lives as Jesus calls us to, by loving Him with all our strength and loving our neighbors as ourselves. Many of the great saints longed for their time on earth to come to an end so that they could go home to be with the Lord. They were unafraid of death because they understood the purpose of life and lived it: They loved.
i do not believe in pugatory or living as a ghost. i believe when we die we either go to heaven or hell. our soul is eternal. All we need to do is accept Jesus into our hearts and lives. We must live for and know God. only then can we go to heaven and spend eternity in paradise!:)