A very bad thing will happen to all who do not know Jesus Christ some day and a very good thing will happen some to those who call Him Savior. Either people will be eternally separated from God forever or they will be with the Lord for eternity. Choose today whether you will be with Jesus and have Him be your Lord and Savior - or reject Him and have Him be your Judge and Jury. Today is your day of salvation. All things will be good some day - all suffering, pain, heartache, and all tears will one day be wiped away forever. Choose life and live (Acts 4:12).
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Nothing here is proof from the Bible...Eccles 9:5 "For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all, neither do they anymore have wages, because the remembrance of them has been forgotten. Also, their love and their hate and their jealousy have already perished, and they have no portion anymore to time indefinite in anything that has to be done under the sun". NWT ( notice he is no longer conscious anywhere) Up to you whether you choose to accept this verse. However a person has this opportunity as seen here, Acts 24:15 says there is a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous.( more info jw.org)
From the Biblical Christian viewpoint, it is very clear. It is appointed unto man to die ONCE and after that comes judgment. It says the Jesus Christ is appointed by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead. It says that those who have trusted in Christ as Savior and Lord receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life in heaven with God. It says that salvation and eternal life is the grace gift of God. All others enter eternal life in a place separated from God called Hades, awaiting a final judgment. The choice is ours and the choice is in this life. (ref: John 3:16-18, 36; Ephesians 2:8,9; Hebrews 9:27; Acts 10:42-43; Matthew 10:28; Luke 16, among others)
Many Christians through the centuries have believed that when persons die, they remain dead (asleep) until the final judgment, at which time they are resurrected to life or punishment. Scripture references in both the Old and New Testaments seem to agree with the position that we remain asleep/dead until the final judgment. Other Biblical passages, such as Jesus' words to the thief on the cross "today you will be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43), seem to indicate that we go to be with God immediately at the point of death. You may hear a pastor at a funeral today speak as if we go to be with the Lord immediately.