".. believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31). "To all who received Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God" (John 1:12). You can receive eternal life as a FREE gift. "The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23). You can live a full and meaningful life right now. Jesus said: "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10). You can spend eternity with Jesus in Heaven, for He promised: "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am" (John 14:3).
1Thessalonians 4:13-15 "And now, dear brothers, I want you to know what happens to a Christian when he dies so that when it happens you will not be full of sorrow, as those who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and came back to life again, we can also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him all the Christians who have died." (Living Bible) "Those who have fallen asleep" (RS) "Those who have fallen asleep[in death]"(NWT) "Those who have gone to their rest" (The Bible In Living English)
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According to Christianity, I am going to Hell. Why? Because God created me in a way that there is no way for me to be saved. He loves me but He's going to damn me to Hell as a punishment for eternity. I am being punished for something I can't control. He created me, just so I can burn in Hell.
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Neither. Ecclesiastes 9:5 states, "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." The Hebrew word that is translated into English as soul is nephesh, and it conveys no thought whatever of something that can continue your conscious existence separate from your body. Nephesh means a living being. This is admitted by the Baptist clergyman Robert Laurin of the California Baptist Theological Seminary. He observed: "The nephesh cannot be separated from the body, any more than it can from the spirit." The Jewish editor of a new translation of the Bible, Dr.Harry M. Orlinsky, commented: "Nefesh is the person himself." Therefore if I were to die i would simply cease to exist.
Most of the world's religions teach that something inside a person continues living after death. Some hold that the dead can harm the living or that God punishes the wicked by condemning them to eternal torment in a fiery hell.
At death, humans cease to exist. "The dead...are conscious of nothing at all," states Ecclesiastes 9:5. Since the dead cannot know, feel, or experience anything, they cannot harm-or help-the living.-Psalm 146:3,4.
If you die today you'll be resting in peace waiting for Gods Judgement day. Where God will deside if you would reasive enternal life in a beautiful paradice or enternal death for disobaing God. (Mathew 25:46 and 2 tes 1:9)
The Bible says that "the dead are conscious of nothing at all (Ecclesiastes 9:5, NWT). Therefore we neither go to heaven or hell, we are simply in a sleep-like state of inactivity. However, Jehovah God promises a "resurrection of the righteous and unrighteous", and a chance to see our dead loved ones again (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15). www.jw.org