It never goes to heaven straight but via the day of the judgement when you get your report card on that day and if you have done well as per the orders of God Almighty then yes it will go straight to HEAVEN otherwise HE**. May God show us the righteous path and give a place in HEAVEN.
If you have believed in Christ and done the will of the Father ( Matthew 7:21), yes , you will be in heaven. The purpose of the resurrection is the final judgement when God reveals and implements His final judgement for all to see. We will ALL rise from the grave and come out--those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. John 5:29
That's a really good question. Notice what it is says at Ecclesiastes 9:5 regarding the condition of the dead: "For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all." No part of a person lives on after death. At Ezekiel 18:4 it goes on to further say, "The soul that is sinning—it itself will die."
It's because of death why those who have passed away need the resurrection hope. At Acts 24:15 it mentions that there will be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous. Really, if you think about it, if we all went to heaven, we'd still be alive and the point of resurrection would be useless!
Additionally, did you know that not all who are resurrected will go to heaven? At Psalm 37:29 it says, "The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it." So you see, some who have passed will have either a heavenly hope or an earthly hope.
I hope this answers your question. Please let me know!
Pretty sure we dont go straight to heaven or hell (with a rare few exceptions). Its just a comforting thought for children and folks who think dead humans can work miracles after death. More likely a soul goes to a 'resting' place (one name ive heard is the Bosom of Abraham) until called to rise to be sent to the propper place based on which decision it made in life.
Your soul does not go straight to heaven when you died. It is in a resting stage until judgement day.
13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.
27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that: 1. We die, then are judged by God the Son, Jesus Christ. This is called the particular (individual) judgement. 2. As a result of of our particular judgement, we go to either: a. Heaven, forever, if we're spiritually perfect, that is, if all of our sins have been forgiven, and we have no remaining debt of punishment to pay for them, in Purgatory. b. Purgatory, temporarily, if we have only unforgiven venial (non-deadly) sins on our soul; or just owe a debt of punishment to pay, for them and/or for our forgiven sins. When we finish our time in Purgatory, we go straight into Heaven. c. Hell, forever, if we have even just one unforgiven mortal (deadly) sin on our soul. 3. The final judgement, when Jesus Christ comes to earth the second time, on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory, to judge the living and the dead, called the general judgement, will not change the result of anyone's particular judgement. Then why have a general judgement? I'll give some of the reasons for it later in comments. Frank
To the repentant thief on the cross, Jesus say, "today you will be with Me in Paradise." Paul confirmed this truth when he wrote "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." And in Luke 16, Jesus described Lazarus as being with Abraham. The Bible speaks of our being a unique body, soul, spirit, a type of trinity. At death, the body and soul separate. The body dies and is buried. The soul/spirit goes to Paradise if a born-again disciple of Jesus Christ. If not, they are judged by going to Hades to await final judgment. At the final resurrection, those who belong to the kingdom of God are given an eternal body, like the one Jesus had upon His resurrection. This is spoken of in 1 Corinthians 15 and Philippians 3:20-21. It is said to be like the glorified body of Jesus, never to die again. The resurrection signifies God's victory over death.
Blessed Is The Soul Who Dies In The Lord, For Immediately T h e y Will Be Comforted; Escorted From Earth's Exile To Kingdom Of H e a.v e n For Eternity. Glory To G o d. ----------------------------- Scripture Quote 1 ------------------------------ But we live by faith, not by what we see. We should be cheerful, because we would rather leave these bodies and be at home with the Lord. --------------------------- But whether we are at home with the Lord or away from him, we still try our best to please him. After all, Christ will judge each of us for the good or the bad that we do while living in these bodies. (2 CORINTHIANS 5:7-10 CEV) --------------------------------- --------------------------------- Scripture Quote 2 ---------------------------------- And at his gate there was [carelessly] dropped down and left a certain utterly destitute man named Lazarus, [reduced to begging alms and] covered with [ulcerated] sores. And it occurred that the man [reduced to] begging died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And in Hades (the realm of the dead), being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried out and said, Father Abraham, have pity and mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame. -------------------------------- (Luke 16:20, 22-24 AMP)
To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord. But the resurrection is the restoration of a corporeal body (in this case, a glorified body). Thus, the resurrection (actually a Jewish concept) is indicated by the Job 19:26:"Or, after I shall awake, though this body be destroyed, yet out of my flesh shall I see God." This verse from one of the earliest books of the Bible indicates a resurrection. Noyes renders it,
"And though with this skin this body be wasted away, Yet in my flesh shall I see God."
Dr. Good renders it,
"And, after the disease hath destroyed my skin, That in my flesh I shall see God."