It's not like anyone who has died is still here to talk about it so who knows. I think it's just a giant party and basically like a really good dream where you can do whatever you want and ask god all the weird questions you can think of.
Here I am having a gay ol' time answering questions and then I stumble on this wet blanket of an inquiry! On a serious note it is a serious subject. And much serious discourse has been done on it over the ages. I would rather experience a "little death" or as the French used to say a "petite morte" then a big death. The worst thing about a "little death" is having one's mother witness it. (But then again, given some of the websites I have seen since acquiring my own laptop, some people I guess experience quite a few "little deaths" when their mothers not only witness them but even cause them. (Be curious if this gem of a response has a "hang time" of over 5 seconds on this site!)
Death is final no more , our last step just a memory, hard to believe see our loved ones no more, sad . I lost my son to cancer 4 years and 8 months ago , I still find it hard to face .Death hurts the ones left behind..
Death isn't something to fear it will happen eventually. But it should be avoided if at all possible. However there is time when leaping towards death is appropriate, such as to save a child or others that are helpless. Many people have clinically died and are brought back. However there is only two truths in life, You are born and You will die.
Many religions and theological teachings accept the belief that when a person dies, they go to either heaven or hell. Does the Bible teach about a heaven and a hell?
God answered this question in the book of Genesis. Genesis 3:19: "In the sweat of they face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
What was Adam made out of? Genesis 2:7: "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils and the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
Adam became dust; same with us. Psalm 146:4: "His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish." (see Ecclesiastes 3:19, 20)
Where is the mention of heaven or hell for those who die? Rather, the Bible often compares death to sleep. Psalms 13:3: "Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mines eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death."
Since there is no heaven or hell, since we just sleep in death....is there more? If you like to find out more, email me at JWbibletruth (at) gmail (dot) com.
It is written: Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Hebrews 9:27 And it is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment.
Well, for me, I'm concerned that I will have everything in order when I die. It looks almost hopeless right now. Preparing for death is a hard one (at least for me). I don't have much money to give to my three kids who didn't receive a penny from their dad (who had remarried). So, now they want me to give them money I don't have. But other than that, I am not too concerned. In fact, I'd much rather be out of the body and with the Lord. The presence of the Lord is the greatest thing there is. You need to get saved if you aren't. See the book of John and Romans 3:23; 6:23; 10:9-13, Rev. 3:20, II Cor. 5:10; 7:10 and 5:17.
The bible makes it clear what happens when someone dies. Psalm 146:4 says "His spirit goes out, he returns to the ground, on that day his thoughts do perish.' Jesus too taught a lesson about death. When he was talking to his disciples about his friend Lazarus he likened death to sleep. (John 11:11-14) If you read the whole account it also teaches another lesson and that is what the actual condition of the dead is. Lazarus had been dead four days according to his sister, Martha. Yet, after Jesus raised him from the dead he said nothing about being in heaven or doing anything during those four days. That's in harmony with what the bible teaches at Ecclesiastes 9:5 & 10 "...the dead know nothing at all...there is no work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the Grave, where you are going."
According to Acts 24;15 the bible say's that "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." So when Jehovah God say's the time is right he is going to bring them back to life.
My view of death is in alignment with what the Bible states at Eccl 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 the scriptures give indication that death is like that of fall asleep. Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-15.
Scriptures make clear that the dead—both humans and animals—are conscious of nothing at all. Hence, according to the Bible, there is no activity, feeling, emotion, or thought in death.—Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6, 10.
I'm comforted to know through my study of the Bible that when I die "I'm conscious of nothing at all" (Eccl. 9:5). So death is nothing to be afraid off or we should fear the dead. This was not God's original purpose (he created us to live forever) but due to Adams sin, we grow old and die (Rom. 5:12,17-19). Also comforting to know is that we won't be dead for ever, Jesus resurrected Lazarus and this showed that God's purpose for the future is for our loved ones to be raised from the dead too (Revelation 20:12,13). For more info visit www.jw.org. I hope this helped.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Rom. 6:23) People are dying because of sin. But because of Christ, we can have eternal life. We can live forever with Him.
The most important thing to know is what the Bible says about death. It is comforting to know the condition of the dead is as Eccl 9:5 says "...the dead know nothing at all..." Therefore, they are not suffering and cannot harm us. This fact is also shown at Ps 146:4. The Bible's future promise, by means of Jehovah God is at Revelation 21:3:4 "and he (God) will wipe out...death and John 5:28 and 29 as stated above "...the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out..." Learn more at this link: http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/when-you-die/
The dead are shown to be “conscious of nothing at all” and the death state to be one of complete inactivity. (Ec 9:5, 10; Ps 146:4) Those dying are described as going into “the dust of death” (Ps 22:15), becoming “impotent in death.” (Pr 2:18; Isa 26:14) In both the Hebrew and the Greek Scriptures, death is likened to sleep, a fitting comparison not only because of the unconscious condition of the dead but also because of the hope of an awakening through the resurrection. (Ps 13:3; Joh 11:11-14)