When We Die, Do We Go To Heaven?
Ashes To Ashes, And Dust To Dust.
Adam came from and was returned to dust. Most churches teach that when we die we go to Heaven. A few do not, like Jehovah Witness churches. Also, even when people experience a temporary death, such as a cardiac arrest, then come back after CPR, then tell of the experience of going to Heaven or Hell the medical editor of the Arizona Republic wrote: " When physical prowess is at it's is at is lowest ebb as the result of disease, or injury, automatic control or bodily functions diminish accordingly. Thus, the nervous system are released and pour out in an uncontrolled quantity. The result, after returning to consciousness, among other manifestations , is the hallucination and rationalization of having died and returned to life.-May 197 no.1977, Also, reported in Psychology Today,1981.
There are also many churches that teach, when we die we go to Heaven, but that is not what is written in the bible. There are many verses in the bible that teach us, that when we die we go to sleep, or rest in the ground.
Jesus Christ spoke about the condition of the dead John 11:-14. After saying this He told them "our friend Lazarus has gone to sleep, but I am going to awaken him." The disciples said to him " Lord, if he had fallen asleep, then he will be alright." Jesus, however had been speaking about his death but the thought he was referring to merely to sleep. The Jesus told them " Lazarus is dead." Then Jesus traveled with he disciples to the place where Lazarus was. Lazarus had already been put into a tomb and had been dead for four days. John 11:39-44 Jesus said "Take away the stone" Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to Him " Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead for four days" Jesus said to her " Did I not tell you to that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?" So, they took away the stone and Jesus looked upward and said "Father, I thank You for having heard, I know that You always hear Me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so they may believe You sent Me." When He said this, He cried out in a loud voice " Lazarus, come out." Then the dead man came out. His hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in cloth Jesus said to them " Unbind him and let him go" If Lazarus had already gone to Heaven, why would Jesus have made him come back?
Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 The living know they will die, but the dead know nothing. They have no more, they have no more reward, and even memory of them is lost. Their love and envy already perished; never again will they have any share in all that happens under the sun.
However, this does not mean the are dead forever. In Revelation it is written that we will be brought back. Revelation 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and ( Hades is a Hebrew word that translates from the word grave), Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and they were all judged according to there deeds.
It is also written in Revelation 21 That there is a new Heaven and a new Earth for the first Heaven and the first Earth have passed away, and the sea was no more. The new Earth is Paradise, beautiful and everlasting.
So what do you believe, do we go to heaven now? Or do we wait while we are in the ground, or in the sea, and come back for Paradise?