When people die it helps us connect with eternity, especially when its someone we know, love and respect. Experiencing the death of someone we care about causes us to think about eternity.
The Bible is the book most qualified to tell us about eternity.
What Happens When Someone Dies
There is a day on our calendar when we are appointed to die. The day is printed in invisible ink, but God can see it. God knows the day. He gives life and He takes life. We try to extend life with diets, exercise, and doctors, but life and death is in the hand of God. The day of our birth and death is set by God, not me. The fact is that all of us are born, we die and we all pay taxes. None of us choose when we are born and when we die. Everybody faces God. After death we all face God to determine eternity. Some for eternal rewards some for eternal punishment.Ok, So what happens when I die? When we die, we at some point will face God to give an account for our life.
1. For the believer it is to inherit eternal life.
2. For the un-believer it is to receive eternal punishment.
Here are some verses from the Bible on death and what what happens after we die. As a main point and side point, the Bible is the book most qualified to tell us about eternity.
John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame, to everlasting contempt.
John 3:36 He that believes on the Son has life eternal, and he that is not subject to the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him.
Psalms 39:5 Behold, thou hast made my days as hand- breadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before thee; verily, every man, even the high placed, is altogether vanity.
When we die, we at some point, will face God to give an account for our life.
1. For Believers, there is the Judgment Seat of Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.
Romans 14:10 But thou, why judgest thou thy brother? or again, thou, why dost thou make little of thy brother? for we shall all be placed before the judgment- seat of God.
The judgment seat of Christ does not determine our eternal destiny; that issue is decided the moment we receive Christ. Knowing that in the future we will stand before Jesus Christ and face a personal review of our lives should always motivate us to love the Lord, grow in the Lord, obey the Lord, live righteously and live faithfully in the present.
2. For un-believers, there is the Great White Throne.
The “Great White Throne” judgment described in Rev. 20:11–15 is for unbelievers. This final exam for all un-believers is a picture of God’s holy rule and requirements.
20:15 Only God’s elect, those whose names are written in the Book of Life, will escape the lake of fire. To be written in the book of life is to believe on Jesus for eternal life.
When people die it helps us connect with eternity. When someone we care about dies, this helps us connect with eternity.