Our souls, being made like God, are eternal and cannot die. upon bodily death on earth your soul, which retains your full consciousness could be returned to God. Because you have lived a perfect life and you have never lied, stolen, called anybody else god, used God’s name in exchange for a cuss word, looked at another person with lust, ever hated, or been jealous (those are 7 of the 10 commandments, there are more). Or in short, because you are perfect and just like God, you will enter the kingdom of Heaven which has been prepared for all who are perfect in God’s sight. It is a place which is so brilliantly good that even the scriptures struggle to define it exactly, but words put across include treasure, feast, and new Jerusalem (city of peace), I am sure that it is a place of Perfection, because it was made in God’s perfection. However I understand that perfection is hard for us to comprehend!
“nothing unclean and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in [Jesus’] book of life”(Revelation 21:27)
So if you are not perfect, and if you feel that this describes you you’re not alone, I am also included here. If you have ever told a lie, or stolen anything (regardless of value), looked up to other things as god, used ‘God’ or ‘Jesus Christ’ in place of swear words, lusted after another sexually, hated another, or envied another’s possessions then you are imperfect. Imperfection will only corrupt the world… I think the evidence of that is substantial in the present system of things!
God is so perfect that he must eradicate sin to uphold righteousness. “all sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off” – psalm 37:38. So if you are not perfect you will descend to hell. Again, like heaven it is hard to describe hell, it is beyond our comprehension as we were not made to be apart from God. But the bible says “If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.” – Matthew 5:29 that’s how bad hell is.
Now you may have realized here that this means all people destined to eternal torment in hell according to what I’ve told you from the scriptures. This is true to an extent.
In God’s immense and unconditional love for all people, he has made a way to cleanse us from our sinful nature and make us perfect in his sight so that he can make us perfect in heaven. In love God sent his own son Jesus Christ, who was perfect himself, to die and suffer hell for us. The exchange of a perfect man for all sinners took place. And all God asks is that you put your faith in Jesus’ Sacrifice and repent (that’s turn away from) of your sinful acts.
So what happens after we die? It depends on how perfect you are in God’s sight!
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