What happens when we die?
Do we get halos and harps?
Do we have to join a choir?
Do we all ride round on clouds?
Here’s the thing… I DON’T KNOW!
But here’s what I do know…
You see our bodies here on earth seem to be made up of a couple of parts.
And ALL these parts are joined together in one nice little package that we like to call our bodies… or US!
When we die… our bodies are like eggs shells, a broken package… a husk that is just thrown away (or cremated or buried in most cases).
According to the Bible death isn’t normal it’s a penalty that we have to deal with… it’s a consequence of sin.
I don’t know what happens when we die…
Jesus (who is a expert on the afterlife since he died and came back to life) gives us a few clues about those who believe.
He said to the thief who was with him on the cross:
“Today you will be with me in paradise”
And then in Luke 16 he tells the story of a godly man who goes straight to heaven… he also paints the picture of an un-Godly man that is in a place of torment.
One thing that Jesus made VERY clear is that a day of judgement will come for ALL people