Christians, answer this about heaven.

Christians, answer this about heaven.

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Questioning

Fremont, CA

#1 May 29, 2012
My question is simple, do we really go to heaven immediately after we die? Or do we wait until the rapture, when our physical bodies will be raised up and taken to be with the Lord? It seems to me that if our souls are already in heaven before the rapture why would God need to raise our bodies? Can you provide Bible verses, too?
guesst

United States

#2 May 29, 2012
Questioning wrote:
My question is simple, do we really go to heaven immediately after we die? Or do we wait until the rapture, when our physical bodies will be raised up and taken to be with the Lord? It seems to me that if our souls are already in heaven before the rapture why would God need to raise our bodies? Can you provide Bible verses, too?
Will search Bible verses for you. When you die your just a corpse. You dont go to heaven or to hell until judgement day. By the way! Very good quistion.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#3 May 29, 2012
When we die our neurons stop firing and our brain loses circulation resulting in death. At which point we rot in the ground. Do the most with your life because there is no silver lining or Heaven.
guesst

United States

#4 May 29, 2012
Lolacaust wrote:
When we die our neurons stop firing and our brain loses circulation resulting in death. At which point we rot in the ground. Do the most with your life because there is no silver lining or Heaven.
Think you read the quistion wrong. The quistions was for Christions to answer not Athiest.
Yeah yeah

Addison, IL

#5 May 29, 2012
Energy never dies. Our energy goes somewhere...like goes to like. Cultivate good energy. Seek God, or Buddha, or your own ever-growing goodness, and when your body lets go of the energy that makes it YOU, you'll find higher ground.
So to speak.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#6 May 30, 2012
guesst wrote:
<quoted text>Think you read the quistion wrong. The quistions was for Christions to answer not Athiest.
I wasn't aware Christians held exclusive rights to heaven..
aaa

Jackson, MO

#7 May 30, 2012
Lolacaust wrote:
<quoted text>
I wasn't aware Christians held exclusive rights to heaven..
If you don't believe in it how on Earth do you expect to get there???

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#8 May 30, 2012
aaa wrote:
<quoted text>If you don't believe in it how on Earth do you expect to get there???
It was a joke.
aaa

Jackson, MO

#9 May 31, 2012
Lola, don't you ever wonder why we're here? How we were created, how the world was made. Go look out a window and see nature. How was that created? Surely it couldn't have all been mere coincidence? Some particles colliding and creating the universe? I can't grasp that at all. In any case, I do feel sorry for you. After all, when life gets bad you have no God to run to, no comfort in spirit, you're out there all alone. I'll be praying for you, whether you want me to or not!

“Alis Grave Nil”

Since: Jul 11

Chicago, IL

#10 May 31, 2012
aaa wrote:
Lola, don't you ever wonder why we're here? How we were created, how the world was made. Go look out a window and see nature. How was that created? Surely it couldn't have all been mere coincidence? Some particles colliding and creating the universe? I can't grasp that at all. In any case, I do feel sorry for you. After all, when life gets bad you have no God to run to, no comfort in spirit, you're out there all alone. I'll be praying for you, whether you want me to or not!
I don't believe in God, and I have been through some shit, but I was never alone? Lololol

“Humor is the best medicine!!”

Since: Oct 09

Show-Me-State

#11 May 31, 2012
I believe one of the verses is 2 Corinthians 5:8. There are many commentators but I believe Gills Exposition explains it best:

We are confident, I say, and willing rather,.... We are cheerful in our present state, being assured of future happiness; though we choose rather

to be absent from the body; that is, to die, to depart out of this world. The interval between death, and the resurrection, is a state of absence from the body, during which time the soul is disembodied, and exists in a separate state; not in a state of inactivity and sleep, for that would not be desirable, but of happiness and glory, enjoying the presence of God, and praising of him, believing and waiting for the resurrection of the body, when both will be united together again; and after that there will be no more absence, neither from the body, nor from the Lord:

and to be present with the Lord. This was promised to Christ in the everlasting covenant, that all his spiritual seed and offspring should be with him. This he expected; it was the joy of this which was set before him, that carried him through his sufferings and death with so much cheerfulness; this is the sum of his prayers and intercession, and what all his preparations in heaven are on the account of. It is this which supports and comforts the saints under all their sorrows here, and which makes them meet death with pleasure, which otherwise is formidable and disagreeable to nature; and even desirous of parting with life, to be with Christ, which is far better.

Hope this helps.
Yeah yeah

Addison, IL

#12 Sep 22, 2012
Keelysmom killed it.

I'm really not a Christian but I do believe in God.
I wish organized religion would stop making so many people bitter and agnostic. It's actually a turnoff, in the way of a true communion with any higher power, most of these days. I believe some sheep may benefit from Religion, but everyone knows goats have a higher market value.
Guesto

Haslet, TX

#13 Sep 22, 2012
KeelysMom wrote:
I believe one of the verses is 2 Corinthians 5:8. There are many commentators but I believe Gills Exposition explains it best:
We are confident, I say, and willing rather,.... We are cheerful in our present state, being assured of future happiness; though we choose rather
to be absent from the body; that is, to die, to depart out of this world. The interval between death, and the resurrection, is a state of absence from the body, during which time the soul is disembodied, and exists in a separate state; not in a state of inactivity and sleep, for that would not be desirable, but of happiness and glory, enjoying the presence of God, and praising of him, believing and waiting for the resurrection of the body, when both will be united together again; and after that there will be no more absence, neither from the body, nor from the Lord:
and to be present with the Lord. This was promised to Christ in the everlasting covenant, that all his spiritual seed and offspring should be with him. This he expected; it was the joy of this which was set before him, that carried him through his sufferings and death with so much cheerfulness; this is the sum of his prayers and intercession, and what all his preparations in heaven are on the account of. It is this which supports and comforts the saints under all their sorrows here, and which makes them meet death with pleasure, which otherwise is formidable and disagreeable to nature; and even desirous of parting with life, to be with Christ, which is far better.
Hope this helps.
I think this answer explains "near death" and out of body experiences as well...
Yankee Station

Centralia, IL

#14 Sep 23, 2012
What does Mrs. Jesus say about this?

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