I have heard that before. After you die it will seem like you are asleep only a few minutes before you are resurrected. I just have not found that in the bible.<quoted text>
Yes it is very interesting ..because i believe 'time' is only relative while we are living
When we die and are resurrected , we are not going to be conscious of any time passing.
It says of Enoch , that he was transferred so as not to 'see' death...i found that word 'transferred , interesting...seeing that god knows the beginning to the end.
Whether a person has been dead thousands of years or for one hour..in the resurrection it will be just like they died and next minute are awake with Jesus..time means nothing ..time is only for the living.
Like it says in Thessalonians, those who have fell "asleep" in Christ, He will BRING WITH HIM. Are you overlooking that? They are ALREADY with Him when He returns and no, not ONLY their spirit but their whole Soul/Spirit. If you believe the soul IS the blood then it dries up and turns to dust. Or what about the process of embalming? The blood is drained from the body and disposed of.
I do not believe the story of Lazarus and the rich man Dives is a parable. I believe it is a true story of what happens when one dies. Lazarus was in Paradise. Dives was on the other side of the gulf. There is a separation after death. The saints are in Abraham's Bosom, Paradise.
The unrepentant are held in some other abode. So, they "dead" know where they are and what is going on. They are not asleep.