What Happens After We Die?

Tomorrow morning I will be sitting with a lifelong friend while her husband undergoes surgery for cancer. Hopefully, the surgeons will be able to remove the cancer, and thankfully, her husband is not afraid of death. Tom is a man of great faith who knows that he will go to be with Jesus whenever he dies (and we hope that’s not for many years yet!), but I think his peace and confidence are exceptional, not the rule for people. Do you ever wonder what will happen when you die? A friend sent me the following devotional thought, and I wanted to share it with you this morning, just in case you are facing or fearing death.

~DEATH~
WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO EXPLAIN IT .. .

A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, “Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.”

Very quietly, the doctor said, “I don’t know.”

“You don’t know?  You’re a Christian, and yet you don’t know what’s on the other side?”

The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room, leaping on him with an eager show of gladness. Turning to the patient, the doctor said, “Did you notice my dog? He didn’t really know what was in this room, but he knew that his master was here, so when the door opened,  he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing…I know my Master is there, and that is enough.” Jesus taught us: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” (John 10:27-29).No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:13-17, ESV)


4 responses to “What Happens After We Die?

  1. These verses are in exact order as they appear, NT then OT, except for 1 verse from Matthew put with Luke due to its similarities.  And 2 verses; I’m sure you will find them

    Matthew 27:52-53 KJV
    And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, [53] And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
    Mark 12:25 KJV
    For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
    Luke 11:31-32 KJV
    The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. [32] The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
    Matthew 12:41-42 KJV
    The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. [42] The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
    Luke 14:14 KJV
    And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
    Luke 17:33 KJV
    Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
    Luke 20:36 KJV
    Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
    John 3:13 KJV
    And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
    John 5:25,28-29 KJV
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. [28] Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, [29] And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
    John 6:27,39-40,44,54 KJV
    Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. [39] And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. [40] And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. [44] No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. [54] Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
    John 11:11-14,23-26 KJV
    These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. [12] Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. [13] Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. [14] Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. [23] Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. [24] Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. [25] Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: [26] And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
    Acts 2:29-31 KJV
    Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. [30] Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; [31] He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
    Acts 17:31-32 KJV
    Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men , in that he hath raised him from the dead. [32] And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
    Acts 23:6-8 KJV
    [6] But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. [7] And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. [8] For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
    Acts 24:15 KJV
    And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
    1 Corinthians 5:4-5 KJV
    In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, [5] To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
    1 Corinthians 15:12-14,20-23,34-35,51-52 KJV
    [12]Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? [13] But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: [14] And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
    [20]But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. [21] For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. [22] For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. [23] But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. [34] Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. [35] But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? [51] Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, [52] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
    2 Corinthians 1:21-22 KJV
    Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; [22] Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
    Ephesians 1:13-14 KJV
    In whom ye also trusted , after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, [14] Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
    Ephesians 4:30 KJV
    And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
    Ephesians 5:14 KJV
    Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
    Philippians 3:9-11 KJV
    And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: [10] That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; [11] If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 KJV
    But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. [14] For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. [15] For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. [16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: [17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. [18] Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
    1 Thessalonians 5:10,22-23 KJV
    Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. [22] Abstain from all appearance of evil. [23] And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    2 Thessalonians 1:7-12 KJV
    And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, [8] In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: [9] Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; [10] When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. [11] Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: [12] That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    2 Timothy 2:18-19 KJV
    Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. [19] Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
    2 Timothy 4:8,18 KJV
    Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. [18] And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
    Hebrews 4:1-11 KJV
    Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. [2] For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it . [3] For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. [4] For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. [5] And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. [6] Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: [7] Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. [8] For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. [9] There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. [10] For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. [11] Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
    Hebrews 6:1-2 KJV
    Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, [2] Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
    Hebrews 11:35 KJV(by/thru faith)
    Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
    1 Peter 1:3-5,7 KJV
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [4] To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, [5] Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [7] That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
    2 Peter 1:13-15 KJV
    Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; [14] Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. [15] Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
    2 Peter 3:3-4 KJV
    Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, [4] And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
    1 John 2:28 KJV
    And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
    Jude 1:1 KJV
    Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
    Revelation 20:5-6 KJV
    But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. [6] Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
    Deuteronomy 6:24 KJV
    And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
    Job 7:20-21 KJV
    I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself? [21] And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.
    Job 14:12-14 KJV
    So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep. [13] O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me! [14] If a man die, shall he live again ? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
    Job 17:16 KJV
    They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.
    Job 22:23-26 KJV
    If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. [24] Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. [25] Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. [26] For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.
    Psalm 16:1-5,10 KJV
    Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. [2] O my soul , thou hast said unto the Lord , Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; [3] But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. [4] Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god : their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. [5] The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. [10] For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
    Psalm 22:15 KJV
    My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
    Psalm 28:1 KJV
    Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
    Psalm 30:3,9 KJV
    O Lord , thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. [9] What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
    Psalm 55:23 KJV
    But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
    Psalm 57:6 KJV
    They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves . Selah.
    Psalm 88:3-6 KJV
    For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. [4] I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength: [5] Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand. [6] Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
    Psalm 143:7 KJV
    Hear me speedily, O Lord : my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
    Proverbs 1:12 KJV
    Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
    Proverbs 11:31 KJV
    Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
    Isaiah 14:14-15 KJV
    I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. [15] Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
    Isaiah 26:19 KJV
    Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
    Jeremiah 51:39,57 KJV
    In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the Lord . [57] And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men , her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts.
    Daniel 12:2,13 KJV
    And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. [13] But go thou thy way till the end be : for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
    1 Kings 2:10 KJV
    So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
    1 Kings 11:21,43 KJV
    And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to mine own country. [43] And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
    1 Kings 14:20,31 KJV
    And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead. [31] And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother’s name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead.
    1 Kings 15:8,24 KJV
    And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. [24] And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead.
    1 Kings 16:6,28 KJV
    So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah: and Elah his son reigned in his stead. [28] So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.
    1 Kings 22:40,50 KJV
    So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead. [50] And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Kings 8:24 KJV
    And Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Kings 10:35 KJV
    And Jehu slept with his fathers: and they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Kings 13:9,13 KJV
    And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria: and Joash his son reigned in his stead. [13] And Joash slept with his fathers; and Jeroboam sat upon his throne: and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.
    2 Kings 14:16,22,29 KJV
    And Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in his stead. [22] He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers. [29] And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Kings 15:7,22,38 KJV
    So Azariah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead. [22] And Menahem slept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead. [38] And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Kings 16:20 KJV
    And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Kings 20:21 KJV
    And Hezekiah slept with his fathers: and Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Kings 21:18 KJV
    And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Kings 24:6 KJV
    So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Chronicles 9:31 KJV
    And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Chronicles 12:16 KJV
    And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Chronicles 14:1 KJV
    So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his days the land was quiet ten years.
    2 Chronicles 16:13 KJV
    And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.
    2 Chronicles 21:1 KJV
    Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Chronicles 26:2,23 KJV
    He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers. [23] So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial which belonged to the kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Chronicles 27:9 KJV
    And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Chronicles 28:27 KJV
    And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Chronicles 32:33 KJV
    And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchres of the sons of David: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.
    2 Chronicles 33:20 KJV
    So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
    Matthew 8:22 KJV
    But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
    Luke 9:60 KJV
    Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

    • Wow! This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing all these insightful verses concerning death and what is to come afterward. There are a lot of things we do know, and what we don’t understand now, we can trust to the kind care of our heavenly Father. The important question to answer is: Have we come to God in repentance, trusting in Christ as our Savior from sin and Master in this life and the next? If so, we are God’s children and have no reason to fear death, knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!

      • Here is something that will make you Repent of the doctrines you’ve been taught:
        Matthew 27:52-53 KJV
        And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, [53] And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
        Mark 12:25 KJV
        For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
        Luke 11:31-32 KJV
        The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. [32] The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
        Matthew 12:41-42 KJV
        The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. [42] The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
        Luke 14:14 KJV
        And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
        Luke 17:33 KJV
        Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
        Luke 20:36 KJV
        Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
        John 3:13 KJV
        And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
        John 5:25,28-29 KJV
        Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. [28] Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, [29] And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
        John 6:27,39-40,44,54 KJV
        Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. [39] And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. [40] And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. [44] No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. [54] Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
        John 11:11-14,23-26 KJV
        These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. [12] Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. [13] Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. [14] Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. [23] Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. [24] Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. [25] Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: [26] And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
        Acts 2:29-31 KJV
        Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. [30] Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; [31] He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
        Acts 17:31-32 KJV
        Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men , in that he hath raised him from the dead. [32] And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
        Acts 23:6-8 KJV
        [6] But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. [7] And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. [8] For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
        Acts 24:15 KJV
        And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
        1 Corinthians 5:4-5 KJV
        In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, [5] To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
        1 Corinthians 15:12-14,20-23,34-35,51-52 KJV
        [12]Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? [13] But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: [14] And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
        [20]But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. [21] For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. [22] For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. [23] But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. [34] Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. [35] But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? [51] Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, [52] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
        2 Corinthians 1:21-22 KJV
        Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; [22] Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
        Ephesians 1:13-14 KJV
        In whom ye also trusted , after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, [14] Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
        Ephesians 4:30 KJV
        And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
        Ephesians 5:14 KJV
        Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
        Philippians 3:9-11 KJV
        And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: [10] That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; [11] If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
        1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 KJV
        But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. [14] For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. [15] For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. [16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: [17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. [18] Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
        1 Thessalonians 5:10,22-23 KJV
        Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. [22] Abstain from all appearance of evil. [23] And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
        2 Thessalonians 1:7-12 KJV
        And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, [8] In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: [9] Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; [10] When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. [11] Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: [12] That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
        2 Timothy 2:18-19 KJV
        Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. [19] Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
        2 Timothy 4:8,18 KJV
        Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. [18] And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
        Hebrews 4:1-11 KJV
        Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. [2] For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it . [3] For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. [4] For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. [5] And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. [6] Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: [7] Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. [8] For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. [9] There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. [10] For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. [11] Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
        Hebrews 6:1-2 KJV
        Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, [2] Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
        Hebrews 11:35 KJV(by/thru faith)
        Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
        1 Peter 1:3-5,7 KJV
        Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [4] To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, [5] Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [7] That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
        2 Peter 1:13-15 KJV
        Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; [14] Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. [15] Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.
        2 Peter 3:3-4 KJV
        Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, [4] And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
        1 John 2:28 KJV
        And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
        Jude 1:1 KJV
        Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
        Revelation 20:5-6 KJV
        But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. [6] Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
        Deuteronomy 6:24 KJV
        And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
        Job 7:20-21 KJV
        I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself? [21] And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.
        Job 14:12-14 KJV
        So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep. [13] O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me! [14] If a man die, shall he live again ? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
        Job 17:16 KJV
        They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.
        Job 22:23-26 KJV
        If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. [24] Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. [25] Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. [26] For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.
        Psalm 16:1-5,10 KJV
        Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. [2] O my soul , thou hast said unto the Lord , Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee; [3] But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. [4] Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god : their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips. [5] The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. [10] For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
        Psalm 22:15 KJV
        My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
        Psalm 28:1 KJV
        Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
        Psalm 30:3,9 KJV
        O Lord , thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. [9] What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
        Psalm 55:23 KJV
        But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
        Psalm 57:6 KJV
        They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves . Selah.
        Psalm 88:3-6 KJV
        For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. [4] I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength: [5] Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand. [6] Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.
        Psalm 143:7 KJV
        Hear me speedily, O Lord : my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
        Proverbs 1:12 KJV
        Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
        Proverbs 11:31 KJV
        Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
        Isaiah 14:14-15 KJV
        I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. [15] Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
        Isaiah 26:19 KJV
        Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
        Jeremiah 51:39,57 KJV
        In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the Lord . [57] And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men , her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts.
        Daniel 12:2,13 KJV
        And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. [13] But go thou thy way till the end be : for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
        1 Kings 2:10 KJV
        So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
        1 Kings 11:21,43 KJV
        And when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers, and that Joab the captain of the host was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let me depart, that I may go to mine own country. [43] And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
        1 Kings 14:20,31 KJV
        And the days which Jeroboam reigned were two and twenty years: and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead. [31] And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And his mother’s name was Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam his son reigned in his stead.
        1 Kings 15:8,24 KJV
        And Abijam slept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. [24] And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead.
        1 Kings 16:6,28 KJV
        So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah: and Elah his son reigned in his stead. [28] So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.
        1 Kings 22:40,50 KJV
        So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead. [50] And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Kings 8:24 KJV
        And Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Kings 10:35 KJV
        And Jehu slept with his fathers: and they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Kings 13:9,13 KJV
        And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and they buried him in Samaria: and Joash his son reigned in his stead. [13] And Joash slept with his fathers; and Jeroboam sat upon his throne: and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.
        2 Kings 14:16,22,29 KJV
        And Jehoash slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam his son reigned in his stead. [22] He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers. [29] And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Kings 15:7,22,38 KJV
        So Azariah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead. [22] And Menahem slept with his fathers; and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead. [38] And Jotham slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Kings 16:20 KJV
        And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Kings 20:21 KJV
        And Hezekiah slept with his fathers: and Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Kings 21:18 KJV
        And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Kings 24:6 KJV
        So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Chronicles 9:31 KJV
        And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Chronicles 12:16 KJV
        And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Chronicles 14:1 KJV
        So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Asa his son reigned in his stead. In his days the land was quiet ten years.
        2 Chronicles 16:13 KJV
        And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.
        2 Chronicles 21:1 KJV
        Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Chronicles 26:2,23 KJV
        He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers. [23] So Uzziah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial which belonged to the kings; for they said, He is a leper: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Chronicles 27:9 KJV
        And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David: and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Chronicles 28:27 KJV
        And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Chronicles 32:33 KJV
        And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the chiefest of the sepulchres of the sons of David: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did him honour at his death. And Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.
        2 Chronicles 33:20 KJV
        So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
        Matthew 8:22 KJV
        But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
        Luke 9:60 KJV
        Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

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      • Thank you for sharing these verses. They are all great. I’m not sure how you feel they will make me repent of the doctrines I’ve been taught, since they seem consistent with what I believe. Can you explain what you believe and how you think we differ? Thanks!

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