As in any government, the rulers in God’s heavenly Kingdom are few in comparison with all the people who live under its authority. To those who will rule with him, Jesus said: “Have no fear, little flock, because your Father has approved of giving you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32) That “little flock” will finally number 144,000. (Revelation 14:1) That number is small in comparison with the millions who will enjoy endless life on earth as loyal subjects of the Kingdom.—Revelation 21:4.
Thus, not all good people go to heaven. About good King David, the apostle Peter plainly said: “David did not ascend to the heavens.” (Acts 2:34) John the Baptist was a good man. Yet, Jesus indicated that he would not be exalted to rule as a king in heaven. “Among those born of women,” Jesus said, “there has not been raised up a greater than John the Baptist; but a person that is a lesser one in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he is.”—Matthew 11:11.
In the Bible book of Isaiah, we get a preview of what life will be like in the Paradise earth. No inhabitant of Paradise will say, "I am sick." (Isaiah 33:24) Animals will pose no danger to man. (Isaiah 11:6-9) People will build beautiful homes and inhabit them and will plant crops and eat to satisfaction. (Isaiah 65:21-25) Moreover, God "will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces."—Isaiah 25:8.
the Bible speaks approvingly of those who provide an inheritance when it says: “One who is good will leave an inheritance to sons of sons.” (Proverbs 13:22) As a matter of fact, none other than Jesus Christ himself made this well-known and much-loved statement in his Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”—Matthew 5:5, King James Version.
Jesus’ words bring to mind what King David of ancient Israel was inspired to write centuries earlier: “The meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”—Psalm 37:11, KJ.
Sri, I think your body goes back to its source in the earth and you go back to your source in G!d. Whether that is heaven or hell depends on how near or distant you are with G!d. In Jewish tradition, the fire of hell is the burning shame you feel on reviewing your life and your choices in light of who you could have been if you had followed your inner Guidance. It is not so much a punishment as a means of atonement, after which you return to the world of eternity from which we all came. What dies is your temporary identification with who you think you are.
YES, you will...and the reason for it, is when God made the soul he made it eternal, and your soul can never die. Think of it like a crab on the ocean, it stays in it's shell. Well, our body is only the shell to our soul...and like I said the soul is incapable of dying, therefore has no choice but to remian forever. Heaven and hell are both very real places, countless people have experienced and came back from them while being revived on the brink of dying, so everyone should choose wisely.
I think that when we die, it's over. You're just a pile of dead meat, just like a pigs cadaver. And either you're buried to rot, or your body is burned to ashes, and there just is death and no more. So soul, no nothing. And I'm really glad I don't put more into life or death than that, cos that means we must live the life we have to the max. Leave nothing unturned, and try everything. Do what thou Wilt shall be the whole of the Law! As long as you are nice to people :)
Neither, I believe in reincarnation. However, if it does help you in the bible no one goes to heaven(accept Jesus & those other 2 ppl of coarse, & Enoch has seen heaven) & no one goes to hell until Judgment day. Everyone lays dead in their coffin until judgment day & those who are wicked are sentenced to hell(hell being the second death, or an actual place, depending what you believe) & the good are to inherit the earth.
if any christian tells you that ppl will burn in hell forever then they are wrong. Malachi 4:3 says that And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts. If they were burning forever they would not turn to ashes.
According to the Bible Jesus was in “hell” part of three days while dead, therefore hell=tomb, sepulchre, therefore it is posible to get out of "hell"; as connected to heavens, mankind is supposed to live on earth forever, not in heavens (Acts 2:31,King James Version;Psalms 115:16)
Forever is a long time... I think when we die, we come to the perfect place or the most rotten of death. But I can't think of it being forever...I think after awhile...when were done with our perfect place or hell, we go to sleep and wait for another world or something more.
I think our soul just gets recycled and dumped on the next person who is going to be born and they are stuck with that soul...Who knows? And quite frankly...who cares? You die and then something else happens...Like hell or heaven or reincarnation or whatever you belive!
Haha! Well wut if there is no hell and jes different levels of heaven. Like if you were really gud in life u cood get wut u wanted. If u were medium u wood get a limited amount of stuff that u wanted. and if u were rly bad u got close to nothing.
Your are not a human with human characterstics when you go to hell. Your soul goes to hell and burns forever. we dont know how that would "feel" and we dont know if we can get used to anything. Most likely hell would be bad forever.
Hahah! Thats cool! I wonder bout that. Cuz I kinda believe it but with this rapid growth and stuff with more people maybe some of the souls r being recycled but does hu ever is up there start making new souls?
And your prob right stefie hehe! But I believe that in a way our soul will be in heaven and then we go into our next life. Cuz I mean if you burn in hell forever you will jes get used to the pain.
And why is that Stefie? If there really was a hell, there should be a heaven of some sort as well, and what makes you think you are worse than anyone else? I would not worry if I was you :)
Don't worry about it, I believe that when we pass away we come back into a new life. But we don't remember it. Maybe it has happend to you already. (:
Have we ever thought of taking a cell phone with a dead body in their tomb? Maybe they would send us SMS telling about it :-P
I think we'll not go to hell or heaven but simply fade away into nothingness. I do not believe in afterlife.
Are you telling me that I was once dead, and maybe many times already? LOL
yeh u got a point damon. well i dunno i jes gta wait till i die rite?
I personally dont think it would be wise to take the chance.
I believe in reincarnation.
all i know is im goen hell!
I would...she's nuts haha!
when we die, it's over.
ohhh b!tch fight :)
nice fact :-)