But I've heard all my life that people go to heaven at death.
Let's think about this. We look forward to the resurrection described in many places in the Bible. One of my favorites is this one: For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.
If a person was already in heaven, why would they need to be resurrected as described in this verse? If they've been living for years without a body, why would they want to have their body resurrected?
Now really, tell me what the Bible teaches about death and resurrection. What is the truth about death?
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