Is There Life After Death?

Have you ever wondered what happens when you die?
Will you go to heaven or hell?

People have all sorts of ideas about life after death: heaven, hell, purgatory, reincarnation or nothing at all. Most beliefs are based on the idea that we possess an immortal soul that lives on after we die. But is that true? Is there life after death? Are heaven and hell real? Can you know what really happens when you die?

Our Creator God reveals clearly what happens when you die. As you will see, God has a plan for all who have ever lived—whether or not they knew about God during this lifetime.

Let’s discover what the Bible says happens after death.

Life After Death Video Series

Watch this short, six-part video series that explains the soul and what happens when you die.

The Immortal Soul in Humans: Is it Real?

Do You Have an Immortal Soul?

This article will help you learn what the Bible teaches about the human soul.

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What Is the Spirit in Man?

Find out what happens to the spirit in man after you die.

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What Happens After Death:

The Bible Compared to Popular Beliefs

You might be surprised to know what the Bible says about the topic of life after death compared to what you’ve always thought.

Are Heaven and Hell Real?

The common belief of an immortal soul going to heaven or hell immediately after death is not taught in the Bible. Read these articles to learn more.

  • Is Heaven Real? What Is Heaven?

    Is Heaven Real? What Is Heaven?

    St. Peter at the pearly gates. Cherubs playing harps. Fluffy white clouds. These are all images people have of heaven—but what is heaven really?

  • Questions About Heaven Answered From the Bible

    Questions About Heaven Answered From the Bible

    There are many ideas about what happens after we die. But the best place to find the truth is in the Book inspired by the One who knows the most about heaven.

  • Destination: Heaven?

    Destination: Heaven?

    I was recently at a funeral where the preacher boldly declared the dead person was going home to heaven. But is heaven really our destination after death?

  • Do We Go to Heaven When We Die?

    Do We Go to Heaven When We Die?

    What actually happens when we die? Do Christians go to heaven after death? Or maybe—the other place? What the Bible says happens after death may surprise you.

  • Will You Spend the Hereafter in Heaven?

    Will You Spend the Hereafter in Heaven?

    Going to heaven for eternity is the major goal for most who profess Christianity. But does God’s Word teach that is the destination for the saved?

  • What Is Hell?

    What Is Hell?

    Some fear the popular view of hell. Others wonder how a loving God could torture people eternally for their misdeeds in this life. What is hell really?

  • What Christianity Gets Wrong About Hell

    What Christianity Gets Wrong About Hell

    Many churches teach that the fate of evil people is an eternity of torment in hell. But Jesus contradicted that belief in 29 words. What is hell in the Bible?

  • Did Jesus Teach That Non-Christians Go to Hell?

    Did Jesus Teach That Non-Christians Go to Hell?

    Will all non-Christians go to hell when they die? What happens to all the people who die without knowing Jesus Christ? Would a loving God condemn them to hell?

  • Eternal Torment?

    Eternal Torment?

    “And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night” (Revelation 14:11). Is torment the eternal destiny of the wicked?

What Happens When You Die?

So what is the future for those who have already died? What if they weren't Christian when they died? Read these articles to see what is God’s plan for us after we die.


What Are the Resurrections?

What Are the Resurrections?

The Bible talks about the resurrection of Jesus Christ preparing the way for future resurrections of human beings. What are these resurrections? How do they relate to common beliefs about the afterlife?
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Are Most People Eternally Lost?

Are Most People Eternally Lost?

Are billions of people now in their graves eternally lost? If this were the only day of salvation, the answer would be yes. But what does the Bible say?
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Common Questions About Death

Sometimes we wonder about aspects of dying or life after death, such as suicide, cremation or reincarnation. What does the future hold for our loved ones? You’ll find comfort and help in these articles.


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