**Referring to the thread „Praying for the dead“
I open this new thread: Are we dead after we died?
And of course I answer it right away with a firm and convinced: Definitely no!!! And that precisely is what lets many who live in deep faith - let tem look forward in joy, even thought there remains still a fear of dieing.
On the cross Jesus said to the crucified on His right: Yet today you will be at my fathers. (Luke 23,43)
Jesus did not say in some eternities you will be there, but He said TODAY.
And on many other Bible-verses Jesus explained that never anyone is dead; as in John 11,25: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Let’s ask ourselves: Do we???
So dead? – No! NEVER!
Jesus after his death and before His resurrection, went to hell to tear out of the claws of hell all those, who until Gods salvation where not able to get into heaven.
Let’s think this to an end:
Isn’t it really very very calming and pleasable, that we actually KNOW that we will NEVER be dead!?
Finally – REST IN PEACE – actually in nonsense, for then we really don’t “rest” but are more lively than ever before, for now we see God. And happier than ever before, for: What no eye ever had seen and no ear ever had heard we experience now 1Cor 2,9.