Resurrection Concordance 386 – rising to life
What happens to you when you die? Jesus Christ speaks of the dead as sleeping. When a person dies, their thoughts perish. They no longer have any memory, thoughts, or feelings, such as love, happiness, sorrow, or anger. Therefore, those who have died do not praise or curse God, because they are asleep until the resurrection. Jesus Christ will begin to resurrect his followers at his second coming. Everyone will be resurrected in the proper order, depending on when they lived. And everyone will stand before the judgment seat of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10).
10. Death and Resurrection: What happens to you when you die?
Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6, 10
People who have died do nothing. All the knowledge we have dies with us. Do whatever you can now, because after you die you cannot do anything.
Your thoughts cease after you die. Praise Jehovah while you are alive. You have no hatred, no love, and no envy after you die.
Those who have died cannot praise Jehovah.
Humans and animals return to the dust. For verse 21, refer to Eccl 12:7.
Ezekiel 18:4, 20
Each person is accountable for their own deeds. Everyone stands for their self in judgment.
Everlasting life is given to those who obey. The last day refers to a resurrection.
John 11:11-14, 23-26
A person cannot be resurrected before Christ. Resurrection is at the last day.
Everyone will be resurrected.
Christ was given immortality and judgment, and the Saints will be given immortality also.
I Corinthians 15:20-23
Christ is the first fruit of those who are sleeping. Vs 19: we would be miserable if Christ had not been resurrected.
Daniel 12:1-2, 13
Resurrected to everlasting life or death. Daniel is still resting today.