Is our existence on this earth all there is? Many today live as if what happens after death is inconsequential. Popular phrases such as, ‘Success at all costs’ or ‘Live life to the fullest’ capture that attitude. And then there is the downside to thinking about our own mortality. Contemplating what happens after death can be depressing, but it could also be the most important thing to consider…

How Scripture answers "What happens after death?"

Man will die thanks to sin3, and after death will be the judgment1. While we don’t know when Jesus “will appear a second time”1, we do know that until that time our physical bodies will decay2,3 and our spirits will go to Hades4.

Answer built on scripture-blocks below


And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

Just as man’s appointment is to die and then face judgment, so also Christ has already been offered to bear the sins of many and will appear a second time not to deal with sin but to save those still waiting for His return.

The Hebrews writer is in the midst of his argument about why Jesus and the new covenant are better than the old – here specifically arguing about His superiority as a High Priest.

How does it apply here?

Man will die, after which comes the judgment (Christ’s second coming).

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