What Happens After We Die? Biblical Insights
What happens after we die? Few questions are more universal than this. No matter our religion, culture, or social status, no one is indifferent about death.
Many have pondered what happens the instant we die, whether there is a second chance for those who did not already turn to the Lord, and if we become angels or ghosts. Do we go down a tunnel of light? Are people conscious of what happens between death and Judgment Day, or does our soul simply go to sleep? Do we go straight to heaven, and can we keep an eye on our friends and family who still on earth?
The book is offered in 3 forms: paperback, ePub (for Apple and Android devices), and Kindle. There's also an MP3 audio class with lesson notes. Both the book and class address these topics and more:
- What the early Christians believed about life after death
- Why most Christians expect heaven, even before Christ has returned
- What Hades is and who goes there
- What the Bibles teaches about eternal punishment
- Heaven, Hell, Hauntings & Everything Else
While there are certainly many things about the afterlife that we cannot know for sure, What Happens After We Die? will at least lay out in a clear and digestible fashion what the Bible does and does not say on this topic.
I very much appreciated this book. It presents the scriptures to answer the question in the title. I have asked many preachers and Biblical scholars the question “ what happens when we die?” Their answer has been that we aren’t certain , the Bible doesn’t clearly state the answer. I found Douglas Jacoby laid out all of the scenarios in the Bible and it is not definitive exactly when we are judged and when we go to Heaven (hopefully). We can’t take a particular scripture and have it stand alone in the answer. It’s a good book. Stating words from The Bible.
I always appreciate Dr. Jacoby's academic reasoning and scholarship regarding any subject he presents. He is always cautious about dogma; and is willing to admit when he may be treading through it. Still, he represents his material with certainty and confidence based upon the truth of carefully and properly studied Scripture. This series is no different. Thank you.
Thank you. We're all learners here...
It really exposed some of my ignorances regarding what happens when we die and where we go. Things I thought true for my whole life turned out to be false. I felt really grateful to discover this treasure.
You're welcome! I'm sure many things you were taught before were right after all.... But sometimes the info is wrong, or the motivation, or the theology. Hold on to the good and reject the evil (1 Thess 5). God's Word is the only infallible guide.
Very eye opening. It enables you to understand afterlife destiny.
So far I have read this book twice, the first time mostly for information and the second time to ponder and absorb the concepts in the scriptures. My American culture doesn't encourage or often allow us to think about the implications of death so I found it refreshing to take this question head on. If I believe that God has a heaven prepared, and I do, then I also want a clear understanding of how to get there. My husband and I are in our retirement years, we taken steps and made preparations to get to this point financially. I feel like Douglas has helped in the same way to prepare my mind and heart for my spiritual future.