Does anyone go to heaven?
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To find Bible passages which say that upon death our souls or spirits go directly to heaven or some other realm waiting for the coming of Christ is an impossible task. Such a notion is not taught in the Bible. The Bible clearly teaches that death is real and that we "sleep in the dust of the earth" until the return of Christ - see Job 7:21; Daniel 12:2.
Here's what the Bible says about immortality:
Nowhere in the Bible do we find the words “Immortal Soul”
Death of Jesus – Where was Jesus after his death on the cross? He was in the grave until he was brought back to life at his resurrection. It was only after the resurrection that he ascended into heaven. No other person before or since has ascended into heaven. John 3:13; Acts 2:34
Until the resurrection, the dead are dead
Death is real, the result of sin – Romans 5:12; 6:23
Resurrection is the only hope of immortality – Job 19:26; John 5:28,29; 1 Corinthians 15:16; 2 Timothy 4:1,8
Here are links to information on the website which will be of use to you:
Heaven and Hell www.thisisyourbible.com/library/show/41
After Death, What? www.thisisyourbible.com/library/show/43
I hope you have found this helpful.
May God bless you,