What Happens When We Die?

Trying to follow the Biblical logic

H.K. Holland
2 min readJun 26, 2021

We become ghosts. I am kidding. I am surprised the Bible doesn’t talk about ghosts.

Let’s start from the beginning.

“And the LORD GOD formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7).

The mathematical equation of this statement would appear something like this:

Dust + breath of life = a living being.

Now, at death, again I will use scripture again.

“Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.” (Ecclesiastes 12:7).

The mathematical equation is something like this:

A LIVING BEING — Dust — spirit = “Cease to exist”

So you cease to exist. This planet is like an airport. And your soul goes wherever your ticket reads. There are only two destinies. Hell or heaven. It’s true. God doesn’t send anyone to hell. People send themselves to hell. And hell is a place where souls are tormented. Souls are tormented because the spirit of God is no longer in them.

But at the moment, as long as you have the spirit, and you have your breath of life in your nostrils, you have a choice. Either Jesus or no Jesus. Again, it’s a choice.

But now, the puzzle is here.

“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17).

Will descend from heaven? With the spirits? I don’t know. Perhaps people neither go to heaven nor to hell. Would the Lord descend from heaven with them to the earth?

I really want to learn more on this issue. My thoughts are noodles.