This is topic that I have never given much thought of until now….
The other day I was told that some people claim that scripture backs up what’s called, a ‘holding area. Or holding cell’ for those that die.
In other words, when you die, you don’t go to heaven or hell. You go to this ‘holding area’ until judgement day. Of course I have never heard this at any funeral.
They generally just say that the person is joe with the good Lord. Or in Glory. Neverbtgat they are off in a holding area until Jesus return.
Scripture says that the dead will rise first…
1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise.
Where are they rising from? Some may ask..
Not only that, but some people say that when Jesus died, before he rose again…. he was at this holding area witnessing to the people there. OT people that worshiped false Gods, etc.
It’s so very interesting!
Anything that makes me dive deeper into scripture study always excites me.
~Has anyone else ever studied these things in depth before?