#8 Holding Cells 

Random Thoughts

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?

2 thoughts on “#8 Holding Cells 

  1. I’ve always heard that to be absent from the body was to be present with the Lord. I believe that to be instant but I did know someone who believed that the time between death and the final resurrection was a “sleep zone” and would feel like falling asleep one night and waking up at the trumpet call. I don’t happen to believe that because I have heard of too many people who saw a light, met Jesus in a temporary death experience or a coma (my pastor’s wife’s grandfather was saved while in a coma and a deacon’s niece said she met Jesus while she was in a coma) or spent time in heaven. If that was after a “holding cell” time, why did they come back minutes after they left? Just my belief. I won’t major in the minors. Doesn’t really matter. What matters is the salvation of the soul, not the time spent in death. As for the resurrection, I believe it to be the reunion of the soul with a recreated and glorified body not the resurrection of the soul.

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