WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT THE DEAD?
- “Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:2).
- “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:51).
- “Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not charge them with this sin.’ And when he had said this, he fell asleep” (Acts 7:60).
The Bible often refers to the state of death as “sleep.” This is because the dead will actually be “awakened” (resurrected) at the end of time, some, as Gabriel says, “to everlasting life, others to everlasting contempt.”