What Happens When You Die?
It’s a common question that everyone will know the answer to eventually, but we all want to understand it now. Before we can figure out what happens when you die, we first need to define death.
Clinical death is when the heart stops beating, blood pressure can’t be measured and the body temperature declines. Most experts agree a patient is dead when the vital functions completely fail. A person in this state is often referred to as being “clinically dead.”
Sure death is the total absence of brainwave activity. In 1968, a committee of physicians, lawyers, theologians and scientists at Harvard published a paper describing “brain death.” These criteria were given:
- Unreceptive and unresponsive
- No movements, breathing or reflexes
- Flat electrical activity in the brain
The most comprehensive definition of death seems to be “an irreversible loss of the vital functions.” This means death is defined as the state where physical resuscitation is impossible.
The Bible tells us precisely what death is. Physical death is the separation of the spirit and soul from the body: “…the body without the spirit is dead” (James 2:26).
But what about your spirit? If you died today, what would happen to your soul? Would you go to heaven? These are common questions many people ponder. Fortunately, you can know the answer with certainty today. If you confess your sins to God and trust Jesus for your salvation, your soul will be rescued. Jesus died on the cross for your salvation and God raised Him from the dead to show there is hope after you die.
Give your life to God and know what will happen when you die.
Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!
Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.
Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?
"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."
Did you pray this prayer?