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…But does it support the idea people have that when they die they go either to heaven or hell as a place of torment?
The answer to that is no. Why? For one reason, Judgment Day…
That was one of my arguments at my previous religion. I reasoned that if people went to Hell immediately on death, then surely they have been judged already, so why would there need to be a Judgement Day. Was God going to drag people up from Hell, where they may have already been for thousands of years, only to tel them, “Sorry pal, you’re going back down to Hell, just brought you up from there just to let you know.” It just didn’t make sense.
Also, if there was an immediate Heaven or Hell, wouldn’t those that Jesus, and others, resurrected, have had information to share? If you were having a jolly old time in Heaven, wouldn’t you be annoyed if somebody resurrected you from the dead to come back down to this old system?