WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE? The whole point of this thread will be about the fact that it is very important what you believe on this subject. Because if you believe that when you die then your "soul" goes up to heaven and you are conscious up there, then that means we can talk to the dead. Thus, the Roman Catholic idea of talking to the dead saints like the Virgin Mary. The Bible says not to become involved in Witchcraft, Sorcery. Spiritualism is what it is called today when we talk to the dead and get advice from them. What say you? Is it really the soul of a departed loved one that we are conversing with? Is it really them who appear during the middle of the night at the foot of someone's bed? or is it really a demonic presence? When a Christian's family member or friend dies, should the Preacher at the Funeral be saying "Good old Charlie is up there in Heaven looking down on us"? How does the Preacher "comfort" the congregation? Does he do it like it tells him to in 1 Thessalonians 4 verses 16-18? 1 Thessalonians 4: 13: But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14: For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15: For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18: Wherefore comfort one another with these words. You soul is composed of body plus spirit. "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground." Gen. 2:7. "And [God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Gen. 2:7. "All the while my breath is in me. and the spirit of God is in my nostrils." Job 27:3. ___________________ Your spirit goes to heaven at death. Your spirit is merely your breath. "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it." Eccl. 12:7. "All the while my breath is in me. and the spirit of God is in my nostrils." Job 27:3. ___________________ Your body is in the grave till the second coming of Christ. "For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory." Col. 3:3, 4. _____________________ The Bible says you are "asleep" "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake." Dan. 12:2.