To this day I am still not clear on this subject. I've asked long ago this here but the answers were not convincing If a christian goes to heaven when he or she dies, then WHO are these "dead in Christ" who will rise first at his next coming? Some say that the souls of christians go to heaven but their bodies remain on the ground, and that these are the physical bodies that will be resurrected. uhm.... Why would God resurrect these physical bodies? Why not simply give them a new heavenly body. Why He needs a chunk of dust to create a heavenly body? Please, can anyone explain with Bible verses? Dont christian's soul stay in paradise (a nice place next to hell) to wait for His next coming? THe Bible says He will return with angels, but there is NO mention of believers coming with Him? What say you?